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La Cala Resort has been ranked in the top-three of golf destinations worldwide by independent course-review website, Golfshake. Compared against more than 15,000 reviews submitted by real-world golfers in 2019, La Cala achieved one of the highest ratings on record, placing it at the top of the rankings for courses outside of the UK.

More than 150 reviews for La Cala were posted on Golfshake.com last year with every single visitor recommending the resort or stating they would play at La Cala again. La Cala was awarded the coveted status of ‘Highly Recommended’ in Golfshake’s Golf Course Awards 2019, based on a rating of 4.54 stars (out of five) – among the highest of 30,000 courses reviewed worldwide.

Golfshake is home to more than 250,000 independent reviews reflecting the expectations of everyday golfers. Venues are rated across a variety of categories including the challenge and condition of courses, pace of play, value for money, hospitality and off-course offering.

Director of La Cala Resort, Sean Corte-Real said: “No feedback matters more to us than the views of real golfers – that’s why we’re incredibly honoured be rated so highly by GolfShake’s community of reviewers.

“Recognition like this is a massive step towards cementing La Cala’s position as a bucket-list destination for golfers across Europe.”

The latest accolade comes just a month after 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 International Hotel Awards.

Irish owners FBD Holdings has invested heavily over the last two years, instigating a complete refurbishment of La Cala’s 107-bedroom hotel. In 2019, ambitious improvement work to the 54-hole golf resort – the largest in Spain – has seen the installation of Bermuda grass greens and refurbishment of every bunker on the Asia Course. Extensive remodelling to the America course took place in 2018 and further work to the resort’s Europa course is scheduled this year.

Situated in the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas with breath-taking views of the Andalusian countryside and distant Mediterranean, La Cala Resort is a golfing mecca only 30 minutes from Malaga Airport.

The three acclaimed golf 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 world-renowned golf course architect Cabell Robinson, each 18-hole layout has been created to ensure a truly exhilarating experience. An additional 6-hole, par-3 course and world-class golf academy complete the La Cala experience.

La Cala features three championship courses and Spain’s leading Hydrotherapy Heath Spa. With four award-winning restaurants and multiple bars, La Cala sets the standard for sport and leisure holidays in the Costa del Sol. There are also further leisure opportunities with a FIFA-standard football pitch, running circuit, gym, tennis and squash courts.

Nestled between the arresting beauty of the Sierra de Mijas Natural Park and the shimmering Mediterranean Sea, La Cala is a genuine haven of tranquillity. It’s the perfect base for exploring Andalusia and Spain’s cultural cities like Granada, Seville and Malaga.

For further information on La Cala Resort please visit www.lacala.com.

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