Ulrika Golf and Villas Testimonials

The service provided by Ulrika Golf & Villas is simply the best. I and my team have travelled the world playing golf and nowhere have we found the value of service and attention to detail as good as via Ulrika ("KaKa").KaKa goes the extra mile in service standards, making sure all golfers have an enjoyable experience. Courses are matched to your ability and even personality. Accommodation, whether a Hotel, Apartment or Villa is always spot on and very well appointed.

If you want a hassle free, quality golf experience, Ulrika Golf & Villas is the only way.

Please read my golf tips here…

- JOHN BREEN (Handicap 6), Princes, Sandwich, England

My Top 4 courses on Costa

  1. San Roque New
  2. Marbella Golf & Country Club
  3. Finca Cortesin
  4. Santana

Criteria

Beauty
Hole Difficulty
Greens
Value
Service

San Roque New

www.sanroqueclub.com
Probably the best god damn track on the whole Costa. Absolutely epic condition with some of the most sensational holes around. Inland links effect.
Brilliant greens. Superb use of water. Great test off Whites. Beautiful architecture.
Value for money or what at half the price of “Old”!
Check out the scary start, long par 4 to a narrow tucked green.
Cheeky 3rd with nowhere to hide.
Unbelievable par 3 Fourth.
Crazy 8th with water everywhere.
Impossible 9th- Ive seen 2 handicappers hit driver short to this par 3.
Not even mentioned the back 9. Sumptuous. Its long, it’s tough, you gotta play it off the Whites and take your punishment. By the way, I shot a 77 there. Easy off 6. Isn’t everything!

Marbella Golf & Country Club

Near Malaga
Oh, the vistas, everywhere. You are in the mountains with some of the best views on the coast.
The holes require length and murderous accuracy.
The design is superb, winding its way through beautifully crafted valleys and maximising all vantage points.
Naturally you need a buggy as in mountains but most holes are flat, the journey is not. Each hole is its own theatre.
Holes to heighten the senses:
Third, par 3 over water.
Fourth, driveable par 4 over a ravine with not much choice.
10th stylish par 3.
11th bitch hard par 4. You have to drive cleverly to edge of ravine to play gut wrenching second over dead ravine and banked green.
12th, Epic par 5 over water twice with pimple green.

La Reserva

www.sotogrande.com Good track but new and in my view, lacking in character.
No uber outstanding holes but good design and good condition.
Massive clubhouse well presented.
Comparatively expensive and potentially over hyped.
I can think of 9 courses I would play before this.

Rio Real

Superb parkland course.
Not intimidating and one of the few you can walk although back 9 a bit hilly.
Some absolutely beautiful holes with wonderful shot testing variety.
Greens when good are fabulous.
Check out Holes:
1st driveable par 4.
3rd, par 3 over water.
5th, par 4 over ravine.
6th great short hole.
10th, sensational 90” dog leg right. Etcetera…
Beautiful clubhouse.
Excellent service
Good value.

Santana

What a track. Irish owned and quality all the way through apart from Clubhouse which is a little small and closes early.
Parkland with fast greens and total quality holes everywhere.
Holes of exceptional note:
1, gentle but tricky par 4
2, real difficult par 3 over water
4, epic par 5 over water
6, unbelievable par 3
7, huge par 5
10, superb reachable par 5 over water
11, dainty dogleg
15, great 5
16, great Augusta par 3
18, card wrecker

Atalaya Old

Two Old school courses of beautiful traditional quality
Nothing fancy and not overly long
Good greens
Great shot making and tactical options
Beautiful walk and magic back drop
Great value and lovely friendly clubhouse.

Higueral (9 hole course)

Oh my God, what a little gem of a track. We got lucky in playing this when the rains came and we had to divert to a mountainous alternative with good drainage and aren’t we glad we did.
It is a beauty of a 9, which you could easily play twice.
Quality, Quality all the way. No clubhouse though but ultra cheap. Get there.
Nice walk if you wish and great design.
Holes:
1, tricky par 3 to start you off with a double.
2, great 4
3, great 3
4, epic 5 over water
5, 6, 7, 8, 9 all just solid, solid, solid.

For the last 12 years I, and 7 mates, have had an annual 5 day golf tour to the Costa del Sol or the Algarve.We have a range of golf handicaps from 3 to 24 and always have a brilliant time visiting some great courses with lots of banter and laughs.
The tour has always been organised by one of the group and invariably something would go wrong. Last year however Ulrika organised our transport (hire van), accommodation and courses. She did a brilliant job and on the last day, when we had torrential rain in the morning, she even found a lovely course where we played 9 holes late in the afternoon. This enabled us to complete our tournament.
Ulrika provided a great personal service, was always available and has an extensive knowledge of the region and its courses. I would thoroughly recommend Ulrika Golf to get the very best out of your golf holiday.

