Marbella Club Golf Resort
Offering excellent facilities, Marbella Club Golf Resort is ideally located for golf holidays in the Costa del Sol, being located less than 30 minutes from Marbella and about an hour from Gibraltar’s airport.
The golf course is an 18-hole par-72 layout designed by Dave Thomas and has immaculate greens and beautifully contoured fairways with landscaping that includes waterfalls and lakes. The layout offers challenges for players of all levels through its 3 par-5's in a row, strategically placed water hazards, and demanding bunkers.Everything at Marbella Club Golf resort is to a five-star standard. The thatched cottage-style Clubhouse services include a pro shop, restaurant, bar & coffee shop, lockers and changing rooms, driving range, and club rental. Buggy hire is available as well, and players can also opt for personalized services such as club & shoe cleaning or changing spikes.
Villa Padierna Golf Club
Located 1-hour distance from Malaga Airport and just 15 minutes from swanky Marbella, Villa Padierna Golf Club is one of the most exclusive Costa del Sol golf destinations.
Villa Padierna has three excellent golf courses designed by Antonio Garcia Corrido to suit players of any handicap. Flamingos is an 18-hole par 71 layout with narrow fairways and well-sized greens, requiring greater precision for the first 9 holes. Alferini is one of the few par 73 layouts on Costa del Sol, with many dynamic and interesting holes to provide an exciting and challenging experience. Finally, Tramores is a par-63 with a shorter length than most typical 18-hole courses and is especially suitable for beginners or families with children.Padierna has two hotels and a spa within its complex, as well as excellent dining services. In terms of clubhouse facilities, golfers will appreciate the well-stocked pro shop, excellent changing rooms, and club, buggy and trolley rentals. Individual and group golf lessons are available, and practice facilities include driving range, putting green and pitching green.
Valle Romano Golf Resort
Situated 50 kms (31 miles) from Gibraltar and just 15 minutes from charming Estepona, Valle Romano is quite a young golf club, founded in 2010. Enjoying a lovely summer and mild winter, it’s a great choice for golf holidays in the Costa del Sol any time of year.
Valle Romano has a top-quality 18-hole par-71 golf course designed by distinguished architect Cabell Robinson. It guarantees a pleasant experience for beginners, while being able to offer exciting challenges for experienced golfers as well. With generous greens, long but gentle slopes, and multiple flag positions, the ingenious design makes it so that each hole can offer a very difficult or very easy play.Valle Romano offers excellent clubhouse facilities, including restaurant, bar, locker/changing rooms which includes a sauna and golf shop. There’s also a golf academy, offering lessons to players of all levels and ages, including children. The complex includes a floodlit practice range. Buggy, trolley and club rental are available.
Valderrama Golf Club
For any player on a golf holiday in the Costa del Sol, Valderrama is the dream course. Located in Sotogrande, 25 minutes from Gibraltar Airport and 35 miles (57 km) from Marbella, Valderrama is one of the most renowned golf clubs in the world. Having hosted numerous top professional championships, including the Ryder Cup, the Volvo Masters, World Golf Championships, and the Spanish Open, it has won a reputation as the continent's #1 course.
Valderrama has a magnificent 18-hole par 71 championship golf course and a 9-hole par 3 layout, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. The main course is one of Europe's toughest challenges, more suited to seasoned and professional players and gifted amateurs. Its fairways have been described by top golf writers and leading pros as the best on the continent, if not worldwide. The splendid, challenging layout, with strategically placed bunkers, omnipresent trees, and water hazards, calls for excellent precision and careful planning for every shot.
Valderrama boasts first-rate practice facilities, including a driving range and putting green, and the elegant clubhouse provides all services and amenities one would expect from a high-end golf club. There is a top-notch restaurant offering traditional cuisine in a magnificent setting, as well as a well-stocked pro shop that supports online orders as well.Although it is a private members' club, Valderrama gladly welcomes visitors. Clubs, buggies, hand carts and Powakaddy trolleys are available to rent.
Torrequebrada Golf Club
Conveniently located just 20 minutes from Malaga Airport and close to the popular resorts Fuengirola and Benalmadena, the Torrequebrada Golf Club was founded in 1976 and has since been seen as one of the most beautiful golf courses in the Costa del Sol.
Torrequebrada is an 18-hole par 72 course designed by Jose Gancedo and is describe as being of a medium-high difficulty level. Water hazards, bunkers, rough, trees and woods will ensure there's never a dull moment on the course. The third hole is particularly tricky, especially for those who tend to believe short length equals ease of play.The clubhouse offers golfers all facilities one might expect from a high-end golf club - bar and restaurant, dressing rooms, well-stocked pro shop, reception rooms, and a top-notch driving range. Clubs, buggies and hand carts are available for hire.
