Best golf resorts in Spain
With a wonderful climate, world-class cuisine, and some of the finest golf courses on the continent, Spain is the perfect destination for your next golf break.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday with sun, siestas and beautiful beaches, or an action-packed holiday both on and off the course, Spain has you covered!
With destinations such as Murcia, Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca, Costa de la Luz and Andalucía, there’s a broad offering across the country, with European Tour and Ryder Cup courses often just a stone’s throw from some of Spain’s best bars, restaurants, and nightlife.
Spain has long been a Golfbreaks customer favourite, with regular (and short) flights from all the UK’s major airports meaning that you can always squeeze an extra round in on the day of arrival or departure. We are often asked, what are the best golf resorts in Spain? So, we have compiled some of our favourites to help you out with where to go next!
A golfing mecca in the heart of the Costa del Sol, La Cala Golf Resort is one of the finest resorts in Europe, complete with three championship golf courses, as well as the La Cala Golf Academy. The resort is situated in the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas with breath-taking views of the Andalusian countryside and the distant Mediterranean Sea.
La Manga Club
Set on the gorgeous Murcian coast, La Manga Club boasts a fabulous five-star hotel, a fantastic selection of facilities and amenities, and three championship golf courses. From the rolling fairways of the North Course and tree-lined West Course to the stern test provided by the stunning South Course and its abundance of water hazards, the resort caters to golfers of all abilities.
La Manga also offers 10 brilliant restaurants – including Amapola, Principe Felipe’s signature restaurant, that serves the finest Mediterranean cuisine and views out across the golf course. Guests can also enjoy various other sporting activities, from tennis to horse riding, and even snorkelling.
Precise Resort El Rompido
Precise Resort El Rompido is set in a picturesque fishing village on the Costa de la Luz, nestled within a beautiful coastal setting in the heart of the Marismas del Rio Piedras, a protected landscape of natural beauty. The hotel offers 184 rooms and 12 luxury suites, easy beach access for all guests, and three on-site restaurants on-site, as well as a glittering swimming pool and a fully equipped onsite spa.
Barcelo Montecastillo Golf
Barcelo Montecastillo Golf Resort is an outstanding five-star venue, with 124 elegant rooms, a wellness leisure centre, and a world-class Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course. The hotel is styled in traditional Andalusian fashion, which is simple yet stylish, and guests can visit the El Lagar Restaurant, which offers splendid regional cuisine and a wide variety of international dishes.
The Wellness Leisure Centre includes a heated pool and a wonderfully equipped spa, while visitors can also choose to spend time refining their tennis skills, or even make a short trip to the gorgeous beaches of Cadiz.
Westin La Quinta
Situated just 10 minutes from Puerto Banus, Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa is in the ideal location for golf tourists and certainly ranks as one of the best golf resorts in Spain. Comprising a contemporary hotel that offers 170 stylish bedrooms, a world-class 27-hole golf course and a vast array of amenities, La Quinta has everything you could possibly ask for.
La Quinta Golf Course is a brilliant test of golf, designed by Ryder Cup player Manuel Piñero, and is arguably one of the most picturesque locations for golf in Spain. La Quinta offers guests a huge variety of amenities and a fantastic restaurant with one of the finest collections of international wines, making it a fantastic venue for golf tourists year on year.
One of the premier venues in Europe, PGA Catalunya boasts a modern and stylish hotel with 50 rooms, a restaurant and bar, and a heated swimming pool. The rooms have been specifically designed with golfers in mind, and all include a golf storage area and breathtaking views over the 16th hole of the Stadium Course.
PGA Catalunya is home to two of Spain’s top golf courses, most notably the Stadium Course, often ranked as the best course in Spain and continental Europe, which all golfers surely deserve to experience at least once! Guests can also visit Girona, just 20 minutes away, to explore the narrow, cobbled streets and medieval walls of this remarkable ancient city.
Melia Villaitana is a unique hotel on the Costa Blanca coast and is part of a beautiful resort that offers 356 stylish rooms, six restaurants and two brilliant golf courses. The high-class accommodation overlooks the on-site golf courses and there is a wide range of dining options and other amenities on offer.
The Spa at Melia Villaitana is dedicated to making guests feel as relaxed as possible, while golf tourists can enjoy the two Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses. Villaitana Levante is a fantastic championship standard track that provides golfers of all standards a stern test, while Villaitana Poniente is a shorter, easier course that is designed for a more relaxed round.
Lauro Golf Resort
Lauro Golf Resort offers a slight twist on your typical golf destination. A collection of environmentally friendly townhouses make up the impressive resort, with access to swimming pools and even lawn bowls.
Often seen as a ‘home from home’ for UK tourists, guests can find full English breakfasts, fantastic curries, and other home comforts at the on-site restaurants. The resort boasts a variety of accommodation from apartments to entire townhouses, that all include kitchen facilities.
The 27-hole golf course, designed by Folco Nardi, is a naturally inspired layout, and views from around the course provide a memorable backdrop. Guests can also visit courses in the surrounding area such as Alhaurin and Torrequbrada.
Caleia Mar Menor
The five-star InterContinental Hotel at Mar Manor is one of Spain’s premier venues, featuring 63 rooms and three different restaurants. The Nomad Restaurant offers exquisite Mediterranean food, whilst the La Fontana and Di Pietra restaurants serve more traditional menus. Guests also have access to a large spa, that includes an extensive fitness studio with high-tech equipment and an indoor swimming pool.
Mar Menor Golf Course is a beautiful, par-72 track and is one of six golf courses that form the previously known Nicklaus Golf Trail. In addition to the Mar Menor course, visitors can also play at Saurines Golf, La Torre, El Valle, Hacienda Riquelme, and even Nicklaus’ masterpiece, Alhama Signature Golf.
Golfers can choose from the La Monacilla Golf Club, the Isla Canela Golf Club, and the fantastic Islantilla Golf Course, all of which offer a fine test of golf for players of all standards. Post-round, guests can sample the tasty food at the on-site restaurants, enjoy a drink at any of three chic bars, or even choose to make use of the complimentary shuttle service to the Islantilla beach. Visitors can also choose to visit the soothing spa or make use of the heated swimming pool.
Senior Groups European Travel Consultant