The Top 10 Golf Courses in Spain
There are more than 300 golf courses in Spain and the majority of them are amongst the best in Europe, drawing golfing enthusiasts in from all across the globe. Take a look at these top 10 courses:
Real Club Valderrama
Situated in Andalucia, the Par 71 Championship Course measures 6356 metres from the professional tees. The fairways have been reported by top pros and leading golf writers as one of the best in Europe. It is a challenging course and designed to gather thought and precision for each shot.
Finca Cortesin Golf Club
Close to the Mediterranean Sea and in a privileged area of Andalusia, Finca Cortesin is renowned in the golfing world. It is nearly 7,000 meters from the back tees and is said to be one of the longest courses in Europe. Set in a beautiful location – you will enjoy amazing views of the Mediterranean sea and mountains.
Club de Golf La Reserva - Sotogrande
This was opened in 1964 and was the first course Robert Trent Jones designed in Europe and is fortunate in the fact that all his designs consist of building courses perfectly amalgamated with the environment making it a superb challenge for the better players.
Golf Son Gual
Situated across the stunning Mallorcan terrain and east of Palma, this is a golfers dream! It was designed by Adam Pamer, a self-confessed golf duffer who decided that all golf courses were poor, so he decided to build his own and employed three-time German Amateur Champion, Thomas Himmel, to produce it.
PGA Catalunya Resort
This is one of the best courses in Spain and Europe and hosts professional competitions. An amazing course albeit a very challenging one! It's a long course and accuracy is required from the tee as the greens are surrounded by water. The fairways may appear narrow when you drive off from the tee; however they open up for the second shot before extending to the wide greens.
Real Club de Golf El Prat
Situated on a magnificent estate and outlined with bunkers and gentle slopes. It is a 45-hole course and is suitable for all levels. The greens are quite deceptive and the round is both demanding and fulfilling. However, it is possible to combine five different rounds.
Parador & Golf El Saler
In the early 1960s, Javier Arana designed this amazing golf course. It has considerably wide fairways and huge challenging greens. There are nearly one hundred bunkers; a lot of them are natural having been created using the dunes. There are no special challenges put in place, however it is an achievement to reach the course's par 72.
Real Club de Golf Las Brisas
Another creation from the American, Robert Trent Jones who is renowned for being one of the best golf course designers in the world. The course includes various water obstacles; ten artificial lakes which are fed by two streams. The majority of the greens are raised and amply protected by bunkers.
The RSHE Club de Campo
Here there are two courses – North and South - both designed by the American architect Robert von Hagge. The North course was redesigned in 1997 and it now stretches 7162 yards from the back tees. Most fairways are ebbing and flowing and aligned with trees. Water appears at four holes on the back nine.
Desert Springs Resort
This Europe´s first ever Arizona style desert golf course. It was designed by Peter McEvoy; there are plenty of water courses, hardpan, armadillos, cactus and half the green planted area you will find on a regular course. It is quite challenging with those high outcrops of sandstone rock surrounding the course.