A Guide to Golf Transfers

Although we don’t arrange flights on our golf holidays, we often get asked questions about these services. This guide
is designed to answer as many of these as possible, and to point you in the right direction for a smooth golf holiday.

What is a golf transfer?

You’ll see this term a lot while researching. It refers to a specialised taxi service which will take you, your
friends, and your clubs from the airport to your hotel. They take the pain out of travelling for golf holidays,
especially when organised in advance.

Golf transfers can also take you from your hotel to a golf resort. If you’re staying at a hotel that doesn’t have its
own course, it’s likely you’ll be using some kind of external transfer service if you don’t fancy renting a car or you
have a large group.

What type of vehicle is used?

Golf transfers can be anything from a shuttle bus to a limousine, and choosing the right one for your tastes and budget
can really set your golf holiday off on the right start.

A shared minibus usually works out cheaper per head the larger the group as they are a fixed cost based on the number
of seats on the bus and the distance, but there’s nothing quite like a private limo taking you to your hotel. Weigh up
the cost, practicality, and swag factor of each option and make sure everyone in your party agrees!

What to look for when booking

Existing relationship: has someone in your group used a transfer company previously with success? It
maybe worth checking what experience other people in your travelling party have had.

What’s covered?: some companies will take you on one journey, others may create an itinerary for you
based around all your booked games and tee times, completely removing the stress from your whole holiday.

Prices: is it metered, or a fixed fee? Either way we always recommend asking for an estimate before
starting your journey so you don’t get stung.

Flexibility: are there restrictions on pick-up times which mean you’ll be waiting around for hours at
the golf course before you get to play? Or will you be punished if your flight is delayed?

Detours: finding out how flexible drivers can be is a good idea. If your group is split amongst
different hotels you want to be sure a driver is happy to make multiple stops. Can they stop at a supermarket while you
pick up some groceries or a few beers? Will there be a fee for these stops?

How do I know if my golf transfer company is good? Check the reviews! Read TripAdvisor and Google
Reviews to make sure previous customers were happy with their experience. Most companies have testimonials on their
website but it’s always worth remembering these can be cherry-picked, and the damning criticisms are unlikely to be

Where to meet? Find out where in the airport you will be met! Some airports are big and the pickup
points aren’t immediately obvious.

Kids: some destinations have different laws about travelling with children, stipulating that certain
types of child seat must be used. If you’re bringing kids, ensure the transfer company include a law-abiding travel

How much will it cost?

This obviously depends on the route: the longer the drive, the more money, however the larger the group size then the
more that cost will be split.

There are differences between companies though. It’s worth checking a few to find out a ballpark price, then digging a
bit deeper to find out where the discrepancies in cost come from. Some companies may charge extra fees: toll fees, baby
seats, etc. It’s worth checking that the quoted price is the final price.

Golf transfer timings

Here it is, a comprehensive rundown of transfer times between key airports and the top courses in popular golfing

Just click a box to expand it, and see the juicy info inside.

Malaga Airport golf transfers



Course Transfer time
Alcaidese Golf ~80 mins
Alferni Golf ~50 mins
Alhaurin Golf ~35 mins
Almenara Golf ~90 mins
Aloha Golf ~40 mins
Atalaya Park Golf ~50 mins
Cabopino Golf ~35 mins
Calanova Golf ~35 mins
Chaparral Golf ~30 mins
Dona Julia ~65 mins
El Paraiso Golf ~50 mins
Estepona Golf ~75 mins
Finca Cortesin ~65 mins
Guadalhorce Golf Club ~20 mins
Guadalmina Golf ~45 mins
La Canada Golf ~85 mins
La Duquesa Golf ~65 mins
La Cala Golf ~40 mins
La Quinta ~50 mins
La Reserva Golf ~75 mins
Lauro Golf ~20 mins
Los Arqueros Golf ~50 mins
Los Flamingos Golf ~55 mins
Los Naranjos Golf ~45 mins
Marbella Golf Club ~60 mins
Mijas Golf ~30 mins
Miraflores Golf ~35 mins
Parador Golf ~15 mins
Real Club Valderrama ~75 mins
Rio Real ~45 mins
San Roque Golf ~75 mins
Santa Clara Golf ~40 mins
Santa Maria Golf ~40 mins
Santana Golf ~35 mins
Sotogrande ~75 mins
Torrequebrada Golf ~25 mins
Valle Romano ~60 mins


