The Five Best Golf Hotels in Spain

Spain has earned a reputation as one of the world’s best golf destinations. And with good reason. Beautiful sunshine, fantastic courses, and delicious cuisine are just a few of the many perks of a trip to this spell-binding country. There is also a range of exceptional hotels. Ranging from luxury 5* properties to family-friendly resorts, and rustic countryside retreats, there’s something for everybody in this fun-loving nation. We take a look at five of Spain’s best golf hotels.

Abama Ritz Carlton

  • Ritz-Carlton Abama - The idyllic setting of Guía de Isora, the clean lines of Moorish-inspired architecture and the quiet beauty of the Atlantic create a stage for luxury at this Canary Island hotel.
  • One of Spain’s toughest golf courses also happens to be one of its most beautiful. This Tenerife resort’s Abama Golf features a par 72, 18-hole championship course designed by Ryder Cup player Dave Thomas.
  • Junior Suite - Walk-in wardrobe and full length mirrors, convenient sitting area in each suite and a king-size bed for maximum comfort.
  • Abama Kabuki - The fine dining restaurant proudly carries the mark of a Michelin star and is located, appropriately, at the top of the resort overlooking the ocean.
  • El Mirador - With a large, thatched roof and wooden beams inspired by the architecture of Bali, El Mirador (the viewpoint) certainly lives up to its name.
  • Circuito Termal Spa - Seven pillars of well-being and indigenous ingredients are the foundation of the spa experience at this Tenerife resort.

Located on the largest island in the Canaries, Tenerife, Abama Ritz Carlton is one of Spain’s most exquisite resorts.

Overlooking the brilliant blue of the Atlantic, with year-round balmy climates, the resort is a lesson in luxury. There are no fewer than ten restaurants on site. Holding two Michelin stars, Chef Martín Berasategui’s signature restaurant, M.B, offers an authentic taste of Basque cuisine, while the equally renowned Kabuki is a big hit among fans of Japanese cuisine. An award-winning spa with breathtaking ocean views, the Annabel Croft tennis academy, and a secluded private beach are all available for guests in this oasis of calm.

The resort is also home to one of Tenerife’s most exciting layouts. Located on the smooth slopes of the Pico del Teide volcano, Abama, a beautiful course known as “the Augusta of Europe”, features unbeatable views of the Atlantic Sea.

PGA Catalunya Camiral

  • Hotel Camiral - A contemporary 5-star hotel in the heart of a breath-taking region. A place where your wellbeing is paramount. And where the possibilities for discovery are endless.
  • Stadium Course - This spectacular and imposing course has been consistently ranked among the best ten golf courses in Europe since it was opened in 1999.
  • For a slightly less stern challenge, turn to the equally beautiful but kinder Tour Course. Dominated by pine trees and lakes, the course is shorter and a little less difficult to play than the Stadium Course.
  • Enter one of the Junior Suites and you’ll see a palette of soothing tones, contrasted with richly textured fabrics and furnishings. And you’ll feel instantly at home.
  • 1477 Restaurant - Named after a milestone date in the culinary history of Catalunya – showcases the finest offerings from local artisan food producers.
  • Pool Area - Set in the beautifully landscaped gardens, Hotel Camiral’s 25-metre pool is the ideal space for relaxing – or exercising. Dive right in and join an invigorating aqua class.
  • Wellness Center - Designed to bring balance and enhance your wellbeing, the wellness activities are a perfect way to take time out and truly relax.

Following an investment of €33 million, the 5* PGA Catalunya Camiral hotel opened to much acclaim in 2017.

Critically-acclaimed interior designer Lazaro Rosa-Violán designed the beautiful property. As a result, the interiors are as luxurious as the fairways on the resort’s world-class golf courses. If you’re looking to spoil yourself then this luxury resort, just outside the historic town of Girona, is for you.

A member of the Leading Hotels in the World, the five-star hotel is also the ideal base to enjoy Catalunya’s world-class golf facilities.

Home to Spain’s top-ranked golf course, there are two unmissable layouts on site, the Stadium and the Tour Course. The resort also boasts Europe’s largest chipping and putting green, the Sergio Garcia Junior Golf Academy and the Dave Pelz Spanish Golf School.

Snorkeling, kite-surfing, fishing and hiking, are just a few of the outdoor activities on offer at the resort.

