For those who are interested in golf breaks Spain is an ideal destination. While most flock to the Costa del Sol, for good reason, there are other places to enjoy golf along Spain’s Mediterranean coastline. One of these is Costa Almeria. Located just west of the Cabo de Gata – Nijar nature park, this coastal destination is far less populated than the Costa del Sol, providing visitors with numerous untouched beaches and natural wonders to explore when not golfing. If you are planning a trip to Costa Almeria, consider visiting these popular courses.
Aguilon Golf Club
Aguilon is a newer course that opened in 2008. In spite of its young age, it is becoming quite popular among golf vacationers and native golfers alike. The course is rated at par 70 and sits in the shadow of the Aguilon Mountains. Views of Pulpi Bay make it a truly breathtaking course. It has over 100 bunker and 6 lakes making it a challenging course that is sure to thrill golfers of all ability levels.
Alboran Golf Course
Alboran Golf is part of the new El Toyo result, which is part of Cabo de Gata. The course was designed by Ramon Espinosa and is rated at par 72. The championship course has 66 bunkers and was host to the 2005 Almeria Mediterranean Games. Views of the mountains are abundant on the course, and palm trees dot the landscape.
This par 72 course has 9 beautiful lakes scattered amongst its wide fairways. The greens are defended by bunkers that challenge even the greatest golfers. The crew keeps the course in pristine condition all year long, which makes it a popular course for Spanish circuit trials. It is one of Spain’s flattest courses.
A truly stunning course, Desert Springs was the first desert course to be built in Spain. It meets all USGA specifications and offers the same quality of play as the sister courses in Arizona and California. Since desert courses are so rare in Spain, the terrain of this course is truly unique, offering unique play for seasoned golf vacationers.
Valle del Este
The Valle del Este golf course is a Jose Canales course that blends in beautifully to the surrounding landscape. The vegetation that naturally grows in the region is used to decorate the course, and volcanic rock adds to the beauty of the course. The tees are unique in that they sit on raised platforms that are surrounded by volcanic rock. The fairways are wide and generous, making this a great course for novice players, with plenty of challenge incorporated into the design to appeal to seasoned players.
A seaside course, Marina Golf allows golfers to golf with both sea and mountain views. It is rated at par 72. Marina Golf sits near the town of Mojacar and opened in spring of 2000. Designed by Ramon Espinosa, the course is relatively short, but is one of the most beautiful in the Costa Almeria, making it a course that travelers must experience while on their golf breaks in Spain.