2020 has been a very difficult year for tourism worldwide. But, tourism is still a very important part of our lives, whether is business tourism, cultural tourism, gastronomical tourism or religious tourism. In Andalusia, besides the aforementioned kinds of tourism, over 500,000 visitors every year come to enjoy one of the best things we have to offer – our golf courses.
Golf tourism is an important aspect of the Andalusian touristic sector. With an economic impact of over 1,500 M€, it attracts visitors from all over the world that want to play in some of our over 100 golf courses, many of them having hosted important tournaments and championships.
The vast majority of the golf courses in Andalusia are located in Malaga and Cadiz, where the Costa del Sol is located. The Costa del Sol area is home to over 70 golf courses (we have already talked about the best golf courses in Costa del Sol), with over 50 golf courses in Malaga and 21 in Cadiz. The Costa del Sol has the highest density of golf courses in Europe, and this is why it is also known as the Costa del Golf. On top of this, the Costa del Sol was recognised as one of the 15 best golf destinations in 2020.
With the objective of internationally promoting the golf courses of Cadiz, the Cadiz Tourism Board, along with the Andalusian Tourism Board, are finalising the details for a new digital campaign. “Cadiz Golf: so safe, so good” will be launched shortly in some European countries – Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany and the United Kingdom, the main countries of origin for golf holidays in Cadiz and golf holidays in Jerez.
The campaign is focused on highlighting the safety of travelling, especially for golfers. Being outdoors is much safer than being in closed spaces. Moreover, flying is very safe and the health and safety standards of the tourism industry are second to none. It has been proven that only 7 every 1,000 people have been on holiday this year have been affected by Covid-19.
Where to play golf in Cadiz?
There are three main areas to play golf in Cadiz. The most important one is the joint Costa del Sol area, with world-known golf courses like Real Club de Golf de Valderrama, considered one of the bests in Europe and home to the Andalusia Masters, the Volvo Masters and the Ryder Cup, amongst others. Another important golf courses in the are the Real Club de Golf de Sotogrande and the Alcaidesa Golf – both Alcaidesa Links and Alcaidesa Heathlands.
Another important golf area in Cadiz is located only 20 minutes south of the city of Cadiz; Sancti Petri. Some of the main courses in the are Novo Sancti Petri, designed by Severiano Ballesteros and Sancti Petri Hills Golf.
And last, but not least, the area around Jerez de la Frontera and Chipiona. Some of the best golf courses on the area include the Montecastillo Golf and the Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club.
Cadiz has a lot to offer to the golf visitor – not only world-class golf courses and amazing resorts but also fantastic weather allowing visitors to play golf every day of the year, should they wish so. The superb gastronomy is also another of the most known features of Cadiz – the freshest fish and seafood and renowned wines are some of Cadiz’s most famous products. Cadiz is easily reachable from Jerez Airport, Gibraltar Airport, Seville Airport and Malaga Airport.
Do not hesitate to contact us, we will be glad to assist with your golf breaks in Cadiz and your golf breaks in Jerez.
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