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Sport in Spain, water sport, skiing and golf in Spain

Sport in Spain, water sport, skiing and golf in Spain

WATER SPORT, SKIING AND GOLF IN SPAIN

WATER SPORT IN SPAIN

Sailing and Motorboating in Spain:

The great sailing tradition of Andalusía and the cleanliness of its waters and the warm climate make this coast a popular place in which to enjoy watersports. From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the 836 kms. of Andalusían coastline are dotted with excellent facilities, that provide an excellent range of activities.

Rowing and canoeing in Spain:

Rowing and canoeing is possible on many lakes and rivers, where canoes and kayaks can usually be rented. There are marinas inland, at Sevilla and Gelves that support sailing in the River Guadalquivir near from its mouth beside Doñana National Park. There are also boating facilities at source of the Guadalquivir in Tranco de Beas Reservoir in the Nature Park of Cazorla, Segura (Jaén province), and also at Las Villas. There are similar facilities on the Iznájar Reservoir that covers parts of three provinces - Córdoba, Málaga and Granada.

Windsurfing, Surfing & Kite Surfing in Spain:

The varied coast line offers windsurfers at all levels the chance to practice this sport. Tarifa is a world class windsurfing location. It is on the annual world windsurfing championship circuit. Ten kilometres of white sandy beaches, unspoilt countryside and some of the best windsurfing conditions in Europe have established Tarifa as a true surfers paradise.Just 11 km across the Straits of Gibraltar at its narrowest point, this southern-most tip of Europe where the Med meets the Atlantic Ocean, enjoys spectacular views of the Rif mountains of Africa across the water.

Snorkelling and Diving in Spain:

There are countless locations to dive along the coast in Andalucía. Snorkeling is something that pretty well anyone who can swim can do, with the minimum of equipment - basically, it's a snorkel, facemask and flippers and away you go. The relatively calm seas and gentle tides provide a perfect environment for face-down fun. Having said that, divers should always ensure that someone else knows they are in the water, and approximately where they are going to be, in case they do get into difficulties and need help. A diving permit is obligatory in Spanish waters. They cost approximately 1.000 ptas and are available from clubs and schools.

Salt water Fishing in Spain:

The Atlantic and Mediterranean shorelines are ideal for fishing. many of the marinas provide everything required for a day of open sea fishing. Swordfish fishing is most spectacular, it is immortalised in several feature films. From July to September swordfish are found off the coasts of Almería, Granada and Málaga, as well as in the Bay of Cádiz.

Fresh water Fishing & Angling in Spain:

Fishing in rivers and dams in Andalucía is also a popular sport, where trout, pike and black bass are found, as well as ciprinidae family, barbel and carp. Trout fishing is the most attractive to anglers, owing to its difficulty, no doubt. There are 64 fishing preserves in the Nature Parks of Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas and of Sierra Nevada.

Marinas in Spain:

Accessibility, safety and an ample range of complementary services are the main characteristics of Andalucían ports and marinas. Many of them already have large berths, as well as yacht clubs, sports facilities, boat and equipment rental, hotels, casinos and shopping areas, plus fuel, workshops, cranes and winter
hangars.

GOLF IN SPAIN

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ALCAIDESA

Alcaidesa Links Golf Club, which was opened in 1992, by former Ryder up player and Captain Bernard Gallagher, is an experience that cannot be found anywhere else in Spain; it is the first true links course in the country and is very reminiscent of a Scottish course with gorse bushes and heather. Located to the west of San Roque, in an area rich with enthusiastic golfers the course has recently undergone an extensive programme of remodelling; fairways have been improved and widened.

Address:
CN-340 Km.124,6.11315 La Linea, Cadiz
TEL: 0034 956 791 040
FAX: 0034 956 791 040
Email: alcaidesa@golf-andalucia.net 
Web Site: www.alcaidesa.com/algc.htm 

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ALHAURÍN GOLF

This course can be found in Alhaurín el Grande, just behind the Mijas mountain range, and easily accessible from all points of the western Costa del Sol, the Alhaurín Golf & Hotel Resort is one of the most ambitious sports and tourism developments in the entire country. Visiting golfers will find themselves spoilt for choice, for there are 45 holes in all, 27 of which were designed by Seve Ballesteros. There is an 18-hole full-length course, a nine-hole short course and also the only 18-hole par three course in Andalucía. On the main course the fairways are long and narrow with greens protected by a fierce array of bunkers, lakes and gardens, but the fact that there are up to six different teeing areas at each hole means that the course can be adapted to any level of skill. The Alhaurín Golf four-star hotel opened in 1998 and there is also a riding centre, swimming pool, tennis courts and other facilities.

