Spain’s COSTA DEL GOLF — one moment you’re on a championship golf course, the next in a Moorish village! Add BEAUTIFUL BARCELONA Catalonia’s historical capital and COSMOPOLITAN MADRID to round off your trip.
BEST OF PORTUGAL features the beautiful capital of Lisbon, Estoril’s seaside resort and Algarve coast.
The islands feature excellent golf and mild climate — perfect additions or destinations! Spain’s MARVELOUS MALLORCA, Portugal’s EXOTIC MADEIRA with lush greenery, and majestic cliffs, or THE AZORES thought to be the lost continent of Atlantis!
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SPAIN . . . Mediterranean Paradise
Spain is a land of striking contrasts and endless varieties—bullfights, bodegas, flamenco guitars, seaside cafes, picturesque villages, cosmopolitan Madrid, the fabled city of Granada with its Arabian Nights palace — Alhambra, and the list goes on. . . NOW it is also the mecca for golfers—with dozens of championship courses it is not difficult to understand why the Costa del Sol is called the COSTA DEL GOLF.
COSTA DEL GOLF
Day 1 — Arrive in Malaga, gateway to the Costa del Sol. Drive the short distance to the Marbella area, time to relax and enjoy your new setting.
Day 2 — Golf today at Nueva Andalucia — choose between the two championship courses designed by Robert Trent Jones. Las Brisas, with water in play on 14 holes you definitely have little room for error! Los Naranjos is a monster and a challenge you will not soon forget.
Day 3 — A drive into the hills to Mijas and the two courses, Los Olivos and Las Aves. Take your pick, there is plenty of water and vast sand bunkers with wide fairways, making play enjoyable for all skills.
Day 4 — Drive westward to Sotogrande where you will find two championship courses; Sotogrande GC and Valderama GC certainly two of the most memorable on the Mediterranean coast of Spain.
A short distance from Sotogrande you will find Gibralter. Take time to visit “the Rock” where you can see WWII remnants.
Day 5 — Take the day and enjoy an excursion to Granada where the Moorish influence is so easily seen. The fabulous Alhambra will fascinate you with its intricate artwork.
Day 6 — Your venue today will be Torrequebrada, considered by most to be one of the finest on the Costa del Sol. This course, designed by five-time Spanish amateur champion Pepe Gancedo, is tough and will take all the talent you have to win!
Day 7 — Time to leave this golfer’s dream!
MADRID, the majestic capital of Spain. Home to the masterpieces at the Prado Museum, world capital of bullfighting and the scene of Spain’s most dazzling flamenco dancing, and much more!
Day 1 — Arrive in Madrid, capital of Spain. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
Day 2 — Enjoy a half-day panoramic sightseeing tour of Madrid. The balance of the day free to further explore the exciting sights, or go shopping!
Day 3 — Time to depart for your onward flight.
MALLORCA, largest of the Baleares Islands offers everything you could desire. Here you find each ancient culture and religion leaving a distinct influence on the architecture, music and character of the islanders. Today the crystal-clear waters, rugged mountains, ancient villages and imposing castles contrast with the modern and sophisticated tourist resorts.
Day 1 — Arrive in Palma, capital of Mallorca, where you will be met and either transferred to your hotel or assisted with your rental car. The balance of the day at leisure.
Day 2 — There are nine courses on the island, today golf the most famous — Son Vida GC. Although not very long it was designed by Fred Hawtree, one of the great golf course architects, and is a favorite with everyone.
Day 3 — You are free to explore this beautiful island on your own, shop or take on another game of golf!
Day 4 — Time to depart for your onward flight.
BARCELONA, host of the 1992 Olympics, is the historical capital of Catalonia. The city is exceptionally beautiful with an impressive architectural heritage that includes the Gothic Quarter, Gaudi’ s unfinished Church of the Sacred Family not to mention excellent golf!
Day 1 — Arrive in Barcelona where you will be assisted with your rental car. Balance of the day at leisure.
Day 2 — There are many courses in the Barcelona area to play— maybe today you will golf on the Sant Cugat GC, oldest in Catalonia. Built by British enthusiasts in 1914 the natural hazards, and narrow fairways will have you mustering up all the technical skill you have to win.
Day 3 — Free day to explore this exciting city.
Day 4 — A second round of golf is available to play, maybe it will be on the Reial El Prat GC, one of the best established golf links in Catalonia. The ground is flat and the 36 holes can be combined into 4 varied rounds amid pine woods and water hazards. A day you will surely enjoy.
Day 5 — Time to depart . . .
Courses shown are suggested, if your choice is not shown we can substitute or add it. Additional nights can be added to play more golf or sightsee.
REMEMBER – this is just a taste to whet your appetite for the possibilities available to you