Finca Cortesin

  • Everything about Finca Cortesin is just right: high ceilings, large rooms, beautiful decor - all in proportion.
  • A demanding par 72, measuring 6,802 metres from the back tees, and with more than 100 bunkers.
  • Each Executive Suite is unique, boasting a surface area of between 73 sqm and 97 sqm, 4m high ceilings and a separate lounge. The majority of the suites offer a porch and private garden.
  • Kabuki Raw is the hotel's One Michelin Starred signature restaurant. Its cuisine is renowned for both exquisite traditional Japanese dishes, as well as others that have emerged by fusing Japanese with Mediterranean influences.
  • Beach Club - It boasts teak wooden flooring, delightful gardens and Balinese beds and sun loungers which surround the Beach club’s pièce-de-resistance; a breath-taking 35m infinity pool.
  • Stretching an impressive 2,200 sqm, the spa boasts individual areas for facial and body treatments, massages, thermal baths, a fitness centre and a 25m indoor heated salt-water swimming pool.

Many places boast that they are luxurious and offer a great escape from the stresses of modern life. It’s an attractive prospect. However, not many can compete with the elegant escapism that you get at Finca Cortesin.

Finca Cortesin offers one of the most exclusive golf breaks in Europe. Located in the rolling hills of southern Spain, the Andalusian resort serves up a slice of heaven. A three-time host of the Volvo World Match Play Championship, Finca Cortesin’s immaculately maintained 18-hole course is regularly ranked among the best layouts in Spain. At nearly 7,500 yards, the par-72 course it is also among the longest.

Nestled between the Mediterranean and the tranquil Casares Mountains, an award-winning spa awaits golfers when they step off the 18th.

Other highlights include Spain’s first snow cave, 23,000 sqm of manicured gardens, and a spectacular beach club.

Hotel Peralada

  • At Hotel Peralada, in the heart of Alt Empordà, every detail is a gift for the senses. Enjoy Mediterranean haute cuisine, an exclusive wine spa, an idyllic golf courseand the liveliest cultural hotspoton the Costa Brava.
  • Playing at Golf Club Peralada is more than just golf. It’s about enjoying a unique experience in one of the best golf courses on the Costa Brava that blends into a beautiful Mediterranean landscape.
  • Junior Suite - Confortable and modern, they have a wide terrasse with access to the lake. Four suites where every last detail has been taken care of, reflecting the character of each opera they are inspired by.
  • Restaurant L'Olivera - Cuisine based on traditional, quality products from the land and sea of the Empordà region, presented in surprising and avant-garde proposals
  • Pool Area - Relaxation in the fresh air awaits you in our outdoor pool. This key feature at our Wine Spa has a lovely terrace overlooking the hotel gardens.
  • Spa - Entering El Celler is like gently immersing yourself in a tranquil wine cellar replete with pleasures for the senses.

This Catalonian retreat is heaven for those you who enjoy a glass, or two, of wine after their round of golf. Encircled by vineyards, the resort places great emphasis on the region’s wine-making traditions. There is even a ‘wine’ spa!

The contemporary hotel houses 55 golf course facing rooms. The layout itself is one of the finest courses on the Costa Brava. An undulating course surrounded by generous gardens, water hazards come into play throughout.

Other amenities include entry to the exclusive casino, set in a medieval castle in the nearby village. The castle is also home to one of the hotel’s most fabulous eateries, a fine dining restaurant situated in its turret.

La Manga-  Hotel Principe Felipe 5*

  • The Principe Felipe 5* Hotel, one of the best hotels in the region of Murcia, is found at the heart of La Manga Club, in an unparalleled setting next to Calblanque Natural Park and the Mar Menor.
  • The resort is home to three 18-hole golf courses, each with its own particular style.
  • Royal Executive Room - It is bright, elegant and spacious to ensure you make the most of every stay. Enjoy this modern room with the best views of the resort.
  • The Amapola Restaurant, located in the Príncipe Felipe 5* Hotel, is the ideal place to enjoy delicious and traditional cuisine, all of which is made with seasonal products that are grown locally.
  • Pool Area - In our facilities, you’ll find a place where you can de-stress, breathe deeply and concentrate on yourself. This will be the experience your soul is longing for.
  • Spa - Enter a world of complete calm, in a perfect setting for enjoying a well-earned rest, somewhere you can restore your mind, body and spirit.

The most iconic golf resort in Spain, La Manga has something to whet everybody’s appetite. With more than 300 days’ sunshine a year, the resort’s premier accommodation offering is the Hotel Principe Felipe 5*.

Enjoying an unparalleled setting next to Calblanque Natural Park, the distinguished hotel is perfectly positioned to enjoy La Manga’s innumerable sport and leisure facilities.

Despite just celebrating its 45th anniversary La Manga remains a cutting-edge lifestyle destination.

Golf fans have to opportunity to follow in the footsteps of their idols at this illustrious destination.

A five-time host to the Spanish Open, there are three 18-hole golf courses, a nine-hole academy course and outstanding practice facilities on site.

Home to the Lawn Tennis Association, there is also a 28-court tennis centre, and a new European Cricket Performance Centre – the only one in Europe.

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