With magical landscapes, sunny beaches and more than 400 superior golf courses, all topped with an alluring culture, fantastic gastronomy and luxurious resorts it’s no surprise that Spain is one of Europe’s most desired golfing destinations. Spain is able to attract such incredible numbers of golfers because it offers something that many places claim, but few actually have; something for everyone - being able to satisfy golfers of all levels, abilities, and skills, from the beginner to the elite player. And their non-golfing partners too.
The large variety of courses and the privileged climate with 300 days of sunshine per year make Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz the best golfing regions in Spain. From Malaga to Cadiz, the sunniest Spanish shorelines host a myriad of golf courses and resorts, most of them ranking in the top 10 in Europe. Some of the most prestigious spots include: Valderrama, often regarded as one of the finest fairways on the continent, and the esteemed Royal Sotogrande Golf Club, both located in Cadiz; as well as San Roque and Finca Cortesin in Marbella’s Golf Valley.
Catalonia, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, and inland Andalusia are some excellent places to play golf, as well. They all have great weather, lovely landscapes, and world-class facilities on offer at the award-winning golf resorts.
Spain is undeniably up at the top of Europe’s culinary list. With fresh, first class ingredients coupled with the sheer excellence in cooking, it’s no surprise that from tapas bars to gourmet restaurants, each you’re guaranteed to be dining on the most delicious dishes of Spanish gastronomy.
Golf apart, Spain provides an abundance of other holiday activities for a truly magnificent experience. Here, grand monuments of the past coexist alongside architectural creations of such daring that it becomes clear Spain's future will be every bit as original as its past. For all the talk of Spain's history, this is a country that lives very much in the present and there's a reason 'fiesta' is one of the best-known words in the Spanish language – life itself is a fiesta here and everyone seems to be invited.