If you're looking to improve your game this winter, then a trip to La Manga Club in Spain could be just the ticket.
The BBC's Spain magazine recently described golf and Spain as being the "perfect match" and they weren't wrong. With warm weather all year round and regular flights from most UK airports, Spain is every golfers dream.
Home to three championship golf courses, La Manga Club is widely considered to be one of Europe's best golf resorts and regularly attracts players of the highest calibre.
As Americans gear up for their winter holidays, some of them will still be counting the cost of last year's expenditure.
Research by Consumer Reports found that six per cent of people in the US still have debt from last year, which could impact on their plans for this year.
Nearly half (49 per cent) said that they would be cutting back on travel, while 59 per cent aim to buy fewer presents over the festive period.
Nevertheless, Americans remain optimistic that this year's Christmas will be as enjoyable as last year's, with 88 per cent expecting to have at least as much fun as they did in 2007.
The team representing England at the Junior Home Nations Inter-Club Championship at La Manga has been selected.
Willow Valley were victorious in the English final last week, securing their place in the final in Spain between January 17th and 22nd, the Huddersfield Daily Examiner reports.
Tom Brancker, Tom Calvert. Lewis Howell, George Branch, Ali Butters and Tom Pinder will now be getting in practice for the tournament, in which they will compete against teams representing Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
With world-class courses, excellent transport links and warm weather all year round, it's little wonder that golf holidays in Spain are so popular.
According to the BBC's Spain Magazine, the country is a fantastic destination for golf enthusiasts and is home to some of Europe's finest courses.
"It might not be much fun nipping out for 18 holes on a wet and windy spring Saturday in Minehead or Manchester or Muirfield, but it's a different story in Spain," the publication noted.
The south of Spain basks in sunshine for most of the year and is well-served by a number of UK airlines including bmibaby, Ryanair and British Airways.
The Majority of British travellers do not gain weight when on holiday, a new poll has revealed.
Research carried out by Holiday Extras found that 51 per cent of Britons return from their holidays at the same weight, while 11 per cent of people actually lose weight while abroad.
Commenting on the findings, Mike Whiting, managing editor at Holiday Extras, said: "It seems that the modern outlook on healthy eating is being extending into people's travels. Gone are the days when travellers would indulge during their time away and instead they are maintaining a balanced diet that can only prove beneficial to their health.
Kicking off on October 30th, the Valderrama Volvo Masters is an unmissable event for golf enthusiasts.
According to events website whatsonwhen.com, the final part of the PGA European Tour is the ideal opportunity to "witness the talents of Europe's best on a beautiful Spanish course".
The top ten players in the tournament are automatically selected to form the European Ryder Cup team, so the PGA grand finale promises to be an exciting event.
While many people want to chill out on their holidays, others will be keen to keep fit and make sure their bodies are in good shape.
La Manga resorts have a wide selection of sporting and leisure activities to keep guests occupied during their break.
From swimming to jogging and from tennis to pitch and putt, there is something for all athletic abilities and appetites.
Such is the pedigree of the area's training facilities that sports professionals, from footballers to tennis players, are frequent visitors.
British holidaymakers will be reaching for their golf clubs and tennis racquets this year, a new poll has suggested.
Research carried out by online travel community TripAdvisor suggested that British travellers are eager to engage more in activities when on holiday.
Of those surveyed, 26 per cent said they would like to take an activity holiday over the coming year, while five per cent said they were eager to try their hand at some extreme sports.
However, it seems that skiing holidays are not quite so popular, with just ten per cent of Britons planning to hit the slopes this year.
Britons taking sporting holidays at La Manga Club and other destinations this winter have been warned to purchase comprehensive travel insurance before leaving.
According to Moneysupermarket.com, holidaymakers should also read the "small print" on their policy and make ensure that they are covered for all of the sporting activities that they intend to partake in.
Peter Gerrard, head of insurance research at the site, commented: "Brits that save their hard earned cash for a snow filled adventure must ensure they are adequately insured; it is important to scour the small print before travelling to avoid any nasty surprises.
Should one of Europe's premier golfers decide to take a golf holiday to La Manga Club in the coming years, it is likely that he will be bringing a new face with him.
Justin Rose is expecting to be a father, according to the Daily Mail, as his partner Kate Phillips is pregnant with his child.
While Rose would be in his element on La Manga Club's three world class courses, his little one could also hone the skills that made a 17-year-old boy the talk of the golf world 11 years ago.
Juniors are expertly catered for on golf holidays to La Manga Club, with academy classes running for beginners of all ages from 09:00 to 12:00, Monday to Friday.