Sotogrande Golf Course
A few kilometres from Estepona, Sotogrange Golf Course is one of the most southerly golf courses in the Costa del Sol. It is a championship level and can boast that the likes of Severiano Ballesteros, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia have all played here.
The first course he designed in Europe, Sotogrande is still considered one of Robert Trent Jones’ best courses. Just 150 metres from the Mediterranean Sea, the course is a par 72. It features holes that align with the natural flow of the land, resulting in a game that is great for golf players of all skill levels, from a first timer to a champion. You can expect to find wide fairways, elevated greens and long tees combined with bunkers that require a precise shot at each hole. Visitors are welcome to play Mondays to Fridays.The low flat hacienda style clubhouse offers fabulous views across the course and to the ocean. The clubhouse offers dining in the terrace restaurant and there’s a pro shop. Buggy, caddy, trolley and club hire is available.
Santana Golf Course
In the heart of the Mijas Golf Valley, midway between Marbella and Fuengirola and just 20kms from Malaga Airport, Santana Golf Course is ideal for players enjoying a Costa del Sol golf holiday.
Known as “The Seven Hills Course”, Santana enjoys a delightful location in the Sierra de Mijas Natural Park, close to the Mediterranean Sea, between two rivers. Cabell B. Robinson designed this 18-hole, 72 par golf course that is both level and wide, providing great opportunities for a variety of shots. Located on a former avocado foundation, the course was created to be challenging, even to expert golfers. You’ll find well-manicured greens and bunkers, as well as a variety of water hazards. There are specific paths for buggies, in between growths of fruit trees.The clubhouse is in a traditional Andalusian hacienda style and is home to La Cabana – described as a meeting place and culinary landmark.
Santa Maria Golf Club
Situated just a few miles from Marbella and a 40-minute drive from Malaga International Airport, Santa Maria Golf Club offers fine golfing and leisure facilities and prides itself on being one of the most welcoming golf clubs in the Costa del Sol.
Originally a 9 hole field, Santa Maria's golf course has been extended to an 18-hole, par 70 layout and is now considered by beginners and seasoned players alike as one of the best in the area. Designed by Antonio Garcia Garrido, it is located between small valleys, with lakes and streams forming natural hazards. The course is always well maintained and will appeal particularly to players who prefer to rely on finesse rather than force.The Santa Maria Golf Club does not have a driving range, but the excellent conditions and service offered definitely make up for it. The clubhouse is set up in a magnificent 19th century Spanish cortijo and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The complex offers bowling and tennis facilities as well. The pro shop is well stocked with anything golfers and sports enthusiasts might need.
San Roque Golf Club
Located in the foothills of the Sierra Bermeja, just 30 minutes from Gibraltar and 60kms from Marbella, San Roque is one of the most prestigious and exclusive golf and country clubs in the Costa del Sol, indeed in the whole of Europe.
The San Roque has two 18 hole, par 72 courses – Old and New – designed by Dave Thomas and Perry Die, respectively. The Old Course, the pride of San Roque, is guarded by oak trees and has magnificent greens, challenging water hazards and bunkers, being fit for players of both high and low handicap. The New course has a more demanding and technical layout, with steep, big bunkers, railroad sleepers and large greens, making it suitable for more seasoned golfers.The golf courses share a beautiful clubhouse with excellent services, and the complex also has a traditional Japanese restaurant that is highly appreciated by members. Training facilities include driving range, putting green, pitching green, and bunker practice area, and the club also has its own golf school. A pro shop, buggy hire, trolley hire and club rentals are available as well.
Rio Real Golf
A great choice for golf holidays in the Costa del Sol, Rio Real Golf Course is part of a beautiful bijou boutique hotel complex located just 3kms from the centre of Marbella.
The Rio Real course was designed by Javier Arana, perhaps the most notable Spanish designer ever. The course is right beside the river (hence the name) and follows it to the Mediterranean Sea and also boasts the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Bermeja Mountains. The 18-hole, 72 par is ranked by the Royal Spanish Golf Federation as one of the best in Spain. The 6,000m course is beautifully landscaped with palm, olive, pine, and cypress trees, has seafront holes and fabulous views. Golfers of all ability levels enjoy playing the course with its many opportunities to use the various golf clubs.Lessons can be booked at the Rio Real Golf Academy which features biomechanical analysis of your game on a plasma screen. Lessons are available to all players including children and those with physical disability or limitation. There’s an outstanding golf shop are on site and of course the hotel for stay and play holidays.
