Golf World Top 100 ranking places La Cala as the Best 4 Star Resort in Spain and 13th overall in a list of Europe’s Best Golf Resorts.
Judges from the industry-leading Golf World Top 100 Rankings have recognised La Cala as the 13th best golf resort in their recently published Top 100 European Resorts list. The rankings also placed La Cala as Spain’s leading 4* Resort and the country’s third best Resort overall.
A distinguished panel compiles the Golf World Top 100 list – one of the golf industry’s most authoritative and respected rankings. Judges include expert journalists as well as specialists from within the travel industry. Resorts are judged against four categories: Courses, Accommodation, Amenities and Setting, with points awarded for each.
La Cala made a huge jump in the 2020 Golf World Rankings, a reflection of the significant improvements made at the resort in recent years. This year’s ranking of 13th is a recognition of the solidification of that progress.
The resort finalised renovation works on the stunning Europa Course in 2021, as well as putting finishing touches to works on the beautiful Asia Course. And that all followed improvements made to the striking America Course a couple of years ago.
In Golf World’s Ranking, La Cala scored particularly highly in the courses section and the panel referenced the completion of recent course improvements as being a factor in that.
Commenting on La Cala’s courses, Golf World said, “Few are as comprehensive in terms of courses, with 54 very evenly balanced holes at La Cala: America, Europa, and Asia. All have been renovated in the last four years, giving the golf a fresh look that so many resorts would be wise to follow.”
The panel also commented on the excellent amenities and dining options at La Cala, stating, “There is a spa that is better than most in this ranking, as well as tennis and football. The large swimming pool will appeal to many and, thanks to the climate, you can be lazing around it for as many as eight months of the year. Another key attraction are La Cala’s restaurants; La Bodega’s tapas is our favourite in a very competitive field.”
La Cala Resort General Manager, Sean Corte-Real, said of the ranking: “We are very proud to place so highly in this prestigious ranking. It’s an industry benchmark and we are delighted that the efforts we have made in recent years to complete significant improvements on and off the course have been recognised by the distinguished Golf World panel. But we certainly won’t rest on our laurels. We will continue to work hard to offer our guests the very best facilities and service.”
As evidence of that ambition, the resort is currently making improvements to the clubhouse, extending the terrace area and improving the inside area. Recent improvements have also been made to the Panoramic Bar.
This is the latest in a series of accolades received by La Cala Resort. Golf World recently ranked La Cala as 73rd Best Golf Resort in the world. La Cala also received an Outstanding Service Award from the global golf tourism organisation IAGTO, in recognition for their extraordinary efforts to provide partners and guests the highest levels of customer service through the pandemic.