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Learn to play golf in Sotogrande

January 14, 2013

New Year's Resolutions don't come better than this. Escape the gloomy British winter, stay in Europe's finest luxury resort and learn to play golf in just three or four days!

"Golf Virgins" will learn both the theory and practice of getting started in golf. The health benefits of golf for young and old are often under estimated. Apart from taking part in the open air rather than in a sweaty gym, golf is good for cardio-vascular development (as long as you don't use the buggy all the time!) and flexibility. Concentration and determination are also rewarded.

Sotogrande is Europe's premier resort. Apart from the up-scale Almenara hotel, where prices for this package start at just €352 for a three night stay, Sotogrande is home to the rich and famous with mansions hidden away in the rolling hillsides that stretch to 4,500 acres. There are five world-class golf courses on the estate but for this package the three nine holes courses at Almenarapresent a slightly easier challenge for the novice.

The Almenara Golf Hotel and Spa offers breathtaking views over the golf course towards the azure blue waters of the Mediterranean. Low rise, each "room" is a mini cottage apartment of no more than two levels. There is a spectacular Wellness Centre and luxurious Spa with an extensive range of treatments. The Gaia Restaurant offers superb Mediterranean cuisine while more casual eating is offered at Veintee Ocho - a Spanish equivalent of the UK's 19 th hole but reflecting the fact that Almenara has 27 holes! Nearby are an equestrian centre and racquet and tennis courts.

The Sotogrande Golf Academy is one of the finest in Spain and many UK professionals go there in winter to brush up their techniques in the mild Spanish winters. Apart from the lessons - two or three depending on the package selected - there are extensive practice areas for those not yet ready to test their skills on the course. All materials necessary will be provided.

Elements included in the lessons will be the technical fundamentals of the game, how to behave on the course to avoid the wrath of more experienced players, basic rules, short and long game practice and, most important of all, putting.


3 Nights in single room €352 including all taxes

3 Nights in double room (two persons) €464 including all taxes

Bed & Breakfast

Two golf lessons.

4 Nights in single room €478

4 Nights in double room (two persons) €648

Bed & Breakfast

Three golf lessons.

Offers Valid to February 28, 2013.

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