Marbella Golf & Country Club
Situated just 15 minutes from Marbella and 40 minutes from Malaga's International Airport, Marbella Golf & Country Club enjoys a prime location and attracts numerous visitors enjoying golf holidays in Spain all year round.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., the Marbella G&CC is an 18-hole par-72 layout known to provide one of the most challenging and entertaining golf courses in the Costa del Sol. With undulating greens, hilly fairways, tricky water hazards and bunkers, the course demands great accuracy and strategic planning, making it better suited to more experienced golfers.Golf enthusiasts who have a hard time scoring well on the challenging course can take advantage of the club's renowned golf academy, as well as use the impressive practice area to carry out the latest tips taught by the professional trainers. Clubhouse facilities include an international-cuisine restaurant, pro shop, lockers, buggy hire and club rental. There’s also a wellness centre and tennis courts.
Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club
Los Arqueros is an exciting golf course situated just 10 minutes from Marbella and less than an hour from Gibraltar and Malaga international airports. Its prime location makes it a great destination for relaxing golf holidays in the Costa del Sol.
The first course designed by professional golfer Severiano Ballesteros, Los Arqueros is an 18-hole par-71 layout that provides reasonable challenges for beginners and more testing trials to keep seasoned players entertained as well. It is a tight and hilly course, with exciting obstacles along the way, including downhill and uphill holes, water hazards, multi-tiered greens and out of bounds.
It is known for being one of the best value for money golf courses on the Costa del Sol.Los Arqueros has its own golf academy providing classes for groups of up to 6 people, as well as pro shop, gym, bar, and restaurant specializing in international cuisine. Club rental and buggy hire are available.
Lauro Golf is one of the inland golf courses in the Costa del Sol less than 30 minutes from Malaga, enjoying pleasant, mild weather and sunshine all year round.
The world class Lauro Golf features an exquisite par-72 golf course designed by Falco Nardi Batini, consisting of 27 holes that golfers can play in 3 different combinations. The layout was created in such a way as to be technically challenging, but not exceedingly difficult. With the right clubs and a good dose of concentration, even beginner players can achieve a good score.Lauro Golf has its own residential area and plans to build a hotel in the near future as well. As for clubhouse facilities, players can enjoy an exquisite restaurant, top-notch changing rooms and well stocked pro shop. There is a driving range with 20 tees available, as well as an outstanding practice bunker and putting green. The Lauro Golf academy provides lessons to players who want to improve their skills. There is also an equestrian centre in the complex, as well as paddle tennis facilities.
Las Brisas Golf Club
Billed as one of the best golf clubs in Spain, Las Brisas is truly a delight. The club is located in Nueva Andalucia, close to Marbella, in the Costa del Sol’s famous Golf Valley, not far from the main road that runs along the coast (the A-7)
The 18 hole, par 72 course is designed by Robert Trent Jones and each hole has been created after careful study and consideration. You can expect a perfectly maintained course that is both visually appealing and perfectly challenging to even the best of golfers. Water hazards and bunkering requires carefully considered shots and should provide an excellent game.
The clubhouse has recently been renovated and is superbly fitted out with big spaces as locker rooms and enhanced security. The restaurant and bar offer indoor and alfresco dining on a terrace overlooking the course. The pro shop is in a purpose-built facility. Buggy, trolley and club rental is available as are lessons. This private club is both relaxing and social and boasts both recreation events and special competitions for its members.
La Quinta Golf and Spa Resort
Enjoying a glorious location in the Benahavís Golf Valley amid mountains and with views of the Mediterranean Sea, La Quinta Golf and Spa Resort is an excellent choice for golf holidays in the Costa del Sol.
Designed by three-time world champion and Ryder Cup winner, Manuel Pinero, the La Quinta Golf is suited for amateurs and professionals alike. The club boasts three 9-hole courses for a total of 27 holes. This gives players several options for creating a golf game. San Pedro is wide open for long shots, Ronda is more technical and precise, and Gaudaiza is perfect for a wide range of shots. San Pedro and Ronda combine to make the tournament course which is used for the Spanish Ladies Open and the European Senior Tour.The golf course is part of a complex that also includes a 5-star hotel, spa and swimming pool, and restaurant. La Quinta golf academy has a driving range, an all-weather covered practice area, chipping green with bunker, putting green and a tech room where swing can be analysed. There’s also a terrace café-bar. Paddle tennis courts are also available.
