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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Luxurious city-centre hotels
Madrid is one of Europe’s most travelled to cities with countless numbers of people drawn here for business and pleasure. This means that there is no shortage of excellent accommodation options available to golfers from city-based hotels to countryside resorts, there is something in Madrid to please everyone.
Elba Madrid Alcala is a prime 4* hotel located right in the heart of central Madrid. Perfect for accommodating large groups of golfers the hotel consists of 261 rooms of varied size with double, triple, executive, family and suite options available. In addition to the excellent choice of rooms, the hotel also boasts two on-site restaurants, a full-sized gym, laundry and ironing service and a free shuttle service to and from the airport.
In terms of location, it doesn’t get much better than the Senator Gran Via 70 Spa Hotel. Situated a mere 100-yards from the Plaza de Espana, this hotel is perfect for those wishing to experience not only the great golf courses but the city attractions as well. With a range of great rooms to choose from and an onsite theatre, rooftop terrace with a hot tub, free Wi-Fi and spa centre, the Senator Gran Via 70 Spa Hotel is an excellent choice.