Archive for the ‘Costa de la Luz’ Category
Costa de la Luz are a world away from its Costa cousins. Stretching from Ayamonte neighboring Portugal’s Algarve, although exposed, the beaches are not as windswept as the Cadiz section of the coast. The shoreline is punctuated by small fishing ports and modern resorts popular with mainly Spanish visitors. These resorts are separated by marshes and river estuaries, making travelling rather circuitous.
Staying in one of the beach resorts of Isla Canela, Islantilla or Isla Cristina you’ll find yourself well placed for dozens of golf courses – some of them across the Guadiana River in Portugal. Or try out some of the Algarve’s best beaches, visit Cadiz, Huelva or one of the innumerable peaceful whitewashed summit villages in the region. But wait, there’s more
The Real Club de Golf de Sevilla as a privileged location in the town of Aalcala de Guadaira, close to the banks of the Guadaíra river and the Parque Natural de Oromana nature park as well as its proximity to the city centre of Seville, Spain. Despite only opening for play in 1991, Real Club De Golf De Sevilla has a firmly established reputation as a world class tournament venue, and is the Andalucian capital’s finest golfing institution.
Designed by José María Olazábal, two-time Masters champion, the course is held in high esteem by amateurs and professionals alike.. Although very beautiful, the Real Club de Golf de Sevilla is also challenging, this 18 hole par 72 golf course measures 6529 meters, designed with wide fairways sown with Bermuda grass, undulating Pencross greens, very well dotted by 90 spectacular bunkers and 9 lakes covering more than three hectares; pristine grounds await your try for the perfect game. The challenge of this course is only matched by the beauty of the area.
José María Olazábal early foray into the world of course design has been extremely well received, explaining why Sevilla has already cemented a place inside Europe’s top 100. The Real Club de Golf de Sevilla was venue of Sevilla´s Open, tournament of the European Tour in April 2004 and also venue of the World Cup of Golf in November 2004. In 2008 and 2010 hosted the Spanish Open and in 2009 the Andalucía Open.