La Cala Golf Course
Located in Mijas, near all the best resorts in the Costa del Sol, La Cala Golf Course is an excellent choice for golf holidays in Spain. The golf course is a resort course attached to its namesake hotel – ideal for play and stay breaks and holidays.
There are three premier courses at La Cala. Campo America is a par 72 with five par 5s. It’s a hilly course, but is ideal for all skill levels. Campo Asia is a challenging course that is well respected by the all the pro golfers. Campo Europa is a bit flatter and larger, allowing for longer shots btu dramatic enough to give all level of players a good game. In addition, La Cala offers a 6 hole, Par 3 course as a practice area.Lessons can be booked in La Cala’s golf academy with the tuition taking place on the par 3 course overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Club rentals are available and you can conveniently book your tee time online and will have access to carts and special promotions and offers. Refreshments and dining facilities are in the hotel.
Finca Courtesin is part of a resort that includes a luxury hotel and accommodation, golf course and beach club. It's just a short drive from Estepona and is ranked among the best golf courses in Spain by the Golf Digest Magazine and the World Golf Magazine.
Finca Cortesin has been host of the Volvo World Match Play Championship for 3 years, one of the world’s most prestigious professional golf tournaments. The course was designed by Cabell B. Robinson, and the landscaping by Gerald Huggan. It is described as a demanding par 72 with beautifully manicured greens and well maintained Bermuda fairways.All players can enjoy buggies fitted with GPS, exclusive bag drop, complimentary practice balls, and complimentary fruit and cold water service on the course with a chilled towel service in the summer months. Lessons can be booked at the Nicklaus Academy. The impressive clubhouse has great views over the course and the Mediterranean Sea and the restaurant boasts two terraces overlooking the driving range. The Club House is also home to a pro shop, locker rooms and an exclusive member’s lounge.
An hour from Malaga Airport, Estepona Golf is one of the most southerly Costa del Sol golf courses. Practically midway between Marbella and Gibraltar and just a short distance from Estepona itself, it’s a great choice for visiting players.
Overlooked by the Sierra Bermeja mountain range and set in peaceful Spanish countryside, the 18 hole, par 72 course is described as a fair test for all levels of player with many holes boasting views of the Mediterranean Sea.Buggy hire is available, there’s a pro shop and the clubhouse is known as the Long Bar. The restaurant opens daily at 8am with a café style menu of all-day breakfasts, pizzas, sandwiches and salads. Global sports are shown all day on big screens in the bar. Various deals and packages are available and Estepona Golf has teamed up with local hotels to offer Pay and Stay packages – details available on our website.
Parador de Malaga Golf
Attached to its namesake hotel just a few kms from Torremolinos and Benalmadena, the location of El Parador is a delightful choice for golf breaks in the Costa del Sol.
Use for several PGA European PGA tournaments, El Parador is the oldest golf course in Andalusia. The original 18-hole course began as a 9-hole course built in 1925 by Harry Shapland Colt, the designer of Wentworth, and was later expanded to 18 holes by Tom Simpson. Players also have the choice of a 9-hole links course and a 9-hole pitch and putt. There are 3 putting greens and 2 approach greens as practice areas. The course is very picturesque with holes and rough areas right along the oceanfront sand dunes and is dressed by palms, pines, eucalyptus and mimosas.
You can book lessons at the golf school and rent buggies, bag carriers and clubs and there is a pro shop. The course is part of the Paradores chain, so there is accommodation available, as well as a restaurant on site.
El Higueral Golf
If you on holiday in the Costa del Sol and missing your golf but are constrained by family commitments or short on time, El Higueral is a great option. Ideally located in Benhavis, 10kms from Marbella, it’s easy to reach just off the A-7.
El Higueral is a 9 hole, par 36 resort course designed by Roderick Segar. It enjoys a pretty location with foothills as a backdrop to beautifully manicured greens and stylish lakes. It’s a course that feels and looks relaxed but still offers varied play.
Golf La Duquesa Country Club
Located 40 minutes from Gibraltar's International Airport and having warm sunny weather 300 days a year, La Duquesa enjoys a privileged setting, enabling golf holidays in Costa del Sol in any season.
Golf La Duquesa Country Club boasts a wonderful 18-hole par 72 course designed by the famed architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. The layout is a technical masterpiece, with testing greenside bunkers, entertaining fairways, and magnificent views to the mountains and the sea. While the course is popular with beginners and mid-level players in particular, low handicappers will find it challenging and exciting too.La Duquesa offers excellent clubhouse facilities to players looking for fine services and atmosphere. Members and visitors canl enjoy the club's first-rate restaurant, cafeteria, well-stocked pro shop and dressing rooms. An indoor swimming pool, Turkish baths and saunas are also available. The club also has a generous practice area, with putting and pitching greens, and offers clubs, buggies, trolleys and power caddies for hire.
