Golf & Northern Spain
Golf, fine cuisine and culture
njoy one of the tmost spectacular and surprising trips on the Peninsula. Taste tSpain’s finest cuisine, discover some local wines, walk through historical streets and play the best golf.
Maria Cristina Hotel 5*, Carlton Hotel 5*
Maria Cristina Hotel 5* – San Sebastian
Since opening in 1912, the restored Hotel Maria Cristina has been closely linked to the history and cultural life of San Sebastian. Experience gracious hospitality on a grand scale in the hotel’s rooms and suites. Decorated in a sophisticated palette of greys and white, the rooms are a quiet haven of luxury, style, technology and a dazzling range of services which, combined, make for an unforgettable stay.
Carlton Hotel 5* – Bilbao
Centrally located in Plaza de Federico Moyúa square, this elegant hotel stands as an impressive landmark in Bilbao. It offers free access to its gym and spacious rooms with luxurious décor. The rooms at Hotel Carlton feature a classic or contemporary design and include a private bathroom. They also come with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Hotel Carlton offers a business centre with a PC and free internet access. There is also a printer and complimentary minibar. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Set next to Gran Vía, Carlton Hotel is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the Guggenheim Museum.
Real Club de Golf de San Sebastián, Neguri Golf, Pedreña Golf
Real Club de Golf de San Sebastián
Founded in 1910, it was the first golf club built in the Basque Country and the third in Spain. It is one of the founders of the Royal Spanish Golf Federation and produced famous names like José María Olazabal, double champion of the Augusta Masters. The course layout, the creation of famed French professional Pierre Hirigoyen, is beautifully designed and has an undulating terrain. This attractive 18-hole par-71 course will certainly challenge any player.
Designed by Javier Arana, probably one of the finest golf architects in Spain, and a member of Neguri. The courses measures 6,900 yards from the championship tees, the course is laid out in two loops of nine that each end close to the clubhouse. It is a golfing layout with wide fairways, enormous greens and minimal greenside bunkering. There are fine views of the Cantabrian Sea during the first 9 holes. After which, the course changes its scenery with Atlantic pines and extensive vegetation.
Real Golf de Pedreña – Santander
Inaugurated in 1928, the Real Golf de Pedreña is the oldest golf course in Cantabria. It is located in Pedreña, 20 kilometres from the Cantabrian capital, in a privileged setting with views of the impressive bay of Santander. The course takes in century-old trees, with well-groomed vegetation is integrated throughout. Eighteen of its 27 holes were designed by Colt, Alison & Morrison and the other nine by Severiano Ballesteros.
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Not included:• Airline tickets• Travel and medical insurance• Tips or gratuities• Other meals than mentioned
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