Where to Go in Spain to Find the Best Golf

With over 300 courses in the country, Spain is one of the best places in Europe to go to enjoy a golf holiday. The country provides an ideal climate for golfing, particularly in the coastal regions, accompanied by a varied terrain, rich history, and friendly people, which is part of what makes it such a popular golfing destination. The options for golfing holidays in Spain are nearly endless. You can choose to golf in Spain’s beautiful northwest region, tour the courses that rest at the base of the towering Pyrenees Mountains, or golf near white sand beaches of the southern coast. You can even find courses on Spanish islands in the Mediterranean Sea.


Just about anywhere you would choose to visit in Spain, you will be able to find a golf course nearby. However, a truly memorable Spanish golf holiday begins with choosing the ideal destination, which is one where golf is the main focus. If you want to visit Spain to enjoy golf, you need to base your trip out of one of these areas.


Sometimes called the Costa del Sol, or “Sun Coast,” Andalucia is, perhaps, the perfect place to go if you want to golf. This is the most popular golfing destination in the country, and it is no wonder since it has more golf course than any other European destination. There are nearly 70 courses in Andalucia, and each one offers its own unique challenge.

If you want to visit Andalucia to enjoy Spanish golf, book your accommodations in a coastal location. Cadiz, Marbella, Huelva, Malaga, and Almeria all have a high concentration of golf courses. The most courses are found in Marbella. Each course has breathtaking views, and the mild coastal climate ensures that you will be able to play most of the days of your trip.

Prestigious tournaments are often played on the Costa del Sol, so you just might see a famous face or two while you visit. The area has been host to several European championships, and even some international ones, like the Ryder Cup.



Cataluña is growing in popularity as a Spanish golfing holiday destination. It has a mild climate with fairly low rainfall, providing golfers with ample opportunities to enjoy the game while they visit. The Costa Brava area, which has several seaside courses, was voted the “World’s Best Emerging Golf Destination” in 2000 by the International Organization of Golf Tour Operator’s. The courses in Cataluña are beautiful and accompanied by all of the luxuries that the most prestigious golf courses would carry.


Murcia, which is otherwise known as Costa Calida, has recently developed into another golf destination that must be seen by those touring Spain on a golf holiday. Jack Nicklaus’s company, Nicklaus Design, has played a major part in developing the golf resorts in this region. Murcia is home to the Polaris World Nicklaus Golf Trail, which is home to four courses designed by the famous designer himself. Most of the courses are in this area are surrounded by condos and villas that are available for vacationers to rent, making this an ideal destination for an extended golf holiday.

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