Episode Insider: Adventure Golf Spain

Have you seen our episode Adventure Golf Spain? Read on for more information on the best golf courses and places to stay during our journey.

Episode Insider: Adventure Golf Spain

Basque Country

Golf Course

Izki Golf

C/ Arriba s/n
01119 Urturi
Araba/Álava
País Vasco (España)

+34 945 378 262

http://www.izkigolf.eus/en/

Situated in the province of Álava, very close to the famous La Rioja wine region, this golf complex will allow you to enjoy the game to the full while at the same time marvelling at the incomparable natural beauty of the woods and mountains.

The Izki Golf complex is made up of two golf courses, the 18-hole, par-72 Urturi Course and the 9-hole Lagran Course, with its easier round which makes it the perfect place to hit the first shots.

Designed by Severiano Ballesteros, it was the first completely public 18-hole golf course to be built in Spain. In the words of its designer, Urturi is a course for all players; beginners will appreciate the wide fairways, while professionals will be faced with a real challenge and will definitely need to use all of the clubs in their bag. Each hole can be approached in different ways according to the strategy adopted by each player.

Catalonia

Golf Course & Hotel

PGA Catalunya

Carretera N-II Km 701,
Girona,
Spain
+34 972 47 25 77

http://www.pgacatalunya.com/

Home of the Spanish Open and continual host of the European Tour Qualifying School is the spectacular PGA Catalunya and one of Europe’s finest golfing estates.

The Stadium and the the Tour golf courses are of outstanding quality and standard. Both are par 72 Parkland/Woodland tracks designed by Angel Gallardo. The Stadium course is relatively long with tight fairways and undulating greens, and has recently been voted by the experts as the number 1 golf course in Spain. It sister course, The Tour, is by no means to be considered as the number 2 course. It is of the exact same standard and offers a different test of golf, with larger fairways and shorter holes. Stay at the Hotel Camiral for convenience, as it is on site.

Where To Stay

Hotel Camiral

Carretera N-II, Km. 701, 17455
Caldes de Malavella
Girona
Spain

+34 972 47 22 49

Stay at the Hotel Camiral for convenience, as it is on site. This resort is a 5* newly refurbished hotel, built in low rise art deco style. It has 144 rooms with views over the golf course or driving range, as well as a spa.

Malaga

Golf Course & Hotel

Villa Padierna Golf Club & Resorts

Urbanización Los Flamingos Golf,
Carretera de Cádiz, Km 166, 29679
Marbella, Málaga,
Spain

https://www.villapadierna.es/golf/en/

Nestled in natural surroundings of incomparable beauty beside the Mediterranean Sea sits the Villa Padierna Golf Club, where playing golf is an exceptional experience. The exquisite atmosphere with the most cutting edge facilities and customized service is all there for you to enjoy and appreciate the little details.

The resort has three courses: Flamingos Golf, Alferini Golf and Tramores Golf; as well as the Tramores Golf Academy by Michael Campbell —the only school in Europe specializing in the short game and private classes.

Where To Stay

Villa Padierna Resort

Urbanización Los Flamingos Golf
Carretera de Cádiz
Km 166, 29679
Marbella, Málaga, Spain

+34 952 88 91 50

Villa Padierna Palace Hotel in Marbella, Spain, is located in a tranquil setting overlooking the Mediterranean and offers 130 rooms, including nine beautifully appointed Villas with private pool. Reminiscent of a Tuscan palace, it provides a selection of unique on-site experiences, such as Villa Padierna Golf Club with 54 holes for all levels of play, a Racquet Club, 2000sq meter Thermae Spa, four restaurants –one of them on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, private beach club where you can indulge yourself for the whole day with free shuttle- and Eddy”s Bar. The resort is also the ideal venue for special occasions, featuring 1.131 sq meter of dedicated venue space, as well as its own outdoor Roman amphitheatre.

Golf Course

Real Valderrama

Avda Los Cortijos s/n 11310
Sotogrande
Cadiz
Spain

+34 956 791 200

http://www.valderrama.com/en/

The Valderrama Royal Club (Spanish: Real Club Valderrama) is one of the best known golf clubs in Europe. It is located in the resort of Sotogrande, San Roque in the Andalusia region of southern Spain, a few miles from Gibraltar, and has a single 18-hole course, along with a 9-hole par 3 course.

Valderrama was constructed in 1974 as “Sotogrande New,” to the designs of leading American golf course architect Robert Trent Jones. Renamed “Las Aves” in 1981, it was acquired by Jaime Ortiz-Patiño in 1984. The golf course was redesigned and expanded by the original architect and became “Valderrama.”

By 1999, Valderrama was rated the top course in mainland Europe by Golf World magazine. The practice ground was called the best in Europe by Nick Faldo.

The fourth hole, La Cascada, is the course’s signature hole. It is a par 5 with a pond to the right of the two-tiered green. Before the 2016 Open de España, three national teams of four players tried to complete La Cascada in the fastest time. The French team of Raphaël Jacquelin, Alexander Lévy, Grégory Havret and Romain Wattel took four shots to complete the hole in 34.87 seconds, breaking the previous Guinness world record by half.[1]

The club’s course was the traditional host of the now defunct Volvo Masters, hosting the event from 1988 to 2008, with a five-year break when the event was moved to the Montecastillo Golf Club.

Golf Course

Alhaurin Golf

Urb. Alhaurín Golf, s/n Ctra. A 387 Km 3,4,
Calle Severiano Ballesteros, 29120
Alhaurín el Grande,
Málaga,
Spain

+34 952 59 58 00

http://www.andalucia.com/golf/alhaurin/home.htm

Located in the mountains behind Mijas. While it has a magnificent setting with spectacular views, the course demands accuracy – or a bag of balls!

The management have made significant investments in recent years to make the original 1993 Seve Ballesteros-design friendlier to all standards of golfer. The resort also has a terrific children’s par-3 course adjacent to the new clubhouse. Situated in Alhaurín El Grande, half-way between Mijas and Coín.

Where To Stay

Alegria Hotels Alhaurin

Ctra. A-7053 Fuengirola – Coín. Km 0,5.
29120 Alhaurin el Grande,
Málaga
Spain

+34 902 811 049

https://www.alegria-hotels.com/en/hotels/costa-del-sol/alhaurin-el-grande/alegria-alhaurin-golf-resort

The ALEGRIA Alhaurin Golf Resort is surrounded by nature for those looking to relax and forget about the rest.

The establishment has an outdoor pool and a small chill out terrace.

Its restaurant, La Ventilla, serves Mediterranean gastronomic cuisine in a calm and elegant atmosphere.

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