Doña Julia Golf Resort
Strategically situated at 45km from Marbella, 18km from Sotogrande, and 35 km from Gibraltar, Doña Julia Golf Resort is a good choice for golf holidays in Spain.
In a charming setting with the Sierra Bermeja and Ronda Mountains as a backdrop and enjoying views of the Mediterranean Sea, Doña Julia Golf was designed by Antonio García Garrido. It's a relatively new addition to Costa del Sol golf courses, having been built in 2005, and follows the rules of the United States Golf Association. Par 73 Doña Julia offers two different rounds and players of all capabilities will enjoy the course that is closely aligned to the natural landscape.Visitors may use the facilities at the Club House, including the restaurant and changing rooms. You can also book packages with accommodation included, and take advantage of special offers with play and golf buggy
Cabopino Golf Marbella
On the border between Marbella and Mijas Costa, opposite its namesake beach and marina, Cabopino is ideally situated for golf holidays in the Costa del Sol.
Designed by Juan Ligués Creus, the 18 hole, par 71 course enjoys magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding pine forest. All levels of handicap will enjoy this course and there are enough challenges for seasoned players.
The Golf Academy and driving range are excellent. The range has a natural layout in the pine forest and has a capacity for 30 players to enjoy a challenging and interesting practice session. Lessons are available for all ages, in private individual or group sessions. There’s also a practice putting green. A restaurant and coffee shop serve meals and snacks and refreshments and there’s a buggy bar that drives around the course. There’s a pro shop, and buggies, pull and electric trolleys rentals, and free lockers and free showers are available.
Atalaya Golf and Country Club
Atalaya Golf and Country Club lies a ten-minute drive west of Marbella. If you want golf to be the centre of your Costa del Sol holiday, you can book a package that includes play and accommodation.
With the Sierra Blanca Mountains as a beautiful backdrop, the club boasts two 18-hole courses. The original one was designed in 1968 by Bernard von Limburger, with Paul Krings' new course being added in 1990. The Par 72 Old Course is described as a challenge to golfers of all levels and ideal for the average club golfer with sufficient challenge for single figure players. The Par 71 New Course enjoys views of the Mediterranean and Gibraltar and suitable for all with seemingly obvious hazards that catch out the unwary player.The restaurant offers indoor and alfresco dining on a terrace that overlooks the course and putting area. You can also stop at one of two kiosks on the course for drinks and snacks. The complex has a golf school and driving range. You'll also find buggies for hire and rent golf clubs if you prefer not to bring your own.
Añoreta Golf Club
Located approximately 12 miles (20 km) east of Malaga, Añoreta is the first golf course to have been built in Axarquía, enjoying a privileged location between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.
Añoreta is a an 18-hole par 72 golf course designed by the famous José María Cañizares to fit all levels of players enjoying a golf holiday in the Costa del Sol. It has a diverse layout, surrounded by water and trees, with Bermuda fairways, undulating greens and some spectacular holes.Añoreta’s facilities include an exquisite restaurant, a strategically placed bar that players can find at the 10th hole, and a pro shop. The club also has its own golf academy, offering both private and group lessons, and there’s an excellent practice area including driving range, a putting green, a short game area, and 25 places with natural grass. Buggy rental and club hire are available, although buggies are not essential on the course.
Aloha Golf Club
Aloha is a prestigious members-only golf club located just a 15-minute drive from Marbella midway between Gibraltar and Malaga. The club has hosted the PGA Andalucía tour multiple times during the last few years making it a very attractive option for visiting players enjoying a golf holiday in the Costa del Sol.
Aloha is a beautiful and well-kept 18 hole par 72 golf course designed by Javier Arana and there is also a 9 hole par 3 layout. The main course is a parkland design boasting strategically placed water hazards and bunkers, as well as a wide range of shrubs and trees, making it a rather challenging play. The par 3, on the other hand, is a better fit for beginners and players who want to practice their short game.Aloha offers members an excellent social club, restaurant, health club, and pool. Golf lessons are available for both individuals and groups, and the pro shop provides an extensive range of top quality products, as well as expert advice from golf professionals. The driving range within the complex is almost 300m long and features chipping area, putting greens, and a sheltered practice area for rainy days.
