Seve Ballesteros dies “peacefully” at home

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THE PLAYER who did more than any other to raise golf’s profile in Spain has died at his Pedreña home after a valiant battle against the debilitating effects of a brain tumour.

In a press statement released by his family, it was announced that he had passed away at 2.10 am (Spanish time) “peacefully surrounded by his family”.

The family said they were “very grateful for all the support and gestures of love that have been received since Seve was diagnosed with a brain tumour on 5 October 2008 at Madrid Hospital La Paz.” The day before, they had announced that the 54-year-old’s “neurological condition has suffered a severe deterioration”.
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Improved golf course search on map

We’ve done some improvements to our Spain golf course map. It also works much quicker now. Give us a date, number of players and if your prefer a buggy or not, and we’ll return a map with prices on the icons.

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New page “Flying with your golf clubs”


Clients often ask us about the costs of flying with golf clubs, and it is important to compare charges, so we have created a page with a table containing information about various airlines’ policies and charges. As we all know from experience, there are more and more obstacles and increased transport costs involved in flying, so this is perhaps a good moment to remind you that in many destinations we have a rental service offering quality clubs.

Flying with your golf clubs


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Jiménez woos Tiger with food and wine…

…but Woods’ private jet remains in Florida as Open de Andalucía gets underway

THEY WERE CHATTING at the Dubai Desert Classic in February when Miguel Ángel Jiménez popped the question to Tiger Woods: would he like to come and play in the Open de Andalucía on the Costa del Sol? Read More »

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Exclusive last minute offer for competition in Almenara this week


Almenara Golf Resort in Sotogrande is celebrating the “El Corte Inglés Open”  competition this Saturday 26th at 09:00.

The standard rate for the competition which includes green fee, buggy and prize giving cocktail is 55€  but we’ve agreed with Almenara an exclusive rate for the first 25 of our customers that play it, at only 45€

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Olazabal officially appointed Ryder Cup captain


Jose María Olazabal was officially appointed today in Abu Dhabi as the next European team Ryder Cup captain for 2012.

The Spaniard, who is trying to return to the competition once again, said he has accepted the captain position but would still try to gain a place as a player during this season if he’s health problem allow him to.

David Love III is likely to be announced tomorrow as USA team captain.

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Christmas has arrived to Los Arqueros!

As he passed by Costa del Sol, Santa Claus has left us a very special gift in Los Arqueros. From today, and until the 9th of January 2011, without increasing the rate, the green fee will include golf balls for the driving range, big bottle of water in the buggy, snack at Hole 19 and a free lunch (12:20 to 16:30). And to top this off, if your group is a fourball, only 3 pay!

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Fairplay Golf awarded as World’s Leading Boutique Golf Resort 2010

The Fairplay Golf Hotel in Benalup has been awarded as World’s Leading Boutique Golf Resort 2010 on the World Travel Awards

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