Plans for renovations at Club de Golf Valderrama in Cadiz, Spain brings over 3 million € to be invested in a four year plan to raise the standards of the golf course to an even higher level.
About the Author: Harrison Gould is the Social Media Marketing Manager of PerryGolf, the leading provider of international golf vacations.
I recently visited the Costa Blanca in Spain and I have to say that the weather and the condition of the golf courses were both ideal. We played 3 rounds of golf while I was there and found the greens to be fast and true; I’d have struggled to find a better lie on each of the fairways – I only wish I could have hit more of them!
The temperature varied between 70–80 degrees in the afternoons and for me, a fair-haired Scotsman, this was just right! La Finca, Alicante Golf Club, and El Plantio are not household names like Valderrama or Las Brisas, but they were good enough for me and my golfing buddies. The Costa Blanca is not an area of Spain which we deal with as the caliber of golf courses there is nowhere near as good as the Costa del Sol, but there are similarities in the style of the courses and obviously in the climate. June, July and August are considered peak periods for travel to both Spain and Portugal as this is when the temperatures are at their highest, but this does not help the condition of the golf courses. For those who consider travelling to this part of Europe I would highly recommend travelling in March or April or even waiting until the end of the season and travelling in September or October. The golf courses are fresh and the climate is perfect.
By Gary Sheppard. Gary has been with PerryGolf for 4 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.
If you’re thinking of planning your next golf vacation to sunny Spain; here’s a substantiation of why we think it would greatly add to your experience to stop off at Finca Cortesin.
Located in the centre of the Costa del Sol (between Marbella and Sotogrande) you’ll find the Finca Cortesin community; untouched and unaffected by real estate developments and surrounded only by beautiful greenery.
Finca Cortesin is hosting next year’s Volvo World Match Play Championship – which was previously held at Wentworth Club.
Another exciting venture for the golf club was in recently winning the award in the category of ‘best golf club’ in the Marbella awards ceremony (sponsored by Essential magazine). The awards are accredited based on a major internet survey in which customers and residents in the Costa del Sol can select and vote for their top companies. This is an award that is very close to their hearts as it is voted for by the clients.
For further information on vacationing in Spain, check out PerryGolf’s website.
A welcome return to Valderrama for The European Tour!
The event – costing €3million – will be hosted at Valderrama from the 28th – 31st of October 2010 and will be the final event next year on the home continent of The European Tour (followed by The Dubai World Championship in November).
After staging the Volvo Masters for 21 years (until 2007) Valderrama will be looking forward to the homecoming of the great event. The course will be closed for play from Monday the 18thOctober, with the preceding week disallowing cart use and only offering very limited visitor tee-times (between 12pm-1pm); it will re-open on Wednesday the 3rd of November.
Click here for full details on The European Tour News.