YARDS: 6276 PAR: 70
Few visitors to southern Spain realise that this area was first visited and colonised by the British well over 100 years ago. Attracted by the mineral resources at the Rio Tinto mines north of Huelva, many Britons, particularly Scots, came seeking wealth and a fresh start in life. Along with their adventurous spirit, they brought their two main sporting passions - golf and football. It was from the sporting interests and enthusiasm of these British pioneers that the oldest golf club in Spain, Bellavista (1916), and the oldest football club, Huelva FC, were established.
The legacy of this early development can still be seen at Bellavista Golf Course, which retains a traditional, British-style club atmosphere. Unlike the typical offerings in Spain, Bellavista is a true members club with undulating fairways that present a challenge to golfers of all levels. Despite its par of just 70, the course features several long par 5's and lengthy par 4's, making it a test for even the most skilled golfers to reach the impeccably maintained greens in regulation. Playing at the oldest golf course in Spain, which has now become the largest golf destination in Europe, is a badge of honor for any true golfer.