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This week’s blog is a guide to seven of our best golf packages for an unforgettable golf holiday on the Costa del Sol. Featuring fantastic golf courses and luxury hotels at an unbeatable value, any one of the packages we offer are guaranteed to ensure a great golf break. The Costa del Sol is a consistent favourite among golfers for its warm climate, popular resorts and cheap flights. Whether golfers are looking to have a fun golf holiday with lots of evenings out, or whether they are just after a relaxing golfing getaway, the Costa del Sol has something for everyone. Furthermore, with great deals popping up all the time, such as group offers, free transfers and early booking discounts, these packages are too good to ignore.

First up is the Chaparral Golf Club, one of the most played golf courses on the Costa del Sol. While the golf course is not very long, it still provides a great round of golf and an exciting challenge. Here, golfers must play with more emphasis on precision instead of length, so long hitters must approach it with caution. The Chaparral Golf Club is a highly sought-after golf course as it is the only golf course on the Costa del Sol with a composition of six par 5s, six par 4s and six par 3s, so golfers have all the opportunity to show their skill. While the layout is by no means boring, golfers can enjoy a relaxing round here. The golf course is set in an idyllic location, just a stone’s throw away from the coast, and it is also submerged in the heart of a pine forest. During their round of golf, players can admire some of the beautiful coastlines that the Costa del Sol is known so well for at nearly every hole across the golf course. The golf course is situated just 700 metres away from the coast, and while its coastal location provides stunning views throughout if the prevailing winds are particularly strong that day, then a steady scorecard can easily be hindered. At the 10th hole, players can enjoy some of the best views as they play their shot to the green from an elevated tee position. With a varied layout, a fantastic challenge and peaceful scenery, golfers are guaranteed to have a great round of golf.

The four-star Iberostar Costa del Sol is a popular choice among large golfing groups looking to make the most out of the buzzing nightlife at one of the Costa del Sol’s best spots. The hotel is positioned just a ten-minute drive away from Puerto Banus, where golfers can head in the evenings to explore some of the many different bars and restaurants, or on their non-golfing days, they can head here for a spot of shopping or a sophisticated lunch on the marina. Alternatively, guests can make the most out of the almost guaranteed sunshine here on the neighbouring beach located just a stone’s throw away from the hotel. However, the location of the hotel is not its only selling point; the Iberostar Costa del Sol offers a great all-inclusive boarding option so that guests need not worry about the bill at the end of their stay.  Guests here will never find themselves short of things to do and see at the Iberostar Costa del Sol, whether guests want to make the most out of the hotel’s fantastic leisure facilities, or if they want to soak up some rays at the neighbouring beach, or even spend an afternoon meandering around the quaint cobbled streets of Marbella’s old town. Furthermore, the hotel is also located just a short distance away from the Santa Clara and the El Paraiso golf courses, and both of these courses can be enjoyed in a great-valued golf package. Despite the creation of many new golf courses in the Marbella region in the Costa del Sol, both the Santa Clara and the El Paraiso have maintained their high reputations, and never fail to attract golfers back to their fairways year after year.

Yet another fantastic four-star hotel located on the outskirts of Marbella is the Hotel Guadalmina. Here, guests can enjoy the perfect mix of sun, sea and golf with a beachfront location, and both the Guadalmina North and Guadalmina South golf courses are just next door at the Guadalmina Golf Club. A short drive away from the hotel will bring guests to the centre of Puerto Banus, known for its buzzing nightlight and upmarket marina, or Marbella’s old town, where visitors can spend their afternoons visiting one of the many authentic tapas bars or admiring the historical architecture. Marbella has a distinct charm and classic character about it with its beautiful buildings and cobbled streets, so it comes as no surprise that it is considered to be one of the Costa del Sol’s best towns for culture and food. The Hotel Guadalmina certainly has a great location, with so many options for a fun day out or a night on the town on its doorstep. Included in the Hotel Guadalmina package is a round of golf at both the Guadalmina Golf Club golf courses, as well as a round at the Rio Real. The Rio Real golf course is a classic Andalusian golf course as it first opened its fairways in 1965, so many consider it to be responsible for the huge growth of golf in the Costa del Sol, as well as setting the standards high for all new golf courses. Its layout is typically characterised by generous fairways, but the greens are known to be fast, so players are kept on their toes throughout.

