La Casa Grande de Zujaira

Under the gaze of the Alhambra Palace, and on soil trodden by poet Federico Garcia Lorca,  the two hundred year old La Casa Grande de Zujaira sits proudly. I stand looking through the original metal gates at part of the ‘big house.’ Now split in two, the imposing white house, with its clock built by Gustav Eiffel’s apprentices, rests majestically with its terraced garden sprawling at its feet.

La Casa Grande de Zujaira
La Casa Grande de Zujaira

With smiling dark eyes and long, dark floppy hair, the obvious Spaniard, Luis Orihuela Fillol, son of the painter Luis Orihuela Hervas greeted me. Gates open, traditional kisses on both cheeks greeting, and Luis started talking with passion about La Casa Grande. Next to him his wife Begonia barely got a word in.

Luis and Begonia, Casa Grande de Zujaira
Luis and Begonia, Casa Grande de Zujaira

The Casa Grande looked charming, even with garden asleep, in the January sunshine. Luis enthused how the garden comes to life and is full of colour in spring and summer. Plants and shrubs as used in the Generalife Gardens in the Alhambra complex fill the grounds. One of the gardeners from the Generalife had come in to prune some of the trees. A heady sweet-smell drifted from one of the only flowering shrub braving the winter months. Curiously when up close there was no smell, yet just a few metres away it was heavenly, sweet, like honey.

La Casa Grande de Zujaira
La Casa Grande de Zujaira

Camilla shrubs full of buds waiting to burst sat by the side of the original brick steps up to the house which is draped in bourgainvilla and jasmine shrubs, also dormant, but not for long. There’s heat in that winter sunshine today. Spring is around the corner and I’ll be back to see these beautiful grounds full of colour and life.

La Casa Grande de Zujaira
La Casa Grande de Zujaira, Patio Entrance

We entered, via an ancient, wooden coach gate, into an enormous Andalusian patio with a huge fountain fed by their own spring. The property behind has a vast area undergoing work, including a swimming pool on the higher part, with views even more impressive than those of the house. The patio and large outbuildings will host weddings, private parties and communions.

La Casa Grande de Zujaira Patio
La Casa Grande de Zujaira Patio

It’s an area I visualize teaming with brightly dressed guests under fluttering white-sail sun-protectors. The white walls now reflect the afternoon sun and an ancient mulberry tree also resting in dormant state with a girth that I imagine would need two or three pairs of arms to circle.

La Casa Grande de Zujaira Lounge
La Casa Grande de Zujaira Lounge

The house has been preserved and restored retaining every possible original feature from the black and white floor tiles to the swinging ornamental lights. Care, thought and love have been poured into every corner.

Luis Orihuela Fillol, Casa Grande de Zujaira
Luis Orihuela Fillol at the serving hatch!

Charm, style and history ooze at every glance, my camera constantly raising to capture its charm. I’m captivated by the care to preserve. Proudly Luis calls my attention ‘Look at this door’ he says. ‘It drove our carpenter to distraction reparing each piece of beading for each piece of glass’

La Casa Granda de Zujaira
La Casa Granda de Zujaira

The door not so robust and wooden with many small panes of glass not only folds in two but has an opening flap so food could be passed through without having to open the door to the dining room. Igenious and preserved. Unlike the house next door , the other half of Casa Grande was apparently rather brutally renovated loosing many original features.

La Casa Grande de Zujaira
La Casa Grande de Zujaira

The charming, original kitchen with two marble sinks, said to be Moorish, and the original fireplace where Luis wants to hold traditional cooking demonstrations, is designed for use when the house is rented out in its entirety.

La Casa Grande de Zujaira
La Casa Grande de Zujaira

The bedrooms with white walls and white linen have the colourful splash of paintings by Luis Orihuela Hervas in each room. The painter, now 86, from my home province of Jaen, lives near Gibraltar and is still painting, but only smaller works of art now, says son Luis.

La Casa Grande de Zujaira
La Casa Grande de Zujaira

There are five simply lovely bedrooms, minimilistically adorned with sumptuous beds, Egyptian linen and monogrammed towels. One for the less able on the ground floor.

La Casa Grande de Zujaira
La Casa Grande de Zujaira

Climb the authentic Andalusian open spiral staircase, of which I seem to have many photos, to the further four lovely bedrooms. I’d be very hard pressed to decide which room to stay in if I had a choice.

