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GOLF TOURNAMENTS IN SPAIN - ANDALUCIA VALDERRAMA MASTERS 2019

One of the biggest golf tournaments in Spain lies on the horizon at the end of June. The Andalucia Valderrama Masters takes place between 26 and 30 June at Valderrama Golf on the Costa del Sol. Traditionally an autumn golfing event, the tournament moves to early summer this year. Also new for this year is its inclusion in the Open Qualifying Series for the very first time.

THE RIGHT BALANCE FOR GOLF ON THE COSTA DEL SOL

Unlike many sports such as football and basketball, golf isn’t timed and the amount of time spent on a game of 18 holes varies. The average comes in at around four hours, but some golfers spend considerably longer on the course. In its bid to provide the right balance for golf on the Costa del Sol, Río Real has introduced some innovations on its iconic course. These tweaks allow golfers to take slightly less time on their round if they wish.

BEST DAY TRIPS FROM MARBELLA

If you’ve decided to play golf on the Costa del Sol, you’ve made an excellent choice. If you’ve narrowed it down to Marbella, even better! Not only do you get to enjoy your favourite spot in one of the places with the best selection of golf courses on the Costa del Sol, you’re in easy reach of great tourist attractions. Some of them such as Granada and Ronda rank among the most-visited destinations in Spain while others like Malaga and Gibraltar are popular local attractions. And all are easy day trips from Marbella. 

TOP BALL TIPS FOR GOLF IN MARBELLA

They represent one of the key elements of any game of golf in Marbella, but how much thought have you really given to your golf balls? Did you know that their type, care and temperature can make all the difference between a good shot and a bad one? Just as choosing the right iron and perfecting your swing are vital parts of your game, so is using the right ball and looking after it. Read on to discover six top tips for getting the most out of your golf balls.

8 BENEFITS OF GOLF FOR KIDS

Although golf tends to be thought of as an older person’s sport, it is in fact a game for all ages. Its complexity, etiquette and demanding self-control makes it an ideal sport for everyone, even the smallest members of the family. Experts point out that children as young as five can be initiated in the game and kids of any age stand to benefit from playing. Read on to discover eight benefits of golf for kids.

5 THINGS TO SEE AT EASTER ON THE COSTA DEL SOL

Easter is one of the most colourful times of the year on the Costa del Sol when every resort celebrates Holy Week with processions. The pageantry goes back centuries and you’ll see some of the Andalusia’s oldest traditions at Easter on the Costa del Sol. Events take place everywhere, but we’ve highlighted five things you shouldn’t miss when you’re on the Costa del Sol at Easter.

6 HABITS TO TAKE TO GOLF COURSES ON THE COSTA DEL SOL

If you want to get better at golf, you need time, practice and patience. And all three in big doses. Having the right equipment helps, of course, but if you’re looking to improve your game, take a look at your habits. Are they the best? Read on to discover six habits you should pack in your bag along with your clubs every time you head for one of the golf courses on the Costa del Sol.
 

10 THINGS TO DO DURING A SPRING BREAK IN MARBELLA

Spring has just officially arrived, although the Costa del Sol has been enjoying sunshine and warm temperatures for weeks. If you’re looking for a dose of wonderful weather in a location that’s easy to get to, how about taking a spring break in Marbella? And to give you some extra inspiration and motivation, here are ten things to do while you’re there.

 

MARBELLA GOES TECH WITH J ON THE BEACH

Usually known for its sun, sand and sea, Marbella will also be making a name for itself in the technological world in 2019. One of Southern Europe’s largest Big Data events comes to Marbella in mid-May with J on the Beach. The 3-day event will bring together some of the world’s greatest Big Data experts from companies like Nasa, Microsoft and Google.

WOMEN IN GOLF IN MARBELLA

In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we thought we’d take a look at women in golf in Marbella. Although female players still represent a minority in the world of golf, their presence stands out in several areas, not least at Rio Real and on the Costa del Sol golf courses generally. Accompany us as we go behind the scenes and discover one of the longest-serving caddies in Marbella and a female pioneer, part of a golfing legacy that lives on at Rio Real.

6 THINGS TO LOOK FOR WHEN YOU PLAY GOLF IN MARBELLA

Marbella offers a wide range of golf courses, all with different design, varying characteristics and in diverse locations. But how do you choose the best one when you want to play golf in Marbella? We’ve put together six must-have criteria that make up a good golf course and offer the best playing conditions. Read on to discover if your favourite course in Marbella ticks all the boxes.

WHY THIS IS YOUR PERFECT SPRING HOLIDAY IN MARBELLA

March lies just around the corner and with it the promise of spring. As those who often take a holiday in Marbella well know, spring comes early to this part of Europe. By late February, the temperatures are already warmer, the evenings longer and spring flowers starting to bloom. While northern Europe struggles to shake off winter, Marbella welcomes the new season with open arms making it the perfect place for a spring holiday.

10 REASONS TO GET GOLF INSTRUCTION IN MARBELLA

Even the best golfers in the world need help with their technique in the game. Golf ranks among most challenging sports to play so it makes sense to get some professional help with your game. As even the great Jack Nicklaus said, “Don’t be too proud to take lessons; I’m not”. With this in mind, read on to discover 10 reasons why you should get some golf instruction in Marbella.

EXPECT WORLD-CLASS TENNIS AT THE CASINO ADMIRAL TROPHY IN MARBELLA

A regular host of premium sporting events, Marbella welcomes the second edition of the Casino Admiral Trophy at the end of the March. The week-long competition will attract the world’s best up-and-coming tennis players and confirm the Costa del Sol as one of top sporting destinations in Europe.

WHY MINDFULNESS HELPS WHEN YOU PLAY GOLF ON THE COSTA DEL SOL

To play golf on the Costa del Sol and play it well, you need the right equipment, the correct technique and a good course. But mindset also counts for a lot. The ability to think clearly and calmly can make all the difference between a good shot and a bad one, and ultimately on your final score. And mindfulness is one of the tools you can use to help you achieve the right frame of mind.

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