Costa de la Luz
Less built up than it’s neighbouring Algarve and Costa del Sol resorts, this Atlantic coastline with its wide golden sand beaches, offers tranquil surroundings to the discerning golfer. This picturesque region of Spain runs from the great Guadiana River in the west through the Doñana national park and down the coast to the Cadiz province, the golf courses in this area are full of wildlife and natural unspoiled vegetation. the nearest main airports are Faro (Portugal) and Sevilla, you can also fly into Gibraltar and Huelva.
Hugging the west coast of Andalucia, Costa De La Luz is a region steeped in history and blessed with the beauty of stunning beaches and remarkable Spanish landscape.
All of which is reflected admirably in the golf courses across the region, boasting some absolute treats for all who decide to visit. In a country with so much choice when it comes to golf holidays, Costa De La Luz really ranks up there with the very best, thanks to its location and an array of hugely enjoyable courses to play.
Here’s a few of our favourites.
An absolute joy of inland golf, this classic Jack Nicklaus course has been a favourite destination for golf holidaymakers for decades.
Typical of a Nicklaus design, the course makes the most of the amazing Andalucian landscape, offering fairways that roll over the undulating terrain, and slick greens that require accurate approaches.
Always in pristine condition, the course is a fair challenge and a genuine delight to play from the first drive to final putt. No wonder that it’s regularly ranked within the top ten inland courses across all of Europe.
Favourably compared to Wentworth in England, it’s a former host of the Volvo PGA Masters, welcoming some of the world’s best. This really is a must-play course when visiting Costa De La Luz
A sense of natural grandeur awaits you when you arrive at Montemedio. Flanked on all sides by towering trees, the course has established a reputation over the years as one of Spain’s finest destinations.
This is not a resort, but a golf club in the purest sense, the game itself placed front and centre. From the practice range and golf school to the course itself, you know you’re at a venue that lives and breathes the sport.
And why not?
While certainly a challenge, the 6,000m course is a joyous experience. Picturesque and pristine, Montemedio is a golfers golf course.
Visit Costa De La Luz and play this course.
Just ten minutes by car from the historic town of Cadiz, Villanueva is another epic experience in this amazing golfing destination.
With five lakes and ninety bunkers dotted across its 6,220m, there’s plenty to keep you focused when you play here. The wide fairways and immaculate greens keep it fair and the range of tees ensures a fun, yet challenging day out regardless of handicap.
A relatively flat track, the course is manageable for all and makes for a thoroughly pleasant round for any group of golfers visiting the region. With a warm Spanish welcome at the clubhouse, Villanueva promises an ideal day for a friendly Stableford on your group holiday in Costa De La Luz.
If you’re looking for a resort to immerse yourself in quality, challenging golf with luxury, pampering and high-end amenities at your fingertips, then welcome to Mar Menor. In the heart of the picturesque region of Murcia in the South-East of the country, Mar Menor offers not one but SIX championship courses.
Crafted by golfing luminaries such as Dave Thomas and the legendary Jack Nicklaus, this is a golfer’s resort, offering a new challenge every day of your stay. With the luxury of the resort’s 5-star hotel and just an hour from Alicante airport, Mar Menor is a perfect base for a golf break in Murcia, whether for a week or a weekend.
Another course ideally set up for the golf tourist, this is an example of natural beauty, rugged coastal charm and enough of a challenge to keep everyone interested.
Nuevo Portil, a short drive from Huelva, is set in a delightful backdrop of Spanish countryside with views out towards the rolling dunes and sprawling beaches along the coast.
Playing at just over 6,000m in length, the course is set up perfectly for those seeking a pleasant day on the course, without too much stress. Relatively open and with no more than gentle slopes to contend with, the beautifully-kept course is a terrific option if your golf party is of mixed ability.
Designed by former Ryder Cup star Manual Pinero, Sancti Petri Hills offers a quirky yet utterly delightful golf experience. Known as the golf garden, the course is lined by umbrella pines to give it a distinctly tropical feel.
The course is neatly laid out, with bunker placement and water hazards causing you to plot your way with care on most holes. And, with the pines offering borders to the fairways, keeping it straight off the tee is always helpful.
As well as the enjoyment of the course itself, Sancti Petri offers an ideal spot to base yourself on a golf holiday in Costa De La Luz, thanks to the abundance of accommodation, amenities and additional courses within a gap wedge away.
Challenges, quality and fun aplenty
Naturally. We’ve selected a mere handful of our favourites from the region, but if you are planning to make a visit to Costa De La Luz for your golf trip then you’ll find plenty of choices to match your ability and preferences.
Whether it’s a trip of pure social golf, not too taxing and something the enjoy with the sun on your back, then the region has you covered. And if your group are looking to immerse into the heart of the region’s golfing community, then you can certainly find that as well.
And with amazing beaches, historic cities and plenty of choices for food and drink, you can always combine great golf with great evening fun.
Whatever your preference, if you’re considering Costa De La Luz for your net golf holiday, then get in touch or contact one of our team.
Golf Holidays in Cadiz and Huelva have really taken a grip and the Costa de la Luz has some very well designed, challenging, well-maintained golf courses to offer. The keen golfer will not be stuck for choice either, the Costa de la Luz now boasts some championship golf courses and more are planned for the near future. We don’t imagine it will ever overtake the Costa del Sol as a golfing haven, but the courses are very different and many are open to the Atlantic coast. The coast from Cadiz to Huelva offers a very good option to play golf in one of Spain’s most beautiful and unspoiled areas, why not book your game of golf on the Costa de la Luz today.
The Costa de la Luz (Coast of light) is famous for more than just golf, this coastal area of Spain borders the Atlantic ocean and due to the rougher waters, it is very popular for Water sports, such as Wind Surfing & Kite Surfing. The area is not as overdeveloped as the neighbouring Costa del Sol, this means that much of the traditional Spanish architecture and culture has not been lost. The Costa Luz has a respectable balance of tradition and modernisation, it is an ideal area for those who wish to Explore the Spanish culture while having the comforts provided by a modern and progressive region.
Southern Spain’s unspoiled Atlantic Coast, a popular destination with the Spanish and Portuguese, the Costa de la Luz, is also becoming popular with the more traditional golfing visitors from Germany, Scandinavia, and Great Britain. With good weather all year round and an increasing level of choice, it is not difficult to see why interest in this golfing territory is on the up.
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