Alhaurin Golf Resort
Alhaurin Golf Resort is located 45 minutes from Malaga and only 5 km (3 miles) from Alhaurin del Grande, a must-see for golfers interested in history and culture as well as their sport. Being a resort course attached to a hotel, the Alhaurin is an excellent choice for golf holidays in the Costa del Sol.
Alhaurin features an 18-hole par 72 course and a 9-hole par 3 field, designed by the inimitable Severiano Ballesteros. The main course is set on a hilly terrain, with well-protected greens and demanding obstacles, making it a fun, original and challenging layout even for experienced players. The par 3 is just as entertaining, but features a lower difficulty level, being ideal for beginners or for practicing the short game.
Clubhouse facilities and services include bar and restaurant, pro shop, changing room, club rental, and buggy hire. The complex also has a practice area with driving range, putting green and chipping green. Guests staying at the hotel can benefit from special packages with green fees included in the room price.
The Alcaidesa Golf Resort is situated in a beautiful setting, close to Gibraltar and San Roque and in the near vicinity of Real Club de Golf Sotogrande and Club Valderrama.
The resort has two 18-hole golf courses within its complex, Links and Heathland, designed by architects Peter Allis and Dave Thomas. With a difficulty level of 4 out of 5, both courses are most suited for more experienced players. The main golf course, Alcaidesa Links, is considered the only links-type layout in the South of Europe, and more than half of its holes play out along the coast, offering stunning views but stiffening the challenge when the wind is up.
Alcaidesa also offers a large practice area with bunkers, putting green and short-game area, as well as a Golf academy, aimed at younger players in particular. There’s a great driving range with 72 bays, as well as a clubhouse where guests can enjoy a refreshing drink or try delicious local dishes. Online booking is available, and the resort offers flexible options and tempting perks, including buggy use, to those who opt for one of their special membership plans.
Almenara Golf Club
Set in the hills of Sotogrande, Almenara Golf Club is within easy reach for those traveling from Gibraltar, Malaga or Jerez de la Frontera and is a popular destination for beginner and experienced golf players alike.
Almenara comprises three 9-hole courses, with a par of 72, all designed by famous architect Dave Thomas and each having its own particularities. Players can enjoy 3 different 18-hole combination, with exciting and challenging landscapes, including 2 lakes, deep bunkers, and cork and pine trees. The courses are medium difficulty with more testing areas as well, to suit seasoned golfers and less experienced ones too.
Almenara provides extensive golf practice and teaching facilities for any skill level, as well as top-notch hotel accommodation, dining and a professional shop within the complex. Buggy hire is available, but buggies are allowed in the fairway only in certain seasons. Tee time reservations can be made online, and guests of Hotel Almenara benefit from reduced fees.
Antequera Golf Club
Antequera Golf Club is less than 2 miles away from the center of Antequera, one-hour driving distance from Malaga, and set in a stunning landscape 650 meters above sea level.
Antequera Golf is an 18-hole, par 72 layout designed by famous professional golfer José Maria Cañizares to provide a pleasant experience for beginners as well as experienced players. There are challenging areas that will excite seasoned players and the drops, bunkers, and numerous lakes, as well as the 200-year old olive and acorn trees and aromatic herbs surrounding the field will make for a unique golf session.
Antequera Golf Club features a large practice area with 24 individual spaces, sections dedicated for putting and bunker shots, as well as a par 3 hole for approach shots and short game training. The club also provides individual and group golf classes, and their fully-stocked pro shop offers the latest equipment. Buggy hire and locker rooms are available as well, and visitors can enjoy a relaxing setting and delicious drinks or meals at the Clubhouse. Tee time reservations are fast and straightforward thanks to the club's online booking tool.
Baviera Golf Club
Situated at just a 40-minute drive from Malaga and only about a mile away from the serene Caleta de Velez, Baviera Golf Club enjoys the ideal microclimate for golfing, with a mild weather and enjoyable average temperature all year round.
Baviera is a pay and play 18-hole par-71 golf course designed by internationally-renowned golfer José María Cañizares, with an even layout and wide greens. Although it doesn't have a high level of difficulty overall, the course has a large variety of obstacles, allowing for a big range of strokes and being fit for players of all levels.
Baviera Golf Club has its own academy, offering individual and group lessons as well, for beginner and advanced players alike. They provide large practice areas as well, with putting greens and a short game section great for practicing bunker, chip, put and approach shots. Baviera also boasts a top-notch Clubhouse with restaurant, sauna & Jacuzzi, changing rooms and 200 parking spaces. Club rental and electric buggies are available, and the Pro Shop is fully equipped with high quality gear from renowned brands. The website has online booking and discounted fee offers are often available
Guadalmina Golf Club
The Real Club de Golf Guadalmina is located close to Marbella, the jewel of the Costa del Sol, near all the best resorts and luxury facilities.
