The very best Golf Breaks choose by Golf Holidays Direct


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The best way to book a Golf Holiday with Golf Holidays Direct. The right place to travel on your golf break is always easier when booking with specialists. Here at Golf Holidays Direct we will help you every step of the way to find the very best value golf breaks for your group. Book with Confidence as Golf Holidays Direct are ATOL protected golf travel experts. 

Below are the very best 7 golf breaks in Spain for you to book your next golf holiday.

Westin La Quinta

Golf holidays to Spain are a perfect getaway for a short distance flight to find some golf in the sun. The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort is a 5* hotel that is set on the 27-hole La Quinta Golf and Country Club, this luxury golf and spa resort is 7 km from the beach and marina at Puerto Banus. 

Featuring terracotta floors, handcrafted furniture, and terraces with golf course or pool views, the posh rooms and suites offer 24/7 room service, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Family rooms provide freebies to kids, and suites and upgraded rooms add sitting areas.

Classes are available at the golf academy (fee)There are 3 Mediterranean and Japanese restaurants on site along with 2 bars, plus 3 outdoor pools, a kids’ club and free parking. 

If you are travelling to La Quinta for your golf holidays and are looking to incorporate other local golf courses, then Golf Holidays Direct are certainly able to offer packages. We work with other golf courses in the area such as Marbella Golf & Country Club, Los Naranjos, Cabopino, Santa Clara, Los Arqueros, Atalaya old & new, plus many, many more. We are certain that we can package up your perfect golf holiday to Marbella.

Hotel PYR Fuengirola 

Golfers travelling to Spain on their golf holiday always find them selves strongly considering travelling to Fuengirola. The PYR Fuengirola Hotel is centrally located and directly next to the lively promenade and the marina. The hotel boasts an outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace. Guests will find an array of shops and other entertainment options within walking distance.

The modern and comfortable rooms come with an en suite bathroom, a telephone, satellite/ cable TV, a kitchenette, a fridge, central heating and their own safe. All the apartments are cleaned at the end guests’ stay.

The hotel offers an indoor swimming pool, a swimming pool, a snack bar, sun loungers, parasols and a solarium. Further offers include water skiing, jet skiing, motor-boating, diving, sailing, mountain biking, mini golf and golf. 

Vinicci Tenerife Golf

A golf holidays to Spain ticks all the box’s, guaranteed sunshine all year round and five championship golf courses on the Island. When booking a golf break to Vincci Tenerife Golf you will be able to take advantage of their fantastic offers which see all the courses on the island included. The resort is found in the town of San Miguel de Abona, one of the most popular destinations on the island, and is within easy reach of Adeje, Arona and Granadilla. Vincci Tenerife Golf guests will be welcomed to one of the hotel’s 125 rooms and suites, all of which are fully equipped with air-conditioning, mini-bar, internet connectivity, satellite television and direct dial telephone. Contemporary styling and modern furnishings throughout make the hotel a delightful place to relax while the levels of service are excellent. With the proximity to Golf Del Sur, the beaches and local attractions, Vincci Tenerife Golf is an outstanding choice for a golf holiday in the sunny Canaries. In addition to the excellent outdoor swimming pool and tennis court, the resort boasts the Nammu Areas SPA with sauna, Turkish bath, active pool and massage room. Contemporary styling and modern furnishings throughout make the hotel a delightful place to relax while the levels of service are excellent. With the proximity to Golf Del Sur, the beaches and local attractions, Vincci Tenerife Golf is an outstanding choice for a golf holiday in the sunny Canaries.

Contact the golf breaks specialist at Golf Holidays Direct to start planning your amazing next golf vacation today. 

What to Pack for Cooler Golf Days

There is no escaping the fact that the weather isn’t quite as warm as it was, in fact there is already a distinct chill in the air despite it only being mid-September. There is however no need to let this cooler weather put you of playing, with a little bit of advance preparation there are a few things that you can pack that should help to make sure that the cold doesn’t make your golf game fall under par.

Keep your hands warm

If you have ever played it the cold weather than you will know that once the cold gets into your fingers, your grip on the club is compromised and your rhythm is lost. Whilst walking is undeniably a great way of keeping warm, there will inevitably be times when you need to stand around on the course and it is during these times that the cold can really seep into your fingers. It is therefore important to make sure that you pack something in your golf kit to keep your hands warm. You could purchase a pair of cart mitts for those extra cold days, they offer you a fantastic insulated glove option and many pairs come with the added convenience of Velcro straps that allow you to leave them ready and waiting on the cart handle for when you have finished playing.

Alternatively, you can get hand warmers that stay in your pockets which are perfect for whilst you are standing still, or you could also consider wearing two pairs of gloves.

Cover up

It isn’t just your hands that you want to keep warm, you should make sure that your body is warm as well and the best way to do this is with layers. When it comes to layers don’t choose anything that is too bulky, you don’t want to restrict your ability to make a good swing. Consider using several thin layers than one bulkier one. If the weather isn’t too cold then the combination of a short or long sleeve golf shirt and a sweater; something like a Puma golf jumper that can easily be stored in your golf cart when not in use is the ideal solution. If it is windy you might also like to add a lightweight windbreaker style jacket on top. For really cold weather it might be worth investing in some base layers for added warmth.

Don’t forget your feet, you can keep these warm by adding another pair of socks. Thin ones are best so that it doesn’t make your shoes too uncomfortable.

Add a hat to your golf cart as well in case your head gets cold, there really is nothing worse than being cold because you forgot one of those essential pieces of clothing that could keep you warm and make your game flow better.

Positive Attitude

Be realistic. If you are not a professional golfer then your game may not be as good during the colder weather, in fact it may not be as good even if you are a professional. Don’t go out on the green with the idea that you will be able to shoot under your handicap if the greens are awful and the weather is less than ideal. During the colder weather, you should be prepared for the fact that you may need to add strokes onto par in order to make up for any conditions caused by the weather. Make this change, be positive about it and just enjoy your round of golf without being frustrated by the things that are outside your control.