Top Courses some winter sun and luxury spa activities, Sunday Times Duncan Craig picks golf resorts that will please partners too.
If there's one thing guaranteed to take the edge off a nice 18 holes it's the thought of a golf widow (or increasingly, golf widower) sitting at home cursing you under their breath. So what better than a resort that combines drool worthy championship courses, winter warmth and such an extensive range of non-golfing diversions that your parnter will be rushing to book your tee time for you?
La Cala, Andalusia
Marbella and Malaga may be just a short drive away, but any lobster tans are a distant glow in the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas Natural Park. Try the tapas tasting menu in La Bodega restaurant. Work your way through the tepidarium, herbal steam baths and igloo in the on-site spa. Join your partner for a sesssion of tennis or yogalates (a new yoga/Pilates hybrid-yes, it's a thing). Chill out together on the terrace of your modern room. And only should you sneak off to play any of those three champsionship courses. From €263 (lacala.com) Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly direct ftom Dublin to Malaga.
Extract Sunday Times, December 10, 2017 by Duncan Craig, Assitant Travel Editor