Finca Cortesín, Casares
Consistently ranked by golfing magazines as one of Spain’s finest courses, Finca Cortesín hosted the prestigious Volvo World Match Play Championships in 2009, 2011 and 2012. Its immaculate 18-hole course is the work of Cabell B. Robinson, an American designer revered in southern Spain for the beauty of his courses (Robinson also designed La Cala). With a length of 6,800 meters (22,310 feet) from the back tees, it’s one of the longest courses in Europe, but you won’t notice the extra walking because the landscaping – courtesy of another top name, Gerald Huggan – and Mediterranean views are some of the finest in Andalusia. Five tee-off positions accommodate players of varying abilities and in June, July and September improvement works are being carried out on all 18 greens – meaning one of the region’s best courses is about to get even better. The green fee for both weekdays and weekends is 265 euros.
Finca Cortesin Golf, 2 Calle Casares del Sol, Casares, Spain, +34 952 93 78 00