From the sparkling Mediterranean coast to the stunning majestic mountains, we reveal 8 of the best golf experiences in Spain, and of course – Mallorca tops the list!
Best Golf Experiences in Spain
Whether you’re looking to recharge after a long week, or improve your game, Spain’s golf scene caters to all. With a near-perfect climate year round, golf in Spain has gained a reputation as the ultimate golf getaway. Encompassing beautifully challenging rounds with attractions, culinary experiences, and breathtaking beaches, discover why Spain has it all.
Club de Golf de Son Servera, Mallorca
Offering gentle, undulating parkland course, Son Servera is one of the oldest clubs on the Balearic Islands and is nestled under majestic mountains crowned with pine trees. Golfers can enjoy glorious views over the bay of Cala Millor – the largest tourist development on the east coast of the island. The course is designed for beginners and experienced golfers to appreciate the challenge. Following an exciting 18 hole round, head to the Club House Restaurant to relax with an exquisite meal from the local cuisine.
Golf Santander, Madrid
Only 20 minutes from the centre of Madrid in Boadilla, Golf Santander is a magnificent 18 hole golf course. The course’s 7,498 yards make it the longest golf course in Spain and one of the longest in Europe. Golf Santander blends seamlessly into the rolling terrain that surrounds Banco Santander’s headquarters. Gaining various international accolades, the greens offer a challenging test to the best golfers.
Centro Nacional Golf, Madrid
Centro Nacional hosts multiple tournaments such as the Madrid Masters and the Spanish Opens. Built by the Royal Spanish Golf Federation, the course abides by the highest sustainable standards through irrigation efficiency. Moreover, the course offers breathtaking skyline views of Madrid and has a convenient location, as it is surrounded by many other world-class courses. Once you complete your round, head over to Golf Santander for another game – it’s only 15 minutes away.
Club de Golf Vallromanes, Barcelona
Known as one of the best golf courses in Barcelona, Club de Golf Vallromanes used to be a members-only club. Now open to visitors, the course is perfect for all kinds of players, ages, and handicaps. The course is an 18 hole par 72 gem and a common host for tournaments. One of the tournaments was the Spanish Open in 1985. Moreover, Vallromanes is one of Hawtree’s masterful parkland designs. Only 25 kilometers from the city centre, the course is located in the heart of DO Allela. A charming village known for its refreshing selection of wines. It is the perfect pit stop after a challenging round.
Empordà Golf Resort, Girona
Empordà is one of Robert Von Hagge’s magnificent designs and his first course in Spain. Nestled in the heart of Costa Brava, the resort is home to 36 holes – the Links and Forest course. Whether you play through dunes, lakes, or a pine forest, you’ll surely enjoy a peaceful round in each course. Afterwards, treat yourself to a relaxing treatment at the spa followed by a delicious meal at Restaurant Casa Club. Furthermore, make sure to explore the medieval architecture in Girona alongside the flowing river Onyar.
Lorca Golf Course, Alicante
Set in the middle of the woodlands and foothills of the Almenara mountain range lies the magnificent Lorca Golf Course. Designed by the brilliant Dave Thomas, Lorca Golf Course is the only course in Murcia running alongside a protected Natural Park. Furthermore, strategic bunkers and extensive, undulating greens provide an exciting challenge at every hole. Lastly, complete your southern Mediterranean experience by feasting on Spanish tapas with a modern international twist alongside a dreamy sunset.
Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club, Marbella
Nestled on the hills of Benahavis, Los Arqueros is a 20-minute drive from glamorous Marbella. Home to sleek green fairways, Los Arqueros has a magnificent mountain setting giving golfers a birds-eye-view across the Mediterranean. In harmony with nature, Spain’s very own Severiano Ballesteros designed the course to follow the contours of the land. Currently, the club is undergoing renovations to accommodate a range of people – from the occasional golfer to a family with kids. Facilities include a fitness centre, gastronomy experience, bowling alley, and more!
Barceló Montecastillo Golf, Cadiz
Legendary designer, countless championships, and spectacular natural surroundings define Barceló Montecastillo. Jack Nicklaus designed a relatively gentle course 9 kilometres away from Jerez, the Spanish city known for flamenco music and sherry production. Above all, the 18th hole is worth noting as it is located 40 meters above the fairway level, which ends by a tranquil lake. Conclude your trip by taking advantage of the hotel’s superb facilities, perfect for luxury, exclusivity, and sport.
Information courtesy of www.golfscape.com