Golf in Spain
In total there are 415 golf clubs in Spain. Some of the best golf courses in Spain are Real Club Valderrama, Finca Cortesín Golf Club, Club de Golf La Reserva - Sotogrande, Golf Son Gual and PGA Catalunya Resort. Playing one of these courses will make your golf holiday in Spain a golf break you will never forget. As Spanish golf clubs rely heavily on golf tourism, most of your tee times at Spanish golf course can be booked conventiently online via Leadingcourses.com.
The Mediterranean coast boasts a lot of high quality golf courses in Spain. Planning a golf break to Spain, popular Spanish golf destinations like the Barcelona area (including Girona), the Alicante region (with Benidorm) and the Malaga area will quickly catch the eye.
Even though Real Club Valderrama is a member’s course, greenfee players are more than welcome. It will set them back quite a bit, but a lot of golfers say that this course is one of the best golf courses Spain has to offer.
Playing golf in Spain often requires a handicap certificate (not often enforced). Also walking is not a real option as many Spanish courses are hilly and because it is often too hot to walk. The quality of the service is good and largely tailored to British tourists. Unlike the locals, people at golf clubs in Spain often speak English.
There are some very good golf resorts in Spain, some even say that these are the best in Europe! Spanish golf resorts like Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa, Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, Hotel Camiral at PGA Catalunya, The Ritz Carlton Abama, Melia Hacienda Del Conde and La Cala Resort are golf resorts where you definitely will enjoy your golf break to Spain.
There are three different climate zones in Spain, due to its large size. If planning to golf in Spain generally expect a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. The interior of Spain has a more continental influenced climate with hot, dry summers and cold winters.
These climate conditions make playing golf on golf courses in Spain possible almost the whole year. That’s why golfers from all over the world see Spain as a perfect golf destinations for a winter getaway!