New to Golf: The Ultimate Beginners Guide



We understand that organising your first golf holiday can potentially be a minefield of difficult decisions, unfathomable jargon, confusion as to what will work for you and potentially huge cost. Let us guide you calmly through this process so that you create a bespoke golf holiday that perfectly matches your needs.

Case Study: A surprise Christmas present from grandparents for their children and family

Specification and requirements

Date: May Half Term

Number of nights: 7

Accommodation: Great value apartment residence accommodation in a beautiful location

Resort: Great beginner facilities and a first class golf academy. Lots of things to do in the resort in case the golf does not work out!

Per person Budget: Approximately £500

Step 1: Resort Choice: Guadalmina Spa and Golf Resort

The perfect combination of beach, lively resort and wonderful golf courses.

Just one hour transfer from Malaga airport and only 5 minutes drive from Marbella’s huge choice of shops, cinemas, attractions, bars and restaurants.

A range of excellent golf teachers to choose from.

Lively town with a huge variety of shops, bars and restaurants.

Great value accommodation in both hotels and apartments. 

Great nightlife.

Step 2: Accommodation Choice: Guadalmina Spa and Golf Hotel****

High quality spa and golf hotel offering a range of rooms and wonderful facilities. 

Located right on it’s own private beach!

Golf literally on your door step with the 11th tee to start your golf round right next to the hotel.

Wonderful beach side pool with it’s own bar and outside dining area, the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Just 5 minutes from Puerto Banus with its wonderful marina, huge range of shops, bars and restaurants.


Step 3: Airport Transfers

Hanski organised an efficient, shared airport transfer service for the family group to provide the most cost effective route to resort.

The vehicle was a fully licenced and insured 8 seat minibuses with professional drivers guaranteeing a safe, reliable and efficient service experience.


Step 4: Ski Lessons, Lift Passes and Equipment Hire

Ski Lessons: The couple had never played golfbefore and so we discussed their aims and what they would like to achieve. We recommended taking a few lessons in the UK before their holiday and then booked a very calm, understanding instructor in resort. Both clients made huge progress during their time on the course.

Tee times: we booked several 9 hole golf course in the local area throughout the week to build confidence and then a 9 hole round on the hotel golf course as a final experience to celebrate progress.

Equipment Hire: We talked through all the kit the family would need in resort such as a hired clubs, golf shoes, golf clothes etc and then organised for the family to hire golf equipment from the golf shop. This friendly, knowledgeable service was perfect for the beginners. 

Client Feedback

Wow, what a holiday. We would never have imagined we would have enjoyed this type of holiday as much as we did. The combination of golf, the hotel pool, the private beach, wonderful restaurants and some amazing family time was just perfect!