(Last updated 4th December, 2019)
1. Finca Cortesín Golf Club
located very near the Mediterranean Sea and in a privileged area of
Andalusia, has become a reference in the world of the golf. At almost
7,000 meters from the back tees it is considered one of the longest
courses in Europe. The natural environment and landscape of Finca
Cortesin are one of it’s most attractive features. The course is
designed by Cabell Robinson and has more than 100 bunkers. It is
considered one of the best golf courses (and the best Resort) in Spain.
The special location of the layout will allow the player to enjoy
wonderful views of the Mediterranean sea and mountains. Finca Cortesín
is also not cheap: green fee prices starting at – € 170.
2. Club de Golf La Reserva
Club de Golf La Reserva – Sotogrande
located north of Gibraltar, is an 18-hole golf course designed by
American architect Cabell B. Robinson. The course, opened in August
2003, offers a spectacular round. Running between lakes and trees, it is
now considered to be one of the best golf courses in Spain. La Reserva
de Sotogrande lies in a beautiful natural setting in the upper part of
Sotogrande. Bordered by one of the most exclusive and best managed golf
courses in Spain, its commanding position offers spectacular views of
the Mediterranean and one of the best golf courses in Europe. Be
prepared for a higher green fee price: starting at – € 190.
3. Club de Golf Alcanada
Club de Golf Alcanada
is considered – by golfers – the best golf course on the beautiful
Balearic Island of Mallorca. The course is situated in the Alcudia Bay,
on a stretch of land which slopes gently down to the edge of the sea. It
is covered with pine, olive and holm oak trees while almost every hole
provides a great view of the unmistakable lighthouse and the Sierra de
Levante mountains. The course itself was designed by the legendary
Robert Trent Jones Jr. and a reasonably strong handicap is recommended.
Green fees start at around – € 64.50.
4. PGA Catalunya Resort
is the latest resort to be added to our directly bookable clubs, and
it’s about time! Its reputation certainly precedes it here. Known around
Europe as the host for many prestigious professional events (Spanish
Open x3). With two world-class golf courses consistently ranked among
the best in Europe, PGA Catalunya Resort has everything the insightful
golfer could wish for. The course itself is very beautiful but also
quite difficult. With its naturally undulating terrain, the fairways can
seem quite narrow when you are driving off from the tee. However, they
open up for the second shot, before reaching greens which are wide but
full of secrets. Green fees here start around – €71 (Tour Course), – €89
5. Golf Santander
Upon its opening in 2005, Golf Santander
was considered one the best golf courses in Spain. The Rees Jones
design has since become a popular destination for golfers and has jumped
into our list at number 4. The course is located just 20 minutes from
the center of Madrid, making it easily accessible from anywhere in
Europe. Although it is one of the longest courses in Europe, it
successfully balances this challenge by including up to 8 tee-off
platforms per hole. This has undoubtedly contributed to the course’s
popularity, as it offers enjoyment to the advanced and beginners alike.
Green fees are a little expensive here – € 120.
6. Las Colinas Golf & Country Club
The fact that Las Colinas
maintains such an impressive rating from almost 300 reviews is a credit
to the course in itself. This is architect Cabell B. Robinson’s third
course on our list and has been voted as one of the top 100 golf courses
in continental Europe. The course itself is long, undulating and
requires a buggy but it nestles into its surrounding environment so
well. One of the best golf courses in the Valencian Community!