5 Reasons Why Murcia is a Travelling Golfer’s Paradise
When considering a golfing trip to Murcia you can be sure that your key holiday bullet points are all well covered.
First, the weather will be superb for golf, in an area renowned for having more than 300 days of sunshine a year and justifiably known as the “Warm Coast” (“Costa Cálida”).
Second, you will be able to play at a different club every day, as the region has 22 outstanding courses – both inland and in its popular coastal resorts.
Third, away from the fairways you will have plenty of other leisure activities to keep you – and any non-golfing companions – fully entertained, from nautical activities to hiking in the mountains.
Fourth, the region offers a diverse and extensive selection of accommodation options, from five-star luxury hotels by the beach to rustic boutique hotels surrounded by stunning nature parks.
And finally, closing out our top five reasons for planning a getaway on the Costa Cálida, for golfing foodies and wine-lovers Murcia truly is a gastronomic jewel. The region was Spain’s official “Capital of Gastronomy” in 2020 and 2021, in recognition of its exceptional Mediterranean cuisine and three “Denomination of Origin” wine regions: Bullas, Jumilla and Yecla.
Special offer in Villaitana (Costa Blanca) for December
We are launching a special offer on the Costa Blanca. If you don’t already know Meliá Villaitana this is your chance. If you do, you will surely want to come back.
From 126€ per person you can take advantage of the long weekend in December for a two-night break to Benidorm or turn it into a 5-night mini holiday for only 315€ with daily golf!
It’s Time to Swing into Autumn!
Fortunately, travel restrictions are gradually being eased and Spain is Europe’s leading country for vaccinations, with more than 70% of the population fully vaccinated. With a current average of 0.00195% of the population infected, some restrictions remain in place but life (almost) seems to be returning to normal – or at least the “new normal”.
Autumn is probably the best time of the year for travelling to Spain, and European golfers are anxious to return and enjoy a golf break during this pleasant and attractive post-summer season. But you need to be quick, because occupation due to previously postponed trips now being taken up is already very high for some weeks. Don’t miss out on your golfing holiday!
In our latest newsletter you will find golf breaks to Andalucía in Huelva and Granada, with an all-inclusive deal at Playa Granada; or on the Costa del Sol, at the conveniently located Occidental Fuengirola and playing at Mijas Golf, Santana and La Cala.
For those looking east of Spain… the renovated Marriot La Sella offers an interesting 10% discount if you book in advance. And for those wanting additional weather guarantees, you can choose one of our Canary Islands golf deals at Salobre in Gran Canaria for a great September deal or the super-luxurious Vincci Plantación del Sur in Tenerife.
Early bird catches the worm (extended!)
Our early booking promotion is back and now extended!
With courses and hotels becoming quickly booked, make sure you get the best deal.
Alltough travelling still feels like an impossible today, it’s time to start making plans for your golf getaway later this year – if you want to be certain on availability and best deals.
We have extended our “Save Now… Travel Later” promotion so early bookers will be rewarded with an additional 5% of their packaged hotel reservation with golf for their following booking – it’s now valid for stays from June 1st onwards only if you confirm
before April 15th. May 14th. This promotion is subject to opening changes and availability.
Further to that, we are compiling all the additional benefits for early bookers so you can benefit from savings of up to a 25% in some cases.
Check our early booking promotion and get an additional 5% for your next booking!
Discover the Best-Kept Secrets of Spain’s Desert Golf Courses
Spain is full of relatively unknown golfing holiday jewels just waiting to be discovered. Most international golfers, for example, would not be familiar with Águilas, on the south-eastern Mediterranean coast. If that includes you, we are offering the opportunity to explore this fascinating area of Spain.
These two packages include accommodation at the Hotel Puerto Juan Montiel and “desert” golf at nearby courses, as well as a special golfing treat: the chance to play at a course whose design was personally overseen by the legendary Jack Nicklaus. Of the 400-plus Nicklaus Design courses around the world, only an exclusive group are recognised with his coveted “Signature” status, and Alhama is one of them.
Alhama Signature is a spectacular desert-style course featuring five large lakes, more than 100 bunkers and native Mediterranean flora and fauna, and offering exceptional views towards the Sierra Espuña mountain range and nature park.
In addition to Nicklaus’s creation, there are three other golfing delights included in these two packages. Depending on whether you decide on a three-night, one-week or longer stay, your golfing options will include green fees at Aguilón, Desert Springs and Lorca Resort.
Aguilón in Pulpi and Desert Springs (also in Almería province) both vie for the honour of being “Europe’s finest desert course”, while Lorca is a challenging 18-hole course designed by Dave Thomas.
Águilas is a picturesque seaside town at the western end of Murcia’s Costa Cálida (“Warm Coast”), not far from the border with Almería province. The municipality (population: 35,000) extends along 25 kilometres of beach coastline, and the village itself is built on a small peninsula between two bays and overlooked by an 18th century castle on the site of a Carthagian fortification.
