Golf Breaks in Spain

Spain

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Costa del Golf, La Manga and new courses on the Costa Blanca making Spain more popular than ever. With the finest all year round climate in Europe, Spain can offer great value public courses such as the Parador right up to Europe’s number 1 in Valderrama.

Costa Del Sol - Treat yourself to unashamed luxury and enjoy the pampering atmosphere of Europe’s most sought after pleasure ground. Marbella’s Plaza de los Naranjos and old quarter swarm with stylish fashion boutiques and here you can drool over succulent restaurants lavished by world-class cuisine. Shaded cafes and cool bars, trendy nightclubs and the world famous Puerto Banus Marina abound with excitement and ‘A’ list celebrities.

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La Manga - One of Europe’s finest international sports resorts, and with a history of thirty years’ of experience, La Manga is definitely worthy of its lofty reputation. La Manga spread across 1400 acres of breathtaking countryside, surrounded by the foothills of the Murcian mountains with fantastic views across the warm, crystal clear saltwater lagoon of the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean in the distance. The Murcian region is blessed with a temperate climate all year round, perfect conditions for thriving lemon groves and flowering bougainvillaea.

Costa Del Sol courses

Step off your low cost Jet2.com flight in Malaga and head straight for one of these great golf courses...

Alhaurin

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6843 yards
  • par 72
Alhaurin

A Majestic course that is as tough a test of golf as you can find in Spain. A hilly course that provides unparalleled views, with narrow fairways and tight approaches, designed by Seve Ballesteros, for mid to low handicappers only.

El Paraiso

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6365 yards
  • par 72
El Paraiso

Designed in 1974 by Gary Player this is a popular course in a picturesque setting with gently rolling terrain and strategically placed lakes and streams. Major works were carried out during 1999 to bring it back into excellent condition.

Estepona

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6600 yards
  • par 72
Estepona

The most improved golf course in the area, Estepona provides a good challenge of golf with tight fairways and long par 3’s. The course is excellent value for money and normally quiet, a buggy is recommended.

Guadalmina - North Course

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6304 yards
  • par 72
Guadalmina North

One of the oldest courses on the Costa del Sol and is quite tight with undulating fairways. Quite a bit easier than the South course.

Guadalmina - South Course

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6504 yards
  • par 72
Guadalmina South

Guadalmina claims 2 of the oldest courses on the coast. Situated at the foot of the Sierra Blanca the North Course is relatively flat, but tight. The South Course plays out towards the sea and is considered to be the more difficult of the two.

Marbella

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6450 yards
  • par 71
Marbella

Not to be confused with the Marbella Club Resort, Marbella Golf Club is one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs on the Costa del Sol. Situated just off the coastal road, this short but testing course requires good, accurate shots to cope with the small greens and tight fairways.

La Cala - North Course

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6527 yards
  • par 72
La Cala

Both the North & South courses offer a great test of your game. Situated a short distance inland, the Bermuda and Pencross grasses give both courses a very lush feel with a combination of tight and generous rolling fairways and well-protected greens. The North course is the higher of the two with some breathtaking mountain views.

La Cala - South Course

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6315 yards
  • par 71
La Cala

Both the North & South courses offer a great test of your game. Situated a short distance inland, the Bermuda and Pencross grasses give both courses a very lush feel with a combination of tight and generous rolling fairways and well-protected greens. The South course is the lower of the two, with more water hazards.

La Quinta

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6377 yards
  • par 72
La Quinta

Cleverly designed through a picturesque valley, La Quinta is one of the coast's best maintained courses. Club selection and accuracy are vital, as well as a deft touch on the fast greens.

Los Arqueros

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6461 yards
  • par 72
Los Arqueros

The first course on the coast designed by Seve Ballesteros. Spectacular views of the Mediterranean, together with undulating terrain, well placed hazards and narrow fairways make this a very challenging course.

Los Flamingos

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6600 yards
  • par 72
Los Flamingos

Architect Dave Thomas designed the two nines to reflect the difference in the landscape and the result provides a tremendously varied challenge. The fairways sweep through groves of cork and oak and past rushing streams, before heading upward over. The course culminates in a series of holes dominated by lakes.