La Casa Grande de Zujaira, Attic Bedroom
La Casa Grande de Zujaira, Attic Bedroom

Another flight of stairs leads to the attic bedroom and a tiny mirador with a huge view. A large glass window on one side framed the glass-like reflection, snow-topped Sierra Nevada mountain range and a tiny one-person mirador surveys the gardens to the village church to the front. I imagine being the ‘Lady’ of the ‘Big House’ contemplating the scene.

La Casa Grande de Zujaira
Mirador La Casa Grande de Zujaira

Casa Grande de Zujaira may be rented as a whole, it may be hired for private functions and individual rooms are available for Bed and Breakfast.

 

See La Casa Grande de Zujaira soon on Only Spain ~ Boutique Hotels and B&Bs

Visit La Casa Grande de Zujaira’s website (in Spanish)

Read our recent post on Must Visits in Granada in 24 Hours or More

Or 36 Hours in Granada

Must Visits in Granada In 24 Hours or More

Granada The Alhambra

Granada is well-known for its must-visit – the UNESCO Alhambra Palace, the gorgeous gardens of the Generalife and the Moorish Albaicin. Although they are on two separate hills, they form the medieval part of Granada city but don’t just visit these popular tourists spots, there’s so much more to see.

The Alhambra Palace, Granada
The Alhambra Palace, Granada

Must Visit in Granada

The Mirador de San Nicolas is a large square with the most incredible views of The Alhambra, the city and beyond to the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada. It’s a bit of a walk, but an interesting one. Go up through the narrow, windy, cobbled back lanes of the Albaicin, just keep heading uphill! It should be done on foot to discover the charming corners and lovely architecture, but buses and taxis are also an option.

The Alhambra, Granada
The Alhambra, Granada

Granada Cathedral

The Baroque and Renaissance Granada Cathedral in the heart of Granada city is Spain’s best example of Renaissance architecture. Started in 1523 it took five years to complete, it was begun by one architect in the Baroque style and completed by another in Renaissance style. A must visit whether churches are your thing or not. Next to the cathedral is the Royal Chapel where the Catholic Kings, the defeaters of the Moors, are laid to rest.

Granada Cathedral
Granada Cathedral

The Hammam Baths, Granada

The Hammam Baths in Granada are a wonderful way to relax especially if you been exploring the city and walking around the Alhambra. Imagine low lights, steam rising, lulling Arabic music. Relax in the warm bath, alternate between cold, warm and hot, take a sauna and if you want book in for a massage too. There’s nothing so spell-binding and evocative. Try and choose a quieter time to visit, the less people the better.

Hammam Baths, Granada
Hammam Baths, Granada

The Alcaiceria – The Moorish Market

The Alcaiceria is a wonderfully busy, bustling bazaar, the ancient Arab market packed with bright baubles and souvenirs, once the marketplace for selling silks, fabrics and herbs. You’ll definitely find keepsakes and presents to take home with you here.

Must Explore

The narrow back streets of the Albaicin will have you dreaming of visiting Morocco or make you believe you are actually there. Oozing with bright colours, leathers goods, colourfully rich clothes and gorgeous rainbow lights you will find it difficult to stop browsing and wanting almost everything on offer.

The Albaicin, Granada
The Albaicin, Granada

My Favourite Places in Granada

There are so many fabulous little plazas, tiny nooks and interesting views in Granada, which I’m lucky enough to be able to visit again and again. My favourites are the Corral del Carbon. A beautiful building from the XIV century when it was a corn exchange. It’s the only one remaining from the Nasrid Dynasty on the Iberian Peninsula.

Corral de Carbon, Granada
Corral de Carbon, Granada

The other is the Museum Fundacion Rodriguez Acosta. A visit on five levels of the building and studio and the gardens of the painter José María Rodríguez-Acosta. With decorative pieces from across the world the garden is  mishmash of  ponds, Palomino frescoes, statues, carvings and paintings, It also has fabulous views across Granada and tunnels from the Alhambra, which is literally next door.

Museum Rodriguez Acosta Foundation
Museum Rodriguez Acosta

Must Eat

Granada’s tapas culture is a huge draw and they are served with drinks (not coffee.) It’s possible to eat sufficient for a meal by just ordering drinks, but more fun if you choose what you have! One of the typical dishes is Andalusian gazpacho, habas a la granadina which is baby broad beans with artichokes and piononos which are sponge cakes topped with cream originally from the nearby town of Santa Fe.

