Guide to Golf Breaks in Spain
Our Golf Resorts are in the historic regions of Alicante and the Marbella area in Spain. The mediterranean climate with 300 days of sunshine makes the area a popular destination for golfers from all over the world. And we can guarantee a memorable Golf Break in Spain, apart from the variety of golf courses you can enjoy kilometers of beaches, historic places or typical Spanish restaurants.
Alicante benefits from a beautiful port and the Castle of Santa Barbara which dates back to the 9th century. It is situated on the top of the rock and the visitors can enjoy a spectacular view of the city and the port. It is simply a must on a rest day!
Our area of service in Spain offers more than 30 golf courses including European Tour qualifying courses to test your golf on. Most of them have world-class practice facilities.
Torrevieja has many nice restaurants. EL Muelle is one of the oldest and is right on the seafront.
La Zenia shopping center is one of Europe's best outdoor shopping centers which has recently opened and offers many nice shops.
Mundomar which is near to Benidorm has a very nice water world, exhibiting Dolphins, Seals and many other animals http://www.mundomar.es
Orihuela offers an old historical town where you can visit several museums and old churches, at the start of February there is a Medieval market where many thousands of people attend.
Alicante is the capital city of the area and has a very nice port area with many restaurants. The Castle of Santa Barbara on a rock overlooks the city and is accessible by lift as well. Cafés, shops, restaurants, kilometers of beaches... Alicante offers all of this. www.alicante.com
The Mediterranean climate, characterised by warm/hot and dry summers, is dominant in the peninsula. It has two varieties: Csa and Csb according to the Köppen climate classification.
The Csa zone is associated to areas with hot summers. It is predominant in the Mediterranean and Southern Atlantic coast and inland throughout Andalusia, Extremadura and much, if not most, of the centre of the country. The Csa zone covers climatic zones with both relatively warm and cold winters which are considered extremely different to each other at a local level, reason for which Köppen classification is often eschewed within Spain. Local climatic maps generally divide the Mediterranean zone (which covers most of the country) between warm-winter and cold-winter zones, rather than according to summer temperatures.
The Csb zone has warm rather than hot summers, and extends to additional cool-winter areas not typically associated with a Mediterranean climate, such as much of central and northern-central of Spain (e.g. western Castile–León, northeastern Castilla-La Mancha and northern Madrid) and into much rainier areas (notably Galicia). Note areas with relatively high rainfall such as Galicia are not considered Mediterranean under local classifications, but classed as oceanic.
The semi-arid climate (BSk, BSh), is predominant in the southeastern quarter of the country, but is also widespread in other areas of Spain. It covers most of the Region of Murcia, southern Valencia and eastern Andalusia, where true hot desert climates also exist. Further to the north, it is predominant in the upper and mid reaches of the Ebro valley, which crosses southern Navarre, central Aragon and western Catalonia. It also is found in Madrid, Extremadura, Castilla-La Mancha, and some locations of western Andalusia. The dry season extends beyond the summer and average temperature depends on altitude and latitude.
The oceanic climate (Cfb), located in the northern quarter of the country, especially in the Atlantic region (Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias, and partly Galicia and Castile–León). Additionally it is also found in northern Navarre, in most highlands areas along the Iberian System and in the Pyrenean valleys, where a humid subtropical variant (Cfa) also occurs. Winter and summer temperatures are influenced by the ocean, and have no seasonal drought.
Apart from these main types, other sub-types can be found, like the alpine and continental climates (Dfc, Dfb / Dsc, Dsb) in the Pyrenees as well as parts of the Cantabrian Range, the Central System, Sierra Nevada and the Iberian System, and a typical desert climate (BWk, BWh) in the zone of Almería, Murcia and eastern Canary Islands. Low-lying areas of the Canary Islands average above 18.0 °C (64.4 °F) during their coldest month, thus having a tropical climate.