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.

Tee Off in April – Portugal and Spain

Portugal and Spain, renowned for their rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes, are also premier destinations for golf enthusiasts. With abundant world-class courses scattered across these countries, golfers are treated to diverse and challenging experiences against breathtaking backdrops. Whether teeing off along the rugged coastlines of Portugal’s Algarve or amidst the picturesque vineyards of Spain’s Andalusian countryside, each round promises an unforgettable journey. Moreover, Portugal and Spain’s mild climates ensure that golf can be enjoyed year-round, adding to the allure of these countries as top golfing destinations in Europe.

Portugal, nestled in the southwest of Europe, is renowned for its rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture. But it’s also a golfer’s paradise. With over 80 golf courses scattered across the country, Portugal offers diverse and challenging options for players of all skill levels.
From the dramatic cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the Algarve to the lush countryside of the Lisbon region, each course presents a unique golfing experience.
Moreover, Portugal’s mild climate ensures that golfers can enjoy the sport year-round, making it an ideal destination for golf holidays. With its combination of scenic beauty, world-class courses, and warm hospitality, Portugal truly stands out as a premier golf destination in Europe.

Spain, a vibrant country in the southwest of Europe, is celebrated for its rich history, stunning landscapes, and diverse culture. But beyond its cultural attractions lies a golfer’s paradise. With over 300 golf courses spread across the country, Spain offers an extensive array of options for players of all levels. From championship courses along the Costa del Sol to picturesque layouts in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, each course promises a unique and memorable golfing experience.
Moreover, Spain’s favorable climate ensures that golfers can enjoy the sport year-round, adding to its allure as a top golfing destination in Europe. With its combination of scenic beauty, world-class courses, and warm hospitality, Spain truly stands out as a premier golfing destination.

Set your tee and swing in two of the best golf destinations!

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.