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Spain

Spain is a huge and historic country. Rich in

culture and famous for its nightlife and

sunshine, it ticks all the boxes for a great golf

holiday. However, we’ve gone further to make

sure you see the ‘real’ Spain…Our blend of

famous hotels and courses, plus the ones off the

beaten track, is the one you’ve been looking for

and the ones you’ll recommend to your friends.

Getting to Spain is easy – there are flights from

the UK to airports near all our destinations and

the roads are good. The weather is famous for a

good reason – 295 days of reliable sunshine

and even the lowest temperatures are like a

perfect Spring day back in ‘ole Blighty!

We concentrate our programme around the

Costa del Sol, Western Andalucia and Catalunya,

regions full of great sights and beautiful golf

courses.

Girona is an ancient and hilltop walled city in

Catalunya. It was an Arab town for over two

hundred years, hence the maze of narrow

streets. Girona is now very cosmopolitan but the

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proud locals prefer that you make an effort at

Spanish…After that, it’s a very warm welcome

and a wonderful city to explore during the day

and night.

Nearby Barcelona is a medieval city and a

fantastic party town with a myriad of

restaurants and bars. It’s perfect for a day’s

touring, even an add-on after your golf holiday.

Marbella is a luxurious resort town but it is

best appreciated by exploring back streets in the

old part of town…Such as “La Plaza de los

Naranjos” with its stately buildings, artisans, art

galleries, bars and bistros. The narrow streets are

home to both houses and shops and there are

numerous excellent restaurants to choose from

– including a couple where the Serrano ham is

gently cured by tobacco smoke and the tapas

are both tasty and filling.

The Marbella coastline stretches along some 15

miles of Mediterranean beaches and there are

plenty of spots to enjoy sardines on a spit and

paella. Puerto Banus provides a livelier side

where the yachts, exotic cars and bars might

help you to forget the three-putt on the 18th.

Benalup Golf Club (page 164). One of the many Gaudi-designed houses in Barcelona.

Jerez is a beautiful city which typifies all that is

characteristic of Andalucia. It is rich in history,

with many churches, basilicas, museums and

palaces. Nowadays it is perhaps better known

for its famous sherry wines, flamenco and The

Royal Andalucian School of Equestrian Art.

The nearby town of Arcos de la Frontera is

perched atop a rocky limestone ridge with pretty

whitewashed houses, narrow cobbled streets

and lovely tapas bars. El Puerto de Santa

Maria is a picturesque and lively Spanish town

on the Costa de la Luz. With miles of golden

sands, markets and a bustling town centre, it’s

the ideal place to discover the Spanish way.

Here’s an idea!

Play some of Europe’s greatest courses such as

Finca Cortesin, San Roque and Alcaidesa and

then stay in one of our Concierge Collection’s

Hospes hotels. These historical hotels have been

carefully restored and converted into an

intimate and cosy establishment, offering the

best town location in Seville, Cordoba and

Granada. A great idea for sunshine golf and

cultural visits.

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What to see and do

Parties

■ The nightlife in Marbella and Puerto Banus

■ Wine tasting in one of the famous Jerez

bodegas

Explorers

■ Marine fishing in the Mediterranean

■ Visit the medieval towns of Casares and

Arcos de la Frontera

Romantics

■ Beautiful beaches and coves on the

Costa Brava

■ Horse riding in the Andalucian countryside

Foodies

■ Great seafood and coastal specialities

■ Tapas bars and regional specialities

■ We send a Recommended Restaurant list

with your Holiday Information Pack

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PORTUGAL

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Sevilla

Sevilla

SPAIN

Madrid

Arcos Gardens

Jerez

Los Arqueros

Sanlucar Montecastillo

Sherry

Malaga

2 Finca Cortesin

El Puerto Benalup Marbella

Villa Nueva San Roque 3

Montenmedio

Alcaidesa

Gibraltar

How to get there

Here’s a list of the most convenient ways to get to your holiday

destination.

