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Montecastillo Golf Resort
The Montecastillo Golf Resort designed by the great golfing legend Jack Nicklaus is rated the 5th best course in Europe and deservedly so. It follows the principle that what you see is what you get, with no blind holes and with open, and big drive inducing, fairways.
Arriving at the imposing hotel and clubhouse, you will be greeted by friendly and helpful multilingual staff. After collecting your buggy (which is advisable for such a big course) and arriving at the first tee, you start to appreciate that this is a serious and challenging course.
Address: Ctra. de Arcos, km. 6. 11406 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz.
Directions: the golf course is located 10 kilometres from Jerez on the road towards Arcos. Right beside Montecastillo is the Jerez car race track which can be partially seen from the highway. Map
Montecastillo is possibly the tidiest and best maintained course in the area. Up to five raised tees on each hole ensures that even the high handicapper has a good chance of enjoying such a big course. The fairways all look so inviting, but clever placing of the many bunkers means that care has to be taken. The greens are large, with subtle borrows, and in the summer are lightning fast. Water comes into play on 6 of the holes and the last three are especially challenging.
The Volvo Masters was held here from 1997-2001 before it reverted back to Valderrama. More than just a golf course, this is a 5-star resort with a hotel of the highest standards, spa facilities and golf academy.
In 2005 the resort was acquired by the Barcelo Group of International Hotels which has instigated an 14 million euro plan to upgrade the already superb facilities and evidence of this can be seen out on the course with extensive work to the lakes already completed. With Jerez airport only 14 km away and direct flights from Stansted with Ryanair, and from Manchester with Monarch Airways, the Costa de la Luz and especially Montecastillo becomes the perfect long weekend golfing break with prices that are invariably cheaper than a similar break in the U.K. The Barcelo Group are also offering Two Centre Golf breaks staying at Montecastillo and the Barcelo Marbella.
A terrace overlooking the lake serves drinks and snacks all day.
Montecastillo is located 10 kms from Jerez on the N-342 Arcos road. For the keen golfer this is quite simply the 'must play course' in this area.
Barcelo Montecastillo Golf Resort
Tel 956 151213
Fax 956 151214
Hotels at the golf course
Set within the Montecastillo Golf Course, the Barceló Montecastillo Resort features 2 outdoor pools, a well-equipped spa centre, tennis courts and free Wi-Fi. The El Lagar restaurant offers international and Spanish cuisine. Read More