Golf & Experiences

Basque Country, the land of great CHAMPIONS

Golf in the Basque Country has a long-standing tradition, with three centenary clubs, San Sebastian Royal Golf Club, Neguri Royal Golf Society and Zarauz Royal Golf Club.

The Basque Country is where you'll discover incredible landscapes. A place replete with experiences that only happen here.

Those who know Basque golf courses know that near Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria-Gasteiz there are magnificent courses where you can play the game differently. We have courses where you can play overlooking the sea and feel the breeze from the Bay of Biscay, and others that go through century-old forests between hills and traditional Basque farmhouses steeped in history. Courses on which we'll practise our swing in natural parks or on land recovered from former iron mines, or that was left barren for farming.

Near the coast, surrounded by a green and mountainous inland or in the midst of spectacular landscapes

Legutio

Larrabea Golf Club

The cradle of Jon Rahm

Larrabea is a design by the legendary Pepe Gancedo in which each hole has something different and where the obstacles are superbly placed to force the player to think carefully about their strategy. Wide fairways, fun greens and marvellous views, such as the arrival at the grandiose clubhouse, an Indiano estate dating back to the late 19th century, walking through the trees that surround the fairway of the 18th hole.

Distance in time

  • Vitoria-Gasteiz: 16'
  • Bilbao: 69'
  • San Sebastián: 59'

How to get there »

Ctra. Landa s/n ⋅ 01170 Legutiano (Araba/Álava) ⋅ Tel. +34 945 465 485www.larrabea.cominfo@larrabea.com

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  • Cafeteria
  • WiFi zone
  • Piscina
  • Restaurant

Altube

Zuia Golf Club

Inside Gorbeia Natural Park

15 minutes from Vitoria-Gasteiz, and just over half an hour from Bilbao, in the foothills of Gorbeia Natural Park, Zuia is a 9-hole, par 70 course. A comfortable course, not very long, where you'll have to comply with the tradition of the 9th hole. All games stop when they reach the green at the 9th hole and, before starting the second round, have a quick bite to eat in the Clubhouse cafeteria. Afterwards, you can continue to enjoy Zuia, which is open to all those who wish to take up golf, take lessons or play these 9 holes, which are as well-kept as a garden.

Distance in time

  • Vitoria-Gasteiz: 15'
  • Bilbao: 55'
  • San Sebastián: 69'

How to get there »

01139 Altube (Araba/Álava) ⋅ Tel. +34 945 430 922www.zuiagolf.comzuiagolf@zuiagolf.com

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Vitoria-Gasteiz

Golf Jundiz

For improving your golf

The course has 9 pars 3 that are ideal for players of all levels. Those who are just starting to play golf will be able to take their first strokes in a friendly environment. For those who already play golf, Jundiz is the perfect place to improve their short game. Beyond the course, Golf Jundiz has all the technical elements for analysing and improving your swing.

Distance in time

  • Vitoria-Gasteiz: 12'
  • Bilbao: 52'
  • San Sebastián: 76'

How to get there »

c/Paduleta 30 Centro de Servicios Jundiz ⋅ 01015 Vitoria-Gasteiz (Araba/Álava) ⋅ Tel. +34 945 357 888www.golfjundiz.cominfo@golfjundiz.com

  • Pitch & putt
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  • Trolley hire
  • Shop
  • Cafeteria
  • WiFi zone
  • Golf simulator

Urturi

Izki Golf

Seve's best design in a Natural Park

Those who play this course regularly say that Izki has special charm, with many holes to simply enjoy the scenery and to listen to nature's silent sounds. Wide fairways and generous greens, although on some holes you have to think carefully about where you're going to attack the fairways and flags. The course has superb drainage systems, which ensure that even in the rain you can play without any hitches.

Distance in time

  • Vitoria-Gasteiz: 38'
  • Bilbao: 86'
  • San Sebastián: 110'

How to get there »

c/Arriba s/n 01119 Urturi (Araba/Álava) ⋅ Tel. +34 945 378 262www.izkigolf.eusrecepcion@izkigolf.eus

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  • Restaurant

Ortuella

Meaztegi Golf

Playing on former iron mines

As part of the Biscay Provincial Council's plan to recover these former mining lands, the great Severiano Ballesteros designed this 18-hole course with par 72 and 9 pitch and putt holes to transform a wasteland into a lush parkland. The course, built in 2005, has progressively expanded in terms of flora and fauna and today it is a beautiful course surrounded by mountains, however from which, on some holes, we can glimpse the sea.

Distance in time

  • Bilbao: 28'
  • Vitoria-Gasteiz: 60'
  • San Sebastián: 89'

How to get there »

Ctra. Triano-La Arboleda s/n 48530 Ortuella (Bizkaia) ⋅ Tel. +34 946 364 370www.meaztegigolf.eusinfo@meaztegigolf.es

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Getxo

Neguri Royal Golf Society

By the cliffs

Neguri is an elegant 18-hole course where we will undoubtedly enjoy the game, but we will also be impressed by the unique landscape. The first round runs alongside the cliffs, with wide fairways and no trees. The second round has trees and is a more technical course on which we'll have to be very accurate. The closeness to the sea means that, when the wind blows, the course becomes considerably more difficult. Given that this is a private club, at least one day's notice is required if you intend to visit the Club. Access to visitors is restricted from Friday to Sunday.

