SPAIN

SPAIN


ESPANA POR FAVOR!!!

Spain exudes flamboyant colour and excitement. A country with a compendium of converse cultures, the land of Conquistadors, Toreadors, Flamenco, paella and sun.

Dominating the Iberian Peninsula, the country once formed part of the Roman Empire, from whose name, Hispania, the modern name derived. Having been occupied for several centuries by Arabs in the guise of the Moors and Berbers from across the narrow Straights of Gibraltar, their influence is still visible today, particularly in the architecture of Andulucia, the southern most province of Spain.

One of the original colonial superpowers of the world, Spain’s territories spanned most of central and south America. Following years of the iron fist dictatorship of General Franco, Spain reverted to a monarchy in the mid 70’s and once again flourished as a vibrant, dazzling destination.

Adopted by the British as their premier holiday haunt, a boom in golf course construction in the 70’s and 80’s precipitated the birth of golfing holiday’s as we know them today. Spain has developed into a true golfing nation, producing some of the worlds greatest players of the modern era, Ballesteros, Olazabal, Garcia and Jimenez to name but a few. The first country to host the Ryder Cup outside of Great Britain and the U.S.A and second only to England to have supplied the most Ryder Cup players since the team became Europe in 1979.

Still as popular as ever with British golfers, golf and Spain has become almost as synonymous as Spain, sun and sangria!

ONCE A SUPERPOWER OF THE WORLD

NOW A SUPERPOWER OF WORLD GOLF!