Andalusiens Finca Cortesin zum besten Golf Resort 2019 in Europa gewählt

This is the 2020 edition of the 100 Best Golf Resorts in Europe. This is the only ranking of golf resorts which is completely unbiased and is fully based on user reviews. The overall rank is 50% based on the rating of the golf club on and 50% based on the rating concerning the resort or hotel itself.

The ranking of the Best Golf Resorts in Europe has become the reference point for golfers in Europe looking for a great golf trip or golf break. Since 2016 – as a teaser for the Golfers’ Choice rankings – we have been publishing the ranking for Best Golf Resorts in Europe. A new feature is that at 50 of the (in total 145) clubs in the list, tee times can be booked directly online on This way it’s even easier for golfers to plan their trip.


The Best Golf Resort in Europe in 2019 is Finca Cortesin in Andalusia, Spain.  Finca Cortesin is an independent luxurious golf resort set in the rolling hills of southern Spain between Marbella and Sotogrande. Overlooking the Mediterranean to one side and the Casares Mountains to the other, Finca Cortesin was designed in the style of a traditional Spanish ‘finca’ (rural estate).

Finca Cortesin’s 18-hole championship course was designed by Cabell Robinson and has hosted numerous high-profile tournaments – including the Volvo World Match Play Championship. It is the first venue in Spain to feature a new, eco-friendly variety of Bermuda grass on all its greens. Users on rate the golf club with a 9.1.

The hotel’s avant-garde yet majestic design is inspired by traditional Andalusian architecture.It boasts 67 spacious, light-filled and exquisitely designed suites which range from 50 to 200 sqm and which all feature impressive 4m-high ceilings. Users on rate the hotel with a whopping 9.7.

Runner-up Trump Turnberry (Scotland) dropped to a – still very impressive – second place with an overall rating of a 9.2. Portugal’s Monte Rei regained their 3rd place in this prestigious ranking. The Jack Nicklaus designed course received an overall rating of a 9.1.

The top-10 Golf Resorts in Europe in 2019

The following golf resorts form the top 10 of best golf resorts in Europe, according to our definitions and rankings.
1. Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa (Spain): 9.4
2. Trump Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort (Scotland): 9.2
3. Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (Portugal): 9.1
4. The Montgomerie Maxx Royal (Turkey): 9.05 
5. The Gleneagles Hotel (Scotland): 9.05
6. Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort (France): 9
7. Golf De L’Isle Adam (France): 9
8. PGA Catalunya Resort (Spain): 8.95
9. Golf Club Budersand Sylt (Germany): 8.95
10. Royal Bled (England): 8.95

ABOUT LEADINGCOURSES was set up in 2007 to help golfers to find and play golf courses throughout the world suited for them and to identify hidden gems in each country. This has always been and will always remain our main objective.

Nowadays is Europe’s largest community platform by and for golfers. With currently 400K monthly visitors, inspired by over 385.000 reviews of golf courses worldwide. Leadingcourses has expanded its orientation platform with the option of booking tee times at golf courses in many European countries. connects a growing community of golfers to a growing number of golf courses worldwide. For the golf courses this means more (national and international) reach and revenue, valuable insights (trends / reviews) and opportunities for digital and e-commerce solutions .

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