Some of the world’s best golf courses are in Spain, and many of the leading championships are hosted in the country as well. The golf courses in Spain range from modern masterpieces to historic classic courses. The following are our recommendations for Spain’s best 3 golf courses that you need to play if you ever get the chance. To enjoy a golfing experience while you are in Spain, check out our selections for golf holiday in Spain.
Alicante Golf Club
This Par 72, 18-hole course is nestled within several residential developments. Seve Ballesteros designed this course and it features strategically placed bunkers, lengthy fairways and contoured greens. Close to the 15th green, there are picturesque ruins from a Roman Villa. The location of this is right next to the beach and has a number of different holes that have strategically located water hazards and bunkers. On the final hole, the tee-off must go over the water and several bunkers. To make the green, there is additional lake hopping that is involved. In order to play the Alicante golf course a buggy is needed and is provided to you as part of your playing fee. There are also a well supplied pro shop, cafe/restaurant and practice greens that are available.
Club de Golf Valderrama
Situated on the Costa del sol, many believe that Valderrama is Spain’s best golf course. The course features some long Par 5’s with greens and water hazards protected by bunkers. The course definitely deserves its solid reputation thanks to its beautiful, tree-lined fairways, elevated greens and stunning views of North Africa’s coastline and the Gibraltar. Making a perfect over water shot is necessary to make the green on the notoriously difficult and renowned 17th at Valderrama, which is a course where several dramatic and exciting world championship matches have occurred. To play golf on this course you are required to have a reservation months in advance, so you can’t just show up and expect to be able to play golf there.
Real Club de Golf El Prat – Barcelona
This private, but still accessible 45 hole complex was designed by Greg Norman and is set in Barcelona’s upscale western suburbs. The same architect simultaneously designed and constructed all the nines, and players are able to create ten distinct and separate 18-hole combinations that seamlessly fit together. As you would expect from Greg Norman, a majority of the fairways are pretty wide, but there is trouble lurking beyond the borders, and your iron skills can be challenged by approach shots. Once you play at Real Club de Golf El Prat, it will make you feel like you are a member there for the day. It features a beautiful setting and provides you with a nice, relaxing getaways from the high energy of Barcelona.