Benalmadena is yet another resort in the Costa del Sol popular with golfers. It is situated just a stone’s throw away from the Benalmadena beach, as well as the Benalmadena marina with a range of bars, cafes and restaurants to suit every preference and budget. At the Hotel Alay, golfers can spend their days lounging on the beach or challenging the fairways at the local golf courses, and in the evenings, they can head into town for a meal and some drinks. Guests can take full advantage of the hotel’s stunning beach setting by opting for a sea view guest room with a private balcony. All of the guest rooms at the Hotel Alay are modern in furnishings and design, and they include all of the essentials to ensure that guests have a comfortable stay. When guests are taking a break from challenging the fairways at the local golf courses, they can catch some rays around one of the three outdoor swimming pools at the hotel. But if they prefer a more naturistic setting, then the beach is also just opposite the hotel. Once guests have enjoyed some ‘R and R’ at the Hotel Alay, they can then focus their sights on playing some of the Costa del Sol’s best golf courses. In the Hotel Alay package, golfers can enjoy a round of golf at either the Chaparral Golf Club, the Cabopino, or the El Paraiso golf courses. All three of these golf courses are hugely sought-after as they are widely considered to be among the best in the area. While the Cabopino is admittedly a fair distance shorter than the other golf courses in the Costa del Sol, measuring out to just five and a half thousand yards, it still provides a fantastic round of golf. Alternatively, the El Paraiso is one of Gary Player’s best classic designs with its unforgiving fast greens and plenty of water hazards to challenge players.

The Pyr Fuengirola is a popular package deal with big golfing groups due to its central location in the heart of Fuengirola, and with some of the Costa del Sol’s best golf courses just down the road. At this hotel, guests are in a prime position to enjoy the resort’s buzzing nightlife, home to a huge range of bars and nightspots. Furthermore, guests are also located just a minute away from a long stretch of sandy beach, perfect for making the most out of the warm weather. At the Pyr Fuengirola, guests could not be more central to all the action. Here, guests can enjoy the best of both worlds as not only are they located just a stone’s throw away from a great evening out, but they are also a short walk away from Fuengirola’s old town, with quaint squares, classic tapas bars and classic Andalusian architecture. The Pyr Fuengirola is not just popular due to its location; the hotel offers a great range of accommodation options as guests can choose to dine self-catered in one of the hotel apartments as they have a kitchenette and a separate dining area. At the Pyr Fuengirola, guests are not just in the perfect position to make the most out of Fuengirola’s buzzing nightlife and beach, but they are also just a short drive away from some of the Costa del Sol’s best golf courses. The highly sought-after Marbella Golf and Country Club and the Torrequebrada golf courses are located under a twenty-five-minute drive away from the hotel. Alternatively, both the Cabopino and the Chaparral Golf Club are also great golf courses, and there are regular deals with these golf courses, including free buggies.

At the Hotel Almenara, guests can enjoy a relaxing golfing getaway, set back from all the busy resorts in the Costa del Sol on a hill top in the Sotogrande golf resort. Here, golfers can make the most out of playing some of the fantastic golf courses that the Costa del Sol is known so well for, including the Almenara Golf Club, the Valderrama Golf Club, and the Sotogrande Real Club. On their non-golfing days, guests can grab lunch at one of the many cafes and restaurants located at the resort marina, then they can hop on the complimentary shuttle service to the local Trocadero Beach Club to enjoy an afternoon at the beach. Alternatively, they can make the most out of the hotel’s facilities with a well-deserved spa session, or a swim in the adults-only swimming pool. Lying just next door to the Hotel Almenara is the 27-hole Almenara golf course. The golf course layout comprises of three returning loops of nine holes, so players can customise their round depending on their preferences and skill set. Designed by the world-renowned golf architect Dave Thomas, golfers here are guaranteed to have a great round of golf. The golf course is known to be challenging, but the test of golf is not always made obvious with the seemingly wide fairways. With dense oak tree areas and an abundance of bunkers, even the most experienced golfers will find their skills challenged.

