In these days of social distancing and avoiding large groups of people, the golf has low risk in terms of contracting or spreading COVID-19. Courses across the world have implemented new protocols with the objective of keeping players and workers safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Andalusia, with its exceptional weather, has become one of the best golf destinations in Europe. Both inland and along the whole coastline, there is a varied range of top golf courses which share an exclusive feature uniting them – the sun. It is a sun that invites you to play golf all year round and makes it possible to enjoy spring temperatures in Spain’s most iconic golf destinations.

Because golf is a non-contact sport played in vast open areas, it has adapted very well to life after lockdown. In most countries, golf was one of the first sports permitted after stay at home recommendations and players flocked to their local courses as soon as they could

The nature of a golf game – usually played in pairs or a foursome – also meant it was an easy sport to take up after lockdown. And while getting together with a friend or three for a round is by no means one of the new trends in golf, it has certainly consolidated since restrictions were lifted.

The Costa del Sol offers keen golfers and beginners alike non-stop, quality golf. This is thanks to the excellent climate and the quality of the region’s facilities, which is complemented by a wide range of leisure options and alternative activities that go hand-in-hand with the tastes and style of the golf tourist.

Social distancing is no problem in a game of golf – after all, keeping 2 metres away from other players when you have over 6,000m of course is easy. And golfers have adapted other social aspects of the game to the new normal.

Handshakes at the beginning and end of a round are obviously no-no’s nowadays, but golfers have found easy substitutes. New trends in golf greetings include clicking clubs together or nudging elbows.

However, despite the changes that players must adapt to, golf is certainly one of the best sports to play in the new normal. Fresh air and exercise are literally what the doctor ordered and a golf course offers a great place to find both.

Our favourite frontline golf villa Penati in La Quinta is a perfect place where to stay during your golf holidays.