For much of Europe, the summer season is fast drawing to a close which after a brief stop-gap in Autumn means the shorter days and cold of winter will quickly loom into view.
For many, this will signify the arrival of the leanest of times for golf; with weather closing courses or forcing them to resort to temporary measures to allow for play to continue.
This may be true for many...but not all. More and more golfers from the North of Europe are opting to dodge the cold and head south for at least some part of the winter. Here's why many of them choose the Costa del Sol as their destination for a winter getaway:
The Costa del Sol enjoys more than 320 days of sunshine, and whilst all your friends will be taking refuge from the cold you could be enjoying a mild and pleasant winter and average temperatures of around 20 degrees.
It's low season:
Not only can you enjoy great weather, but you get to enjoy everything the Costa del Sol has to offer with a fraction of the crowds. Not only are the crowds fractional but so too is the cost; the winter months are regarded as a 'low season' which brings with it reduced hotel rates, Airbnb prices and attraction costs.
The winter months are also preferable for anyone looking for a more 'authentic experience' during their stay.
Costa del Sol is more than beaches:
The Andalusian region in which the Costa del Sol resides is widely regarded to be the most culturally rich region in Spain. Home to beautiful and unique architecture, not to mention bull fighting and numerous fiestas, Costa del Sol is steeped in a tradition which remains evident throughout the winter months.
The opportunity for great golf in the winter:
The warm and temperate winter weather brings with it the chance for golfers to enjoy the areas stunning courses all year round. There are over 70 courses on offer on the Costa del Golf, including the prestigious Valderrama, that cater to golfers of all abilities.
With such a wide choice and the beautiful Andalusian landscapes, it's little wonder the Costa del Sol is one of Europes top winter golfing regions.
There's plenty to do besides golf:
If you're wanting to spend some time away from the courses (though we can't think why you would want to...) the great weather affords plenty of opportunities to get out and explore.
For anyone looking for a bit more adventure than topping up their tan there are plenty of Natural Parks nearby, including the stunning Sierra de la Nieves, with hiking and climbing on offer.
Looking for more reasons to take a trip to Costa del Sol this winter? Check out the Visit Costa del Sol Website.