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Plane

■ Most UK airports – Girona, Barcelona, Seville, Malaga and

Jerez (2 1 /2 hours)

No currency surcharge

We guarantee that the holiday price quoted to you when you

pay your deposit is the holiday price you will pay. We have

taken steps to avoid any possibility of surcharging our clients

for currency fluctuations and any other holiday cost.

FRANCE

Girona Emporda

Girona

PGA de Catalunya 1 Pals & Serres de Pals

D’Aro

Barcelona

Villa Nueva Golf Club (page 165).

Mediterranean Sea

Balearic Islands

100 miles

Hotel location

Main town

Golf Club

What the price includes

Our prices are based on an exchange rate of €1.27/£1.

Should the exchange rate decrease or increase, we will

quote your holiday at the commercial exchange rate of

the day.

All our prices are ‘’all-inclusive’’ and there are NO

hidden extras. The “From” price is based on mid-week

and low season, and the “To” price is based on

weekend and high season. The prices include:

■ Fly-drive via UK – local Spanish airport based on scheduled

flights costing £150 per person and four people in a

mid-sized hire car

■ The accommodation and board as detailed

■ The selection of courses in the example itinerary

■ Taxes and service charges

■ A comprehensive Holiday Information Pack

■ The knowledge and experience of our team

■ ABTA and ATOL bonds so you know your money is safe

■ Past Client benefits depending on your holiday spend

Please contact us on 01277 824100 for the exact price for

your preferred holiday dates as prices can vary week-to-week

and we may have received a relevant special offer.

Groups - save £££s per person!

Discounts range from £50 for a group of five people for a

three-night stay up to £1000 for a group of 25 people on a

week’s stay! See page six of the Introduction and call us on

01277 824100 for exact prices.

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LUXURY ££££

Hotel Los Monteros ***** Marbella 3

At a glance

■ Sun, glamour and luxury

■ Fine dining

■ Fantastic Beach Club

This is a renowned hotel, located

in one of the most exclusive areas

of Marbella.

Los Monteros is set in subtropical gardens

with a spectacular swimming pool and a

delightful Andalucian patio area as the main

focal points. The 172 bedrooms are decorated

in a contemporary style and all have private

balconies with views of the gardens, Marbella

or the Mediterranean.

The El Corzo restaurant delivers a gastronomic

experience with Spanish and international

flavours while the traditional Flamingo

restaurant, with views over the garden and

pool, serves an excellent buffet breakfast and

‘a la carte’ lunches. At the Azul Bar, you can

taste tempting snacks on the terrace and in

the evening background music is played on

the piano.

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La Cabane Beach Club is renowned in the

Costa del Sol for its exceptional beachfront

location. Just 500 metres from the hotel, the

club boasts a spectacular swimming pool,

solarium, bar and restaurant.

A perfect retreat on the Golden Mile!

Courses within 30 minutes

■ Marbella Golf & Country Club

■ Los Arqueros ■ Finca Cortesin

■ San Roque ■ Alcaidesa

Suggested itinerary

Four nights’ b/b, golf at Marbella,

From To

Finca Cortesin and San Roque Old

Seven nights’ b/b, golf at Marbella,

Finca Cortesin, Los Arqueros

£739 £915

& Alcaidesa £965 £1250

Single room supplement per night £40 £65

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CREME DE LA CREME

San Roque Old

Par 72. 6748 yards. Slope 126

San Roque New

Par 72. 6687 yards. Slope 129.

■ Top European courses

■ Previous venue of the Spanish Open

Two classic courses rated among

Spain’s finest.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Marbella Golf &

Country Club

Par 72. 6163 yards. Slope 127.

■ Superb Mediterranean views

■ Classic Robert Trent Jones Snr design

Set amid the hilly terrain just five

minutes from Hotel Los Monteros,

this course will provide an

enjoyable test.

