The tourist board of Galicia in Spain uses a slogan that states, “Galicia, Can you keep my secret.”

Ria de Vigo Golf Club

Welcome to one of Spain's best-kept secrets: a superb golfing destination where the fierce summer sun is tempered by mountain mists, and a great round can be rewarded with fabulous cuisine accompanied by first-class wine.

Located in the northwest of the country, the region of Galicia lies at the very end of the legendary ‘Camino de Santiago' route and is gradually becoming something of a pilgrimage for golfers. Come with me as I play three inviting tracks - Mondariz, Ria de Vigo and De Meis - that require stealth and strategy amid spectacular views.


James Mason is a senior contributor for Golf Monthly magazine and editor of and has producing destination and equipment reviews for Golf Monthly, Greenside, and Middle East Golfer magazines. He has also produced destination features for Golf World and Going for Golf magazines and interviews for Middle East Golfer and Qatar Airlines. James was captain of Coventry university golf team and now plays off a 5 handicap.