The choice of tapas bars is huge so booking a tapas tour is a great idea, you get taken to some of the better bars and can also get loads of recommendations for your own tour later.

Pinones, Granada
Pinones, Granada

Must Drink

Granada province produces some great local wines so rather than asking for a Rioja ask for local wines or vinos de la zona.

Sangria is of course a popular drink especially for tourists and is a tasty long and refreshing drink on the warm balmy nights of summer.

Must Stay

The absolute must stay is the Granada Parador a former monastery built on the site of a Nasrid Palace, the remains are visible in the Nasrid Room. It is actually within the Alhambra complex and the fountains and gardens of the medieval Moorish/Christian fortress.

The most expensive, but probably the most stunning of all the Paradors, expect to pay from 260€ a night, it’s a fabulous place to stay but on top of a hill. There are many lovely hotel options down in the city and one of my centrally located favourites in Boutique Hotel Gar Anat.

Hotel Boutique Gar Anat, Granada
Hotel Boutique Gar Anat, Granada

Getting To Granada

National and several European companies fly into Granada -Jaen Airport just outside the city and taxis or a bus service will get you into the centre. Malaga’s International airport is an hour or so away by road or buses run fairly frequently and daily from Malaga. It’s possible to go from other cities within Spain by train. Driving in Spain is easy until you get into the cities where parking is always problematical, you can try parking outside the city near the bus station and getting a bus into the city, that’s what we do.

I hope you enjoy Granada as much as I do.

 
Read some of my other posts about Granada

36 Hours in Granada

Hammam Baths in Granada

La Casa Grande de Zujaira, Boutique Hotel near Granada

Taste of Granada Food Tour

Only Spain Boutique Hotels in Granada

Or my post about the Hammam Al Andalus in Malaga

Visit & Wine Tasting Bodegas Hidalgo – La Gitana, Sanlucar de Barrameda, Cadiz,

Living in Andalucia I enjoy sampling Spanish wines but I’m only a beginner at wine tasting. Adding visits to wineries and sampling their wines while exploring Spain is growing on me. I didn’t realise just how many wineries there are, especially here in the south of Spain. We’ve all heard of Rioja, Ribera, Valdepeñas, those larger, more famous areas in the north (or further north) which tend to overshadow us down here in the south.

Wine from Andalucia
Wine from Andalucia

Usually here in Andalucia it´s the three big cities – Cordoba, Granada and Sevilla or the busy beaches of the Costa del Sol that make the headlines. Well I’m on a mission to share wineries or bodegas throughout Andalucia.

Just last month a blog trip with Tasty Andalucia introduced me to two wineries about as far west from me as possible. They say it’s the climate, the soil and the Atlantic air that makes their wines so special. Whatever the reasons I enjoyed them all.

DO Condado de Huelva Wine Information Centre
DO Condado de Huelva Wine Information Centre

That isn’t the reason for my local winery, Campoameno’s great wines.  No Atlantic air here in Jaen. Climate, soil and grape vines yes! So I’ve had to do many frequent visits for supplies. Which is my favourite? The Syrah.

Winery, Bodegas Campoameno, Frailes, Jaen
Selection of Reds from Bodegas Campoameno

But as this post is about one winery in particular, (even though, while writing, I’m enjoying a Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from Bodegas Crin Roja in Castilla La Mancha) let me introduce you to……

Bodegas Hidalgo – La Gitana

Bodegas Hidalgo - La Gitana Winery, Sanlucar de Barrameda
Bodegas Hidalgo – La Gitana

My visit to Bodegas Hidalgo – La Gitana was on an unusally wet day, but that didn’t dull my view of the lovely, little town of Sanlucar de Barrameda, to which I have to return and explore more.

Bodegas Hidalgo – La Gitana why two names? There starts the story…

Bodegas Hidalgo - La Gitana Winery, Sanlucar de Barrameda
Bodegas Hidalgo – La Gitana Patio

My tour on that damp, dull November day began as we were ushered in the back way because of the rain. The dampness didn’t dispel those amazing aromas. Fermin, eighth generation, Hidalgo was our marvellous wine tasting story-teller and guide.

