Living the dream
If you’re a golfer you are in the best place possible. The “Costa del Golf” is Europe’s premier golf resort for holidaymakers and residential-tourists, with more than 70 top courses whose fairways and surrounding avenues are lined with magnificent homes for golfers to buy, either for personal use or for investment purposes.
The golfing community on the Costa del Sol also reflects the area’s wonderfully multinational demographic, a veritable melting pot of golfers of all cultural backgrounds, ages, gender and playing ability. The ambience at golf clubs is both socially enriching and highly active – providing golfers with a home away from home.
In 1997, in the lead-up to the Ryder Cup at Valderrama, new road signs started to appear along the coast: “Costa del Sol – Costa del Golf”. The slogan might have been coined by local tourism authorities but it was not just a clever marketing ploy. The Costa del Sol can be described as such.
Today, the Coast’s 70-plus golf courses are the highest number of any similar area in Andalucía, Spain or indeed Europe. They are distributed along 120 kilometres of coastline. Marbella alone has 15, the most of any municipality in Spain, followed by the neighbouring municipalities of Mijas and Benahavis (the latter also having the highest number of courses per capita in Spain).
Costa del Golf
Have a look at the best golf courses list accross the Costa del Sol, contact details and green fees...
Los Naranjos Golf Club
Opened in 1977, Los Naranjos offers golfers a richly multicultural welcome, with a distinctly Nordic touch. It is one of an elite group of courses on the Costa del Sol designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones.
Royal Las Brisas Club
Apart from Valderrama, no other club on the Costa del Sol has had as stellar an international tournament history as Royal Las Brisas. In 1973, at the time still known as “Nueva Andalucia”, the club hosted...
Aloha Golf Club
Since its inauguration in 1975, Aloha has become established as a social and sporting haven for golfers from around the world. It is a private members club but also welcomes green-paying visitors at certain time.
El Higueral Golf Club
Golf can sometimes become just a little too complicated – which is where El Higueral comes in. Committed to “making golf easy”, the course has been designed to maximise players’ enjoyment...
Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club
Golfers who dream of following in the footsteps of their golfing heroes will want to add Los Arqueros to their must-play list of courses. Well, if they are one of the millions of Severiano Ballesteros fans, that is, because this was the first...
El Paraíso Golf Club
El Paraiso in Estepona municipality might have a fairly low profile compared with Marbella’s more renowned clubs but it is in fact one of the Costa del Sol’s most popular courses among international golfers...
Royal Guadalmina Golf Club
Guadalmina is one of the oldest golf clubs in Spain, and the first course built in Marbella. Its origins in the 1950s date to an era when prominent members of the Spanish aristocracy were first starting to discover the glamorous potential of...
Río Real Golf & Hotel
Río Real offers golfers the best of all of Marbella’s wonderfully diverse worlds. Located just five minutes from the town centre, the course meanders through one of the Costa del Sol’s most select and tranquil residential areas...
Marbella Golf & Country Club
In many ways, the eastern part of Marbella municipality offers golfers a more relaxed experience than some of the higher-profile courses to the west. Although conveniently located just a few minutes from the...