ANDALUCIA - COSTA DE LA LUZ - HUELVA PROVINCE
Golf Nuevo Portil
Telephone: 00 34 959 52 87 99
Course: 18 hole, Par 71, Length 5840 m
Nuevo Portil is built on pleasant undulating terrain, the course lies close to the beaches of El Portil with occasional views over the sea. The well designed holes meander between the mature pine trees and water hazards providing a really enjoyable day out with some holes needing a well placed long drive and others requiring a little strategy.
El Rompido Golf
Telephone: 00 34 959 02 42 42
South Course: 18 hole, Par 72, Length 6148 m
North Course: 18 hole, Par 72, Length 6095 m
The south course has two contrasting halves, with the first nine bordering the Las Marismas nature park, with many well planned holes incorporating the natural hazards that the wet lands and pine trees offer. The second nine give a better chance to open the shoulders and go for a few birdies. It’s a good test.
La Monacilla Golf
Telephone: 00 34 959 100 093
Course: 18 hole, Par 72, Length 6886 m
18 hole course designed by José Maria Olazabal, one of the newest courses in the area and one of the best. A parkland course in the pine forrest with the odd water hazard, it a good test of all the tee boxes. Big greens reward good putting and long fairways reqard accurate tee shots. Its quite plat but a buggy is recommeded in summer.
Bellavista Golf Club
Telephone: 00 34 959 319 017
Course: 18 hole, Par 70, Length 5775 m
This is one of the oldest courses in this area and the oldest members club in Spain. Bellavista is an often underestimated course with many well placed umbrella pine trees, the odd tricky upturned saucer-shaped green and two world class holes. All in all a pleasant course that will reward the “in form” golfer and challenge those not quite on their usual game.
Telephone: 00 34 959 486 039
Course: 27 hole, Par 71/72, Length 6515-6716 m
Close to the beach village of La Antilla with fantastic sea views from many holes the course opened in 1991 and after only two years it played host to a PGA European tour event, proving how highly rated this Enrique Canales designed course had become. Although there are now houses along many of the fairways, this does not interfere or detract from the excellent golf to be found here.
Valle Guadiana Links (Costa Esuri Golf)
Telephone: 00 34 959 328 028
West Course : 18 hole, Par 72, length 6607m
This resort has two courses, the first of which opened in December 2006. The renowned golf architect Jose Canales has designed a links style course at over 6.600mtrs. The layout runs along the banks of the Guadiana River which is the natural border to Portugal. The second course is situated in the rolling hills that overlook the river, with more definition to the holes, due to the use of the natural valleys, blending the course into the existing landscape.
Isla Canela Golf
Telephone: 00 34 959 477 263
Course : 18 hole, Par 72, length 6248 m
This course is on the outskirts of Ayamonte on the island of Canela. This is a good test of golf, although most of the course is fairly flat, many of the holes wind their way between the marshlands with many natural water hazards coming into play. A good course strategy is required so as not to disturb the aquatic wildlife with an errant ball or two!
PORTUGUESE ALGARVE – EASTERN ALGARVE
Castro Marim Golf and Country Club
Telephone: 00 351 281 510 330
Atlantic Course : 18 hole, Par 71, length 5092 m
Set amongst the hills overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Guadiana River and neighbouring Spain, practically every hole stands alone in its own valley. Blending into the natural contours of the hilly terrain, Castro Marim has a unique charm to it and is challenging for all level of golfer with excellent greens and a premium on accuracy rather than length.
Quinta do Vale Golf Resort
Telephone: 00 351 281 543 407
Course : 18 hole, Par 72, length 6511 m
Designed by Severiano Ballesteros, Quinta do Vale Golf Resort features an 18-hole Championship layout including 6 Par-5´s, 6 Par-4´s and 6 Par-3´s. Marvellously integrated in the landscape and with a luxurious view over the Guadiana River, the course sits in a natural valley always overlooked from the Clubhouse. At Quinta do Vale, players will notice Seve’s creativity as well as his promise to please everyone no matter what their handicap is. Numerous dogleg holes, wide fairways and obstacles enhance the course quality and its breath-taking surroundings.
Quinta da Ria & Quinta da Cima
Telephone: 00 351 281 950 580
Ria course: 18 Hole, Par 72, Length 6053 m
Cima course: 18 Hole, Par 72, Length 6586 m
Two exceptional courses designed by architect Rocky Roquemore. The Ria course is the more scenic of the two, with spectacular views over the protected Ria Formosa Nature Reserve and along the coastline. Both courses meander between ancient olive and carob trees, many transplanted to frame the fairways, giving you the feeling that the courses are also in their centenary. The well positioned water features enhance certain holes and also add to the overall harmony created here. The Cima course is generally considered the tougher challenge of the two.
Telephone: 00 351 281 320 880
Course: 18 hole, Par 71, Length 5,500 m
Designed by the late sir Henry Cotton who was inspired by the fantastic location with views to the Atlantic and to the north the mountains of the interior. The result is a delightful par 71 course of 5,500 metres offering a pleasant playing experience to all levels of golfer. The course is undulating but not hilly with well placed bunkers and indigenous olive, cork, carob and fig trees making it a good test of strategy and ball striking.
Monte Rei Golf and Country Club
Telephone: 00 351 281 950 960
North Course: 18 hole, Par 72, Length 6567 m
Set in the picturesque foothills of the Eastern Algarve, with sweeping views of the Serra do Caldeirão mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, the first of two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses is a truly unique design; with water coming into play on eleven of the eighteen holes. In a challenging and distinctive layout, blending into this natural canvas, sculptured bunkers, fairways and greens are bordered by several lakes, indigenous plants, native grasses and trees adding drama to the landscape, and providing golfers with an unforgettable experience.