Bodegas Hidalgo - La Gitana Winery, Sanlucar de Barrameda, Cadiz
Bodegas Hidalgo – La Gitana, Fermin Hidalgo

In the office of the winery the story unveils. The bodegas roots began in 1792 when Jose Hidalgo purchased a small wine storage from his father-in-law. Although it was his son, Edward, who made it famous. The winery, named Bodegas Hidalgo, changed its name several times. Today it’s still known as Bodegas Hidalgo but more often than not with the hyphen – La Gitana.

Bodegas Hidalgo - La Gitana
Bodegas Hidalgo – La Gitana

La Gitana, meaning the Gypsy Woman, was added after Edward travelled to Malaga to meet the woman who was selling a fair quantity of his wine in her shop. Back in those days it was sold directly from casks or barrels. The punter brought their receptacle, a jug, bottle or whatever and it was filled straight from the cask (I remember being able to do that.) The locals started referring to the wine as ‘el vino de la gitana‘, the gypsy lady’s wine.

When in the early 20th century wine began to be sold in bottles Bodegas Hidalgo (or Edward) named it ‘La Gitana’ and had a picture of her (with whom he was having an affair) on the label, Bodegas Hidalgo – La Gitana. Hence keeping their name but also retaining the custom and customers.

Bodegas Hidalgo - La Gitana
Bodegas Hidalgo – La Gitana bottles

The original picture is on the wall in the original office along with a later ‘touch up’ in the 1920s.

Bodegas Hidalgo - La Gitana
Bodegas Hidalgo – La Gitana, the Original ‘Gypsy’ Portraits

Historical books and ledgers remain in the old offices and the once small storage built one metre below sea level is now able to hold about 4,000 barrels of Hidalgo’s wine.

 

Although Manzanilla is its main brand it also produces Pastrana and four fortified wines – Amontillado Napoleon, Oloroso Faraon, Cream Alameda and Pedro Ximenez Triana.

Bodegas Hidalgo - La Gitana, Winery in Cadiz
Bodegas Hidalgo – La Gitana

One of the fascinating facts for me was that they had wines named Wellington and Napoleon. Why was that? Well, in the Peninsular War in the early 1800s Napeoleon invaded Spain and ever-the-entrepreneur Edward sold his wines to the French putting ‘Napoleon’ on the barrels and when the English came to help, he also sold to Wellington’s troops marking the barrels ‘Wellington’ so now we have old Amontillado Viejo Napoleon VORS* and Palo Cortado Viejo Wellington VORS wines.

Bodegas Hidalgo - La Gitana
Bodegas Hidalgo – La Gitana

In the summer months one of the bodegas’ charming little patios is open to the public as a bar with lunch available, as well as a shop for wine in bulk or bottles and guided tours it is an interesting visit as much for its history as its wine tastings.

Bodegas Hidalgo - La Gitana, Patio
Bodegas Hidalgo – La Gitana Patio

 

*VORS = Very Old Rare Sherry** – a wine which has an average age over 30 years
VOS = Very Old Sherry – a wine has an average age of more than 20 years

**Really VOS comes from the Latin ‘Vinum Optimum Signatum’ or a Wine Selected as Optimo or the best.
VORS comes from “Very Old Rare Sherry” (Wine Selected as Optimal and Exceptional)only around 0.2% of wines produced in Jerez make this grade.

 

Visit the website of Bodegas Hidalgo – La Gitana. Tours can be booked via the site.

Read my post on my Andalucia Explorer Blog about Olive Oil, Wine and Food Tours around Cadiz, Cordoba, Huelva and Sevilla There’s Part 1 which is live and Part 2 which is in the fermenting process.

Trip Planning – Why You Should Use a Travel Planner

 

I wanted to go back to Spain. I’d been before, but this time my work schedule got in the way. When the moment of planning came to pick travel dates and evaluate what region to visit and where to stay, my ideas became a tangled nightmare.

White Village, Olvera, Cadiz
White Village, Olvera, Cadiz

As a mother, wife and professional, I couldn’t find the time to research and evaluate what was best for us. When I spoke to a co-worker about my situation, she simply said “Why don’t you get a travel planner?”

“Do I get that in any office supply store?” was my response.

“No, use my personal travel planner” she said “You will get all the help you need  and at a reasonable price.” And that’s what happened.  I was put in contact with a versatile, patient and experienced travel expert. Plans were made and my travel experience was wonderful from the beginning. No travel delays, the hotel reservations were done by her with no hitch, and she gave us the best itinerary with no waiting in queues, in the exclusive tourist spots.

