The appeal of Spain golf holidays has never dimmed, and the reasons for this seem obvious at first glance. Not only does the country’s selection of more than 300 courses give avid and seasoned golfers alike a level of choice superior to any other continental European country, but the year-round pleasant climate lends itself to equally year-round golfing.
Here are some quick tips from our experts here at findagolfbreak.com that may help you to pick out the ideal Spanish golfing holiday for your needs.
- Don’t just look to the coast
There’s no question that for holidaying golfers, it is Spain’s iconic coastal regions – including the Costa del Sol, Costa Brava and Costa de la Luz – that remain the big draws.
However, there are also some great greens and fairways in and around the major cities, such as Barcelona’s El Prat, where the course was designed by Greg Norman.
- Make sure you have your proof of handicap
Prospective users of golf courses in Spain may be asked to provide proof of handicap, so we would advise you to talk to your club secretary prior to departure about having a certificate organised. Spanish golf courses generally allow players up to a cap 36 handicap in the case of the ladies, and 28 as far as the men are concerned.
- Familiarise yourself with the blue flag buggy rules
Clubs differ in terms of their rules on the subject of buggies on the fairways. Some don’t allow them at any time of year, others permit them during the summer months and then, there are those that apply the 90-degree rule.
At most clubs, players with health problems are able to request blue flags that will usually enable them to use at least the 90-degree rule. If you suspect that you may need a blue flag, you will probably need to provide the given club with a medical letter from your local GP – so again, the key is to have this prepared before your arrival in the country.
There’s much else that you will need to do when you are booking Spain golf holidays, including making sure that you have the right clothing with you, checking and booking any necessary extras with each club in advance, and keeping abreast of course maintenance dates.
Book your own next Spanish golfing vacation with findagolfbreak.com, however, and you can expect to take so much of the traditional stress out of the process, so that you can focus on your golfing. Good luck, and have fun!
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