Costa del Sol: A Golfer's Paradise
Golf on the Costa del Sol is big news! The Andalucia region has over 60 golf courses to its name, 4 of which have been ranked in the top ten courses in Europe. Some of the most prestigious golf courses are in the Malaga region where stunning sea or mountain views create the perfect backdrop to the manicured courses.
Some of the highly rated golf courses include Valderrama Golf Club, the San Roque Golf Club, La Reserva , La Quinta and La Zagaleta which is a members only club.
The prestigious 5 star La Quinta Golf in Marbella has 27 holes and is divided into three 9 hole golf courses which attract the elite of the golfing world. La Quinta also has a golf academy, pro-shop, spa, gym, paddle tennis courts, a 5 star hotel, boutiques and restaurants. The course is set in the most beautiful of locations only a few minutes’ drive from Puerto Banus.
One of the major attractions of La Zagaleta is its private golf course which was created and designed by the Californian architect Bradford Benz. The unique 18 hole golf course is surrounded by nature and wild beauty. The course has four clearly marked tees per hole, which makes it easier for the player to choose the desired degree of difficulty. This means that one can choose between spending a pleasant day's golf or accept a difficult challenge for more expert players.
A majority of the courses on the coast have a multitude of services on site, from restaurants and bars to swimming and leisure activities. Golfing holidays and frontline golf apartments are becoming more and more popular amongst families due to the facilities and activities they offer. There really is something for the whole family, and with many of the golf courses in Andalucia situated close to the coast an abundant of amenities are never far away.
Here are some fabulous golf courses in the Marbella area that we are lucky enough to have right on our doorstep!
Real Club de Golf Las Brisas
Los Naranjos Campo de Golf
Monte Paraiso Golf
Golf Río Real
Santa Clara Golf Marbella