The golf courses of Spain have produced world famous players such as Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal and more recently Sergio Garcia. As well as this the country’s golf courses now attract international acclaim. The resort at Valderama has hosted the European and Spanish Open Championships in recent years and most notably the Ryder Cup in 1997.
Spain is a country in south-western Europe bordering the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic ocean. It is 504,782 square kilometres in size and is broken into 19 autonomous communities with a total population of around 40 million people. The weather is classically clear with hot summers inland and slightly cooler temperatures around the coast.
Accessibility to Spain from the UK is very good and resorts on the Costa del Sol and the Costa Blanca are easily accessible from the airports at Malaga, Alicante and Murcia.
The amazing thing about contemporary air travel is that you can leave your house after breakfast and be on the tee at La Manga by the early afternoon, and all for less than a ticket to a London theatre!
Spain offers great weather, great courses, easy travel, great nightlife and great value for money. This makes it hugely popular with UK holidaymaker.
This popularity however means you must think about booking your holiday early so as not to miss out on the best deals available. Once you have confirmed your flights and accommodation get straight onto the internet to book your tee off times as far in advance as the courses allow.
When considering Spain as your destination, don’t forget to take into account Tenerife. Tenerife is a Spanish Island in the Canaries and the Spanish love of golf has recently reached this popular holiday resort.
For some people the old ones are always the best ones, and despite having been popular as a golf destination for many years, Spain maintains its reputation as the first choice in many people’s minds when they think of their annual golf holiday.