Golf is back on the Costa del Sol and golfers are heading to the first tee, with more enthusiasm than ever. The leading golf destination in southern Europe, with the highest density of golf courses in continental Europe, will be opening its doors, and its fairways, during this important first phase.
Costa del Sol Tourist Board and RFGA are delighted to announce that, as of 18th May, ninety per cent of the golf clubs on the Costa del Golf are now taking bookings and have incorporated all the aspects required in the official protocol for golf course re-opening, as prescribed by the Spanish government, which allows golfers to enjoy their game, with a guarantee of health and safety.
During these weeks of uncertainty, the golf course managers, greenkeepers, and other maintenance staff, have continued working, whilst observing the appropriate security measures, and with a reduction in staff, all with the aim of ensuring that the courses are kept in great condition, and that the returning players can enjoy golf to the full.
The managers of the golf courses, in cooperation with RFGA and IAGTO, and under the tutelage of the Costa del Sol Tourist Board, have worked together on establishing common policies with regards to flexibility on re-booking and cancellation, with the aim of encouraging our Spanish and overseas golfers to reserve their golf break in this most popular golf destination, just as soon as conditions permit easy access, by plane, train or car.
In the meantime, the golfers on the Costa del Sol are dusting off their clubs in anticipation of playing all their favourite golf courses, amongst the 70 on offer in the destination. The golf clubs will also be able to offer services on the terraces of the clubhouses, albeit with certain limitations, amidst the fabulous scenery, with views over the Mediterranean, allowing their guests to be in the open air and enjoy the brilliant sunshine.
Golfers and their families will once again be able to enjoy exercise, and all the other healthy aspects of golf, whilst observing the logical requirements of social distancing, and other measures which are in place, to ensure the safety of the player, and the golf clubs’ staff.