Enjoy city golf at its finest
Madrid is famous for its world-class football team and perhaps slightly less known for being a fantastic golf destination, however, it should be on your radar for your next golf holiday in Spain. Before heading to the Spanish coast, discover the very heart of Spain where you can combine golf and football in one break, or play two of the European Tour’s event hosts, Santander Golf and Centro Nacional de Golf. For a city experience that combines quality golf, a golf holiday in Madrid is truly unique.
Why book a golf holiday to Madrid?
- The largest city in Spain & the capital, easily accessible from the UK
- Famous landmarks include Plaza Mayor & the Royal Palace of Madrid
- Although more synonymous with football, a great city & golf destination
- Selection of city centre hotels for access to city experiences & evening entertainment
- 10 golf courses within 45 minutes of the city centre
- Golf Santander & Centro Nacional both European Tour hosts
Discover golf in Madrid
Aside from being a vibrant and exciting capital city, Madrid is home to fantastic golf. Highly accessible from major UK airports, golfers can fly out in the morning and make an afternoon tee time, maximising their time on the golf course.
Santander Golf Course is one of the area’s most popular and newest courses since its 2005 opening. Despite it still feeling like a new golf course, it is very well maintained, and the layout makes for a very enjoyable round at one of Spain's best golf courses.
Located near central Madrid is the Centro Nacional de Golf, the perfect golf course to combine with a city break. Also opening in 2005, this new parkland course is built to championship standard, featuring water hazards and thick rough, earning itself the host of the 2018 Spanish Open.
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What makes a golf holiday in Madrid so special?
One of Europe’s best-known capital cities, Madrid has all the makings of a great golf holiday destination and golfers love it for its perfect blend of great quality championship courses and some of Europe’s most important and notable historic/cultural sites.
Madrid golf courses are numerous and picking the right ones can be tricky. There are however, a few highlights including the excellent course and facilities at Club de Golf Lomas-Bosque, the beautiful Club de Golf Retamares and the magnificent Real Club de Golf La Herreria, which is one of the best courses in central Spain.
What makes Madrid golf courses truly special is the excellent quality they are kept in year-round. Madrid is considered to be the crown jewel of Spain and the golf courses are aware that to keep this prestigious image consistent, the courses must be maintained in a way that befits the city of Madrid. This is great news for golfers as you can expect the courses of Madrid to always be in prime condition especially in the late spring to early summer.
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Top attractions in Madrid
There is so much to see and do in Madrid that its enough to make your head spin. The Spanish capital is known for its incredible historic buildings, elegant architecture, culture and arts, to truly get the most out of your next trip to Madrid we recommend exploring the various top attractions and become engrossed in the Spanish culture.
Similarly, to Buckingham Palace in London, the Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family in the capital. Containing 3418 rooms and 135,000 square metres of floor space, you won’t be able to see it all in a day. You can enter the palace grounds and partake in various tours to learn more about the buildings interesting history and of course its famous current and previous occupants.
For all sports fans, a visit to the Santiago Bernabeu stadium is an absolute must, famous around the world for being home of Real Madrid. Visitors can be escorted around the famous stadium with the numerous tours which run allowing you to see the changing rooms, commentary box, pitchside facilities and hospitality boxes. It is an interesting tour to take and you will really discover the importance football has in the daily lives of the Madrid populace.
The Gran Vía, Madrid often referred to as the ‘Spanish Broadway’ is one of Madrid’s most popular streets, known for its abundance of hotels, large movie theatres and countless numbers of iconic fashion shops. It is an excellent place to go especially if you want to do some shopping or need to pick up souvenirs for friends back home.
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