There are two courses here, the South Course and the North Course. The former is an 18-hole course with Par 3, Par 4 and Par 5 holes.
The South Course is suitable for experienced golfers who are good at straight shots. The North Course has more hills and water and is also an 18-hole course with Par 3, Par 4 and Par 5 holes, generally challenging because it requires some skill to avoid the hazards. In addition to the two courses, the place also offers a Pitch and Putt and a Driving Range to practice your skills.There is a golf school and the course hosts competitions throughout the year. Club facilities include tennis courts, a cafeteria with pleasant terrace dining and a swimming pool.
La Reserva Golf Club
Founded in 2004, La Reserva Golf Club is located in the Sotogrande resort, close to Gibraltar, and is part of the La Reserva Country Club. Although relatively new, it has already become one of the most prestigious courses on Costa del Sol.
La Reserva is a long 18-hole 72-par golf course designed by famous architect Cabell B. Robinson with a parkland layout. With generous fairways, spacious greens and 5 starting tees for each hole, the layout can be enjoyed by players of all levels. Bunker and water hazards exist, and playing can become considerably more challenging on windy days.La Reserva facilities include bar and restaurant, locker rooms, pro shop, club rental and buggy hire (although buggies are not absolutely necessary on the field). Driving range, putting green and chipping area are also available, and the clubhouse staff is highly appreciated for excellent services.
La Canada Golf Club
La Canada Golf club is a great destination for a golf holiday in Costa del Sol. With views of the Mediterranean Sea, it is located near Sotogrande but also just a 30 minute driving distance from Gibraltar.
Designed by David Thomas and Robert Trent Jones, La Canada is an 18 hole par 71 golf course with entertaining medium-length fairways and fast greens. There is a good mix of simple and more testing areas to provide a good experience for golfers of all levels. Thanks to the excellent drainage system, the course is open and fully playable even when the weather is harsh and closes other courses.
La Canada boasts ones of the biggest practice areas of all golf courses on the Costa del Sol: a 5,000 sq m platform, 250-meter long driving range, approach area and two putting greens. Individual and group golf lessons are available. The clubhouse restaurant with two terraces overlooking the course serves delicious Andalusian cuisine, and there’s a members' lounge, café, pro shop, and board room. An interesting feature is the collection of photographs and memorabilia of Jaime Ortiz-Patino, the founder of the Valderrama Golf Club.
Calanova Golf Club
Just 5 minutes from the sea, Calanova Golf Club is located a 30-minute driving distance from Marbella, in the golf valley behind the coastal town of La Cala de Mijas.
A relatively new golf course, designed by Julian Garcia Mayoral, Calanova is an 18-hole par-72 layout developed according to the rules and regulations of the US Golf Association. This is a hilly mountain course with some undulated greens and elevated tees, but thanks to the good shaping work, it allows for a variety of pin positions, from rather simple to very difficult ones. Calanova is a medium to high difficulty course, the 10th hole being considered the most challenging of all.Buggy hire is included in the green fee – and highly recommended since the distance between holes is quite large. Calanova also features a driving range (30 tees), club rental, snack bar and locker rooms, as well as a club house restaurant overlooking the sea. Competitions for members and guests are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Guadalhorce Golf Club
Situated at a 30-minute driving distance from Malaga, Guadalhorce Golf Club is in the heart of beautiful Costa del Sol, known for its ideal conditions for golfing, as well as great weather. Guadalhorce is a private club but non-members can play on weekdays only by prior arrangement.
The main golf course at Guadalhorce is a long 18-hole 72-par layout, designed by Ryder Cup golfer Miguel Ángel Jiménez and split into 2 distinct parts – the first 9 holes show a typical parkland layout, while the second section has hillier fairways, more elevated greens, and tropical vegetation, making the area a bit more difficult. Overall, the main course is medium difficulty, fit for all skill levels.
There is also a 9-hole par-3 course, with smaller greens and flatter terrain, great for beginners.Golf lessons are available, and the club provides a driving range and practice ground for putting and approach shots as well. Other facilities include clubhouse and restaurant, pro shop, changing rooms, sauna, nursery, snack bar near the 9th hole, as well as swimming pools, tennis courts and football pitch. Trolleys and buggy hire are available. At times, access to the clubhouse may be restricted to members only.