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The Old Course presents a fair challenge with

tight fairways, well-defended greens and water

hazards. Low handicappers will relish the test

and holiday golfers will appreciate the

landscape.

The New Course is a bit of a beast and is

definitely a must for serious players. Potbunkers,

long rough and huge greens will

punish wayward shots.

Excellent golf all round. Hilly in parts. 20 miles

south of Casares.

You will need to decide when to attack and

when to play safe with plenty of bunkers to

negotiate and several lakes to avoid. The

greens are fairly large so going for the pin is

not as daft as it sounds.

There are spectacular views throughout and

with an impressive restaurant with terrace

dining overlooking the finishing golf holes and

sea beyond, this is one fine day out. One mile

east of Marbella.

LINKS/HEATHLAND

Alcaidesa Links

Par 72. 6174 yards.

Alcaidesa Heathland

Par 72. 6652 yards.

■ Free same day second rounds

■ Excellent new clubhouse facilities

This delightful seaside layout and

heathland challenge makes for a

perfect day’s golf.

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Los Arqueros Golf &

Country Club

Par 71. 6302 yards. Slope 133.

■ Seve Ballesteros design

■ Beautiful mountain scenery

Set among steep mountains, the

fairways of Los Arqueros Golf &

Country Club merge with the

The links course is not long by any means, but

you will need to battle the sea breezes and try

not to be distracted by the terrific views of the

Rock of Gibraltar.

The new heathland course complements the

links beautifully, with holes meandering along

the valley and on the plateau. Play one of the

courses in the morning and you get to play the

other free of charge in the afternoon (see

Starter). Fantastic value! Easy walking. 18

miles south of Casares.

spectacular surrounding scenery

and afford exceptional views over

the Mediterranean.

Although not long, the course demands

precision play and irons, rather than woods,

are certainly to be considered off some of the

tees.

A good holiday course with buggies

recommended. Seven miles west of Marbella.

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Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa *****

Casares 3

At a glance

■ Brand new Deluxe resort

■ Host to the VOLVO World Match Play Championship

■ Private Beach Club access

This beautiful new resort is

located just six miles from the

sandy and exclusive beaches of

the Costa del Sol between

Marbella and Sotogrande. It

features a number of privatelyowned

villas and apartments as

well as the outstanding new hotel

with its spa and the brilliant golf

course.

The 67 hotel suites are lavishly appointed and

elegantly furnished, with high ceilings and top

specifications. The ground floor suites have a

private terrace or garden.

The hotel comprises of two Andalucianinspired

buildings with interior courtyards and

an adjoining pavilion. There are two main

restaurants for dinner: El Jardin which is a

typical Spanish affair and Schilo which offers a

mix of Arabian and Asian cuisine. There’s also

the pool-side bar for lunchtime snacks and

drinks.

The spa boasts a heated indoor 25m

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swimming pool, eight treatment rooms, beauty

and relaxation treatments and a state-of-theart

fitness room. There are also two outdoor

pools, tennis courts and a private beach club

ten minutes’ away with complimentary towels,

sun loungers and iced water.

Altogether very nice indeed. But what makes

this hotel so special is its location – tucked

away in a little corner of paradise but within

easy striking distance of the best courses and

traditional attractions of the Costa del Sol. We

think it makes Costa del Sol as attractive as

the ‘old days’.

Courses within 30 minutes

■ Finca Cortesin (on site) ■ San Roque

■ Los Arqueros ■ Alcaidesa

■ Marbella Golf & Country Club

Suggested itinerary From To

Four nights’ b/b, golf at Finca Cortesin

(twice) & San Roque Old

Seven nights’ b/b, golf at

Finca Cortesin (twice), Alcaidesa &

£769 £1099

San Roque Old £1095 £1645

Single room supplement per night n/a n/a

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■ Welcome drink

■ Access to Spa & Beach Club

Finca Cortesin

Par 72. 6987 yards. Slope 129.

