Brisa del Mar is a 3 storey townhouse located on Hole 14 (Hoyo 14) of Nuevo Portil golf course. It has 1 double bedroom & en suite bathroom, 2 twin bedrooms, shower room & ground floor cloakroom. The kitchen has granite worktops, crockery & cutlery for 12 & all the utensils you would expect to use. The lounge has 2 leather sofas, 32” TV (no English TV - sorry), 2 music docking stations, books, games & wood burning stove. Each bedroom has ample storage, hairdryer, mirror, chair, 2 towels per guest & percale cotton bed linen. The garden is south facing with table & chairs for 6 & a large parasol; 2 private terraces with sun loungers, cushions, table & parasol; a sea view. Also included are 4 beach loungers, 2 bicycles & secure parking. There is a large swimming pool & toddler pool (seasonal) with lifeguard. The fabulous beach, bars (for wifi) & restaurants are less than 10 mins walk. Other local activities include bird watching, water sports, horse riding, karting and a seasonal water park.
General Golf Information: Compared to the Western Algarve and the Costa del Sol, golfing opportunities on the Costa de la Luz are as yet relatively undiscovered. Green fees are considerably lower and the courses less crowded, making it much easier to get a start time that you want and play a round in reasonable time. Most Golf courses in the area have practice facilities where you are able to hire balls to loosen up. You can play in both Spain and Portugal and all are very easy to get to and give a wide range of different course to satisfy all tastes. Please be aware that most Spanish and Portuguese courses require soft spikes. Buggies and trolleys are usually available for hire.
Local courses: Nuevo Portil: This course winds through the houses and pine trees in Nuevo Portil. It offers a pleasant walk that isn't too tiring and is a good test of golf for all levels of player. The 11th hole is worth a mention it is a par 5 with a small lake in the front right.
El Rompido (North & South): Less than 10 mins drive away finds these 2 spectacular championship courses set amongst pines, olive trees & marshland. Both courses are a very good test of golf especially if the sea breeze picks up. Look out for the marsh crabs underneath the bridge crossing the marsh on the South course. The south course has hosted a number of professional events and has also been used for the final of the Daily Mail foursomes.
Bellavista (Duhesa golf):
The is the oldest members club in Spain (founded 1916) Bellavista is a true members club in the British style. More undulating than many in the coastal area and a challenge for most golfers, the course belies its par of just 70.
This 27 hole course staged the 1996 Turespana Open and provides 3 challenging loops of 9 holes. The course varies from tight tree lined fairways with small, fast greens, to open views of the Huelva coastline with challenging shots over water to target greens. The course meanders through the pine trees and will lead you to believe you are the only golfers there. Some of the holes are lined with accommodation and with a large slice your ball could visit a swimming pool, mine did. The course is easy to find and is about 20 minutes drive away from Brisa del Mar.
Isla Canela: Although relatively new, the course has been integrated with surrounding coastal features; winding through an area of tidal salt marsh. It is largely flat, so will provide a leisurely walk for those who prefer not to slog up hill and down dale, yet also provides an enjoyable golfing challenge. The course is easy to find and is about 30 minutes drive away from Brisa del Mar.