The stunning Kempinski Hotel Bahía has expanded its network of partner courses across the golfing paradise of the Costa del Sol – after seeing a huge increase in golf business since 2012.
The iconic Marbella-Estepona hotel has reported a staggering 20 percent annual increase in golf reservations for the past two years.
The rise means guests staying at the five-star hotel can experience no fewer than five of Europe’s top 100 courses – Valderrama, San Roque (Old), La Reserva, Sotogrande and Finca Cortesin – with exclusive golf packages available including preferential green fees, buggy hire and return transfers to each course.
Valderrama, the venue that played host to the 1997 Ryder Cup, is a short journey away and consistently features in the list of the world’s top 100 golf courses.
Just around the corner, Cabell B Robinson’s La Reserva opened in 2004 and has since established itself within Europe’s top 100 courses. The Old course at Sotogrande is a Robert Trent Jones Snr creation – his first in Europe – and is regarded as ‘the thinking golfer’s Spanish course’.
The extravagant Old course at San Roque was designed by the late Dave Thomas and sees him at his most creative. Its sister course, Perry Dye’s New, is also regarded as one of Europe’s finest.
To complete the perfect golfing line-up, Finca Cortesin – the setting for the World Match Play Championship from 2009 until 2012 – is just 10 miles away and is renowned for its breathtaking views and challenging layout. And that’s just five of more than 20 courses on which Kempinski Hotel Bahía can offer preferential rates.
Aside from the exceptional choice of golf courses, Kempinski Hotel Bahía is only a 45-minute drive from Malaga airport and 30 minutes from Gibraltar and is also the ideal base for visitors to discover the many cultural delights the region has to offer.
Located less than two miles from Estepona and a 20-minute drive from Marbella, Kempinski Hotel Bahía – a member of The Leading Hotels of the World – features 128 spacious rooms and 17 luxury suites, including terraces and balconies with garden or sea views.
The hotel offers a variety of excellent Mediterranean cuisine created from freshly-collected produce from the hotel’s private organic garden. In addition, it also features a luxury spa, fitness centre and beach club.
Kempinski Hotel Bahía, Marbella-Estepona www.kempinski.com/en/marbella