Best golf courses in Spain

There’s nothing like scaling the rankings as a good way to start the year. At Rio Real Golf & Hotel we’re very proud to say that we’ve done just this and soared up the ratings for the best golf courses in Spain in 2018. In just one year, we’ve soared a whole 29 positions.

Golf players to watch in 2018

Another golf season has just started and with it a clutch of rising stars, some of whom are set to take the golfing world by storm. Expect a year of surprises at many major tournaments as some of the world’s lesser known golfers rise to the top. Read our guide to the top golf players to watch in 2018. 

Davis Cup in Marbella

The first round of the world’s greatest team tennis tournament takes place in Marbella in early February with an encounter between two of the world’s most famous tennis-playing nations. Great Britain faces Spain in their first Davis Cup play-off since 1986. The celebration of the Davis Cup in Marbella reaffirms the Costa del Sol’s status as one of the top sporting destinations in southern Europe.

Best time to play golf on the Costa del Sol

If your New Year’s resolution was to play golf  and in the sun, a golf break in southern Spain ticks both boxes. But you may be wondering when’s the best time to play golf on the Costa del Sol. The short answer is that with over 320 days of (guaranteed) sunshine a year, anytime is good. For the long answer, read on.

New Year’s golf resolutions

A new year always brings new resolutions. The difficult thing is keeping them, but at Rio Real we’ve come up with six practical New Year’s golf resolutions. All easy to make and more importantly, easy to keep. Take note, put them into practice and watch your game soar in 2018!

Best golf players 2017

As the year comes to a close, we take a look at the best golf players in 2017. Our ranking comes from the Official World Golf Ranking based on the number of points gained at golf championships in 2017. American golf players dominate the list where there are two players to watch in 2018.

Christmas on the Costa del Sol

The festive period is one of the most magical times of the year. If you’re lucky enough to be spending Christmas on the Costa del Sol, check out our list of top things to do during your holiday.