Address:
PCtra. MA-426 Fuengirola-Alhaurin, Km 15, 29120 Alhaurin el Grande. Málaga
TEL: 95 259 59 70
FAX: 95 259 45 86
Email: alhgolf@costasol.net - alhaurin@golf-andalucia.net
Web Site: www.alhauringolf.com

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ALMENARA HOTEL GOLF

This is a 27 hole golf course set in the upper part of Sotogrande 500 metres from Club de Golf Valderrama and five minutes from the beach, surrounded by cork oak trees and wild pines and several streams as well as a natural lake, all of which serve to make this a very beautiful course. Opened in March 1998, designed by Dave Thomas, Almenara overlooks both the Ryder Cup host club and the nearby The San Roque Club. The layout has two clearly defined sections, the first part through the wooded terrain typical of the Sotogrande area and the second through more open scenery including a spectacular lake.

Address:
Almenara s/n. 11310 Sotogrande. San Roque. Cadiz
TEL: 0034 956 582 000-956 582 205
FAX: 0034 956 58 20 24
Email: almenara@golf-andalucia.net

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ALMERIMAR GOLF

A flat course, wide fairways and wide greens. It's lakes and palm trees create spots of singular beauty. There is a Hotel on site. Forty minutes from the airport on the Almería-Málaga highway, exit 409. Water sports, tennis, riding, tuition for beginners, advanced and children.

Address:
Urb. Almerimar CTNI, 04700 - El Ejido - Almería
TEL: 0034 950 497 454 / 950 497 438
FAX: 0034 950 497 23
Email: almerimar@golf-andalucia.net

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ALOHA GOLF

The Aloha Golf Course was designed by Javier Arana, one of Spain´s best known golf architects. It was designed in October 1975 and is considered a the start of the boom within the promotion and development of Spanish golf courses. Situated in Nueva Andalusia, the Mecca of the European Golf. Aloha is a natural Golf Course, with a varied vegetation, where one hole is never like another. Neither long nor short, perfectly kept.

Most of the fairways are fairly wide, though danger lurks on either side, but the greens are tricky, especially the par-five 10th with its adjacent lake. In recent years the club has benefited from several improvements, namely replanted fairways and a refurbishment of the clubhouse and changing rooms. Aloha is a private club but welcomes visitors all year round. Among its regulars is European Tour player Diego Borrego.

Address:
Apdo. 141 - Urbanización Aloha Golf. 29660 Marbella. Málaga
TEL: 0034 952 907 085 - 952 907 086
FAX: 0034 952 812 389
Email: aloha@golf-andalucia.net
Web Site: www.clubdegolfaloha.com

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ANORETA

A course which suits all players, demanding from the first tee but with easy-to-play fairways, fast and rolling greens, some well protected by bunkers; water obstacles on the course. All in all, a varied and pleasant round.

Address:
Avda. del Golf s/n29730 - Rincón de la Victoria - Málaga
TEL: 0034 952 404 000 / 952 405 000
FAX: 0034 952 404 050 Email: anoreta@golf-andalucia.net

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ATALAYA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

Atalaya Golf & Country Club has been one of the most popular clubs on the Costa del Sol since its opening in 1968. Situated between Marbella and Estepona, it is suitable for all levels of play from total beginners to international pro´s, due to the diversity of its tees. Atalaya offers one of the largest driving ranges in Spain and supplies tuition in several languages.

The views over the Mediterranean and the La Concha mountain are beautiful. This is a challenging course, it starts off deceptively gently between the wide, flat fairways of the Atalaya Old Course but things soon get more difficult as you move up into the foothills. The return leg wanders gently down among the fairways of the older course towards the chalet-style clubhouse. The Bermuda fairways are lined with wildflowers, gorse bushes and lakes.

