Dreaming of a great golfing getaway?
Well, look no further than Spain's Costa del Sol. Located along the stunning coastline which runs from Malaga to Marbella and Sotogrande, the Costa del Sol is regarded as one of the very best in Europe with golfers heading here year after year.
Those heading here will be met not only with award-winning golf courses but also a host of amazing beaches, excellent weather with almost guaranteed sunshine and glorious resorts to explore.
With so much choice, it is important to separate the birdies from the bogies. A quick look at recent feedback to Your Golf Travel places these resorts amongst the Costa del Sol's top-rated by customer feedback:
- La Cala Golf Resort (rated 9.0/10)
- Westin La Quinta Resort (rated 9.2/10)
- Valderrama Golf Club (rated 10.0/10)
- Finca Cortesin Golf Resort (rated 9.6/10)
- Alcaidesa Golf Links (rated 9.0/10)
Each of these options provides a range of different price points and suitability for handicap but the theme is consistent of happy golfers enjoying their offerings time after time.
Golf in the Costa del Sol
Whatever your golf travel requirements, your needs are going to be found within the 'Costa del Golf'. The high-end golf on offer within easy reach of Sotogrande is matched perfectly by the established courses around Marbella which provide excellent value for money and an enjoyable challenge regardless of handicap.
With over 50 golf courses available to explore, the Costa del Sol provides a wealth of choice when planning and booking a golf holiday. Whether it is a stay-and-play golf resort or a tour playing a host of different courses, golfers will be sure to find something perfectly matched to them time after time.
Best Golf Destinations in the Costa del Sol
Set around a lovely harbour, Sotogrande offers arguably some of the best golf anywhere in Europe. This is the recommended base for those looking to play the likes of Valderrama, La Reserva and Real Clube de Sotogrande
Marbella & Puerto Banus
As one of Europe's most popular nightlife spots, Marbella and Puerto Banus is a popular choice for golf groups and societies. The wide variety of bars and restaurants on offer provide a great place to explore for apres golf.
Home to many of the most established golf courses in the region, Malaga is a destination that has a wealth of history, culture and a bit more of an authentic Spanish experience on offer.
Best Golf Courses in the Costa del Sol
Considered to be one of Europe's best golf courses. This cork tree-lined layout was the scene of Team Europe's vicory in The 1997 Ryder Cup. Led by Seve Ballesteros, the tournament saw Ryder Cup debuts for Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke.
La Cala Resort
One of Europe's most popular golf resorts, La Cala Resort offers three great golf courses that welcome groups and couples alike each year. With amazing views and dramatic elevation changes, La Cala provides a varied and enjoyable golfing weekend that golfers return to year after year.
Despite its relative youth, La Reserva has quickly gained a reputation as one of Spain and Europe's best golf courses. The Cabell B. Robinson design utilises the natural terrain to create an excellent course with plenty of course management required to navigate and play to your handicap.
Courses with a little extra in the Costa del Sol
Recommended for Societies
Society golfers wanting resort golf will be well accommodated at Westin La Quinta with its 27 holes of golf on-site and a 4-star hotel within easy reach of Marbella.
The excellent clubhouses at El Chaparral and Marbella Golf and Country Club recommended for those seeking some 19th hole aperitifs after a day on a course that is perfect for a range of handicaps.
The luxury hotel of Hotel Villa Padierna with access to the picturesque Los Flamingos Golf Club is a popular choice for couples. With award-winning dining and a host of excellent spa facilities make a visit to this five-star resort a sought after option for couples taking their golf trips.
The Costa del Sol is a superb choice for anyone seeking some apres golf entertainment. Whether it is a beach club to enjoy during the day or a live music experience into the early hours, all will be accommodated here.
Casinos can be found at both Hotel Torrequebrada and H10 Andalucia Plaza as well as a host of great nightclubs and award-winning restaurants to complete a fun-filled evening in this popular region of Spain.
While there are many five-star options in the Costa del Sol, the resort which appears at the top of most luxury lists is the incredible Finca Cortesin Resort.
Framed by its amazing golf course, this resort combines Michelin starred dining with luxury amenities that would challenge almost any hotel in Europe. Golfers heading here are assured of unrivalled levels of service with views across the Andalucian countryside that make for a very memorable stay.
So, whatever your golfing wishes, a trip to the ever-popular Costa del Sol is sure to satisfy them all. From bucket-list golf to fantastic value with friends, a trip to this part of Spain is one that provides great variety and one that you'll enjoy returning to year after year.
This article is sponsored by Your Golf Travel.