Galicia: golfing holidays in the heart of the countryside
Do you like playing golf in your free time? If we suggest a privileged location for your hobby then you are sure to want to play even more. We are talking about Galicia, northeastern Spain. A Region with courses set in pine forests, at pleasant spa resorts or with views of the coast. Admire the surroundings while you practise your swing in the most peaceful atmosphere.
Between Cantabrian and Atlantic breezes. This is the unique location of Galicia, a perfect Region for lovers of stunning countryside and golf. Why? Because the climate and countryside here are ideal for the creation of golf courses in naturally green areas where the weather is good and not too hot in summer. A real treat for the eyes, highly recommended while you have some healthy fun playing golf and enjoying the fresh air. Below you will find a few suggestions. Try using our golf course search engine to choose between the different golf destinations available in Galicia. You are sure to find a favourite.
Fun on the coast and in the mountains
There are many golf courses to be found throughout Galicia. That is why, whether you are looking to perfect your stroke on city courses, courses on the coast or right in the mountains, then Galicia is the place for you. If you love the sea, we would recommend the Pontevedra area. Here, the La Toja Golf Club, with its magnificent views of the coast, is particularly outstanding. See for yourself how the green seems to extend right into the sea. And don't forget to admire the view of Vigo Estuary from the course at the Club there.
If you prefer inland options, then make for the A Coruña, Lugo and Orense areas. Many of the clubs there, such as Golf de Lugo and the Monte-Castrove Foundation (Pontevedra province), have courses with ancient trees and natural lakes as obstacles.
Golf for every level
The motto of golf in Galicia could be: "No one should be left without a round". The variety of the courses here (9- and 18-hole) mean that you can have a fun day playing whatever your level or handicap. There are ever more courses on offer, with everything from broad fairways (like those at La Coruña Golf Club), to narrow, winding courses with numerous obstacles (like the one at Real Aero Club de Santiago). Never played golf? Don't worry, because at many courses in Galicia there are courses for beginners and experts, adults and children. You will also find modern installations and services such as club hire, buggy hire, putting greens to practise your aim, pitch & putt, and golf pro shops.
Varied complementary services
If you love golf but your family have other preferences, then no problem either. Some courses in Galicia, like the one at Balneario de Guitiriz Golf Club (Lugo province) or Golf Balneario de Mondariz (Pontevedra province) are alongside spa resorts where your family can rest and relax in thermal waters. What is more, in Galicia you can do a range of other sports like kayaking, paragliding, hiking, horse riding, fishing…
Don't forget that Galicia is all this and much more. Make the most of your trip to visit emblematic locations such as the Old City of Santiago de Compostela or Lugo City Walls, both UNESCO-designated World Heritage sites. Enjoy its stunning beaches, its six nature reserves and the Atlantic Islands National Park. Above all, remember to savour the exquisite regional cuisine.
Test your skill while you enjoy the countryside and the constant sea breeze. Come to Galicia and indulge your passion for golf like never before.
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