Jerez, Andalucia, Spain
Barcelo Golf Resort Montecastillo
Located just outside of Jerez de la Frontera and right next to the Circuito de Jerez racing circuit, this hotel provides an ideal setting for any type of holiday, whether seeking sea and sun, sightseeing and wine tasting, or an action-packed sporting holiday. The famous beaches of Cadiz can be reached in a 30-minute drive, while the bodegas, museums and old town of Jerez are easily reachable by car in just 20 minutes.The tranquil rooms and suites are tastefully decorated, offering complimentary tea and coffee services as well as free Wi-Fi. Guests can indulge in 24-hour room service or dine in the onsite restaurant with views of the golf course. The hotel spa is complete with a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, hammam and fitness area, and golf aficionados will delight in free and unlimited access to the links at the hotel's own golf course.
Designed by the golfing legend, Jack Nicklaus, and opened in 1993, the course at Montecastillo Golf Club is renowned as one of the best in Europe and is ranked the 53rd best course on the entire planet. Even Mr Nicklaus regards this course as one of his best designs. Sprawling over a vast area of 160 hectares Montecastillo Golf Club has everything. With the early holes challenging your game with their length, water in play on many of the holes around the turn and then steep slopes and tee shots over great voids towards the end of the 18 this is a true test of your golf game. The fairways and greens at Montecastillo are always in great shape, with putting on the huge greens really testing this vital skill - 3 putts are unfortunately to be expected by most golfers! A full range of practice facilities are of course available including 75 covered bays at the driving range, 3000sq metres of grass practice tees, short game area, putting and chipping greens.