- ALAN SMITH, Epsom

Ulrika Golf & Villas service is superb! She will customise your arrangements to meet your specific requirements to the very last detail.
She provided us with a bespoke package,which covered a range of accommodation options,from villas to apartments;and a wide range of courses to choose from.The prices were extremely  competitive .She has negotiated excellent rates.
Ulrika's business is highly personalised and she was on hand to assist throughout our time there.This included changing our tee-off time at late notice;and arranging for us to play on a different course after a downpour rendered our original course inaccessible.Nothing was too much trouble for her.
We would certainly recommend Ulrika Golf & Villas service without hesitation – she takes care of all the arrangements and makes the golf experience truly memorable.
I would recommend that you consider playing the following:Rio Real-a good test for players of all standards;and close to the airport.
Santana-tremendous course.  Beautiful design.
San Roque -new and old-well worth the longer trip-outstanding.
Marbella Resort-fantastic water holes.Stunning scenery from its hilltop location.

- GEOFF POOK

Ulrika Golf and Villas have arranged our golf tour for the last few years, and Ulrika has provided an excellent service always. She is always prepared to 'go that extra mile' to ensure that our trip is absolute quality. This includes understanding our golf requirements, making recommendations based on the standard of our golf, ensuring we have the best tee times and continually being there to make sure everything runs smoothly.The package is always great value, with competitive pricing, alongside quality golf course and accommodation.
I would thoroughly recommend Ulrika Golf and Villas to get the best from your trip.

- Mark Reynolds

A lucky strike!
Not knowing much else about spain than how to get there, I arrived in Andalucia. In an add I read about "Ulrika Golf & Villas" and only minutes later Ulrika proposed me on the phone a variety of possible accommodations. Looking at the pictures of a flat, sent to me by e-mail, and the location of it made everything clear. I went to see it and was immediately struck by happiness.
From that day on, Ulrika organised all of my golfing and her profound knowledge of the scene helped me a lot to get around and be selective in choosing from the immense number of good golf courses. Dealing with Ulrika was like dealing with a friend. She was always at hand with a solution or just a word of comfort after a not so good days play on the course.
After all, I could save a fair bit of money by booking through her. Playing with numerous guest players from all over the world I usually had a lower green fee rate then them, unless they stayed at an on site hotel.
In the four months I stayed in Andalucia, I have played some 35 different courses, and like always when a good time comes to an end, I could have gone on like that for another couple of months. One thing is certain, - the day I visit the costa del sol again, it will be Ulrika I ring first and I`m sure she will be right at hand with a good plan.
I`m looking forward to that day!

- Urs Wiederkehr, Switzerland

Dear Ulrika, I would just like to give you some feedback on the service that my friends and I have received via your company Ulrika Golf & Villas. It’s basically been brilliant!!
Apart from not quite being able to control the weather (I’m sure you’ll work on this aspect!), you have successfully organised 3 trips for us so far over the last couple of years and every single one has been a success. You have matched budget with course, you have secured our preferred tee times, you have dealt with golf course management when someone forgot to take their vouchers (whoops, sorry for that!), you have been available out of hours, in short you have been awesome.
I have personally recommended you to lots of other golfers and I know my playing partners have too. We no longer shop around “for the best price”, we will only ever use you. Your prices are excellent anyway but your service is priceless; thank you.

- Rich

We came to Spain in October this year for an extended family outing and the objective of playing a lot of golf with a vide span of handicaps and to enjoy the luxuries of a fantastic villa close to the sea.
And the key to all this was the arrangements made for us by Ulrika Golf & Villas.
And we were not disappointed - on the contrary - everything was arranged to our expectations. We experienced great personal service and very high level of availability - she was on hand or on the phone to assist us throughout our stay. Nothing was too much trouble. This included changing course and tee-off time on short notice and even handling a late cancellation. More than once, Ulrika 'went the extra mile' to ensure that our stay became truly memorable in the best sense of the word.
She has an extensive knowledge of the region and its courses and got us very competitive green fee and buggy rates. In short, we highly recommend Ulrika Golf & Villas for a great bespoke golf holiday!One thing is certain - next time we decide to go to Southern Spain, it will be Ulrika we call first to make the arrangements!

