To many fans, Spain is synonymous with golf, and living on a golf resort in Spain would be a dream come true. Imagine getting straight out of bed and walking straight onto the green, enjoying 18-holes in the sunshine every day before you’ve even had lunch. For many people living on golf resorts in Spain, this dream is a reality.
But if you’re thinking of making this dream your reality too, you may be asking ‘what are the best golf resorts to live on in Spain?’
Here we will answer that question, and so many more, by listing our five favourite golf areas and resorts to live by in Spain:
To many, La Cala is considered to be the best golf course on the Costa del Sol, but its extensive resort has so much more to offer than simply golf. The resort offers an abundance of off-course amenities including four restaurants, multiple bars and Spain’s leading Hydrotherapy Health Spa, which attracts visitors from all over the world. If your main interest, when looking for a golf resort, is simply the golf then you won’t be disappointed at La Cala. The club is located in the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas. This means that whilst you play not only can you enjoy views of the Andalucian countryside, you will also catch glimpses of the rich blue sea, depending on which of the three championship golf courses you choose to play. When you’ve had enough of walking the courses, you can also putt away in the La Cala Golf Academy, which boasts high standard putting greens. Put simply, it offers everything a golf fan could want and more.
The golf course at the Barcelo Montecastillo golf resort was designed by world-class course designer Jack Nicklaus, making it incredibly attractive to fans of his work. It is considered to be an incredibly high standard of course, and it sits in the hard of a high-standard resort. Away from the golf, here you will also find a stylish restaurant, a leisure centre with a spa and heated pool, and a full-sized tennis court too. What’s more, because the resort is located so close to Cadiz, you’re not far from the beach when you need to take a break from the golf (temporarily, of course!)
As the name suggests, PGA Catalunya is a PGA golf course resort, and it is widely considered to be one of the best golf venues in Europe. The resort itself is home to two of Spain’s most highly regarded golf courses, including the Stadium Course which has been officially ranked as the best course in Spain, and one that all avid golfers should complete at least once. The resort also boasts a restaurant, bar, and heated swimming pool.
Away from the golf course, PGA Catalunya is just 20 minutes away from Girona, and all of the interesting sites that this famous, ancient city boasts.
Located on the Costa Blanca, Melia Villaitana is a large resort that boasts two highly regarded golf courses alongside a whopping six hotels. Other facilities of note include a Spa and wellness centre, and a variety of bars. With facilities like these, you may never have to leave the resort.
The two courses here were both designed by Jack Nicklaus and one is a full championship standard course, whilst the other is a shorter and much easier course that is considered to be a more relaxed experience. If you choose to live on a golf resort in Spain then you can, of course, play both as often as you like!
Lauro Golf Resort
Finally, if you’re looking for a fully rounded resort that offers so much more than simply golf then the Lauro Golf resort could be the right choice for you. Here you’ll find a collection of environmentally friendly townhouses located around a variety of swimming pools and as well as playing golf the residents here also enjoy lawn bowls and other games. The food here is of an incredibly high standard: you can find full English breakfasts, curry nights, and other home comforts.
When it comes to the golf, you certainly won’t be disappointed. The 27-hole golf course, designed by Folco Nardi, takes inspiration from the nature surrounding the resort for its layout, so the backdrop to your game will be just as important as the golf itself. It’s a holistic, and wholeheartedly enjoyable, experience.
Why just visit the Costa Del Sol to play golf when you can live here and play golf all year round? If you’re thinking of buying a home on the Costa Del Sol then get in touch. Our local property experts can help you to find the house of your dreams.