Before booking your golfing break please visit our online golf course directory for full information on each course to see if it suits your playing requirements. It will provide you with details about the course layout, facilities available, location etc. For example a lot of the courses along the Costa del sol can be quite hilly which may not suit your handicap and vice versa.
There is a huge selection of accommodation on offer along the Costa del Sol and around Spain so please check our online
Hotel reservation service, Hostels and Villa Rentals,
car hire service with vehicles available in all sizes and prices to suit your requirements and can be picked up and returned at all the major airports around Spain.
In Spain you may be asked for proof of handicap . A certificate can normally be organized via your club secretary before departure. Most courses allow players up to a cap 36 Handicap for Ladies and 28 for Men.
In general the courses during the high season are much more quiet in the afternoon and you may wish to enjoy a much more peaceful round of golf at that time of day. Again please check with us the latest tee times offered by a particular course. In general though tee times for 18 holes would be available up to 5 pm during the summer months.
Most clubs provide a complete caddie master service when it comes to Clubs, Shoes and Trolley hire but please check with the club before hand, once again these items can be booked well in advance . My advice is that you use your own shoes where possible, playing in rented shoes means risking blisters.
Check with the club that there are any competitions being played which my interrupt your golf on the desired time you wish to play.
Clubs have varying rules when it comes to allowing buggies on the fairways. Some will allow it outright during the summer months, others the 90 degree rule, others will not allow it at any time during the year. However most clubs will provide blue flags for players with health problems on request . This will allow you to use, in most cases, the 90 degree rule at least. If you think you may require a blue flag clubs will generally request a medical letter issued by your local GP. Have this prepared on arrival, again if you have any queries on this matter please contact us and we will check for you.
Normally metal spikes are not allowed and is the reason why the courses are in such good condition throughout the year.
All clubs will have some kind of Public Liability Insurance coverage included in the green fee although it is strongly advisable that you take out your own travel insurance which will cover the extra eventualities such as medical cover, theft of clubs, repatriation etc.
If you plan to play over several days, pace yourself and try to include a rest day in the middle of your trip. Also a long flight and sleeping in a strange bed can takes its toll so try to plan an easy first day to recuperate your strength.
Lastly and very important. Do not leave your golfing etiquette at home, !! driving buggies near greens, slow play, not letting players through, not raking bunkers, not repairing ball marks or replacing divots are frowned upon ( as in anywhere else in the world ) and you may incur the wroth of a local marshal, and in some cases will be asked to leave the course immediately . If you treat the course with respect you and your playing partners and other players on the course will enjoy …… a perfect round of golf.