Apr 21st, 2016
Finca Cortesin is latest World of Leading Golf Venue
Another 5 Star resort is added to their roster
Words: John Dean Photography: Azalea Group
The multi-award-winning, independent, five-star Finca Cortesin - one of Europe's leading golf resorts - has joined World of Leading Golf (WLG), the international organisation representing some of the world's best golf venues.
Located just inland from the Malaga coast, and set in a 532-acre estate, Finca Cortesin's 6,802m, par-72 championship course opened in 2007 and is ranked as one of Spain's best.
Designed by Cabell B Robinson, it makes the most of its natural Mediterranean landscape and includes 20 varieties of flora and a forest.
It hosted the Volvo World Match Play Championship for three years - 2009, 2011 and 2012.
It incorporates a Jack Nicklaus Academy and offers a golf-club valet and cleaning service, state-of-the-art practice facilities, buggies with the latest GPS technology, and an on-course buggy bar for ice-cold drinks. There’s nothing shoddy here for sure.
The hotel is inspired by traditional Andalusian architecture and is built around two large courtyards. It offers 67 large, exquisitely designed suites, a luxurious spa, three pools, tennis and paddle courts, outstanding cuisine, expansive landscaped gardens and an ambiance of tranquillity, elegance and refinement - a combination which has previously earned it the title ‘best resort' in Spain, from Conde Nast Traveller magazine.
Finca Cortesin's two predominant restaurants are El Jardín de Lutz, with its traditional Spanish cuisine, and the Michelin-starred Kabuki Raw, which, in addition to its pure orthodox Japanese dishes, offers others that have emerged as a result of Japanese and Mediterranean influences.
An impressive 6,000m² beach club, located conveniently in the Bahía de Casares beach, and just a kilometer from the hotel, rounds off the whole experience.
As WLG and its member clubs are “totally committed to preserving golf culture” we can safely assume that you won’t be swanning onto the golf course from the beach.