A 4 day or a 3 day golf coaching experience to Arcos Gardens & Estate, Spain.

7th Hole, par 4 at Arcos Gardens

Concierge Golf simply highly recommends Acros Gardens as a fantastic facility for a short break to work on improving how you play golf. This is a golf venue with 4*+  accommodation and 5*+ practice facilities that you and your family, or friends can enjoy. You can also sample some real great Spanish Culture in the local town of Arcos de la Fonterra. 

Now I would like to talk to you about a recent golf coaching trip I was host at Arcos Gardens Golf Club & Estate, Arcos De Le Fontera, Cadiz, Spain. This trip itinerary is not for a person that is looking to play golf at different golf courses or drink lots of beer or looking for the cheapest golf trip to Spain. This itinerary is all about playing golf and learning to play better golf... 
The first part of this is the itinerary and this is a 4 day golf and golf coaching experience to Arcos Golf Club and Country Estate.
Day 1
Aerlingus flight 7.30am from Dublin to Malaga and arrives at 11.30am
Collect the Avis Preferred rental van 
Lunch at San Roque en-route to Arcos
Check into Arcos, play the front 9 holes at 3pm and a soft practice coaching session on the range after golf.
Dinner at the club house at 8.30pm
Day 2
Warm up on the range at 7.30 am (group coaching session, stretch and hit a few balls)
Breakfast at 8am
Followed by tee times at 9am, nine holes in the morning and nine holes in the afternoon
Afternoon group and individual practice coaching session at 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm
 Dinner at the club house at 8.30 pm
Day 3
Warm up on the range at 7.30 am (group coaching session, stretch and hit balls)
Breakfast at 8.00 am
Followed by tee times at 9.00 am – 1 x competitive round stroke-play followed by 9 holes at 6pm 
Afternoon group and individual practice coaching session at 3.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Dinner at the club house at 8.30 pm
Day 4
Warm up on the range at 7.30am (group coaching session, stretch and hit balls)
Breakfast at 8.00 am
Followed by tee times at 9.00 am
Lunch & Check-out of the Estate
Departure from Arcos Golf Club at 3.00 pm and arriving into Malaga airport for 6pm
Flight from Malaga to Dublin at 8.30 pm and back into Dublin at 10.30 pm that night.
Extra notes: 
My goal for this group of seven golfers; is to be playing better golf at the end of the trip or at a very least, they have a greater understanding of what type of golf practice will make them better players. The golfers have also enjoyed the one to one & group coaching sessions over the four days and each of the coaching session were coached by myself a PGA golf Professional, John Dooley.
I used Track-man was used on Day 1 to calculate their swing data and the data was used to work on specific parts of each of the players’ golf swings. Such as; I adjusted one players launch angle with his driver and he added 10 yards onto his drive off the tee and now he carries the ball 280 yards consistently.
The practice facilities at Arcos, consists of a two sided driving range, practice balls are set up two chipping greens with bunkers and two practice putting greens. The gym is small, however that can be used also to keep up personal fitness. The good news is that there is plenty of space and room around the practice facilities for small and large groups of golfers from 8 – 16 to really enjoy a range of game improvement coaching session. Arcos estate would be considered an residential golf property and is the winter training ground for a number of the Swedish, Finnish & English golf elite national golf teams.
The putting green & chipping green

Arcos is not just about a group of people learning how to play golf. I would also suggest that Arcos has great facilities for your family such as paddle courts, swimming pools, country equestrian trails, mountain biking tracks and a trip to the beach will only take you 40 – 50 minutes.
Here is a little on the history of the Town of Arcos which is no more than 9kms from the Arcos estate.
Arcos is one of Andalucia's most dramatically positioned pueblos blancos (white villages). Arcos balances  on top of a rocky limestone ridge, its whitewashed houses and stone castle walls stopping abruptly as a sheer cliff face plunges down to the fertile valley of the river Guadalete.
Declared a national historic-artistic monument in 1962 in recognition of its exceptional architecture and impressive location, the old town is a tangled labyrinth of cobbled streets that lead up to a sandstone castle, the Castillo de los Arcos. As you’d expect from such a spectacular vantage point, there are exhilarating views over the town and the rolling plain below.
 Although like Cadiz, its time under the Moors was one of its most successful, Arcos has had a long history of occupation, as shown by the discovery of numerous archaeological remains from the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Tartessian, Phoenician and Roman periods. Plentiful water and its superb defensive hilltop location were the main attractions for settlers.
Arcos's population of 28,000 is divided between the newer town on the lower slopes of the ridge and the old town, which you reach by following Cuesta Belén up the hill. In the heart of the old town is the cobbled Plaza de Cabildo, its picturesque situation somewhat marred by its dual function as a car park. On the southern side of the square there are some stomach-churning views, where the mirador (viewpoint) ends in a steep 150m-high cliff.

Among the most memorable of Arcos's pretty and often strikingly narrow streets are the alley-like Calle Cuna and Calle Maldonaldo, lined with elegant palacios built by the town's 18th-century nobility and overhung by wrought-iron rejas of windows.
Tapas bars in the old town are concentrated on or near the central Callejón de las Monjas. Try any of the Tapas bars, most have an atmospheric cave-like the bar near the Santa María church that serves good-value tapas. If you want something more formal, one of the most upmarket restaurants in town is El Convento on Marques de Torresoto, which is in a 17th-century palace and has plenty of game dishes on the menu. The terrace at the luxurious Parador on Plaza del Cabildo is the place to go for a leisurely drink in style and enjoy the best views in Arcos.
Down below the town is the Guadalete river lined with olive and orange groves. There is also a reservoir (embalse), the Lago de Arcos, which is good for a swim in summer. Part of the reservoir is a protected area, the Cola del Embalse de Arcos Natural Area.

Concierge Golf suggests!
For anyone planning on a game improvement golf break; I recommend a four day golf coaching trip to Arcos Golf Club & Estate and I would advise that you should be accompanied by your Club PGA Golf Professional. You can enjoying his/hers coaching skills and all the extra aspects that he/she offers to help you and the group play better golf. Depending on the individuals requirements, patrons can opt for one bedroom to sharing an 5 bedroom house and prices can be anywhere from €550.00 to €850.00 per person depending on the seasonality. Generally for this itinerary, this included, 3 night's single room B&B, all PGA coaching, unlimited golf at Arcos Golf Club, transfers to and from Malaga Airport. If you are looking for a holiday or a break to play other golf courses within three or four days, this may not be the option for you.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.
John Dooley PGA
Email: info@conciergegolf.ie
Web: www.conciergegolf.ie
Tel: +353212409110


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