The number of federated golf courses in Spain on January 1, 2011, is 422, six more than in 2010, a significant increase if we evaluate the current crisis but logical if we take into account that the construction of the new facilities started 2-3 years ago.
In this figure of 422 golf courses are included the clubs with 60 holes, La Cala, Malaga, the largest golf resort in Spain, with 3 golf courses of 18 holes each and 6 holes par 3 -; 54 holes – three 18 holes golg courses of La Manga, «36 holes, two rounds of 18 -, 27 holes, one 18 and one 9 -, 18 holes and 9 holes and par 3 Pitch & Putts.
Apart from these 422 golf facilities there are 20 facilities registered as rustic golf courses, plus 40 practice ranges and 128 free clubs, golf societies, making a total of 590 federated golf clubs in Spain this year.
From the 422 golf courses, 38 of them, plus six practice ranges, are public and popular, representing a 9% of the total, a significant percentage taking into account that fifteen years ago there were only 3 public golf courses.
In this type of golf courses are currently federated 39,681 people, who represent a 12% of the golf licenses in Spain, estimated at 333,013 in 2011, thus cementing the popularity process experienced in the golf industry these recent years.
According to regions, Andalusia, with 102, is the one which concentrates the largest number of golf courses, followed by Catalonia with 44, excluding rustic golf courses style, only one in both cases.
Noted that over 2010 it have been federated 5 18 holes golf courses: Corvera Golf & Country Club (Corvera, Murcia), Las Colinas (Orihuela, Alicante), La Faisanera (Segovia), la Caminera (Torrenueva, Ciudad Real ) and Isla Valdecañas (El Gordo, Cáceres).
Furthermore there was a 9-hole Par 3 federated in 2010 (Escalona Golf, in the province of Toledo), a 18 holes Pitch & Putt , five 9-hole par 3 pitch putt, a rustic golf course, two tennis and fourteen clubs without course.
In the section of public facilities we must highlight the outstanding 9-hole Pitch & Putt Municipal Juan Antonio Samaranch, in Colmenar Viejo (Madrid) and the Municipal Course of La Roda, Albacete, which gradually fill in the increasingly large public facilities network in Spain.