Friday, 27 February 2015

Holidays with a swing

If golf is your sport, then Spain is the place for you. Every year thousands of people choose this country to play this sport. Spain is one of Europe’s premier golfing destinations and also one of the first European countries to successfully market the “package golf holiday” making life so very pleasant and easy for foreign visitors. Wherever you travel in Spain you are bound to find a world-class golf nearby, along with opportunities to visit historic cities and villages, enjoy beautiful weather, dramatic landscapes, wonderful gastronomy, and the country’s warm, welcoming people.

The majority of golf courses are situated between Málaga and Algeciras on the Costa del Sol. You can play courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, like the famous 1997 Ryder Cup venue, Valderrama, as well as courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazzio, Steve, and Jose Maria Olazabal – great courses, designed by great golfers.

The key reasons for playing golf in Spain are:

Excellent climate

In Spain you'll find sun and warm temperatures all year round, not just in summer. These excellent weather conditions, good visibility, gentle winds and pleasant overall climate are ideal for golf, and guarantee a good long season.

Courses to suit all tastes

Spain has a wide range of golf courses available to suit all tastes and all levels of play. There are courses in major cities, as well as in mountain areas and right on the coast. They are hugely varied and cater to all kinds of requirements: in just a small area you'll find courses offering very different features, meaning you have an array of options. According to the Royal Spanish Golf Federation there are 500 courses in Spain. They are of the highest possible quality and still a little cheaper than other prime golf destinations.

Golf lessons in Spain

Almost every golf course in Spain has a golf academy where a professional tutor can help improve your game and style. Lessons can be booked in advance or upon arrival. Golf packages can include rounds of golf making it inexpensive. Golf courses in Spain strive to provide a proffessional golfer to give lessons.

Good transport connections
Travel to and within Spain is easy thanks to excellent transport infrastructure. There are many golf courses just a few kilometres from major international airports. Thanks to good access, you can get from one course to another quickly and conveniently and put your golfing skills to the test.
Much more than just golf
Places of interest

Quality accommodation
Whatever you want from your golf holiday in Spain, you are sure to find it. You can make your own holiday package or book through a golf holiday organiser who will take care of everything for you. Many golf courses have hotels within the grounds meaning that you never have to leave the complex. These hotels have facilities for non-golfers too. These include spas, health centres and other sports such as tennis and swimming pools.
Spain is a paradise of clubs, holes and greens...and there's so much more.
Come and discover all the golfing opportunities on offer you can find in this beautiful country.