La Cala Golf Club reopened on Monday, May 18th following government guidance and the implementation of comprehensive social-distancing and disinfection protocols.
The phased reopening of the resort begins on Cabell B Robinson’s internationally-renowned Asia Course. La Cala’s outdoor terrace will also reopen with a reduced food and drinks service available.
Golfers will be reminded of guidelines to play safely across the resort through clear signage, reminders from La Cala’s onsite staff and via an infographic accompanying the booking confirmation sent to every player.
The America Course and Europa Course are closed but will reopen as early as possible, subject to demand. Other areas of the 400 hectare resort, including La Cala’s 107-room hotel, spa and multiple bars and restaurants will remain closed until guided otherwise by local and national authorities.
La Cala Resort General Manager, Sean Corte-Real, said: “While our reopening is fantastic news for golfers, our number one priority is ensuring a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone.
“At La Cala we are blessed to have so much wide open space – three championship golf courses spread over 400 hectares, not to mention our Clubhouse terrace with extensive outdoor seating for a post-round drink.
“As Andalucía starts to recover and recalibrate, I hope La Cala will be seen as a safe haven where golfers can enjoy the game again, away from the hustle and bustle elsewhere on the Costa del Sol.”
Tee times can be booked directly online or via our reservations team (email@example.com; +34 952 669 033). Green-fees must be booked and paid at least 24 hours in advance until the Golf Shop opens again.
The resort’s Hair Salon also reopened on Friday May 8th by appointment only (firstname.lastname@example.org). All treatments are also available in the spa but the hydrotherapy circuit, saunas and hammams remain closed for now
Buggies are limited to one golfer (unless shared by members of the same household) and will be comprehensively disinfected before and after use. Changing facilities remain closed and golfers are requested to proceed directly to the first tee, five minutes before their allocated tee-time. It is anticipated that the driving range and academy will reopen on Wednesday, May 20th.
All rakes have been removed from the course and golfers should use their feet to smooth bunkers after playing a shot. Flags must remain in the hole, untouched. Cups have been raised allowing balls to be retrieved easily.
Situated in the foothills of the beautiful Mijas Mountains with breath-taking views of the stunning Andalusian countryside, La Cala offers an idyllic rural retreat for golfers across Europe. The three superb championship courses – Campo America, Campo Asia and Campo Europa – each present unique challenges and slot seamlessly into a natural, undulating backdrop of trees and flowers, rich with birds and wildlife. Designed by famous golf course architect Cabell Robinson, each 18-hole layout has been created to ensure a truly exhilarating experience.
Testament to the recent investment from Irish owners FBD Holdings, La Cala was named the Best 4* Golf Resort in Spain at the 2019 International Travel Awards, and Best 4* Hotel in both Spain and Europe at the 2019 Europe Hotel Awards. The recognition comes a year after the complete refurbishment of the resort’s 107-bedroom hotel and a raft of course upgrades including the installation of new Bermuda grass greens and refurbishment of every bunker on the Asia Course.
La Cala resort boasts accommodation of the highest standard, including a selection of on-site properties for sale; from attractive 2-bedroom apartments to opulent 5-bedroom villas spread throughout the estate. Residents can enjoy the luxurious spa and a selection of excellent restaurants and bars. There are also further leisure opportunities with a FIFA-standard football pitch, running circuit, gym, tennis and squash courts.