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.

Why choose golf holidays in Spain? What you need to know

Are you a golf enthusiast looking for the ultimate golf experience? Look no further than Spain for your next golf break! With year-round sunshine, world-class courses like those in Marbella, and diverse coastal and mountainous landscapes, golf holidays in Spain are a superb option. 

Spain is a premier European golf destination, offering unparalleled conditions for playing this beloved sport. Here are some reasons why Spain should be your go-to choice for golf vacations:

  1. Year-round golfing: with temperate climates across the country, Spain allows year-round golfing without worrying about cold weather or rainfall. Whether it’s the balmy temperatures of the Canary Islands or the sunny days of Andalusia and the Mediterranean regions, the golfing season in Spain is extensive.

  1. Diverse golfing landscapes: from coastal courses with stunning ocean views to rural settings, mountainous terrain, and courses in major cities, Spain offers diverse golfing landscapes to suit every preference.
  1. Marbella, the golf capital of Europe: located on the Costa del Sol near Malaga, is renowned as the European golf capital. With numerous prestigious courses in and around Malaga and the Costa de Luz in Cadiz and Huelva, Southern Andalusia is a haven for golf fans.
  1. Convenience and accessibility: major golfing regions in Spain are conveniently located near international airports with extensive flight connections. Airports in Malaga, Alicante, Barcelona, Girona, and Madrid provide easy access to top golf courses, making golf holidays in Spain accessible anywhere in Europe and other world regions.
  1. Combining golf with other pleasures: Spain allows you to blend golfing with other pleasures seamlessly. Indulge in Michelin-starred cuisine along the Costa del Sol, Costa de la Luz, and Costa Brava, or explore cultural landmarks in cities like Madrid and Barcelona. Luxurious resorts often feature top-notch golf courses alongside amenities like spas and gourmet dining options.

  1. World-class golf course designers: many of Spain’s golf courses are designed by renowned architects, allowing players to experience expertly crafted layouts. From Robert Trent Jones-designed courses like Valderrama and Sotogrande to Cabell Robinson’s creations in Finca Cortesin and La Reserva de Sotogrande, Spain boasts courses designed by golfing legends.
  1. Extended leisure opportunities: with longer daylight hours, Spain provides ample time for leisure activities beyond golfing. Enjoy theme parks, outdoor concerts, and dining experiences. As the night falls, Spain’s vibrant nightlife comes alive, offering various dining, music, and entertainment options.

If you want to experience the best golf in Spain while enjoying the country’s rich culture, cuisine, and leisure offerings, Tee Times Golf Agency can help you craft unforgettable golf holidays in Spain. Book your golf vacation with us and prepare for an outstanding golf journey!

Challenge de España: celebrating 25 years of the best golf

Spanish golf reaches new heights with the celebration of the Challenge de España at the prestigious Real Club Sevilla Golf from May 9 to 12. With 25 years of history, this tournament has established itself as one of the most prominent events on the Challenge Tour, attracting several of the best players in the world and fans who plan their Spain golf holidays to enjoy the competition.

Since its first edition in 1999 in El Saler, Valencia, the Challenge de España has toured Spain’s most emblematic golf courses, from Valencia to Almería, promoting golf worldwide. The competition returns to Andalusia to debut in Seville, a city with a rich golf tradition.

Golf del Guadiana, Villamartin Golf Club, Izki Golf, Torremirona Golf ClubCentro Nacional de Golf, Campo de Layos Golf, Retamares Golf Club, Tecina Golf, Iberostar Real Club and Playa Serena have also hosted the prestigious tournament. Many of them are courses that tourists choose for their Spain golf breaks. At Tee Times, we have been offering attractive packages for years for those who want to enjoy the best golf in Spain.

In dialogue with Golf Industria, the president of the Real Club Sevilla Golf, Rafael Domínguez, highlighted the importance of this event for the club and Spanish golf in general. The tournament has been a platform for the emergence of talent and has contributed to the prestige of the Challenge Tour, as said Jamie Hodges, Executive Director for this tour.

“We have witnessed great events, and now we are delighted to position ourselves in world golf again with this double celebration, the twenty-five years of the Challenge of Spain and the thirty-five years of the Challenge Tour,” said Domínguez, host club president.

The support of entities such as the Real Federación Española de Golf and the sponsorship of recognised brands ensure the tournament’s success. 

 

Real Club Sevilla Golf: A renowned host club

The Real Club Sevilla Golf (par 72 and 7,177 yards), designed by José María Olazábal (two-time winner of The Masters in Augusta), offers a challenging and beautiful setting for players and spectators alike.

With its wide fairways, undulating greens and strategically placed bunkers, the golf course is a true challenge for players of all levels. Its impeccable maintenance throughout the year positions it among the best golf courses in Spain and one of the most chosen by golfers worldwide who visit Seville.

In addition to hosting prestigious tournaments, the Real Club Sevilla Golf also promotes amateur golf through its Children’s Golf School and social tournaments, boosting the practice of this sport among all ages.

 

Challenge de España and the Seville senses

Seville captivates with its rich history and culinary delights. The city brims with historical heritage, from the majestic Alcázar to the beautiful Cathedral of Seville and the emblematic Plaza de España. As for gastronomy, its tapas, gazpacho, fried fish and the famous Iberian ham are a feast for the senses. Traditional bars and taverns offer an authentic experience worth enjoying.

With the Challenge de España in Seville, Spain reaffirms its position as one of Europe’s most prominent golf tourist destinations. We invite all golf lovers to enjoy this exciting event and discover the beauty and excitement of golf in Spain.