Crta Arcos km 6 (next to race track),
Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz 11406
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
10 km NE of Jerez
Leave A4 at Jtn 80 (Arcos). Follow A382 direction Arcos. After 3.5 km turn right direction Montecastillo. After o.5 km golf is on your left next to Jerez motor racing circuit.
Montecastillo Golf & Sports Resort: Laid out next to the Circuito de Jerez motor-racing circuit, this relatively recent Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, opened for play in 1992. It quickly established championship credentials, hosting the European Tour's Volvo Masters several times in its early years.
The course itself gives an open and expansive feel, with the boldly designed holes laid out on the "sherry producing" hills of Jerez. In classic Nicklaus-style, the bunkering is impressive and the greens large and fast. Several good size water hazards threaten, especially alongside the short par-4 7th and 10th holes, as well as the closing par-4 17th and 18th duo. Some nicely elevated teeing positions culminate with a dramatically elevated tee-shot at the signature par-4 closing hole, which sweeps down and alongside the large resort hotel.
The layout's higher elevations provide scenic views onto the surrounding hills and open countryside. On occasions you'll also look across to the historic city of Jerez, renowned as the sherry capital of the world, as well as a centre for equestrian activities and flamenco dancing. The Montecastillo layout contains one or two longish green-to-tee walks, while the construction of a few villas alongside the course does not detract unduly from the scenic golfing challenge that awaits.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36. Proof of handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Walking permitted. Golf carts (fitted with GPS) available for hire, and must be booked in advance. Golf carts are compulsory until 11am.
Montecastillo has hosted many top level tournaments including the European Tour's Volvo Masters for five consecutive years. For more details see: Top Golf Tournaments at Montecastillo Golf Club.
2019 Golf World rating: 63rd best Stay&Play golf resort in continental Europe.
Carretera de Arcos km 9.6, 11406 Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz).
+34 956 15 12 00Visit website
The Hotel Barceló Montecastillo Golf & Sports Resort is an icon of the Jerez area, thanks to its high quality facilities and elegant and simple design. The hotel is ideal for guests looking for relaxation and tranquillity, with a full Spa facility. For golf lovers the 18-hole championship course is one of the best layouts in this part of Spain. The resort has 208 rooms split between two buildings and a group of villas.
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