Spain's Costa del Sol has remained a favourite destination for tourists from across the globe. Stretching from Almeria to Tarifa it is a region of exceptional natural beauty - it offers everything the holidaymaker could want. There is sunshine in abundance, fabulous dining and great beaches. It also offers exceptional value for money for the visitor. World-class resorts abound and there are accommodation options to suit every taste and pocket. In short - it is about as close to the perfect vacation destination as possible. However, there is another reason to visit the region - especially if you are an avid golfer - it boasts some of the most impressive golf courses in the world. No matter the level of skill or handicap there will be the perfect course for you on the Costa del Sol.
Here are some of the best golfing vacation choices that are available:
The Iberostar Costa del Sol is an accommodation choice that is popular, especially for larger groups of golfers who want to enjoy the great courses that are within easy reach and also enjoy the pulsating nightlife of the Costa del Sol. the course is within an easy ten-minute drive from Puerto Banus which offers exceptional dining opportunities and some great bars. On non-golfing days the nearby beach offers a great way to simply unwind and enjoy those sun-drenched days that the area is famous for. For the budget-conscious, the all-inclusive packages that are on offer at Iberostar Costa del Sol are tremendously attractive.
Another great choice for golfers as far as accommodation is concerned is the beachfront Hotel Guadalmina. The Guadalmina North and Guadalmina South golf courses are adjacent to the hotel meaning that guests are spoiled for choice when it comes to selecting their day's entertainment. The Rio Real golf course is also within easy reach and the hotel offers access to this as part of its packages available to golfers. This course offers incredible fairways - and fast greens which will test even the most experienced of golfers.
The Benalmadena resort is another option for those looking to explore the opportunities for a round of golf in the area. Benalmadena beach and the marina are within easy reach. The marina with its huge variety of restaurants, bars and intimate cafes is one of the many attractions for those choosing to stay at the resort. Courses such as El Chaparral Golf Club, the Cabopino and El Paraiso are among the most popular in the area and among the most sought after.
The Hotel Almenara is an accommodation choice for those who want to distance themselves from the sometimes frenetic pace of the major tourist hotspots on the coast of the Costa del Sol. It is also a favorite with larger groups of golfers. The hotel is part of the Sotogrande golf resort which offers the golfers ample opportunity to enjoy the beauty and challenge of courses such as the 27-hole Almenara Golf Club (suitable for beginners and more experienced golfers), the Sotogrande Real Club and the Valderrama Golf Club. The marina which is part of the resort offers exceptional dining opportunities - and some attractive bars. Trocadero Beach Club is easily accessible for those who want to enjoy a day of sun and surf - the shuttle service from the hotel makes getting there simple and fast.
The Costa del Sol is the perfect golfing destination. Cheap flights and accommodation choice mean that even the most well-traveled golfer has something to look forward to - and the nightlife is renowned for providing that little extra to the golfing experience. The Costa del Sol should be on the vacation bucket list of every avid golfer.