There can be no doubt that Spain’s premier holiday destination is Andalucía.
First and foremost, there are courses of the highest order, but it offers everything else and more in between, with stunning beaches, faultless weather, stylish shopping and vibrant nightlife.
The region makes up almost a fifth of Spain on its own and, with a staggering 100-plus golf courses to choose from, there really is no better place for all your golfing needs.
Macdonald Resorts is one of the UK’s premier hospitality brands and four of its Andalucían resorts – Dona Lola, Leila Playa, Villacana and La Ermita – are situated within easy reach of Malaga airport.
All four resorts have one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments sleeping up to eight people – ideal if you’re visiting with a large group of friends. All are furnished and equipped to a high standard, with access to indoor and outdoor swimming pools, leisure facilities, bars and great restaurants, so you can enjoy yourself just as much off the course.
Such is the variety Andalucía has to offer, Macdonald Resorts tries to replicate that. It has numerous packages available which are specially tailored for visiting golfers. Divided into Silver and Gold options, the only difference between them is the standard of courses included.
The Gold package features Los Naranjos, Rio Real and Santana, while the Silver package, described as being ‘ideal for lower budgets’, includes the stellar tracks of Capobino, Atalaya New and Calanova. Prices start from £217 per person for three nights and three rounds of golf.
To give golfers maximum choice and flexibility, there’s also a brand new two-night package for only £149, which includes two rounds of golf and accommodation at Macdonald Dona Lola Resort. It’s ideal for those looking for a weekend in the sun and it works well with budget airline timetables, too.
If some competitive golf is what you’re after, Macdonald Resorts has also launched its Spanish Open, taking place across two separate weeks in January and February 2019. It offers three rounds of Stableford competition across five days at three different courses in the region, with some fantastic prizes up for grabs.
Outside the resorts, there is plenty to see and do. There are great bars and restaurants in Marbella and Fuengirola, both within easy reach if you want to venture further afield.
Macdonald Resorts will also make your stay hassle-free, with the ability to take care of transfers, club hire, car hire and dinner reservations at all four locations.
If you need some help selecting which courses to play, you can also tap into their local knowledge. Simply give them your handicaps and they will be more than happy to recommend and book tee times at courses suitable for you.
Macdonald Resorts also offers a brilliant group booking service. This means you don’t need to stress about planning your next golf break and, rest assured, everything will be arranged before you even get there.
• To find out more, log-on to resorts.macdonaldhotels.co.uk
Planning a golf break?
If so, make sure you check out the 2019 Travel Guide from bunkered. Available to read online, it is a 48-page digital lowdown on the best holiday golf destinations on the planet.