Where do I start?
We encourage you to review our Spain Suggested Tours section and/or our Spain Custom Tour section. Alternatively, you are welcome to call Sterling Golf Tours and one of our knowledgeable Travel Coordinators will be happy to speak with you about your plans and provide a recommend package.
When Should I Book?
Demand continues to grow each year for the top courses and hotels in Spain. Therefore, Sterling Golf Tours recommends booking early to secure the best tee times and accommodations for your trip. We recommend you book your trip 8 to 18 months in advance.
How do I Book?
Once we have agreed on an itinerary and dates to book, we require the following: deposit, all names, handicaps, and home club details. For more information about reservations, see our Terms & Conditions.
When is the best time to travel?
The golf season on the Costa del Sol is year around. The mild Mediterranean climate allows for excellent golf weather during the winter months. The high season for golf in Spain is Spring and Fall. Certain clubs limit play in the Summer months. July and August are peak vacation months on the Costa del Sol. Accommodations can be very limited and some courses limit play. The bottom line is that course availability is the most important factor and flexibility is the secret.
What is included in a package?
Sterling Golf Tours packages generally include the following: accommodations, prepaid green fees and starting times, full breakfast, ground transportation (see below), Airport Meet & Greet by Sterling Golf Tours’ Costa del Sol Office Representative on arrival including assistance with ground transportation. Tour briefing including maps (and associated driving instruction), hotel and golf vouchers, general information; Sterling Golf Tours’ Costa del Sol Office on call throughout your stay and all local taxes. Other feature may be included depending on tour (i.e. dinners, special event tickets).
What ground transportation options are available?
We offer both self-drive tours and chauffeur drive. For self-drive we include an automatic or manual transmission midsize car (2 passengers per vehicle) and manual transmission minivan (3/4 passengers per vehicle). Each vehicle comfortably accommodates luggage and golf clubs. For groups of 8 people or more, we strongly recommend chauffeur coach/minicoach. Whether you choose the freedom of self-drive or the convenience of chauffeur drive, Sterling Golf Tours can meet your requirements.
What accommodation options are available?
Sterling Golf Tours offers a variety of accommodation options for your tour. Choices range from comfortable, yet inexpensive 2-Star hotels to luxurious 5-Star resorts. All properties are personally vetted on a regular basis by Sterling Golf Tours staff. Our quotations for accommodation are based on double/twin occupancy – standard room sharing. Upgrades and single occupancy are quoted upon request.
Is airfare included?
Unfortunately we cannot arrange air travel. However, our Travel Coordinators can provide recommendations on air travel arrangements.
Do I need an official Handicap?
Many of the courses in Spain require visitors to hold an official handicap (USGA handicap card or equivalent). Sterling Golf Tours endorses this viewpoint and recommends that players travel with a valid handicap certificate from their golf club or association, which you may be required to produce. Generally handicap limit for most of the Irish courses is 24 for men and 36 for ladies.
Are Caddies available?
Caddies are not available. Pull carts are available for hire at all courses for a nominal fee.
Are Motorized Golf Carts available?
Motorized carts (or “buggies”) are available at courses in Spain.
Do I need a special drivers license?
A valid US or Canadian driver’s license is required by anyone who shall be driving in Spain. Minimum age for driving rental cars is 21 (25 on certain categories). The maximum driving age is 75 in Spain.
What if I have to cancel my trip?
See our Terms & Conditions.
Do you recommend Travel Insurance?
Yes. In the event of any unforeseen emergency Sterling Golf Tours highly recommends travel insurance to protect yourself and your traveling companions. We also recommend that you obtain accident and baggage travel insurance. Sterling Golf Tours is not liable for loss, damage, or theft of luggage or personal belongings, or for personal injury, accident, or illness. We include information on travel insurance at the time of reservation.
What about non-golfers? Non-golf activities?
Non-golfers are welcome. Sterling Golf Tours is happy to suggest non-golf / sightseeing activities. However, we highly recommend that you purchase a travel guide from your local bookstore. A travel book will provide additional information on your destination and highlight tourist attractions. Sterling Golf Tours will be happy to recommend restaurant recommendations as well.