Address:
Ctra. Benahavís Km.0,7. 29688 Estepona. Málaga
TEL: 0034 952 882 812 FAX: 0034 952 887 897
Email: atalaya@golf-andalucia.net
Web Site: www.master-hotels.com

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BAVIERA

Situated in the Axarquía, exactly at Caleta de Vélez, commands magnificent sea and mountain views. It has direct access from the Mediterranean Highway and it is 200 metres far away from the Yachting Club of Caleta. The golf course has being design under the directions of José María Cañizares, and can play all kinds of golf players, form beginners and experts to even professionals.

Address:
Urb. Baviera Golf. Casa Club 29751 - La Cala de Vélez - Málaga
TEL: 0034 952 555 015
FAX: 0034 952 555 015
Email: baviera@golf-andalucia.net

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BENALUP

Integrated in the natural surroundings of " La Janda" in the Heart of the Cádiz Mountains, Benalup is a challenging Course.
18 Holes. Par 73. 6,073 m. Designer: Paul Rolin

Address:
Calle la Torre s/n 11190 - Benalup-Casas Viejas - Cádiz
TEL: 0034 956 424 928
FAX: 0034 956 424 929
Email: benalup@golf-andalucia.net
Web Site: www.benalupgolf.com

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CABOPINO GOLF

With 18 holes, par 71, very modern design, over looking the sea and the Costa del Sol. Between Marbella (12 km), and Fuengirola, (15 km). With very easy access, the course is approximately hundred meters from the road CN 340. Open in March 2001.

Address:
Urbanizacion Artola Alta, km 194 29600 - Marbella - Málaga
TEL: 0034 952 850 282
FAX: 0034 952 837 277
Email: cabopino@golf-andalucia.net

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CLUB DE CAMPO DE CORDOBA

The Club de Campo de Córdoba is located in the hills of Serrania de Cordoba, eight kilometres north of Cordoba city. The design is the only 18 hole course in the province. Natural is the key-word here. The area is a nature park with a wide variety of wildlife and birds.

Address:
Km. 9,200 Crta. Antigua Córdoba-Obejo, Apdo. 436 14080 - Córdoba - Córdoba
TEL: 0034 957 350 208
FAX: 0034 957 350 208
Email: cordoba@golf-andalucia.net

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CLUB DE CAMPO LA ZAGALETA

Situated in the fabulous former estate of the Saudi magnate Adnan Kashogui, on the road between Marbella and Ronda. The Club is one of the most complete on the Costa del Sol. Its surroundings are equally unique as it is located in a protected nature reserve.

This strictly private course forms part of the most exclusive development in Spain, the 1,000-hectare tract of land which used to belong to Saudi financier Adnan Khashoggi, who once lived in what is now the palatial clubhouse. The rest of what used to be his estate is now a nature reserve with many diverse species of plants and wildlife, though there is also hunting fishing, riding and a heliport. La Zagaleta is located 10 kilometres up the Ronda road from San Pedro and from it there are magnificent views over the hills and the sea to Gibraltar. The golf course was designed by Californian Bradford Benz..

Address:
Crta. Ronda, Km. 11 Apdo 244 29679 - Benahavís - Málaga
TEL: 0034 952 855 453
FAX: 0034 952 855 419
Email: zagaleta@golf-andalucia.net

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CLUB DE GOLF BELLAVISTA

A pleasant and easy course for an entertaining round. Its most difficult holes are the 6th, 12th, and 14th with wide fairways and short distance between tees and greens.

Address:
Ctra. Huelva-Aljaraque Km. 6 -Apartado Correos 335 21110 - Aljaraque - Huelva
TEL: 0034 959 319 017 / 959 319 018
FAX: 0034 959 319 025
Email: bellavista@golf-andalucia.net

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CLUB DE GOLF CAMPANO

Club de Golf Campano is located close to Chiclana and offers a smooth and easy round of golf through a private urbanisation. Of particular interest is hole No.2, with a dog -leg to the right, crossing a riverbed, which requires more of a steady hand than a long drive. The club, close to Novo Sancti Petri, has an excellent driving range and a very complete club house.

