Finca Cortesin
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Finca Cortesin | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

As host to the 2023 Solheim Cup, Finca Cortesin was  thrust onto the golfing world map, and what an amazing  resort it is. One of the leading Spanish resorts, it sits on the glorious Andalucian coast, a stone's throw from the Mediterranean Sea. 
The championship golf course, luxury accommodation and Oriental Spa provide guests with an incredible stay.

The golf course played host to the Solheim Cup and 24 of the world’s best female golfers in September 2023, with the European team retaining the trophy after a 14-14 draw. It was the first time that the tournament had ever finished with a draw, and home favourite Carlota Ciganda was a key component for Team Europe. With the best of the best playing, Finca Cortesin was showcased to the world.

Cabell Robinson, the world-renowned golf course architect, was the brainchild of the championship course. The 18-hole lay-out measures more than 7,000 yards, and has incredible views of the Estepona Mountains. There is also a Jack Nicklaus Academy with extensive practice facilities and tuition from PGA-qualified professionals.

Finca Cortesin is also home to an Oriental-inspired spa, providing a tranquil escape. The spa has individual treatment rooms for facial and body treatments, as well as a fitness centre and indoor heated salt-water swimming pool.

Accommodation at Finca Cortesin is exceptional. There are 67 suites in the 5-star luxury hotel, ranging from Junior Suites up to the exquisite Cortesin Suite. There are also a range of private residences - villas and houses - that can sleep up to ten people.

Visit Finca Cortesin’s website here.

Finca Cortesin Overview | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

Solheim Cup Host

Finca Cortesin was already well known before being awarded the Solheim Cup but the sport’s premiere women’s match play event brought the Spanish resort to the forefront of the golfing world.

The golf course, which begins with a risk-reward par-4, provided some incredible moments throughout the  weekend, as home favourite Carlota Ciganda helped Team Europe retain the trophy.

The course is one of Europe’s longest layouts, measuring over 7,000 yards from the tips, and is also one of Cabell Robinson’s finest designs. With views of the Estepona Mountains as you stroll up and down over the hills, each hole provides a different , memorable challenge.

Nicklaus Academy

As one of several venues around the world, the Nicklaus Academy has a home at Finca Cortesin. Led by 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus, revolutionary methods are put into practice to help golfers of all levels.

The coaching studio at the Nicklaus Academy provides swing analysis thanks to some high-tech equipment. Swing Catalyst Video Analysis, Swing Catalyst Balance Plate, K-Coach, Foresight CGQuad, Foresight Essential Skills and FSX 2018 are all used to help keep golf fun, and to help you improve your swing and your game.

Private lessons can give you one-to-one tuition and instruction while using all of the aforementioned technology. The Nicklaus Academy also provides on-course lessons to help with your course management, and to teach what shots to play from different positions. The academy also offers clinics and club fitting.

5-Star Hotel

Opened in 2008, Finca Cortesin is home to a 5-star hotel that frequently appears on world's best lists. Built around two courtyards, the hotel has 67 spacious and exquisitely designed suites plus there are private villas available for rental.

The Junior Suite is the entry-level offering at Finca Cortesin, at more than 50 square metres it's spacious and airy. The bathrooms are finished in marble with a bathtub and separate walk-in shower. Each suite has a private patio or terrace.

There are then Executive, Garden, Family (inter-connecting rooms) and Pool Suites and the most luxurious of all, the Cortesin Suites. The Cortesins are the best of the best, featuring two king-sized beds, the same marble touch in the bathroom, and four-metre high ceilings.

Away from the hotel, there are also two private residences that can be rented out as well. The Villa, La Reserva offers a stunning four-bedroom accommodation that sleeps up to eight people. A new project has been introduced at Finca Cortesin, with 16 stunning private residences to be built. These will all have five bedrooms and sleep up to ten people.

The Oriental Spa

The spa at Finca Cortesin is designed with an Oriental infusion, providing with treatments based on Asian traditions and techniques.

There are also thermal baths and a snow cave, along with a heated salt-water swimming pool. There are ten treatment rooms, and a double suite for couple’s treatments. 

FAQs about Finca Cortesin

Where is the Finca Cortesin located?
Finca Cortesin is located in the southern part of Spain, in the region of Casares Del Sol. The region of Marbella is about 30 minutes up the road, while the border with Gibraltar is approximately 25 miles to the south.

What is the nearest airport to Finca Cortesin?
As is the case for La Reserva Club de Sotogrande, the nearest international airport to Finca Cortesin is not in the same country. Instead, Gibraltar International Airport is the nearest, around 45 minutes from the resort. The nearest major airport on Spanish soil is Malaga Airport, which sits an hour away to the north east.

What golf facilities does Finca Cortesin offer?
Finca Cortesin has a world class driving range and clubhouse set-up, which was enhanced in preparation for the leading women’s match play competition. 

Extensive practice facilities are available for players on the date of play, with complimentary practice balls and fresh fruit provided to ensure you go to the first tee well prepared for the unforgettable round that lies ahead.

What are the green fees at Finca Cortesin?
You can play the 2023 Solheim Cup venue and follow in the footsteps of some of the best female golfers in the world. During the high season, a round at Finca Cortesin will cost €370, while it will set you back €290 during the low season.

Does Finca Cortesin offer golf lessons?
The Nicklaus Academy at Finca Cortesin will provide lessons and tuition for all sorts of golfers. From private lessons to playing lessons on course, the academy also offers both clinics and club fitting to individuals to hone the game before going out onto the golf course.

What accommodation is on offer at Finca Cortesin?
Finca Cortesin is the home to a stunning 5-star hotel which has been inspired by traditional Andalusian architecture. There are 67 exquisite suites in the hotel, while there are also a range of amazing four- and five-bedroom private villas and houses for the most luxurious of stays at the resort.

What other resorts and courses are nearby?
The 2023 Solheim Cup host venue is in an incredible region for golf. Dona Julia and Estepona are two golf courses within ten minutes of Finca Cortesin, while the #3 resort on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list is just 20 minutes away.

La Reserva Club de Sotogrande sits 12 miles to the south of Finca Cortesin, with 1997 Ryder Cup host Valderrama and Real Club de Sotogrande in the same area of the country as well.

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