Ladies Golf & Pilates Holiday
With over 350 days of sunshine per year, Murcia is the perfect location for a ladies golf holiday.
There are dozens of golf courses within 45 minutes of your lovely venue and we will arrange a schedule for you to play some of the best courses in the region. After your games you will then come back the the retreat venue and relax in comfort. Include in your holiday are daily Pilates sessions, tasty healthy food and a peaceful place to relax and unwind. We guarantee that you will get the very most from your golf holiday.
We take care of the green fees and transport so that all you have to think about is enjoying your golf!
We can offer discounted holidays to societies and clubs and group bookings. For non participating partners we can also offer a discount, or better still they can enjoy any of the other courses that we hold at the retreat, including yoga, Pilates, walking, cooking or mosaic making. Please use the enquire now button above to ask for more details.
Ladies Golf & Pilates
The Pilates method has the ability to be tailored or adapted to any individual or sport to improve or to enhance performance. Our Pilates for golfers is specifically designed to improve your golf swing, distance to hit the ball, and lower your handicap. Golf is not an athletic endeavor, but it requires strength in the right places.
Appropriate strength training will be included in the daily Pilates sessions, which will be golf specific - this is functional training with golf specific movements for flexibility. It will be upbeat and fun, with modified exercise based on the Pilates method specifically for golf. You will learn how to breathe correctly and engage the abdominals (the core). You will also work on the intrinsic muscles of the shoulders to increase flexibility and reduce risk of injury, low back, hip flexors, and all the critical areas to golf.
Concentration on certain elements will help directly improve your golf and give you more awareness of what is needed to make it happen. You will understand better how your body is required to make a good golf swing, awareness of head and shoulders in relation to the movement and to the body. Stimulation of the neural receptors, the message from brain to muscles, will increase the quality of the movement.
Pilates is perfect for golfers because of its principles of using the body’s own muscles as resistance, thus it is ideal for training the correct form to perfect a golf swing action. It is a dynamic exercise that strengthens and stretches simultaneously, making it a good formula for warming the body prior to a game without taking up a lot of time.
Other principles of Pilates include:
- relaxation and concentration
- strengthening the core muscles
- improving balance
- mobility, flexion, extension and rotation of the spine
- fluid movement
Ladies Golf & Pilates- The Retreat
The retreat is in a beautiful and peaceful, secluded area surrounded by orange, lemon and almond trees, scented jasmine and bougainvillea. The gardens are an ideal place to relax when you are not playing golf, or you can take an invigorating swim in the private pool. You are just 15 minutes from the fantastic coastal beaches of Murcia if you wish to feel the sand between your toes!
The retreat is not a hotel but a homestay with comfortable bedrooms that have been created for the well-being of all retreat guests. The lovely swimming pool is surrounded by sunbeds, umbrellas and comfy seating. It is a lovely place to chill out in the evenings over a relaxing drink. During your stay here you can also enjoy the jacuzzi or make use of the other facilities and courses held at the retreat, such as yoga, Pilates or mosaic making.
Dates and Prices
Ladies Pilates and Golf Holidays in Murcia, Spain
Dates: Our Ladies Pilates and Golf Holidays in Spain are available throughout the year
Cost: £895 GBPounds per week
Includes: 7 nights accommodation, 1 x Pilates session per day (excluding arrival & departure days), 3 rounds of golf inc. green fees, transportation and airport transfer, breakfast and evening meal, and full use of all the facilities
Prices can be adjusted pro rata depending on the number of nights accommodation and the number of rounds of golf wanted. Please use the enquire now button above to tell us of your requirements.
- Prices are based on 2 people sharing a room with bathroom in either a twin or double room
- If there are 2 people travelling together, you will be allocated in a bedroom together
- If you are travelling solo, you will be allocated a room with another solo traveller of the same sex for no additional supplement but if you prefer a private room, you can pay a supplement for your own private bedroom which can be added during the booking process
- Wi-Fi is available throughout the guest lounge and by the swimming pool
- This holiday is available to ladies only.
These courses make great singles holidays as we’re a small private venue but private rooms are available for a supplement of from £90 GBPounds dependent on season and bookings.
The retreat center also offers Pilates, yoga, mosaic making, cooking and walking holidays.