■ 2009 Volvo PGA venue

■ 17/20 Peugeot Golf Guide

The golf course has already

become one of the finest in

Europe, not surprisingly as the

designer Cabell B. Robinson was

also responsible for Valderrama

and Praia d’El Rey among others!

His is a quality track record to say

the least.

With a completely unspoilt landscape and fine

use of the natural terrain, it’s an extremely

enjoyable challenge. It’s a worthy addition to

the nearby famous courses of San Roque,

CREME DE LA CREME

Valderrama and Sotogrande.

Measuring over 7,500 yards from the back

tees, it is also Spain’s longest course although

we mere mortals will be pleased with the

choice of shorter tees! We might also benefit

from the state-of-the-art Jack Nicklaus Golf

Academy with its coaching studio and

monitored swing analysis.

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RESORT SPA ££

Barceló Montecastillo Resort **** Jerez 2 Montecastillo

At a glance

■ Countryside location

■ Jack Nicklaus course

Just ten minutes from Jerez and

set amid marvellous scenery,

Montecastillo rises from the

Andalucian countryside like an

oasis.

As well as the super facilities, including two

restaurants, bar, spa, gym, Jacuzzi and pool,

there are 121 large bedrooms with some

boasting a golf-view balcony. As well as being

a top-class hotel, Montecastillo offers a major

attraction...An on-site Jack Nicklaus golf

course that rates among the best in Europe. In

contrast to the majestic setting and highquality

services, the ambience is wonderfully

relaxed - a great golf-hotel.

For longer stays, please ask us about the selfcatering

villas.

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Courses within 30 minutes

■ Montecastillo (on site) ■ Sherry Golf

■ El Puerto ■ Arcos Gardens

■ Villa Nueva ■ Sanlucar

Suggested itinerary From To

Five nights’ b/b, golf at Montecastillo

(twice), Arcos Gardens & Sherry Golf £665

Seven nights’ b/b, golf at

Montecastillo (three times), Arcos

£715

Gardens, Sherry Golf & El Puerto £815 £885

Single room supplement per night £30 £30

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■ VIP welcome

■ Free hotel and golf for Pro in groups of eight

or more

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PARKLAND

Par 72. 6648 yards. Slope 132.

■ Jack Nicklaus design

■ Signature finishing hole

■ GPS buggies

Just a seven-iron from the hotel

and past host to several European

Tour Events.

This is a course that will entertain players of

all levels. The Jack Nicklaus creation means

that the back tees bring the challenge to the

fore and make even the best players think

before they swing, while the front tees are

ideal for holiday golf with wider landing

zones. Quite hilly so a GPS buggy is

worthwhile. Four miles east of Jerez.

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Fairplay Golf Hotel and Spa *****

Benalup – Casas Viejas 2

At a glance

■ Member of Small Leading Hotels of the World

■ All-inclusive resort

■ Lovely bedrooms

The hotel runs on an ‘all-inclusive’

basis. Daily green fees, sumptuous

breakfasts, lunches, drinks and

dinner are ‘no charge’.

You also have access to the Fairplay Spa and

fitness centres and just pay for ‘a la carte’

beauty and health treatments.

The 82 bedrooms and suites are very spacious

and are tastefully decorated in different styles,

from traditional Andalucian to Asian. The

standard rooms are twin-bedded whereas the

Premium rooms and one-bedroom suites are

double-bedded with balcony or terrace.

With five distinctive restaurants including

Mediterranean and Asian, you certainly won’t

go hungry. To help work off the delicious food

the Spa also has a Zen garden with health bar

and an indoor pool.

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Courses within 30 minutes

■ Benalup (on site)

Suggested itinerary From To

Five nights’ all-inclusive,

daily golf at Benalup £799 £985

Single room supplement per night £25 £25

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Benalup

Par 73. 6178 yards. Slope 132.

■ Natural setting

■ Perfect holiday golf

The golf course at 6178 yards off

the back, is ideal for all levels of

golfer.