Los Naranjos Golf Club
Situated just 15 minutes from Marbella and close to glitzy and picturesque Puerto Banus, Los Naranjos is one of the most popular golf clubs in southern Spain. It has hosted high profile events over the years, including the Spanish Open, and was designated the Costa del Sol Golf Course of the Year in 2008.
Los Naranjos is an 18-hole par 72 golf course designed by world-famous architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. to suit all levels of players. It features well-positioned water hazards and bunkers, generous fairways, and spacious, slightly undulated greens, surrounded by the fragrant orange trees that give their name to the course
Golfers booking tee time at Los Naranjos can enjoy top-notch facilities including a magnificent clubhouse with stunning views over the course and is home to an exquisite restaurant and its own wine cellar, pro shop, dressing rooms, conference room, wellness studio, and even a hairdressing salon. The club also boasts its own golf academy and a large driving range, including putting and short game practice areas. Buggies and motor trolleys are available for hire, and booking tee times in one of our packages guarantees special discounts.
Mijas Golf Club
Mijas Golf Club is located just 20 minutes from Marbella and Malaga's international airport, enjoying an ideal climate for golf holidays in Spain, with warm winters and manageable summer heat thanks to the cooling sea breezes.
The complex comprises two 18-hole golf courses, Los Lagos and Los Olivos, both designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. The larger one, Los Lagos, is a par 72 layout of medium difficulty, presenting numerous lakes (hence the name), wide fairways, and soft slopes. Los Olivos is a par 70 course with narrow fairways lined by olive trees, bunkers and elevated, undulating greens, making it more suitable for experienced players with good precision and technical skills.
The Mijas clubhouse is an old Andalusian farmhouse and offers authentic Mediterranean and Malagenian dishes, as well as international cuisine. There is a Pro Shop within the complex, providing top-notch golf equipment, as well as a wide range of sports clothing. Club rental and repair are also available, as is buggy hire. The club also provides an excellent practice area and golf technique classes, and players who book their tee times in one of our packages can benefit from discounted green fees.
El Chaparral Golf Club
El Chaparral Golf Club enjoys quite a privileged location, 15 miles from Marbella, just minutes away from the popular resort of La Cala de Mijas, and only 700 metres from the beach – perfect for golf holidays in the Costa del Sol.
El Chaparral is an 18 hole, par 72 golf course with an outstanding design bearing the signature of Spanish architect Pepe Gancedo. It is the only layout on Costa del Sor that has six par 3, 6 par 4 and 6 par 5 holes, and thanks to the characteristics of the terrain and the pine forest surrounding it, there are no two holes alike. This is a rather testing course that requires accuracy and great skill, thus best suited for more experienced players.El Chaparral also has a practice area with a capacity for over 30 players, including a pitching green, putting green and practice bunker, and lessons are available in the golf academy. Other facilities include clubhouse with a stunning view, restaurant, Pro shop, trolleys and buggies for hire, buggy bar, changing room and sports massage room.
Miraflores Golf Club
Being located between Marbella and Fuengirola, the central location makes Miraflores an ideal course for visiting players enjoying a golf holiday in the Costa del Sol. The nearest town is Calahonda right on the main road, the A-7.
Designed by Falco Nardi, Mirflores cleverly fits the contours of the valley it lies in, but is deceptively flatter than it first appears. It is a challenging par 71 course with 18 unique holes on which all levels of player will enjoy testing their skills.
The Miraflores has a purpose built driving range of 22 bays on two levels (the upper being reserved for members and lessons), The golf academy offers tuition to all levels, adults and children, from two resident professionals. The onsite restaurant boasts stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea from outside bar and terrace and the upstairs dining room. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served and there is live music on Saturday nights.
Santa Clara Golf Club
Opened in 2001, Santa Clara is a relatively new club and course located just a few minutes from central Marbella – a great destination for golf holidays in Spain.
Designed by Enrique Canales Busquet, the golf course at Santa Clara Club is an 18-hole par 71 layout, with wide fairways and not very pronounced slopes, providing a pleasant experience to beginners as well as stimulating challenges for more experienced golfers.
The Santa Clara clubhouse provides excellent services and enjoys stunning views to the Mediterranean Sea. The club's restaurant serves delicious traditional cuisine with outdoor terrace dining an option, and the Pro-Shop is fully equipped with anything a golfer may need, offering well-known brands and the latest fashion in sports clothing.Practice facilities include a 30-tee driving range with 20 bays, approach area, practice bunkers, pitching greens and a putting green. Santa Clara's own golf school is directed by Angel Jimenez and offers excellent coaching and classes for all types of players. Rental buggies, trolleys, caddies and clubs are available.