Your Guide to Golfing in the Costa del Sol

Over 10 million people visit the Costa del Sol, Spain every year making it one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, with tourists heading to destinations such as; Malaga, Marbella, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Puerto Banus and Sotogrande. With some of the best golf courses located along the coastline of the Province of Malaga, the area has become the premier destination for golfing holidays in Spain. However, with so many golf clubs near the Costa del Sol, it can be hard to know where to start. To help you decide which golf clubs on the Costa del Sol to visit, we’ve put together a guide with some of our favourites.

Golf courses near Torremolinos

If your heading to Torremolinos for a golfing holiday, a visit to the oldest club on the Costa Del Sol can’t be missed. The Real Club de Campo de Malaga is located between Malaga and Torremolinos, close to Malaga Airport. Despite the location, the course is routed over sandy terrain, giving the course a links-like feel in places. Another great golf club is Golf Torrequebrada, a testing course for even the most experienced of players. Routed over hilly terrain, the course features water hazards, doglegged fairways and strategically placed bunkers to challenge players of all abilities.

Although its name means ‘The Sunshine Coast’, some of the best golf clubs on the Costa Del Sol are located inland. Situated 1,000 feet above sea level, Lauro Golf is an 18-hole course built on the undulating terrain of an old 18th Century farm. Whilst elevation changes are a key feature at Lauro, Guadalhorce Club de Golf offers golfers variety. Stretching over 6,800 yards, the first nine are configured in a typical European format with the back nine being flatter and involving water hazards.

Golf clubs near Fuengirola

Unlike a lot of golf clubs on the Costa del Sol, El Chaparral Golf Club is situated in a wooded area featuring incredible valleys. Requiring players to focus on accuracy and precision, this course is great for those looking to evaluate their skills. Another top coastal golf club near Fuengirola is Miraflores Golf. A good choice for those looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, the course follows the natural contour of the valley and is much flatter than its appearance suggests.

Situated inland from the Mediterranean, Santana Golf & Country Club sits surrounded by 140 acres of orange and avocado groves, with views of the spectacular Mijas Mountains. One of the top golf courses on the Costa del Sol, the course is laid over gently undulating farmland that is easy to walk. Santana is also close to the largest golf resort in Spain, La Cala Resort. Boasting three championship 18-hole courses and a 6-hole par three course, La Cala has some of the best facilities in the area and a must visit on your Costa del Sol golfing holiday.

Golf clubs near Marbella

Rio Real Golf & Wellness Resort is one of the oldest courses in the Marbella area. Complete with pine and palm tree-lined fairways, this course is reminiscent of classic Costa del Sol golf. Featuring bold bunkering and a handful of water features, Rio Real is suitable for players of all abilities. Another well-established course is Real Club de Golf Las Brisas. Known for its attention to detail and high quality, it was the host venue of the 1973 World Cup of Golf and the 1987 Spanish Open.

One of the most popular golf courses on the Costa del Sol is Club de Golf Aloha. Immaculately maintained, the course stretches 6,900 yards over hilly, tight terrain. The host of the European Tour’s Andalucía Open between 2007 and 2012, Aloha is one of the most prestigious clubs in the area. Another golf course near Marbella is La Quinta Golf & Country Club. Designed by the three-times World Champion and Ryder Cup champion Manuel Pinero, the course offers a 27-hole course that is suitable for all levels of play.

We hope we’ve given you some inspiration for your golfing holiday to the Costa del Sol, Spain. If you are looking for a hassle-free way to travel from the airport to hotel, and the hotel to golf course, why not let Golf-Drives take care of all your Costa del Sol golfing holiday transfer needs? Use the online quote generator to get an instant quote now!