Golfing excellence on the Costa del Sol: exploring La Hacienda Links Golf Resort

Nestled in one of the most privileged enclaves of the Costa del Sol, near iconic landmarks such as Valderrama and Sotogrande, La Hacienda Links Golf Resort stands as an exclusive golf club offering its patrons the opportunity to indulge in two world-class golf courses: Links and Heathland. With 36 holes that have become a benchmark in the world of golf, the resort boasts impressive views of the sea, Gibraltar, and Africa.

These are two of the most chosen courses in the Costa del Sol by those looking to enjoy their best Spain golf holidays with Tee Times Golf Agency.

La Hacienda Links Golf Resort was recently bestowed as a European Tour Destinations member, a distinction reserved only for the finest golf clubs worldwide. Not only that. Weeks ago, the resort won the “Silver Flag Destination” at the 59club Europe Service Excellence Awards, solidifying its status as an exclusive golf destination. This prestigious accolade underscores the resort’s commitment to providing a top-tier golfing experience and exceptional hospitality. 

La Hacienda Links Golf Resort courses

The Links Course boasts some of the best views over the Mediterranean. A par 72 Links-style course comprising 18 holes, it was designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark and opened its fairways in 1992. Undergoing a profound transformation in 2021, it was redesigned by Kurtis Bowman, emerging as a modern and sustainable golfing haven.

The renovation introduced revamped tees, greens, and bunkers, with several holes featuring some of Spain’s largest greens. The course offers a challenging yet rewarding experience, with wide fairways, expansive greens, strategically placed bunkers, and gentle slopes descending towards the sea, culminating in a beautiful beachfront spanning almost 2 km. Many of its holes hug the shoreline, providing breathtaking views of the Mediterranean, Gibraltar, and Africa from every green.

The Heathland Course was designed by Dave Thomas, the renowned former Ryder Cup player and architect of numerous internationally acclaimed courses. This par 73 offers a diverse natural landscape and promises a memorable golfing escapade. Set amidst plateaus with exceptional views of the Mediterranean Sea amid typical Andalusian hills, several holes wind through a valley adorned with large lakes and narrow fairways. It has become a must-visit destination for avid golfers and a regional landmark.

Accommodation at La Hacienda Links Golf Resort

La Hacienda Links Golf Resort offers its players a selection of hotels that meet their highest expectations.

Fairmont “La Hacienda” will offer guests one of the most exclusive resorts in Spain. It boasts a 5-star hotel with 153 rooms and 51 branded residences, all with stunning sea views.

SO Sotogrande won the “Luxury New Resort” category at The World Luxury Hotel Awards 2022. This exclusive five-star hotel invites guests to experience the famed Mediterranean lifestyle in Sotogrande Alto.

Finally, Vista Real Apartments. Featuring Andalusian architectural style, these fully equipped apartments offer spacious communal areas, including a reception, bar, breakfast area, two magnificent pools, manicured gardens, and parking facilities.

La Hacienda Links Golf Resort, with its unrivalled courses, luxurious accommodations, and esteemed accolades, stands as a beacon of excellence on the Costa del Sol, beckoning golf enthusiasts from around the globe to experience its unparalleled offerings. For those planning their Spain golf holidays, Tee Times Golf Agency provides exclusive packages tailored to enhance the experience, ensuring an unforgettable Spain golf break.

Unveiling the unparalleled luxury of Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Sotogrande, Spain, Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa stands as a beacon of luxury and tranquillity on the Andalusian coast. Situated on a sprawling 215-hectare estate, this exclusive resort epitomizes elegance and sophistication, offering a harmonious blend of traditional Andalusian charm and contemporary opulence for those looking for the best Spain golf holidays.

At the heart of Finca Cortesin lies a commitment to provide guests with an unparalleled experience across its six main areas. Every resort part exudes luxury and elegance, from the award-winning hotel and championship golf course to the outstanding spa facilities and exclusive beach club.

Finca Cortesin is located in Sotogrande, an upscale urbanization nestled within the municipality of San Roque in the Campo de Gibraltar region, a jewel of Andalusia, Spain, and even Europe. With its plethora of sports facilities and luxurious hotels, Sotogrande has earned its reputation as one of the premier residential areas in Andalusia. 

