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Great Opportunities Of Golf Holidays In Spain Including Flights

Spain is one of the most popular golfing destinations in Europe and it’s not hard to see why. Not only is it blessed with some magnificently beautiful courses, but the weather during the high season is incredible. In fact, remember to pack your sunscreen and plenty of it! Along with Portugal, Spain offers year round play. Even in the off-season, you can still expect perfect weather to play golf. Many golfers prefer this time, not only because there is slightly less heat, but also because the offseason is cheaper! When you visit Spain as a golfer, expect some of the best treatment. The Spanish know what a boost golf is to their country and go out of their way to treat and spoil visitors.

Let’s take a close look at what you can expect when golfing in Spain.

Where to start – the Mediterranean coast

Many of the prime golf courses are found along the Mediterranean coast right from the beautiful city of Barcelona (on the Costa Brava) to Cadiz (Costa de la Luz) which is strictly speaking on the Atlantic coastline. The main golfing area in this stretch however, is found along the world renowned Costa del Sol near Malaga. Not only is this a prime tourist destination, but a golfing one as well. Here you will find an astounding 67 golf courses, including the world-famous Valderrama. The Costa de La Luz is also becoming a popular attraction amongst visiting golfers while the golf courses around Costa Blanca are some of the best championship courses in not only the country, but in Europe.

How to get there – flights

The best way to get to Spain from anywhere in Europe is by flying in. There are a few options as to where you can land, but many low-cost airlines fly right to the Costa del Sol and areas on the Mediterranean coast, especially during high season. If not, fly to Madrid and drive down to the coast. Sure it will add a few days to your journey, but it will also turn it into a great adventure. While you are in the capital, you can even try a few golf courses! Note that Spanish roads are some of the best in Europe, so hiring a rental car is definitely a good option, especially if there is more than just one golfer.

Courses to consider

With over 60 golf courses, the Costa del Sol is probably the place to start. Some courses to consider here include:

  • Alcaidesa (18 holes, Par 71)

  • Alhaurin  (18 holes, Par 72, set in the Mijas mountains)

  • Atalaya (18 holes, Par 72, headquarters of the European PGA)

  • Baviera  (18 holes, Par 71, spectacular mountain and sea views)

  • Flamingos (18 holes, Par 72, with a view of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean)

If you have never visited, Spain should be right near the top of your list as a golfing holiday destination.