Finca Cortesin Voted #1 in Spain



Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa’s position at the forefront of Spanish and European golf has been further enhanced after being named as the ‘Best Golf Club in Spain’ at’s 2020 Golfers’ Choice Awards.

Fresh from being voted recently as Europe’s number one resort by users of the respected website, the exclusive venue in Andalusia completed a memorable double after being rated as Spain’s top club for the first time in its history.

Launched seven years ago, the Golfers’ Choice Awards are the only user-generated golf-course rankings in the world, with players rating each venue out of 10 for the quality of its golf and non-golf facilities.

Finca Cortesin scored an impressive rating of 9.0 to move to the top of the golf-club standings, while the luxury resort also finished first in the ‘Best Facilities’ and ‘Most Hospitable Golf Club’ categories.

René Zimmer, general manager at Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa, said: “Spain has so many great golf clubs so to be rated as the country’s number one by the people that count the most, the players, is a tremendous achievement. We’re always striving at Finca Cortesin to improve and deliver the very best luxury golf experience that we can, and receiving feedback like this makes everything that we do worthwhile.

Ruben van der Zaag, from Leading, added: “It’s an impressive accomplishment that Finca Cortesin is ranked as the best golf club in Spain, as it is such a competitive market. To also rank first in Best Facilities and Most Hospitable Golf Club is an outstanding performance and it shows that actual golfers truly value the full experience that Finca Cortesin offers. Leadingcourses would like to congratulate everybody involved in Finca Cortesin being Spain’s number one!

The new accolade continues Finca Cortesin’s impressive start to the year, which has also seen the resort receive one of Golf Digest magazine’s coveted ‘2020 Editors’ Choice Award for the Best Resorts in Continental Europe’ and be named as the winner of the ‘Best Staff Operation’ honour at the European Tour Destinations Awards. It was also voted number one in the ‘Top 20 Hotels in Spain & Portugal’ category in the Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards 2019.

Located across a vast 532-acre estate in the rolling hills of southern Spain between Marbella and Sotogrande, Finca Cortesin has a well-earned reputation as one of Europe’s most exclusive modern golf and lifestyle destination resorts.

Host of the Volvo World Match Play Championship in 2009, 2011 and 2012, the resort’s 18-hole championship course was designed by Cabell Robinson and is the first venue in Spain to feature a new, eco-friendly variety of Bermuda grass on all its greens.

Complementing the par-72 layout are outstanding practice facilities including Finca Cortesin’s recently-upgraded Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy, while the resort’s other luxury amenities include an elegant 67-suite hotel; a 6,000sqm Beach Club; an award-winning spa featuring Spain’s only snow cave; and the choice of four restaurants.