Address:
Av. Reyes Católicos 15 (La Barrosa) E. La Barrosa, 11130 - Chiclana de la Frontera - Cádiz
TEL: 0034 956 493 081
FAX: 0034 956 493 081 / 956 402 134
Email: campano@golf-andalucia.net

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CLUB DE GOLF CORTA ATALAYA

Corta Atalaya is situated on Huelva Mountains, the visitor will find very nice mountains views on this area. Nine holes golf course, three par 3, five par 4 and one par 5. Two holes have tough slopes, the rest are flatter.

Address:
Crta. Corta Atalaya, s/n 21660 - Minas de Riotinto - Huelva
TEL: 0034 959 590 475
Email: cortaatalaya@golf-andalucia.net

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CLUB DE GOLF EL CANDADO

The Club de Golf El Candado is well known amongst all the professionals of the Costa del Sol. It is a fairly short course of 2.362 metres, situated in a small valley. It has a rather difficult hilly design with substantial level differences and challenging greens.

Address:
Urb. El Candado 29018 - Málaga - Málaga
TEL: 0034 952 299 340 / 952 299 341
FAX: 0034 952 290 845
Email: candado@golf-andalucia.net

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CLUB DE GOLF LA CAÑADA

La Cañada was the first municipal course on the Costa del Sol. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones who also designed other courses in the area such as Valderrama and Real Club de Golf Sotogrande. Situated high above Guadiaro, a town that proportionally represents the highest number of amateurs in Spain, it offers very well maintained greens, an important variety of autochthonous trees and the glen on the 9th hole which gives name to the golf course.

Address:
Apartado de Correos, 37 11311 - Guadiaro - Cádiz
TEL: 0034 956 794 100 / 956 794 411
FAX: 0034 956 794 241
Email: canada@golf-andalucia.net

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CLUB DE GOLF LA SIESTA

We have the pleasure of presenting our modest course of 9 holes (Par 3). The distance from the tees to the greens change considerably, and although it is a short course, ideal for short play, you have the feeling of playing on a much wider ground. The course is not too difficult. The 7th hole can be played with a wood club to reach the green. There are wonderful views of the Mediterranean Sea from the 1st and 9th hole.

Address:
Urb. Sitio de Calahonda - C/ Jose Orbaneja s/n 29647 - Mijas Costa - Málaga Málaga
TEL: 0034 952 933 362
FAX: 0034 952 933 352
Email: siesta@golf-andalucia.net
Web Site: www.geocities.com/lasiestagolf

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CLUB DE GOLF LOS ALMENDROS

The first Pitch and Putt in Andalusia

Address:
Avda. Andalucía, El Cerrito Local A-1 29680 - Estepona - Málaga
TEL: 0034 952 113 327 - 609 529 051
FAX: 0034 952 113 551
Email: losalmendros@golf-andalucia.net

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CLUB DE GOLF PLAYA SERENA

You will find Playa Serena Golf Club situated right on the coast, with it's nine lakes seven of which are natural. Home to a wide variety of exotic, migratory birds. The eighteen holes of Playa Serena are very varied and enjoyable, requiring shots of skill and precision. You can play for sheer enjoyment, no day is ever the same.

Address:
Paseo del Golf, 1 .Urb. Playa Serena 04740 - Roquetas de Mar - Almería
TEL: 0034 950 333 055
FAX: 950 333 055
Email: playaserena@golf-andalucia.net

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CLUB DE GOLF POZOBLANCO

Situated in the town of the same name, Pozoblanco is proud of being the first municipal golf course in Spain. It has a mainly flat design and a dominating presence of cork trees. It has local grass types and only requires additional watering on the greens. It's most challenging obstacles are the out of bounds markers.

Address:
Crta. La Canaleja Km. 3 - Apartado Correos 118 14400 - Pozoblanco - Córdoba
TEL: 0034 957 339 171 / 957 339 003
FAX: 0034 957 339 171
Email: pozoblanco@golf-andalucia.net

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CORTIJO GRANDE CLUB DE GOLF

This course opened in 1976 and was designed by Paul Jay Polansky. Situated between the towns of Turre and Mojacar and at 4 km from the beach, it offers a mainly flat design, freshly coloured by orange and lemon trees along its fairways. This course does not have a club house but a nearby bar-restaurant provides all services.

Address:
Apdo. 2, 04639 - Turre - Almería
TEL: 0034 950 479 176
FAX: 950 479 176
Email: cortijo@golf-andalucia.net

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