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Golf can be an enjoyable and relaxing sport for many, especially while on vacation. If you plan to travel to Spain and enjoy the sport, be sure to check out the top all inclusive golf resorts in Spain! Relax and play some golf in a beautiful county at a spectacular resort.
Ryder Cup Whets The Appetite for Travel
The Hazeltine dust may have settled, European Ryder Cup celebrations may have faded and those involved may have returned to their individual routines, but the whetting of golfing appetites will take a little longer to dispel. It was quite a week.
Only a select few can actually compete for Sam Ryder’s famous trophy, but that does not mean that in our own ways we cannot enjoy something of the same excitement. There are few better getaways than an all-inclusive golfing trip with a group of like-minded fellow-travellers. And that is all the more true if you can get away over the course of winter.
The combination of a great course, four and five star luxury and guaranteed sunshine is a combination few golfers can resist. The advent of the all-inclusive golf break is nothing new – the Victorians were in on the act back in the 1800s – but across the continent there are now a wealth of superb facilities that offer the perfect location to emulate that Ryder Cup sense of sporting escapism.
Spain Leads The Way
Spain has been leading the way in top all-inclusive golf resorts in Spain since the 1980s. And it is not just the Spanish mainland that is catering to the desires of the golfing tourist – Tenerife, Gran Canaria and the Balearic Islands are amongst the island locations offering the added bonus of winter temperatures touching 23 degrees.
Tenerife’s nine courses include the majestic five star Hotel Las Madrigueras, whilst Gran Canaria – home of Rafael Cabrera-Bello – boasts the two splendid courses of the Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Resort in addition to two other high quality courses, all of which can be played by exploiting the island’s unique golf passport scheme.
Meanwhile, The Sheraton Mallorca offers Spain’s biggest golf resort with no fewer than 63 holes all within easy reach of the superbly appointed hotel, and all just a few miles from the island’s capital, Palma.
Holding Off The Competition
The pre-recession Spanish golf boom, which saw Spanish golf drawing in an estimated €340 million annually, is yet to be replicated, but the bounce offered by the Olympics and a strong Spanish showing at Haseltine, along with generally positive industry analyses, suggest that those resorts are going to be there for the foreseeable future.
There may be much lamenting the state of golf domestically, but the international market for the golfing traveller remains buoyant.
Even with the emerging competition offered by destinations such as Dubai and Morocco Spain’s abundant golfing resources – there are now over 300 courses throughout the country is in sufficient good health to ensure that the land of Seve and Sergio continues to do more than merely hold its own.
The European tour’s flagship PGA Cataluña Resort 45 minutes to the North of Barcelona is testament to the level of investment that has taken place in recent years. The fruit of that investment is a destination to melt the heart of even the most travel weary golfer.
The Stadium Course has been ranked as one of Europe’s leading courses since it opened in 1998 and was on the list for the 2022 Ryder Cup until the award was made to Italy’s Marco Simone Golf and Country Club. PGA Cataluña is just one of a plethora of Spanish venues that can be unashamedly guaranteed to sate the golfing appetite.
Dennis Star, Sense PR | November 9, 2016