Now, golf is not my bag in the slightest, in fact my idea of holiday bliss is to lie back and worship the sun gods. Malaga is seems offers golf, sun and more! This is a featured post.
Tee off in magnificent Malaga
When it comes to choosing a destination for your next golfing holiday, you can’t go wrong with Spain, and more specifically, Malaga. Easy and quick to get to (at two and a half to three hours from UK airports) and sunny and dry weather conditions ideal for golfing along with masses of courses to choose from, Malaga on the Costa Del Sol in mainland Spain is the ideal location for a golf holiday in the sun.
There are plenty of golf courses to choose from in this particular area of Spain, almost all of which give you fantastic views of the surrounding Spanish countryside and seaside, and there are courses to suit everyone from first-time amateurs to seasoned golf pros. Some of the best golf courses in the world can be found in the region and nearby, including the Ryder Cup course of Valderrama, Torrequebrada, home to the Spanish Open, and the Finca Cortesin which hosts the World Matchplay.
Booking a holiday here at any time of year isn’t a problem as there are almost always decent deals and cheap flights to Malaga to be found from budget airlines such as Jet2.com et al. The weather in Malaga stays dry and mild pretty much all year round, but perfect golfing weather is probably early summer, around June time. If you come in the peak summer months of July and August you will have to contend with the crowds of families and other holidaymakers visiting at this time, and prices will probably be higher. Coming just before the school summer holidays means you can avoid the crowds and higher prices and also means the weather will be slightly cooler, which is often preferable when you’re out playing golf in the sunshine all day.
Beyond the golf course, Malaga has lots to keep you entertained, from art (it’s the birthplace of Picasso), to wonderful Spanish architecture, museums, shops, and of course beautiful beaches. As with most of Spain, there are plenty of nice restaurants serving lovely, fresh Mediterranean dishes and a multitude of bars to enjoy a refreshing beer or night out at.
Malaga is that little bit more chilled out than its neighbours Barcelona and Madrid, but still has lots on offer when it comes to cultural and historical attractions. It’s the perfect choice if you’re after a relaxing, laid back golfing holiday in the sun with plenty of options for entertainment away from the golf course too.