Distance in time

  • Bilbao: 25'
  • Vitoria-Gasteiz: 80'
  • San Sebastián: 91'

How to get there »

c/Juan Vallejo Real de Asua, nº 26 48993 Getxo (Bizkaia) ⋅ Tel. +34 944 910 200www.rsgolfneguri.comcomunicacion@rsgolfneguri.comrsgn@rsgolfneguri.com

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  • Piscina
  • Gym
  • Bus
  • Restaurant
  • Nursery and Children's club

Galdakao

Uraburu Golf

Take a class with Rahm's brother

The first thing that strikes you when you arrive at Uraburu is the clubhouse, whose terrace overlooks one of the most spectacular mountain landscapes in Biscay. This design by José Mª Olazábal has taken into account the orography of the terrain, which means that each hole is different from the previous one and the player will have to have all the clubs in their bag. On these 18 holes, par 71, you'll have to try to be precise when teeing off and be smooth on the greens which carry the ball well but have a lot of movement.

Distance in time

  • Bilbao: 23'
  • Vitoria-Gasteiz: 56'
  • San Sebastián: 73'

How to get there »

Carretera del Vivero ⋅ Ctra. BI-3732, Km 11,5 48960 Galdakao (Bizkaia) ⋅ Tel. +34 946 565 505www.uraburugolf.cominfo@uraburugolf.com

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San Sebastián

New Royal Golf Club of San Sebastian Basozabal

Where Olazábal plays every day

The course has two clearly different parts: the first 9 holes are very lively, they play more with the terrain and you'll have to play the greens with finesse. On the back nine, the fairways are longer and the greens are more welcoming. Txema Olazábal, winner of two Masters at Augusta, trains on this course and helps many young people who are thinking about being professional golfers. Despite the location being prone to frequent rain, Basozabal can be played on practically every day of the year. The course has magnificent drainage systems and is capable of withstanding the more than 100 litres of rainfall per day. Its 18 holes challenge players of all levels.

Distance in time

  • San Sebastián: 16'
  • Vitoria-Gasteiz: 70'
  • Bilbao: 72'

How to get there »

Camino de Goyaz-Txiki 41 ⋅ 20014 Donostia/San Sebastián (Gipuzkoa) ⋅ Tel. +34 943 472 736www.golfbasozabal.comsecretaria@golfbasozabal.com

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Zarautz

Zarauz Royal Golf Club

Sea and surf

A walkway along the 1st and 2nd holes allows you to stroll and admire the sea views and the surfers, as well as the fairways and greens of this Royal Golf Club in Gipuzkoa. It is a 1916 design with 9 holes, par 68, absolutely adapted to the dunes and sandy terrain. Players should be aware that on this course the wind is a decisive factor that can cause us to play one way during the first 9 holes and another way during the second round. However, Zarauz is a comfortable course where the sea breeze and formidable views mean that we feel at ease, even if we don't play our best. In the Clubhouse shop we can find something curious; cufflinks, lapel pins and earrings with golfing motifs. They are handmade by a club member.

Distance in time

  • San Sebastián: 19'
  • Vitoria-Gasteiz: 55'
  • Bilbao: 57'

How to get there »

Lauaxeta Kalea 7 ⋅ 20800 Zarautz (Gipuzkoa) ⋅ Tel. +34 943 830 145www.golfzarauz.cominfo@golfzarauz.com

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  • Children's club

Hondarribia

San Sebastián R.G.C.

Sublime and pioneering

Txema Olazábal, the Arruti family, and Tania Elosegui, among other champions, started playing in Jaizkibel. It is an 18-hole design by Pierre Hirigoyen in the municipality of Hondarribia, very close to France. The course is magnificently adapted to the centenary trees and hills, to such an extent that sometimes we'll have the ball higher or lower than our feet. We are faced with a course where we will exercise, have fun, use all the clubs in the bag and where, walking along the fairway of the 18th hole, we will delight in the views of the majestic farmhouse where the clubhouse is located.

Distance in time

  • San Sebastián: 27'
  • Vitoria-Gasteiz: 79'
  • Bilbao: 81'

How to get there »

Chalet Borda-Gain ⋅ Barrio Jaizubia 20280 Hondarribia (Gipuzkoa) ⋅ Tel. +34 943 616 845www.golfsansebastian.comrgcss@golfsansebastian.com

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  • Tenis y pádel
  • Restaurant
  • Nursery

Andoain

Goiburu Golf Club

Following in the steps of The Pirate among beech and centenary oak trees

At Goiburu the player is faced with fairways and greens with a lot of movement which adapt to the slopes and dips on the course. Several holes conceal extraordinary landscapes among the hundred-year-old beech and oak trees that embrace this course in Gipuzkoa. At the end of the game, a wonderful meal awaits us; in the Clubhouse shop you can purchase various items with the "The Pirate Club" logo.

Distance in time

  • San Sebastián: 15'
  • Vitoria-Gasteiz: 64'
  • Bilbao: 73'

How to get there »

Barrio San Esteban s/n ⋅ 20140 Andoain (Gipuzkoa) ⋅ Tel. +34 943 300 845www.goiburugolf.comclub@goiburugolf.com

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