Set in a nature reserve with views over the

Laguna de la Janda, there is a certain

peacefulness. From the first tee to the 18th

you need to be wary of the large undulated

greens, but there is nothing too difficult to

overcome.

CHARMING ££

Hotel Duques de

Medinacelli *****

El Puerto de Santa Maria 2

At a glance

■ Within walking distance of town centre

■ One of the most beautiful Palaces on the

Costa de la Luz

■ Set amid a botanical garden of 5000m 2

Dating back to the end of the

17th-Century, this historic Palace

has been home to many famous

families.

Carefully decorated to maintain the perfect

harmony with the building, it offers peace and

tranquillity amid a botanical garden.

The Reina Isabel restaurant serves excellent

Mediterranean cuisine in a magnificent lodge

that forms the entrance and terrace

overlooking the grounds.

The suites and bedrooms are furnished to a

high quality and there’s an outdoor swimming

pool and sauna.

Courses within 30 minutes

■ El Puerto ■ Sherry Golf

■ Montecastillo ■ Arcos Gardens

■ Sanlucar ■ Villa Nueva

Suggested itinerary From To

Four nights’ b/b, golf at El Puerto,

Sanlucar & Villa Nueva £565 £619

Single room supplement per night £24 £29

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■ Fourth night free all year round

■ Seven nights for the price of six from May - Oct

■ Seven nights for the price of five from Jan - Apr

PARKLAND

Sherry Golf

Par 72. 6776 yards. Slope 128.

■ Easy access

■ Warm welcome

Opened in 2004, this course is a

gem.

The manicured fairways amid genuine

Andalucian countryside provide a surreal but

highly-enjoyable experience where the front

nine focuses around large fairways and

perfectly-placed bunkers and the back-nine

challenge is all about water.

The huge clubhouse and golf school are mighty

impressive. A golfer’s golf club! Hilly in parts.

One mile west of Jerez.

CREME DE LA CREME

Real Club de Golf

de Sevilla

Par 72. 6674 yards. Slope 127.

■ Excellent challenge

■ One of Spain’s finest

Previous host to the World Golf

Championships, the pedigree of

Real Sevilla is beyond question.

Opened in 1992, Olazabal oversaw recent

"finishing touches" and the course is always

in impeccable condition. The large fairways

are dotted with 96 bunkers and a few lakes

but the better player will see what's needed

from the tee and plot their way around this

excellent course. Fairly easy walking. 48 miles

north of Jerez.

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PARKLAND

El Puerto

Par 72. 6743 yards. Slope 130.

■ Pretty course

■ Good condition

Set in the heart of El Puerto de

Santa Maria, this attractive

PARKLAND

Montenmedio

Par 72. 6360 yards. Slope 133.

■ Marvellous clubhouse

■ Good holiday golf

Another very pretty holiday

course with a delightful clubhouse

and excellent dining facilities.

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parkland layout features hazards

galore!

Although very flat, the length makes this quite

a challenge and posting a good score is a hard

task. A buggy keeps the legs fresh for a tour of

the lovely town afterwards to try out some of

the superb fish restaurants. Nine miles west

of Jerez.

With wide fairways and water troubling only

the more wayward hitters, this is a good

choice for the higher handicapper. Perfect for a

day out followed by lunch. Environmentally

protected, only 60 players a day in 20 minute

intervals can play...no slow rounds! Easy

walking. 46 miles south of Jerez.

PARKLAND

Villa Nueva

Par 72. 6842 yards. Slope 126.

■ Good resort golf with a warm welcome

■ Fine greens

Close to the holiday resort of

Cadiz, this is a fine course for midto

high-handicappers.

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Sanlucar Club

de Campo

Par 72. 6933 yards.

