With over 70 golf courses, the Costa del Sol – also known as the Costa del Golf – is the top European destination for golf lovers. There are very few locations that combine so many attractions in the same place. On the Costa del Sol golf can be enjoyed at any time of year. 320 days of sunshine, views of the Mediterranean Sea and mountains, as well as some of Europe’s most renowned golf courses, make this part of the world the perfect setting. For more details please see the golf guide.
The Costa del Sol is one of the most popular golf destinations in Europe. You can enjoy sun and golf 12 months a year. Andalusia is the Spanish region with the most golf courses (nearly 120). The coastline of the Costa del Sol, which stretches from Nerja right down to Sotogrande, is home to 74 golf courses. Valderrama is one of the golf courses on the Costa del Sol, and it has been named the best golf course in Europe on numerous occasions. The Costa del Golf has hosted major international tournaments such as the Ryder Cup, the Volvo Masters, the AmEx World Championships, the Volvo World Match Play Championships, the World Cup of Golf, the Spanish Open and the Andalusia Masters. Some of the most prestigious architects have applied their knowledge and skills to the Costa del Sol’s golf courses. The American Robert Trent Jones designed courses such as Valderrama, Real Club de Sotogrande, Las Brisas and Los Naranjos. Other internationally renowned architects include Javier Arana, Tom Simpson, Perry Dye, Dave Thomas and Cabell B. Robinson, all of whom have left their mark on the Costa del Sol, as have legendary golfers like Gary Player and Seve Ballesteros.
For more details and information see the Costa Golf Guide.
The Golf Valley
The most relevant and nearby (golf cart distance) :
- La Quinta Golf & Country Club See website
A round of golf at La Quinta Golf and Country Club is a must. Open since 1989, this 27-hole course was designed by golf architect, Manolo Pinero and remains a myriad of high quality amenities.The course is split into three; ‘San Pedro’, ‘Ronda’ and ‘Guadaiza’, each offering nine holes and uncompromising views of the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains.
- Los Naranjos Golf Club See website
This 18-hole, par-72 course, situated close to the trendy town of Puerto Banus, is situated below Marbella’s majestic La Concha Mountain and amidst lush greenery and fragrant orange trees, ensuring every round of golf is a pure pleasure. Since opening in 1977, Los Naranjos has played host to several high profile events, such as the Spanish Open, a major national golfing competition. And back in 2008, the course was voted ‘Costa del Sol Course of the Year’.
- Real Club de Golf Las Brisas See website
Founded by D. José Banús in 1968, Real Club de Golf Las Brisas golf course is the private club of choice for those who like to add a touch of class to their golfing experience on the Costa del Sol. Boasting a warm and inviting social environment, the cl