She also advised us on the best restaurants, the best fiestas and live flamenco shows. She was good and being that Spain is a passion of mine, she was on point all of the time. For someone who doesn’t know the country they are about to visit, travel planners are life savers.

Cazalla de la Sierra, Cadiz
Cazalla de la Sierra, Cadiz

My travel planner was an expert, she had lived in Spain for more than 20 years. She  knew the ins and outs of each town and region in her territory and had a cordial relationship with hotel owners.

She knew my language, and also spoke Spanish. With this inside person, who could say no to such a great service? I felt pampered. The service was exclusive, the prices were good, and we all enjoyed every minute of  our stay in Spain.

Now that I have shared my experiences with a travel planner, I will explain why I think it’s a good idea to use a travel planner.

Rio Borosa Walkway, Cazorla, Jaen, Andalusia, Spain
Rio Borosa Walkway, Cazorla, Jaen

Travel Planners for Trip Planning

Travel planners live locally (or should do) and with plenty of contacts are capable of taking the hassle of planning off your shoulders and allowing you carefree travel.

Having a helping hand when you are abroad always gives you the peace of mind and the feeling of safety. The travel planner knows your time is valuable, that is why they listen to your needs, and cater to them.

Travel planners have the time to do more research for you on things you want to see. They are continually educating themselves, and visiting new places in the area to learn about hotels, culture, new activities, natural parks and carnivals etc.

Finca la Fronda, Aracena, Huelva
Finca la Fronda, Aracena, Huelva

The services they provide can be like a concierge service: making reservations, booking accommodation, transportation, and costume collection.

Another added bonus is that a travel planner gives you access to their website and blogs, where you can read information about your destination. These blogs are very informative and can include pictures or video of the travel planners’ experiences.

La Herradura, Granada Coast
La Herradura, Granada Coast

What is Trip Planning

To plan your own trip there are lots of decisions to be made:

  • which destination best fits your budget
  • what to do
  • where to stay
  • where to eat
  • best time to travel
  • how to get the most value
  • how to optimize your travel time
  • places or museums to visit
  • transportation/car rental

A travel planner will do all this for you or with you so that all you have to worry about is getting on the plane, and everything else is organised for you.

The Alhambra Palace, Granada
The Alhambra Palace, Granada

One thing that is obvious is that travel planners charge a fee depending on their services and you pick the one that is convenient to you. Then there are other travel planners who do not charge you a fee because the airlines, hotels and restaurants are the ones paying them.

So the next time you want to take a trip, consider a travel planner. 

 

This post was written by Carolyn PachasCarolyn is a professional communicator and digital marketer who loves to travel.

If you are looking for a Travel Planning Service for Spain then check out my sister site Only Spain Boutique Hotels – Trip Planning.

Boutique Hotel Plaza No. 18, Vejer de la Frontera

One of the Andalusia’s White Towns, as well as one of Spain’s Most Beautiful Towns, Vejer de la Frontera,  often just referred to as Vejer, is the site for an exciting new Boutique Hotel. You know how much  I love Boutique Hotels from my Only Spain Boutique Hotels portfolio.

Due to open for Easter 2019,  Plaza No. 18 is a new six-bedroom luxury hotel set in a beautifully restored 19th Century merchant’s house. In collaboration with hotel La Casa del Califa, Vejer’s main hotel and designed by Nicky Dobree the award-winning  interior architect and designer.

The project will have turned one of Vejer’s landmark properties into one of the finest hotels in the boutique genre in Andalucía. Located in the heart of  the medieval quarter and next to Vejer’s  palm-filled and ceramic, froggy-fountained Plaza de España.

Plaza de Espana, Vejer de la Frontera

Boutique Hotel Plaza No. 18

Nicky Dobree says of the new hotel “There will be comfort and elegance through every door, a place to feel at home. A place to re-connect and re-discover.”

Dating from 1896 and standing on the foundations of an ancient 13th  century Moorish  house the renovations have used entirely organic building materials, including traditional lime-based mortars, wooden floors with natural stone and marble.

It has a shady central courtyard, typical of Andalusia, where guests can relax in the heat of summer. Or the large, comfortable sitting room with a huge fireplace in less clement days. There’s also a large roof terrace with fabulous views.

