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IRONMAN COMES TO MARBELLA

Hot on the heels of the first round of the Davis Cup played between Spain and Great Britain, Marbella prepares itself for yet another world-class sporting event. Next on the agenda is considerably more demanding – Ironman Marbella takes places on 29 April.

RIO REAL SOARS UP RANKING FOR BEST GOLF COURSES IN SPAIN

There’s nothing like scaling the rankings as a good way to start the year. At Rio Real Golf & Hotel we’re very proud to say that we’ve done just this and soared up the ratings for the best golf courses in Spain in 2018. In just one year, we’ve soared a whole 29 positions.

TOP GOLF PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2018

Another golf season has just started and with it a clutch of rising stars, some of whom are set to take the golfing world by storm. Expect a year of surprises at many major tournaments as some of the world’s lesser known golfers rise to the top. Read our guide to the top golf players to watch in 2018. 

ALL SET FOR THE DAVIS CUP IN MARBELLA NEXT MONTH

The first round of the world’s greatest team tennis tournament takes place in Marbella in early February with an encounter between two of the world’s most famous tennis-playing nations. Great Britain faces Spain in their first Davis Cup play-off since 1986. The celebration of the Davis Cup in Marbella reaffirms the Costa del Sol’s status as one of the top sporting destinations in southern Europe.

BEST TIME TO PLAY GOLF ON THE COSTA DEL SOL

If your New Year’s resolution was to play golf  and in the sun, a golf break in southern Spain ticks both boxes. But you may be wondering when’s the best time to play golf on the Costa del Sol. The short answer is that with over 320 days of (guaranteed) sunshine a year, anytime is good. For the long answer, read on.

YOUR NEW YEAR’S GOLF RESOLUTIONS

A new year always brings new resolutions. The difficult thing is keeping them, but at Rio Real we’ve come up with six practical New Year’s golf resolutions. All easy to make and more importantly, easy to keep. Take note, put them into practice and watch your game soar in 2018!

The Best Golf players in 2017

As the year comes to a close, we take a look at the best golf players in 2017. Our ranking comes from the Official World Golf Ranking based on the number of points gained at golf championships in 2017. American golf players dominate the list where there are two players to watch in 2018.

TOP THINGS TO DO AT CHRISTMAS ON THE COSTA DEL SOL

The festive period is one of the most magical times of the year. If you’re lucky enough to be spending Christmas on the Costa del Sol, check out our list of top things to do during your holiday.

ALL YOU WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS AT RIO REAL

The festive season is on the horizon and we’re all busy making lists of what we want. But what if you could go somewhere that ticked everything off on your list? A place where you’ll find all you want and in one place? Welcome to Christmas at Rio Real!

HOW TO GET (EVEN) BETTER GREEN FEES IN MARBELLA

With its long list of prime courses, Marbella has plenty to offer when it comes to golf. But as well as pristine greens and challenging terrains, golfers also want to get the best value for money. The good news is that Rio Real offers you the chance to get even better green fees in Marbella. And there’s something for everyone. All you have to do is read on and pick the deal that suits you.

HOW TO SPEND THE BEST DECEMBER WEEKEND ON THE COSTA DEL SOL

If you’re in need of a little warm sunshine in the round-up to Christmas, why not spend a weekend on the Costa del Sol this December? Not only is the weather good, you can enjoy some festive spirit along with world-class culture, start your Christmas shopping and get in a round or two of golf. Read on to discover how to make the very best of a short break next month.

BEHIND THE SCENES AT RIO REAL – IMMACULATE PLAYING CONDITIONS

When you arrive at Rio Real Golf & Hotel, one of the first things that strikes you is the immaculate golf course. Manicured greens and fairways line the course from start to finish and these perfect playing conditions are maintained year-round, no matter the weather.

DOS AND DON’TS FOR PLAYING GOLF IN THE WINTER

In many countries in the northern hemisphere, winter means less golfing time. Rain, fog, frost and even snow can put a stop to play and golf course conditions aren’t as good. But, there’s no reason to stop playing completely – read on to discover some dos and don’ts for playing golf in the winter.

TAKE A WINTER GOLF BREAK IN MARBELLA

Think of Marbella and summer automatically springs to mind. But the crown resort on the Costa del Sol has plenty going for it at other times of the year too. While the Northern Europe lies trapped in the winter cold, Marbella basks in warm sunshine. And that’s just one of the reasons why you might like to consider a winter golf break in Marbella.

SERGIO GARCIA CROWNS A GLORIOUS ANDALUCÍA MASTERS

Sergio García took the Andalucía Masters title last weekend at the Valderrama Golf course on the Costa del Sol. The four-day event saw an exciting play-off between García and Dutch Joost Luiten in front of record spectator figures.

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