Golf Holidays In Spain: Costa Blanca vs Costa Del Sol

Spain is one of the premier golfing destinations in Europe, divided into two main areas. When booking Golf Holidays In Spain, golfers have a choice between the Costa Blanca or Costa Del Sol. Before deciding on which one you should choose, lets take a closer look at the benefits and downsides to each area.

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The Costa Blanca on the coastal region of Alicante of eastern Spain boasts 18 golf courses.

Great international transport links are prominent, with the recently revamped Alicante, El Altet internationals airport and the Murcia, San Javier Airport offering year-round airport access, with most golf courses within easy reach of either airport. Enjoying around 300 days of sunshine a year, the areas provide truly remarkable conditions throughout the year, with the busiest months for golfers coming in Spring and Autumn.

Unlike the more established Costa del Sol, the Costa Blanca is more traditional and quaint Spanish towns and superb Spanish restaurants are never far away. Heavily populated in urbanised areas away from the Spanish towns, there is a large ex-patriot community made up of British, Irish, Scandinavian, German and French couples and families.
Golf courses and generally well maintained and provide a good test of golf.

The infrastructure for golf on the Costa Blanca is well behind its rivals on the Costa del Sol, with only a handful of golf courses boasting an on-site hotel. It is also worth noting that only Villamartin has hosted a European Tour Event 1994 and it is here where the Costa Blanca canĀ“t compete with the more famous courses of the Costa del Sol.

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Famed for its large, luxurious towns and resorts the Costa del Sol is a golfing haven.

Boasting almost twice as many golf courses than the more northerly Costa Blanca, the choice is incredible. The climate is very similar to that of the Costa Blanca, although it is generally considered to be breezier and slightly chillier in the winter months due to the influence of the Atlantic. There is a downside to the infrastructure, and unlike the Costa Blanca, there is only one international airport at Malaga.

A large contingent of ex-pats are ever present and probably spend more time throughout the year than those on the Costa Blanca. Golf on the Costa del Sol is geared more towards elite golfers, with many golf courses considered truer tests of golf than those found on the Costa Blanca. Several courses have hosted European Tour events, with the most notable being the Ryder Cup that was held at the prestigious and world famous Valderrama.
It is this that sets the Costa del Sol apart from the Costa Blanca, the quality of the golf courses and the intricate designs of many, give it the edge.

Having said that, if you are looking for golf courses in great condition without a high price tag, then the Costa Blanca offers exactly that. Great golf at a more affordable price. If you want to play some of the best golf courses in Spain then you must visit the Costa del Sol, but be prepared to pay for it, with higher green fee prices.