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Five Fascinating Facts about Golf in Andalucia

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Did you know that the British brought golf to Spain?

As well as football, the British introduced golf to Spain, right here in Andalucia. In the late 19th century, the mineworkers in the British "colony" at the Rio Tinto mines in Huelva province, played a number of sports tennis, cricket, polo, croquet, football - and golf. The first ever Spanish golf course was at Corta Atalaya; then called the North Lode Golf Club (in Spanish, Club de Golf Filon Norte), it was founded in 1914, although the sport was first played in Spain in 1890, at the Bella Vista Golf Club; one of their main opponent clubs was Huelva. A new course was opened at Corta Atalaya in 1992.


Golf Course Hotels

Anywhere on the Costa del Sol could be described as a golf hotel but here are some suggestions for golf course hotels that are actually located within a short walk or golf buggy ride of the club house. More >