La Magdalena is a small village in Murcia that is surrounded by almond groves and mountains. The closest range of mountains, the Sierra Espuna is a 45 minutes drive away and is a stunning nature reserve.
Twenty five minutes from the village is the port of Mazarron, and it is just forty minutes to the famous La Manga strip and the Mar Menor where people go to bathe in the salt lakes, with its many healing benefits. A little further is the Cathedral City of Murcia. In this region you will also find some of the best golf courses around. Walking and cycling trails are abundant as are quiet, protected beaches, and in this area the typical Spanish countryside with its sleepy villages is seemingly behind modern times.
A short drive from the village is the City of Cartagena which has a beautiful port, where the cruise ships sailing the Mediterranean stop off every Wednesday. Cartagena is not a tourist area and has many typical Spanish cultural places of interest to visit, good restaurants, museums and a great shopping centre.
The retreat is just twenty five minutes from the nearest airport of Murcia, San Javier. You could also fly to Alicante Airport which is just over an hour away, and transfers are available on request.
Comfortable accommodation is offered at the retreat house. It is not a hotel but a homestay with comfortable spaces and bedrooms that have been suitably designed for the comfort and well-being of the retreat participants.
There are 5 guest bedrooms that have all have been decorated to a high standard. All rooms are supplied with bathroom and pool towels.
There is a dining room and separate sitting room for guest use with TV, music facilities and wifi and a good choice of books and games available for guests to read and play during their stay.
Snacks beverages, tea making facilities and fridge, are also available 24 hours a day in the dining area for guest’s convenience.
All of the food is prepared freshly each day. Where we can, we use local organic ingredients. The region is known as the garden of Spain and the fresh fruits and vegetables are in abundance. The Retreat’s gardens produce fresh figs, apricots, lemons, oranges, pomegranates, and grapes and are included in our recipes when in season.
The food is mainly vegetarian but we do provide fish and chicken if requested.
- Daily healthy Breakfasts consist of freshly baked bread each day, cereals, nuts, seeds and fresh seasonal fruit. (Additional dishes can be provided for Breakfast on request).
- Lunches include fresh salads, local savoury pastries, sandwiches & tortillas varied each day, these are available at a discounted rate if not included in your package.
- Dinner is always a sumptuous affair with varied dishes including vegetarian, chicken or fish main courses seasoned to perfection and a delicious dessert to follow. Alcohol is available at a discounted rate to guests
- Teas, coffees, herbal teas and water are available free throughout the day
We do cater for special dietary needs.
We believe in good food, keeping the body and mind contented and full of energy.
The Yoga Therapy Training Centre have visited the Retreat four times and have asked that the owners put together a recipe booklet of our vegetarian dishes, which is currently being undertaken!
Your Pilates Instructor
- Viv has been practicing yoga and Pilates for many years using her knowledge, enthusiasm and experience to inspire and develop the same focus in those seeking to simply improve their wellbeing
- She is trained by The Body Control Pilates Association (BCPA) which is Europe’s foremost professional Pilates organisation
- She is also a certified Pilates reformer instructor which means she will be able to build a program with you to target strength building or to change and improve body shape
- She is also trained and experienced with Osteoporosis/Osteopenic clients so her programmes will benefit sufferers of Osteoporosis
She is also has achieved the following qualifications:
- Pilates in pregnancy
- British School of Yoga meditation
- Reiki Level 1
- Currently undertaking the advanced Yoga teacher with BSY
The owners are big animal lovers and are involved in the welfare of dogs, many which are badly treated in Spain. They even hold ‘dog lovers’ holidays, which are very popular, where the guests can spend time with the lovely dogs and also enjoy yoga, Pilates and all other aspects of the Retreat. The dogs are very quiet and peaceful, and stay some distance from the guests, but if you are allergic to dogs then you might want to consider this before booking.
Dan is one of the owners and he is well known in the region for his mosaics and it is well worth booking one of his mosaic courses whilst you are at the retreat!
Use the enquire now button above for ask for more information about any of the other courses available at the retreat.
“I’m so relaxed, I don’t want to leave. Thank you so much for your hospitality. This is such a peaceful place – it restores your soul and balance – and that´s down to the beautiful energies you both bring.”