■ Demanding and enjoyable

■ Links and target golf combination

This course features small hillocks,

Having said that, the course is more testing

than you first think as there are plenty of

hazards to catch sloppy shots. The 18th is a

great closing Par 5, tempting you to cut as

much off as possible with your drive over

water, you’re then faced with a tough second

shot over another pond. Easy walking. 15

miles south of Jerez.

deep bunkers and undulating

fairways.

The back nine is completely different, with

dog-legs, water hazards and tricky tieredgreens.

The Royal Spanish Golf Federation has

named Sanlucar as one of the most

challenging courses in Spain. Easy walking. 15

miles west of Jerez.

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Arcos Gardens Golf & Country Estate **** Arcos de la Frontera 2

At a glance

■ Wonderful countryside setting

■ Excellent golf course on site

This beautiful resort is surrounded

by rolling hills, winding rivers and

peaceful lakes not to mention

olive groves, orange trees and

vineyards.

Recently restored, the 300-year-old Hotel

Cortijo Fain welcomes guests to its nine

individually designed suites and to the 80

Fairway Garden suites which are located

between the first and ninth holes. The hotel

suites have their own unique décor and layout

whereas the Fairway Garden suites consist of

two en-suite bedrooms and a kitchen, living

and dining area.

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The hotel’s restaurant serves exquisite food

and local wines, or for a more informal meal,

try the Tapas Bar.

A spa in the new clubhouse opened in 2009. A

very Spanish and lovely boutique hotel.

Courses within 30 minutes

■ Arcos Gardens (on site) ■ Sherry Golf

■ El Puerto ■ Montecastillo

■ Villa Nueva ■ Sanlucar

Suggested itinerary From To

Four nights’ b/b, golf at Arcos Gardens

(twice) and Villa Nueva £615 £650

Single room supplement per night £20 £22

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Seven nights’ s/c in the Garden Suites,

unlimited golf at Arcos Gardens for

seven days with buggies £815 £975

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CHAMPIONSHIP

Arcos Gardens

Par 72. 6866 yards. Slope 125.

■ Stunning views

■ Excellent condition

The Arcos Gardens site is

sensational, with 360˚ views over

the countryside and the dramatic

backdrop of historic Arcos de la

Frontera.

The course will challenge all levels of players

with wide, forgiving fairways and mediumsized

greens which require accurate approach

shots.

The Signature hole is the Par-5 16th. From the

highly-elevated tee you feel on top of the

world with breathtaking views of the

surrounding countryside. A big drive sets you

up to reach in two but beware the lake cutting

into the green!

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CHARMING £££

Hotel Aigua Blava

**** Begur 1

At a glance

■ Fabulous cove location

■ Beautiful grounds

On the shores of one of the most

entrancing bays of the Costa

Brava, lies this delightful familyrun

hotel where the staff are of

note.

There are 85 rooms with views onto the

garden or bay, extensive gardens, a fine

restaurant offering Mediterranean cuisine, a

salt-water pool and tennis court. From the

moment you arrive, you sense a peacefulness

about the place and will feel completely

relaxed.

There is a popular sandy beach five minutes’

drive away and some lovely villages worth

exploring. Half-board is included in June and

September and full-board in July and August.

Courses within 30 minutes

■ Pals ■ Serres de Pals

■ Emporda ■ Golf D’Aro

Suggested itinerary From To

Four nights’ b/b, golf at Pals,

Emporda & PGA Catalunya £665 £1015

Single room supplement per night £30 n/a

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Hotel La Costa

Golf and Beach

Resort **** Pals 1

At a glance

■ Adjacent to Pals golf club

■ Beach location

A stone’s throw from the beach

and with direct access to Pals golf

course.

This resort hotel has 120 bedrooms, all

with balcony or terrace and a further 57

apartments overlooking the sea. The rooms

are tastefully decorated as is the lounge-bar

which has a cosy pub feel to it. There are two

restaurants, pool bar and a beach club during

high season. Half-board is included in August.

