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Montecastillo Golf & Sports Resort

Crta Arcos km 6 (next to race track),

Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz 11406

  • Office

    +34 956 151 200
  • Pro shop

    +34 956 151 200
  • Fax

    +34 956 151 215
  • Golf pro

    Carlos Roca

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Jack Nicklaus
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6456
6043
5230
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.7
72.8
74.0

Location

Latitude:

36.702460

Longitude:

-6.037953

How to get there:

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

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1992

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.
List of courses: Spain - Costa de la Luz
  • Photo of Montecastillo Golf & Sports Resort
  • Photo of Montecastillo Golf & Sports Resort

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36. Proof of handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April/May and mid-Sept-Oct): €90.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Walking permitted. Golf carts (fitted with GPS) available for hire, and must be booked in advance. Golf carts are compulsory until 11am.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

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.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 63rd best Stay&Play golf resort in continental Europe.

Where2Stay

  • Hotel Barceló Montecastillo Golf & Sports Resort5-star

    Carretera de Arcos km 9.6, 11406 Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz).

    +34 956 15 12 00

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    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.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Montecastillo

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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