10 TIPS TO PLAY GOOD GOLF

All new golfers want to know how to play good golf. The good news is that it isn’t difficult as long as you take care of the fundamentals: the equipment, the preparation and of course, the practice. Read on to discover our top ten tips to play good golf and enjoy it while you’re at it. 

Kit yourself out

If you’re looking to play good golf you need the right gear: shoes, gloves and a comfy clothes. Visit the Rio Real ProShop and kit yourself out with all you need. 

Get the right clubs

One of the keys to playing good golf lies in your equipment. A bag full of the right clubs goes a long way to improving your game. Read what you should have in your bag. 

Know your level

Whatever your level from beginner to pro, know it and play to it. If you’re a beginner, take some classes in technique from the very start. If you already play good golf, consider a short course in improving your drive or your swing.

Practise, practise, practise

Practice makes perfect in any sport and golf is no exception. Get on that driving range as often as you can and put in as many rounds as possible.

Know your course

Half the battle to a good game of golf is knowing the course. Before you hit the greens, spend a bit of time checking out the lie of the course. Best of all, watch the videos! 

Pace yourself

Know your level and ability before you start a round. Don’t use up all your energy in the first few holes – remember there are a full 18!

Read the weather

Before you tee off, check out the weather conditions. Most of all, take a look at the wind – its direction and speed – and bear it in mind especially in the drives.

Think positive

There’s a psychological element to all sports. During the game, relax your mind and body before each shot and don’t obsess yourself with getting it right every time.

Stay hydrated

This is especially important if you’re playing golf on the Costa del Sol in the summer. The heat and sunshine, particularly at midday, mean you need to keep hydrated on the course. Pop a large bottle of water in your golf bag and drink often as you go round. And reward yourself with a cool refreshment at the end in the Club House.

Enjoy it!

If you want to play good golf, this is probably the most important element of all. Remember it’s a game to enjoy, whatever your level and whenever you play.

One of the best ways to play good golf is to get in a round (or two) at Rio Real Golf Course. Book yours now.   

The history behind Costa del Sol golf courses

There are over 70 Costa del Sol golf courses between Torre del Mar and Sotogrande, the largest concentration anywhere in Europe. Since golf first arrived in the area nearly a century ago, its popularity has grown to the extent that the Costa del Sol now ranks as a top golf destination worldwide. In this blog post, we take a look at the history behind golf on the Costa del Sol.

7 suggestions for the next long weekend in Marbella

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The next long weekend in Marbella is just over a week away. With Tuesday 28th February a public holiday in Marbella, this offers the perfect opportunity to take a short break in the resort, treat yourselves to a stay at a boutique hotel and play a round of golf while you’re there.

Marbella luxury tourism rides the crest of the wave

There’s no doubt about it: Marbella luxury tourism is looking forward to an excellent year. On the back of record visitor figures in the summer, the high-end resort on the Costa del Sol has more of the same planned for 2017.

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