Finca Cortesin’s outstanding facilities

The hotel is a masterpiece of architectural design, boasting majestic courtyards and spacious suites adorned with Andalusian-inspired décor. Guests are treated to impeccable service and a serene ambience, where every need is catered to with utmost care and attention to detail.

Beyond the resort, the surrounding region of Sotogrande beckons with its own allure. From the charming village of Casares to the vibrant city of Marbella, guests can explore Andalusia’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty at their leisure. With easy access to Malaga airport and Gibraltar, the resort is the perfect gateway to the wonders of the Costa del Sol.

A golfing paradise

For golf enthusiasts, Finca Cortesin is a veritable paradise. The resort boasts one of Europe’s most prestigious golf courses, meticulously designed by Cabell B. Robinson to harmonize with the natural landscape. With its manicured fairways and challenging layout, the course offers exceptional golfing experience for players of all levels. 

Finca Cortesin has been the esteemed host of several prestigious events, including the Volvo World Match Play Championship and the Solheim Cup 2023, among other competitions, further solidifying its status as a premier destination for world-class golf competitions.

In addition to its array of luxurious amenities, Finca Cortesin is proud to offer the renowned Nicklaus Academy of Golf. With the expertise of world-class instructors and the latest in golf technology, the Nicklaus Academy provides an unparalleled opportunity for golf enthusiasts to hone their skills and elevate their game to new heights.  

But Finca Cortesin is more than just a golf destination; it is a sanctuary of sustainability and environmental stewardship. Proudly certified by GEO, the resort is committed to preserving the local ecology and cultural heritage through responsible practices and initiatives.

As one of the exclusive destinations offered by Tee Times Golf Agency, Finca Cortesin continues to captivate discerning travellers seeking the ultimate Spain golf breaks. With its unrivalled amenities, breathtaking surroundings, and dedication to excellence, it remains a beacon of luxury hospitality on the Andalusian coast.

Elevating experience: Almenara Golf Club integrated into Sotogrande Golf Resort

Sotogrande Golf Resort proudly announces Almenara Golf Club‘s management integration for 2024. This strategic move (since past January) aims to improve the resort’s golf offerings, making it one of Europe’s premier golf destinations and a top choice for Spain golf holidays.

With over twenty-five years of luxury hotel management experience, hotel General Manager Stephane Menou will lead this initiative to elevate service standards and reinforce Sotogrande’s reputation as a unique and exclusive golf destination recommended by Tee Times Golf Agency.

“I am excited to lead this new milestone in the history of Sotogrande, helping it grow and position itself as a world-class destination. We will focus on achieving excellence and providing unique experiences for our guests and golf fans. We are excited about the future of Almenara Golf as an essential part of SO/ Sotogrande and committed to offering more comprehensive services,” says Menou to Golf Industria.

Sotogrande Golf Resort: where luxury meets passion

Integrating Almenara Golf into SO/ Sotogrande Spa & Golf Resort offers guests a comprehensive experience combining exceptional service, meticulously designed surroundings, and proximity to a renowned golf course just steps from the resort’s rooms.

Almenara Golf Club, featuring a twenty-seven-hole course designed by Dave Thomas, offers a unique blend of challenge and serenity amidst the natural beauty of Los Alcornocales Natural Park. Renovated in 2021 under Manuel Piñero’s guidance, the course features deep bunkers, water hazards, undulating terrain, and scenic vistas, promising an unforgettable golfing experience for players of all skill levels.

The resort’s culinary offerings and wellness amenities further enhance guests’ experiences, with four restaurants showcasing Andalusian essence and fresh produce, a spa & wellness centre spanning 3,500 square meters, and a fitness centre boasting natural light and Mediterranean views.

Sotogrande Golf Resort is blessed with over three hundred days of sunshine annually and offers the perfect backdrop for golf enthusiasts seeking tranquillity and excitement. With Almenara Golf now seamlessly integrated into SO/ Sotogrande, guests can enjoy the serenity of this unique destination alongside the thrill of playing on an exceptional course.

Embark on a journey of unparalleled golf experience at Sotogrande Golf Resort, where luxury meets passion for the game amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Sotogrande. Plan your Spain Golf Breaks with Tee Times Golf Agency’s recommended destination and enjoy the perfection of this unique golfing experience.