Spain | Cadiz | Montecastillo Golf Resort

About
Cadiz Province
Highlights
  • Cadiz is one of the oldest cities in Western Europe
  • Over Twenty 18 hole courses in the province
  • Jerez is renowned for sherry, fine horse and flamenco music and dance
  • In the Sierra de Cadiz are many hilltop peublo blancos (white towns)
  • Some of Andalucia's most windswept beaches
  • Wild shorelines with fewer beachgoers on the Cadiz coastline
Hot-summers and above average rain (for Spain) in winter.
Other Information
XRY - Jerez Airport
Places to visit
  • Cadiz and Jerez
  • Sanlúcar de Barrameda and try the manzanilla wine with some seafood
  • El Puerto de Santa Maria OLD TOWN with cobbled street and castle
  • Parque Nacional de Doñana a wetland reserve for the birdwatcher in you
  • Sierra de Grazalema natural park and rainiest place in Spain
  • Peublo blancos: Arcos de la Frontera, Castellar de la Frontera, Grazalema, Ubrique, Zahara de la Sierra
Our review (May 2015)

The Barcelo Montecastillo Golf Resort is one of the best value for money places you can stay and play, probably because it is a little out of the way (next to a racing circuit).

However, it is a five star resort with separate Spa facilities and outdoor pool areas. We found the food and drink was of good quality and made use of the spa facilities.

Golf course

Barcelo Montecastillo Golf Resort.

The golf course
Barcelo Montecastillo Golf Resort
Features
  • 18 hole, Par 72
  • A Jack Nicklaus design
  • Hosted the Volvo Masters for five consecutive years
  • 6424 metres (back tees - slope 138)
  • Near Jerez
Our opinion

We found it to be a challenging course with water hazards on a number of holes.

Whilst enjoyable, what this resort lacks is a second course.

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The experience

Getting a flight to Jerez can be a little tricky and potentially quite costly (depending on the time of year and where you are flying from) so we instead flew to Seville and hired a car. The temperature was consistently over thirty degrees which some might find a little uncomfortable for golf, so a buggy might be required.

We arranged to go all-inclusive which we felt was worth the upgrade cost and there is a help yourself area for beer and other refreshments.

Dining outside for breakfast, lunch and dinner appeared to be the norm and there is a cosy area for the purpose by the hotel pool.

After golf, use of the spa facilities was as welcoming as it was relaxing.

Like many golf resorts a round can take longer than one would like, so take plenty of water. There is a vending station and toilet block before hole 10, just in case.

Definitely value for money and well worth a visit.

A day out in Seville
Feature 2

Oranges for marmalade? And film location.

A visit to Seville one of the hottest cities in Western Europe, perhaps why the oranges are so special.

Seville. Remnants of a world trade fair everywhere.

Take a sightseeing bus tour to see more easily the remnants of Expo '92 and more besides. Pretty flat terrain, so easy walking once you have found the places your want to explore.

Hot hot hot. The only river port in Spain.

And with three UNESCO World Heritage Sites for good measure.

Plaza de España. Not as old as one might think.

One of the more interesting sites from the Ibero-American Exposition World's Fair of 1929.

Last updated: 13 February 2017