All bedrooms, one of them a suite, has views of the town or the Parque Natural las Marismas nature reserve.

Plaza No. 18 will share its reception with Hotel La Casa del Califa and also its facilities will be on offer to Plaza No. 18 guests. Amongst which is the Michelin recommended restaurant El Jardín del Califa with its palm-filled courtyard and stone-vaulted dining rooms.

In 2019 the Califa Group will  be opening a Hammam Baths in Vejer. A Moorish bathhouse or Arab Baths, a tradition which has been lost in many towns and cities around Andalusia and one that is a must when visiting Spain. Read my posts on the Hammam in Granada and in Malaga.

The Califa Hamam will be a blend of the traditional Roman and Moorish baths with cold, warm and hot baths as well as a steam room, domed atrium and a massage room.

Califa Hamam Baths, Vejer de la Frontera

Vejer de la Frontera is a popular and one of the best preserved  ‘Pueblos Blancos’  –  a route of White Villages or White Towns.  It’s a historical town with turreted walls, flower-filled courtyards and ancient buildings. It has over the recent years developed a good reputation for its gastronomy. Now it has a large choice of excellent restaurants, cafés and tapas bars where you can pass the time, relax, watch the world go by and eat.

Vejer, in the province of Cadiz,  is 10 kms inland from the Atlantic coast and beaches of El Palmar and Cape Trafalgar. Its only 54 km from Jerez airport, a great, small airport more like a large cafe! Or 95 km from Gibraltar airport, 158 km from Seville airport or if you like driving, which is not at all stressful here in Andalusia, 210 km from Malaga airport.

See my sister site Only Spain Boutique Hotels, a site full of gorgeous personally-visited boutique hotels, as such Plaza No. 18 isn’t on it, yet!

Campos de Ibiza – Luxury Spanish Cosmetics & Perfumes

The birth of Campos de Ibiza is a story as touching and charming as their growth and their products. From a child making fragrances from flower petals from her garden Campos de Ibiza has now become one of Spain’s best known brands. So how does the story go?

Campos de Ibiza

The story starts in World War II when a young French soldier was captured by General De Gaulle’s troops and imprisioned in Spain. His translator was Baroness Ilaria of Romania who promised she’d take the young soldier to her island if they survived.  Survive they did and the  Baroness took him to Ibiza in the 1950s, where he began a lifelong love and passion for the island frequently taking his family with him.

Campos de Ibiza

His daughter Camilla visited throughout her childhood  and she began making her own brand of scents from the fruit and flowers from their garden in the 1970s.

Campos de Ibiza

Today Camilla’s daughter Aurelie runs the business and has given it a more international touch. They produce over 60 luxury products from perfumes and fig soap to gift box selections and beach bags to mini travel sets. As well as almond scented candles and towels.

Campos de Ibiza soap

All come beautifully packaged and presented from small size to large. Hotels and weddings are catered for too. Visit Campos de Ibiza to see the full range of delightful gifts and products.

Hire Your Golf Clubs in Spain, Don’t Take Them There

Why pay to carry your own clubs, wait to load and collect them as oversized luggage when you can hire golf clubs at various airports in Spain as well as many other locations.

Clubs to Hire offers the latest clubs on the market, both for male and female, right handed and left-handed players. Their range is from leading golf club brands such as Taylor Made and Callaway,  hire starts from just €35 per week. You get a saving on luggage with none of the hassle and no chance of damage to your own clubs.

Alicante golf

It was founded by Irish entrepreneurs Tony Judge and Gerry McKernan in 2010 which its first branch at Faro airport in Portugal. Now Clubs to Hire work at the following Spanish airports:

Alicante
Costa Dorada
Girona
Gran Canaria
Malaga Murcia
Palma (Mallorca)
Bahia de Cádiz
Tenerife

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Clubs for Hire are also in Portugal: Faro, Lisbon and Madeira, Cyprus: Paphos, Morocco: Marrakesh and Agadir, South Africa: Cape Town, Thailand: Bangkok, Pattaya, and Phuket. Turkey: Belek, the UK & Ireland: Dublin and Edinburgh, the United States: Orlando, Florida, and Scottsdale, Arizona, Australia: Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane .

For more information see  Clubs to Hire.

 

See my other golf related posts on Luxury Spain Travel

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