When the leaves start to change its color to beautiful shades of russet at the first touch of autumn, it’s time to hit the greens of Spain’s golf courses. It’s well known that Spain is a favorite of many golfers looking to spend their golf vacation in Europe. It offers long sunlit days, warm weather, with a gentle breeze – the ideal conditions to play golf.
If you’re planning a golf vacation in Spain, logically the most important point to consider is where to stay. Golf enthusiasts normally prefer not to stay too far away from the golf course. The chance to play golf just few meters from the place where they are staying is the ideal scenario; hence most golfers prefer resorts nearby.
Spain is dotted with golf regions all over the country offering lush green grass courses with amazing scenery yet affordable resorts that won’t pinch your pocket. Think of golf in Spain, and the first thing that’ll come to mind is the Andalucía region. This is home to numerous golf resorts, the best being the Sotogrande estate.
We don’t like to drop names, but it’s impossible to ignore a place which is home to one of the finest courses in Europe, Valderrama. The other greens on the estate are the La Reserva course (the newest addition), the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande (the first European course to be designed by Trent Jones Senior), the La Canada course and The Almenara Golf Resort. Not impressed? There are four other courses not too far away from Sotogrande estate.
There are several five-star accommodations in and around the estate. The hotels here offer various holiday packages including combo packages for lodging and golf and/or any other activities such as hiking, quad biking, jet skiing, sailing, and more. After a satisfying day of play on the grass golfers can relax at the swimming pools, gym, or spa facilities in the hotels.
Just because a stay at a five-star hotel is not within your budget, doesn’t mean you have to drop or postpone your golf vacation to Spain. Spain has plenty of small and medium size accommodations for those on solo or family golf vacation.
Another great option would be renting an individual room, apartment, or studio, for a short period of time. Such rentals are family run and very common in small towns and villages near tourist destinations. However, the challenge in this case is the distance from the place of stay to the golf course. If you don’t mind the distance, then this is the best way to spend golf vacation in Spain on a limited budget. It also gives you an opportunity to experience the local Spanish culture and also enjoy golf.