Los Naranjos

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6708 yards
  • par 72
Los Naranjos

Designed by Trent Jones, this excellent but long course is a thorough test with two contrasting nines. The front nine is undulating and surrounded by urbanisations. The back nine is flatter and is cut through orange groves.

Mijas - Los Lagos

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6942 yards
  • par 72
Mijas - Los Lagos

Mijas offers two contrasting Robert Trent Jones courses. Los Lagos is long and open, therefore accuracy is not so vital. However, beware of the many water hazards (eight lakes in all). Los Olivos is shorter, with more trees and smaller greens where the accurate golfer is rewarded.

Mijas - Los Olivos

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6490 yards
  • par 72
Mijas - Los Olivos

Mijas offers two contrasting Robert Trent Jones courses. Los Lagos is long and open, therefore accuracy is not so vital. However, beware of the many water hazards (eight lakes in all). Los Olivos is shorter, with more trees and smaller greens where the accurate golfer is rewarded.

Monte Mayor

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 5925 yards
  • par 71
Monte Mayor

Set in an entirely rural area, Pepe Gancedo has made full use of the river valley to bring water into play on seven holes. Raised tees, narrow fairways and ravines to play across, make this an enjoyable course to play.

Parador

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6717 yards
  • par 72
Parador

The oldest course on the Costa del Sol, Parador is one of the easiest courses to walk. The front nine is mainly parkland while on the back nine you’ll find yourself playing by the sea on a links style layout. An enjoyable course to play and host to the Turespana Masters in 1999.

Rio Real

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6546 yards
  • par 72
La Quinta

Opened in 1965 this is one of the most established courses in the area. The Rio Real river crosses the course creating a water hazard on several holes. Its beautifully wide fairways and fast greens make this an enjoyable course to play.

San Roque

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 7043 yards
  • par 72
San Roque

Architect Dave Thomas designed the two nines to reflect the difference in the landscape and the result provides a tremendously varied challenge. The fairways sweep through groves of cork and oak and past rushing streams, before heading upward over more open meadowland. The course culminates in a series of holes dominated by lakes.

Santana Golf & Country Club

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6904 yards
  • par 72
Santana

This development was only opened in 2003 and has already established itself as a favourite on the Costa Del Sol. As well as some of the best greens it has the longest par five on the coast, plenty of water hazards so you can be sure of a good test of golf.

Santa Maria

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6371 yards
  • par 70
Santa Maria

One of the most popular courses on the coast designed by Ryder Cup player Antonio Garrido. The course follows the contours of a valley and although not particularly long, its narrow fairways make accuracy vital.

Sotogrande

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6884 yards
  • par 72
Sotogrande

This Robert Trent Jones designed course opened in 1964 and is often voted amongst the top ten courses in Europe. The surrounding vegetation is well matured with oaks, pines, eucalyptus and palm trees, and the water hazards make this a beautiful but difficult course.

Torrequebrada

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6385 yards
  • par 72
Torrequebrada

One of the most popular and challenging courses on the coast. Built on undulating terrain, the fairways wind through the foothills of the Mijas mountains, offering some spectacular coastal views. A previous host of the Spanish Open.

Valderrama

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6956 yards
  • par 71
Valderrama

Host of the 1997 Ryder Cup and voted one of the best courses in Continental Europe. The course provides a difficult test with cork trees and olive groves tightly lining the fairways with well placed bunkers and infamous water hazards. However, the manicured fairways and lightning fast greens make this course a must for any golfer.

La Manga courses

Once you've stepped off your low cost Jet2.com flight in Murcia you can take your pick from one of these great golf courses...

The North

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6321 yards
  • par 71
La Manga North

Supposedly easier than the South Course, the North is more undulating with both elevated tees and larger greens; very enjoyable with some interesting holes. No handicaps required.

The South

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6356 yards
  • par 71
La Manga South

The toughest of the 3 courses, the South has always been respected as a good test of golf and with recent modifications under Arnold Palmer's careful guidance it remains one of Spain's leading courses. Handicap limits Men 21, Ladies 27.

The West

Stats

  • 18 holes
  • 6529 yards
  • par 73
La Quinta

This Dave Thomas designed course is situated a 5 minute drive from La Manga. Opened in 1993 it demands an accurate game if you are to score well. No handicaps required.