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A Jack Nicklaus “Signature” Course and 5-time venue of the Volvo Masters

Designed by the golfing legend Jack Nicklaus, and opened in 1993, the course at Montecastillo Golf Club is renowned as one of the best in Europe and has been ranked as highly as being the 53rd best course on the entire planet.  Even Mr Nicklaus regards this course as one of his best designs.

After hosting the Turespana Masters in 1994, the club then welcomed the Volvo Masters, the flagship event of the PGA European Tour, from 1997 to 2001.  The pedigree of this challenging course is never in doubt!  And with the excellent on-site 5 star Barcelo Montecastillo Resort Hotel looking over the golf course and offering free golf for all residents, this is surely one of Spain’s finest golf resorts.

Sprawling over a vast area of 160 hectares Montecastillo Golf Club has everything.  With the early holes challenging your game with their length, water in play on many of the holes around the turn and then steep slopes and tee shots over great voids towards the end of the 18 this is a true test of your golf game.

The fairways and greens at Montecastillo are always in great shape, with putting on the huge greens really testing this vital skill – 3 putts are unfortunately to be expected by most golfers!

A full range of practice facilities are of course available including 75 covered bays at the driving range, 3000sq metres of grass practice tees, short game area, putting and chipping greens.  Montecastillo is an ideal location for a tuition trip with your club professional who can arrange access for your group to the superbly equipped private academy.

Please note that for pre-11am tee times the use of a buggy is compulsory, but can be booked with The Golf Travel People at discounted rates.

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What our customers say

Beer choice?

5.0 rating
26th June 2019

All great apart from , no choice of beer (cruzcampo) surely another beer should be available, also the glass/tumbler is a question of have it or leave it—–not good enough….

David lott

Great course

5.0 rating
6th February 2019

The course has had a few bob spent on it,the down side is the cost of the buggies 48? which is none negotiable! but everything else is great.

George Hinchliffe

Response from The Golf Travel People

We can offer the buggies at a lower price than that if pre-booked and prepaid and if you book them for 4+ days then an even lower price is available!


5.0 rating
10th April 2018

returned from our second trip to Montecastillo and it was just as good as ever – course in great condition – a difficult but great test of golf and the staff and hotel is absolutely fantastic – great value for money – we are back next year

peter salsbury
5.0 rating
5 out of 5 stars (based on 3 reviews)
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Tell us about your experience

Par: 72
Max Length (Men): 6456m
Max Length (Ladies): 5230m
Slope (Men): 132
Slope (Ladies): 132
Year Opened: 1993
Designer: Jack Nicklaus
Manager: Inmaculada Menacho
Pro: Steve Van Niekerk

Superb new short game practice facility now available… New Short game practice facility – Barceló Montecastillo


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Free Golf at the 5 star Barcelo Montecastillo Hotel!

Enjoy free golf at Montecastillo GC during your stay booked with Golf de la Luz at the world famous 5 star Barcelo Montecastillo Resort. Available for all bookings regardless of the cost or terms of your accommodation reservations.

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Early Booking Discounts also available! Green fee reservations subject to course availability. Green fees are non-refundable and have zero monetary value if unused. Not valid for bookings at the Barcelo Forum Hotel. Based on 2 people sharing a room.  Single supplements will apply. Use of the gym, tennis courts and Club Wellbeing facilities included. Subject to availability at Hotel and Golf Course.



Montecastillo Golf Club

  • 18 holes championship course
  • Buggies recommended
  • 5 star hotel onsite
  • Excellent teaching facilties
  • Brand new short game area

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