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Where to Play Golf on the Costa de la Luz

By: Golfshake Editor | Thu 11 Jul 2019

The Costa de la Luz stretches from the historic city of Cadiz to the border with Portugal and there is an obvious Algarve influence in the golf courses that have spring up in this part of Spain - the hottest and driest part of the country. It is ideal for golf almost all-year round, and there is an impressive choice of courses. Unlike many parts of Spain, golf in and around the Costa de la Luz will not break the bank. But don’t think that means the standard and quality of courses suffer. There are many fabulous courses, and here are five of the best.

La Monacilla

Type: Parkland

Green fee: 69-101 euros

La Monacilla Golf Course is a wonderful 18 hole golf course, par 72, measuring 7,100 yards from the back  tees. It was designed by Jose Maria Olazabal. Situated in a pine tree forest, it has large greens and wide fairways. There are spectacular lakes around holes two and seven. The club has a large practice area situated near the clubhouse with a sizeable putting green, two pitch and putt greens with practice bunker and a driving range. La Monacilla also features a clubhouse with terrace and restaurant, locker rooms, pro shop, caddy master and club, trolley and buggy rentals.

Reason to play: Olazabal’s finest piece of work to date

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Type: Parkland

Green fee: 72-90 euros

Montenmedio golf course, set in a nature reserve featuring  Andalusian cork oak, pine nut, and olive trees, is one of the most natural courses in southern Spain. It is a parkland layout with a large colonial-style clubhouse that offers an a-la-carte restaurant and cafe bar, along with full practice facilities and professional shop. The Hacienda at Dehesa Montenmedio Golf & Country Club is a PGA of Europe-recommended resort which also offers equestrian, climbing, 4×4 off-roading, archery, paint ball, quad-biking, mountain biking, football, paddle and swimming.

Reason to play: breathtaking views

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Lomas de Sancti Petri

Type: Parkland/links

Green fee: 50 euros

Lomas de Sancti Petri is situated in the highest part of the Playa de La Barrosa beach and was designed by former Ryder Cup player Manuel Pinero. It is a par 68 featuring lush, wide fairways. Typical of most of the courses in this area, it has several water hazards and large, beautifully-manicured greens. It is surrounded by a tropical garden set within a pine forest. There is a large clubhouse with bar and restaurant, golf shop, changing rooms and caddie master area.

Reason to play: terrific challenge

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Sherry Golf Jerez

Type: American’ style course

Green fee: 76 euros

Sherry Golf is an American-style course, the sort you see every week on the PGA Tour. That means it has wide open fairways and very little rough. But don’t run away with the idea that it is easy. There is a lot of water and plenty of large greens featuring slopes that are tricky to read. The thing that you will take away with you from Sherry Golf is the magnificent condition of the fairways, greens and bunkers. It features a hacienda-style clubhouse with high-raftered ceilings and galleries. The food here is wonderful

Reason to play: more difficult than it looks

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Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club

Type: Links

Green fee: 59-69 euros

Designed by former Masters champion and Ryder Cup star Jose Maria Olazabal, this is a 27-hole championship layout which also features a nine-hole par-three course and one of the best practice facilities in Europe. The course is essentially flat with slight undulations. Some holes lie on the coast, affording golfers truly breathtaking views. There are plenty of bunkers and several lakes, meaning strategy plays a key part in scoring well. It has been used as a venue for the European Tour’s qualifying school.

Reason to play: a course where you will score well if you hit it straight

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Other courses in the area include:

  • Isla Canela
  • Vista Hermosa Club de Golf
  • Fairplay Golf Course
  • Iberostar Real Club de Golf Novo Sancti Petri
  • Arcos Golf
  • La Estancia Golf
  • Club de Golf Campano
  • Costa Esuri Golf
  • Golf Dunas de Doñana
  • Villanueva Links Golf
  • Golf Nuevo Portil
  • Club de Golf Bellavista

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