Where to go to in Spain for the travelling golfer
From colourful Barcelona to the glitzy Costa Del Sol, Spain is a country rich in history, art, and adventure where nothing fails to excite and amaze. With golf courses among the best in the world, you are sure to have an unforgettable holiday experience.
While you are there, we recommend you journey through Gaudi’s quirky architecture in Barcelona to the breath-taking Alhambra Palace in Granada and finish at the stunning clifftop city of Ronda in southern Spain. Here is an insider glimpse into these beautiful destinations.
Buzzing with infectious energy throughout its winding streets and magnificent architecture, the stunning city of Barcelona is an ever-popular holiday destination on Spain’s east coast. The golf isn’t too bad either; a host of Europe’s finest courses are within easy reach. The jewel of Spain’s lavish golfing crown, the Stadium Course at PGA Catalunya is something special. Ranked #1 in Spain and #3 in Europe, it is a true masterpiece.
Let the rhythm sweep you away
Be mesmerised by the rhythmic movements of traditional flamenco dancers. With origins going back to the gypsy people of Southern Spain, Flamenco is a highly-expressive solo dance accompanied by an acoustic guitar player and often a singer. The distinct dance is a combination of clapping, sharply-rhythmic footwork, and accentuated hand, arm, and body movements. Go Golfing’s Spain and Portugal tour will have your heartbeat racing as you enjoy a vivacious flamenco show over dinner in Barcelona.
The Sagrada Familia (The Sacred Family)
Near the coast of north-eastern Spain sits the exquisitely detailed Sagrada Familia, a Catholic church designed by renowned architect Antoni Gaudi. The magnificent building rises 172 metres tall, with an exterior adorned with intricate details and sculptures of past builders. The interior is equally breath-taking, stained glass windows throw rays of colour onto the magnificent stone pillars that stretch up into kaleidoscopic ceiling structures.
Construction of the Sagrada Familia has been underway for over a century and is expected to be completed in 2026: the 100-year anniversary of Gaudi’s death. When construction is complete, it will be the tallest religious building in Europe, coming in one metre below Barcelona’s highest natural point, Montjuic Hill, as Gaudi believed that no man-made structure should rise taller than the work of God.
Costa Del Sol
With over 70 golf courses set among some of Spain’s most dramatic scenery, it is easy to understand why Costa del Sol is often referred to as “Costa del Golf.” The views they offer – of Andalusia’s mountainous landscape and the Mediterranean sea – are so beautiful they will threaten to spoil your shots. While you’re there, here are a few attractions not to miss.
Alhambra Palace – Granada
In the south of Spain lies what poets described as “a pearl amongst emeralds“. The white stone walls of Alhambra Palace are surrounded by luscious green forests. It dates from the city´s distinguished Moorish epoch, which lasted from the 8th to the 15th century. This royal dwelling hosted kings and sultans for just over a century before being conquered by Catholic monarchs in 1492. The complex later fell into disrepair in the 16th century and was inhabited by vagrants and, during the Napoleonic era, it was used as soldiers barracks. Eventually, in the 19th century, European scholars and travellers rediscovered Alhambra and restorations began.
Beyond the brilliant architecture of Alhambra is the whimsical gardens. Luscious and colourful, the gardens seem as though straight from a fairytale as the beautiful flora is reflected in various pools along stone paths.
Further south you’ll find the mountaintop city of Ronda built around the colossal gorge, El Tajo, which splits the city through the centre. The city’s tallest bridge, Puente Nuevo, spans across the gorge diving as deep as 120 metres at its lowest points. The magnificent stone bridge features three tall arches and is one of the most photographed landmarks of Spain.
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