Courses within 30 minutes

■ Pals (on site) ■ Serres de Pals

■ Emporda ■ Golf D’Aro

Suggested itinerary From To

Five nights’ b/b, golf at Pals,

Serres de Pals & Girona £599 £859

Single room supplement per night £25 £40

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Melia Golf Vichy

Catalan ****

Caldes de Malavella 1

At a glance

■ Two top European courses on site

■ Close to cultural towns

■ Easy access from airport

This resort is situated among

the wonderful 36 hole complex of

PGA Golf de Catalunya.

It is a low-rise art-deco style establishment

with refined furnishings and 149 spacious

bedrooms. On-site facilities include an

excellent restaurant, bar, gym and outdoor

swimming pool.

Only a short drive from the pretty spa town of

Caldes de Malavella and ten miles from

Girona, this is a great choice for an easy

break with very little driving required.

Courses within 30 minutes

■ PGA Catalunya (on site) ■ Girona

■ Emporda ■ Golf D’Aro

Suggested itinerary From To

Four nights’ b/b, golf at Catalunya

(twice) & Girona £589 £695

Single room supplement per night £30 £30

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■ Group deals available

■ Seven nights for the price of six

PARKLAND

Serres de Pals

Par 72. 6585 yards. Slope 120.

■ Delightful holiday golf

■ Countryside views

A very pleasant holiday course

with charming countryside views.

The 18 holes encompass links, forest and

ponds. Buggies are available, although this is

one of the flatter courses. You will be assured

of a very warm welcome in the clubhouse

where you can also enjoy a fine lunch. Easy

walking 28 miles east of Girona.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Pals

Par 72. 6534 yards. Slope 122.

■ Classic design

■ Immaculate condition

■ Adjacent to La Costa Golf and Beach Resort

This is the oldest course in the

region and perfect for holiday

golf.

Flat, tree-lined fairways and plenty of greenside

bunkers demand a precise game. The course

condition is immaculate. Next to the sea and

with direct access to the La Costa hotel, it has

recently hosted the Ladies European Tour. Easy

walking. 28 miles east of Girona.

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LINKS/FOREST

Emporda

Links Course. Par 71. 6568 yards.

Forest Course. Par 72. 6453 yards.

■ Two great courses

Situated in beautiful Catalan

landscapes, this club features

two very good courses.

PARKLAND

Golf D’Aro

Par 72. 6605 yards. Slope 127.

■ Brilliant mountain golf

■ Stunning views

■ Lovely clubhouse buildings

Set in the hills above the seaside

resort, this is a cracking course

with stunning views.

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The Links features lakes, dunes and bunkers

and requires good shots into large greens.

The Forest course requires accurate tee shots

between the pine trees and has lakes to avoid

and small greens. Easy walking. 22 miles east

of Girona.

The testing holes stretch across the valley,

running up and down hills, winding through

olive trees and crossing water hazards. The

greens are immaculate as are the fairways. The

clubhouse is a lovely old building and we

recommend a well-deserved bite to eat on the

terrace after your round. Buggies highly

recommended. 23 miles south-east of Girona.

CREME DE LA CREME

PGA de Catalunya

Stadium Course. Par 72. 6849 yards.

Tour Course. Par 72. 6101 yards.

■ Top European courses

■ Adjacent to Melia Golf Vichy Catalan Hotel

A truly excellent golf resort with

FOREST

Girona

Par 72. 6664 yards. Slope 133.

■ Spectacular scenery

■ Warm welcome

Just a few miles from Girona, this

is a smashing course nestled in

the challenging Stadium Course

and fairer Tour Course.

Both meander along pine and cork tree-lined

fairways with lakes and plenty of sand traps to

avoid. The varying tee positions make it

possible for all levels of players to attempt to

play to their potential…Easy walking.

the foothills of the Gavarres

mountains.

The Fred Hawtree design features tree-lined

fairways cut through valleys, and very fast

greens. It’s a challenging course entirely sown

with Penncross - the finest-quality grass for

playing golf. Quite hilly. Four miles north of

Girona.

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