Alicante Airport golf transfers


Course Transfer time
Alhama Golf ~70 mins
Alicante Golf ~30 mins
Bonalba Golf ~25 mins
El Plantio Golf ~10 mins
El Valle Golf ~70 mins
Hacienda Riquelme Golf ~70 mins
La Finca Golf ~45 mins
La Manga Golf ~80 mins
La Torre Golf ~70 mins
La Ramblas Golf ~55 mins
Las Colinas ~60 mins
Mar Menor Golf ~70 mins
Melia Alicante ~45 mins
Oliva Nova ~75 mins
Roda Golf ~65 mins
Saurines de La Torre Golf ~70 mins
Villaitana Golf ~40 mins
Villamartin Golf ~50 mins


Faro International Airport golf transfers


Course Transfer time
Alamos Golf ~50 mins
Alto Golf & Country Club ~55 mins
Boavista Golf ~60 mins
Castro Marim Golf ~50 mins
Dom Pedro Golf Millenium ~35 mins
Dom Pedro Golf Old Course ~35 mins
Dom Pedro Golf Victoria ~35 mins
Dom Pedro Laguna Golf ~35 mins
Dom Pedro Pinhal ~30 mins
Espiche Golf ~65 mins
Gramacho Golf ~50 mins
Monte Rei Golf And Country Club ~55 mins
Morgado Golf ~50 mins
Oceanico O’Connor Course ~40 mins
Oceanico Faldo Course ~40 mins
Onyria Palmares Golf ~60 mins
Parque Da Floresta ~70 mins
Penina Golf Course ~50 mins
Pinheiros Altos Golf Course ~20 mins
Quinta Da Cima ~50 mins
Quinta Da Ria ~50 mins
Quinta Do Lago North Course ~20 mins
Quinta Do Lago South Course ~20 mins
Quinta Do Vale ~50 mins
Quinta Da Ria ~50 mins
Salgados Golf ~45 mins
Vale Da Pinta ~45 mins
Vila Sol Golf ~30 mins


Tenerife South Airport golf


Course Transfer time
Abama Golf ~30 mins
Amarilla ~15 mins
Buenavista ~70 mins
Costa Adeje ~15 mins
Golf Del Sur ~10 mins
Golf Las Americas ~15 mins
Tecina Golf ~175 mins


Tenerife North Airport golf


Course Transfer time
Abama Golf ~70 mins
Amarilla ~55 mins
Buenavista ~65 mins
Costa Adeje ~55 mins
Golf Del Sur ~55 mins
Golf Las Americas ~55 mins
Tecina Golf ~210 mins


Palma de Majorca Airport golf transfers


Course Transfer time
Alcanada Golf ~55 mins
Golf de Andratx ~35 mins
Golf Maioris ~20 mins
Golf Park Punitro ~20 mins
Poniente Golf ~30 mins
Pula Golf, Son Severa ~60 mins
Real Club De Golf Bendinat ~25 mins
Santa Ponsa ~30 mins
Son Antem ~20 mins
Son Muntaner ~25 mins
Son Quint ~25 mins
Son Vida ~20 mins


San Javier Airport, Murcia golf transfers


Course Transfer time
Alhama Golf ~50 mins
El Valle Golf ~25 mins
Hacienda Riquelme Golf ~20 mins
La Manga Golf ~30 mins
La Torre Golf ~20 mins
Mar Menor Golf ~15 mins
Roda Golf ~10 mins
Saurines de La Torre Golf ~20 mins


Lisbon Airport golf transfers


Course Transfer time
Aroeira 1 40 mins
Aroeira 2 40 mins
Belas Golf 45 mins
Bom Successo Golf 20 mins
Campo Real Golf Course 40 mins
Estoril Golf 30 mins
Montado Golf 45 mins
Oitavos Golf 45 mins
Penha Longa Golf 35 mins
Praia D’El Rey Golf Course 80 mins
Quinta Da Marinha Golf 40 mins
Quinta Do Peru Golf 45 mins
Riba Golf 45 mins
Royal Obidos Golf 70 mins
Troia Golf 90 mins
West Cliffs 80 mins


Antalya Airport, Belek golf transfers


Course Transfer time
Antalya Golf Club 30 mins
Carya Golf Club 30 mins
Cornelia Faldo 30 mins
The Dunes 30 mins
Gloria Golf 40 mins
The Kaya Palazzo Club 30 mins
Lykia Links 45 mins
The Montgomerie Maxx Royal 35 mins
The National Golf Club 30 mins
The Pines 30 mins
Titanic Golf Club 30 mins


Paphos Airport, Cyprus golf transfers


Course Transfer time
Aphrodite Hills Golf 15 mins
Elea Golf Club 10 mins
Minthis Hills Golf Club 25 mins
Secret Valley Golf Club 15 mins


Varna Airport, Bulgaria golf transfers


Course Transfer time
Lighthouse Golf Course 50 mins
Thracian Cliffs 60 mins