Conveniently located opposite the marina, the four-star Hotel Puerto Juan Montiel offers guests a sixth-floor spa with stunning views, a restaurant and tavern, mini-golf and pádel tennis courts. They can also organise boating trips, sailing classes and numerous other water sports and nautical activities.
Take a one minute look at Aguilon on oir vídeo. One for Desert Springs also available.
Take Advantage of Andalucía’s Tourism Discount Voucher for Your Next Getaway
Andalucía’s regional government is offering local-based tourists up to 50% discount on travel accommodation, subject to certain conditions.
The getaway must be booked through a travel agency registered with Andalucía Segura (such as GolfinSpain) and include a minimum of two nights’ accommodation at an establishment also officially subscribed to Andalucía Segura.
Those taking advantage need to be registered as residents (albeit part-time) on the town hall “padrón” in the municipality where they live. No distinction is made between Spaniards and foreigners, provided they fulfil the above conditions, live in Andalucía and enjoy their holiday break in a different municipality to their home one.
We have already prepared several packages related to the offer, which is aimed at encouraging people in Andalucía’s eight provinces to enjoy “staycations” rather than travelling abroad or elsewhere in Spain. With over 100 golf courses – considerably more than any other region in Spain – Andalucía is ideally placed to offer golfers, especially, a memorable getaway experience, at a welcome discount!
The voucher (available up to a maximum of €500) was introduced from 1 October and can be used until 31 December 2021. It covers hotels, tourist apartments and rural rental properties, but is not valid for restaurants or other services.
If you are interested in subsidising a golfing (or other holidays) in Andalucía by applying for this tourism voucher, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you learn where it is valid and how to apply.
Discover our new Superflexible deals
You need to start thinking now about a golf trip – true?
We realise that, and to help you research and book your autumn golf getaway we’ve set ourselves to work to prepare offers which, as a main criteria, provide flexible cancellation terms.
New Superflexible Category
Our new SUPERFLEXIBLE category only includes offers that allow you to make a cancellation*, for whatever reason, no questions asked, just a few days before your scheduled arrival date. In some cases, up to 24 hours before.
Defining cancellations for reasons related to COVID-19
Furthermore, we have created a reference document outlining in great detail any cancellation terms related to your own case of COVID-19 or that of a direct family member – and which affect quarantine or mobility restrictions in your area or destination. We are asking all establishments to adhere to the document, and you will see this indicated in the terms for many of our packages.
Date extension for final payment
We have also extended the final date for full payment of your booking, to within just a few days of your scheduled arrival, so you will not have to pay this amount almost until the last moment. If the cancellation is made after your final payment, the amount paid (apart from the deposit) will be refunded* within a period of 20 days.
These options are limited and the terms will only be applied to offers included in the SUPERFLEXIBLE category while they remain valid.
If you have any doubts or would like us to call you, please get in touch.
* In the event of a cancellation, only the initial booking deposit (normally 10%) will remain as a credit in your favour, with no penalties, for any future booking within one year.
Valle Guadiana Links green fees available at GolfinSpain
The former Costa Esuri golf course was inaugurated in November by Isla Canela with the new name “Valle Guadiana Links by Isla Canela“.
This magnificent 18-hole course designed by José Canales is located on the banks of the Guadiana River. The layout enables golfers to enjoy an exceptional setting at the river mouth, with views of the Algarve region in Portugal. The course facilities include a driving range, pro shop and clubhouse with a café-restaurant.
From now on if you book your golf package at Isla Canela you can play at Isla Canela Golf as well as Valle Guadiana Links. You can also book your green fee with us via this link.
Packages for our Must-play golf courses in the Costa del Sol
Green fee packages for Cabopino, Chaparral and El Paraíso are among the best options available for golfers who want to play three superb courses on the Costa del Sol at extremely competitive prices. With discounts of up to 35% compared to individual bookings, they offer you the opportunity to save time and money on your next golf trip to Málaga province.
Our currently published options are:
- 1 green fee at each course with buggy from € 174/person
- 3 green fees at each course with buggy from € 470/person
- 4 green fees at Cabopino or Chaparral with buggy + 1 at El Paraíso with trolley for € 278/person
Furthermore, if you are playing with a group of 12 people, one green fee is free!
Check the links for each course to see the updates rates: El Paraíso, Chaparral and Cabopino.
Next Monday will be another #greenmonday
Next Monday the 25th our now traditional #GreenMonday returns with incredible deals and exclusive discounts up to 30%!
The offers will be launched for both getaways and golf-only options this Friday and you will have to book them with a confirmation deposit between Monday the 25th and Friday the 29th. Most will be valid for any number of nights and dates so this is the perfect opportunity to save money on your next golf holiday.