- Merja & Janeric

Jag och några Golfvänner hade den stora förmånen att komma i kontakt med Ulrika och hennes golf firma på solkusten i Spanien över nyåret 2014/15. Vi hade blivit rekommenderade Ulrika av några golf bekanta som med stor glädje har använt Ulrika vid flera tillfällen under de senaste 2 åren.
Jag måste säga att hon levde upp till våra, redan på förhand, stora förväntningar. Hon ordnade med Tee-off tider på våra favoritbanor, Finca Cortesin, San Rouqe, Rio Real etc. till ett bra pris. Ulrika levererade personligen våra vouchers på vårt hotell utan extra kostnad och med ett stort leende och engagemang. En av grabbarna i gruppen hade på förhand pratat med henne om att hyra ett golfset med bag. Detta ordnade hon utan problem.
Vi kommer med 100% säkerhet att kontakta Ulrika nästa gång vi åker till Marbella. Då kommer vi att be henne ordna med hus eller lägenhet att hyra sedan det är både billigare än hotell och mycket trevligare. Hon erbjuder tom service att köpa in matvaror och drycker enligt våra önskemål så att kylskåpet är fullt och ölen är kall när vi anländer trötta och slitna efter flygturen.
Slå den servicen!!.

- Peter Mossberg

Ulrika Golf & Villas er for meg synonymt med Excellent Service!
Undertegnede har brukt Ulrikas tjenester og kompetanse helt tilbake fra den tiden da hun jobbet for et annet golfservice selskap i Spania.
Da hun begynte for seg selv var det naturlig for meg å holde kontakten og jeg har derfor hver gang jeg har vært i området benyttet meg av de tilbud som hun tilbyr.
Sist gang vi var nede ordnet hun med en super leilighet, innkjøp av mat og drikke og ikke minst booking av meget gode golfbaner til en fordelaktig pris. Denne gang leide vi også bil gjennom Ulrika og prisen var faktisk lavere enn hva vi tidligere har betalt hos de store bilutleiefirmaene. Det som også var positivt var at tre av oss kunne kjøre bilen uten at leiekostnaden ble høyere.
Ulrika er flink til å følge opp, hun sjekker personlig at alt er i orden i leiligheten og hun stiller på kort varsel når vi har behov for det.
Jeg har anbefalt henne til flere av mine bekjentskaper og tilbakemeldingen er unison – dette er bra!

- B.A.Steen, Oslo Norge.

Ulrika Golf & Villas hjälpte oss, som nybörjare vad gäller golfresor utomlands, på ett mycket professionellt sätt. Utifrån en enkel kravställning fick vi fina förutsättningar för några dagars golfspel.
Både Ulrika och Per var lyhörda för vad vi var ute efter och lotsade oss rätt med god service och trevligt bemötande. Pers lugna person och praktiska tips gjorde att rundorna blev trevliga och "enkla" att genomföra.
Särskilt uppskattade vi återkopplingen i mailen från rundorna. Bra dokumentation som vi tar med oss.
Vi kan varmt rekommendera Ulrika Golf & Villas och kommer att anlita både Ulrika och Per när det är dags för nästa golfresa.

- Hälsningar Mimmi

A group of 11 of us spent 4 nights in Colina del Paraiso and 4 rounds of golf in the Marbella and Estepona areas during August 2016. The trip organization that Ulrika (and her team) provided was really great and made our life very easy...practically bed to tee box with everything prepared for us. The course suggestions that she made were on the money with a great mix of Andaluz, parkland and championship level.
The preparation that she put in really gave us peace of mind, and the execution matched this. This took away a lot of hassle from this years event organizers. A nice touch was when Ulrika showed up on one of the courses to greet the group and take photos.
Ulrika was extremely approachable and friendly throughout. I would highly recommend her services and I would work with her for future events.

- Dave R, Irish in Cadiz, and struggling golfer

Ulrika helped to organize accommodation and four rounds of golf on Costa del Sol for our group of 12 people in August 2016. Communication was very effective from the start, with friendly and helpful advice from Ulrika which she gradually developed into a concrete proposal. After running some checks on both accommodation rates and green-fees, we confirmed that all prices offered great value and went ahead. Some late changes to final numbers of players were handled very smoothly, and things were made very easy by us simply having to turn up at the right place at the right time. We had a great event - thanks for all your help, Ulrika!

- Teddy Bengtsson

The service provided by Ulrika Golf & Villas is simply the best.

- JOHN BREEN (Handicap 6), Princes, Sandwich, England

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