Cadiz: Flair on the course
Cadiz has always been for its flair. Real flair shown in its flamenco, in its cuisine, in its culture and for some years now, real flair on its greens.
Severiano Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Tiger Woods, Colin Montgomerie, Olazábal, Sergio García... the best players in the world have all left unforgettable memories on the courses of southern Andalusia . Some of them have won the Ryder Cup at Valderrama, others the Volvo Masters at Montecastillo., while others, such as R. Trent Jones and Jack Nicklaus, have shown their flair in course design.
The best thing about the province of Cadiz is that there is always something for everyone. Hole the ball on a course overlooking the Mediterranean or the Atlantic , play a links course, enjoy fast greens or put yourself to the test between lakes and bunkers.
There are a total of 22 courses, all carefully looked after and which have already made history, despite being relatively new. Nowadays, thousands of golfers visit the province to play alongside the best.
For over 3,000 years, there have been good reasons for wanting to visit Cadiz . Golf is one of many such reasons, although there are many others. For example to visit Jerez 's wineries and finish up repeating the words of Lord Byron: Oh Cadiz, brilliant Cadiz you are the best place in the world.
Wherever you turn, there is a great deal to see in Cadiz: fashion in Tarifa, the charm of the historic town centres, the Arab architecture in Medina, Vejer, Castellar and Jimena de la Frontera, with their stories of battlements, castles, landscapes, craftsmen and city walls.
Cadiz has to be seen to be enjoyed. As in Golf, the province always has more: spectacular beaches, at its highest point - the Natural Park of Grazalema - the Biosphere Reserve and to the south the experience of dolphin and whale watching in the Straits of Gibraltar.
Tn the north, the route of the white villages, in Sanlucar the entrance to the Doñana National Park and Jerez , a city where even the horses dance. For this reason, if you come do not miss a visit to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art or the Cartuja Stud.
In Sotogrande, Costa Ballena and Sancti Petri, luxury is within your reach; along the Straits of Gibraltar and in the Bay of Cadiz , a bird paradise and in the heart of the province, the Alcornocales Natural Park , the best preserved primitive forest in the whole Iberian peninsula .
Cadiz has always been a picturesque province: a land of bohemians in search of colonial times, or kings of five star palaces, for those nostalgic for Latin America , treasure hunters, motorbike fans, Indiana Jones, Formula 1 drivers, Robin Hoods of the forest and gourmets.