Located on the famous ‘Golden Mile’ beach in the heart of Puerto Banus is the four-star Melia Marbella Banus. This hotel is the ideal option for all golfers looking to have a lively golf break in one of the Costa del Sol’s best spots. With a great location in the centre of Puerto Banus, modern guest rooms and fantastic facilities, at the Melia Marbella Banus, guests are set to have their best golf holiday yet. Just across from the hotel is a long stretch of golden beach, lined with a range of bars and restaurants, or the Puerto Banus’s famous upmarket marina is also just up the road. If guests are looking to experience some classic Spanish culture, then they can easily head into Marbella’s old town and dine at one of the many Spanish tapas bars. Aside from its location, the Melia Marbella Banus is also a popular hotel due to its spacious and modern guest rooms, with many of them overlooking the neighbouring beach. Furthermore, with three outdoor swimming pools and a beach just next door to the hotel, guests will never find themselves short of opportunities to make the most out of the sun. At the Melia Marbella Banus, guests are not only in a great position to make the most out of Puerto Banus’s nightlife, restaurants and beach, but they are also set just a short distance away from some of the most sought-after golf courses in the Costa del Sol. Conveniently for golfers, many of these golf courses are regularly included in package deals, offering great value for money. The Marbella Golf and Country Club and the Santa Clara Golf Club are located just a fifteen-minute drive away from the hotel, and the Los Naranjos Golf Club is just ten minutes away.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog on seven of our best golf holiday packages on the Costa del Sol. With short and cheap flights, great deals and fantastic golf, a package holiday on the Costa del Sol should be the next item on your golf holiday itinerary in Europe. To catch up on the latest deals and the best offers, give us a call on 01342 811777, and we will do our best to help you have an unforgettable golf escape. 

This week’s blog is a guide to seven of the best golf hotels by the beach. All seven of these hotels boast a fantastic coastal location, just a few steps away from some truly stunning beaches. For all those that enjoy the perfect mix of sun, sea and golf, all of these golf hotels would be an unbeatable option. When golfers decide to take a break from challenging the fairways of the local golf courses, they can simply head down to the beach for some well-deserved ‘R and R’.

The Thanos Hotel Almyra is a fantastic five-star hotel, situated just a stone’s throw away from a Blue Flag beach and of course, all four of Paphos’s excellent golf courses. Paphos is known well for its stunning beaches, clear waters and excellent weather all year round, making it an ideal location for a luxury golf holiday. The Thanos Almyra is a five-star hotel in every aspect; the guest rooms are spacious and modern, and guests can enjoy a wide range of leisure facilities. The hotel has four swimming pools and a fantastic spa facility so that all guests can well and truly unwind. There are four golf courses in Paphos: the critically-acclaimed Aphrodite Hills Golf Club, the PGA National, Minthis Golf Club and the Elea Golf Course. Conveniently for golfers, all four of these fantastic golf courses are located twenty minutes away from the hotel; therefore, an unforgettable round of golf is never far away. The Alykes Beach lies directly opposite the Thanos Almyra, and here guests can find an unspoilt stretch of sandy coastline lined with a promenade packed with a range of bars and restaurants. Guests can rent sunbeds here to make the most out of the sun or take a dip in the clean waters. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the beach and the neighbouring Mediterranean Sea from the pool area of the hotel and in some of the guest rooms. Furthermore, the hotel is located just a ten-minute walk away from the Paphos Harbour where guests will find an excellent selection of bars, restaurants and shops. For a fantastic evening out, visitors can enjoy a meal at the harbour looking out across the sea.

Another fantastic golf hotel located directly on the beach is the Gloria Golf Resort. Belek is an up and coming golf destination and its popularity increases year after year. Many golfers flock here for the guaranteed sunshine, fantastic all-inclusive options and unbeatable golf. The Gloria Golf Resort is no exception; the hotel offers great all-inclusive rates at superb value and has two of Belek’s best golf courses on-site to the resort. Furthermore, just a few steps away from the hotel guests will find themselves on Belek Beach, a Blue Flag beach comprising of sixteen kilometres of stunning beach. Most of Belek’s resorts and hotels are positioned on top of this beach, and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy some water sports or indulge in a spot of sunbathing. At the Gloria Golf Resort, golfers are never far away from a fantastic round of golf. Both the Gloria Old and the Gloria New golf courses are located on-site at the Gloria Golf Resort, and they are both accessible by a complimentary shuttle service offered by the resort. The Gloria Old and the Gloria New golf courses are two of the best-known golf courses in the whole of Belek, therefore the Gloria Golf Resort is a fantastic option for all golfers in Belek as they are right on the doorstep of two excellent golf courses. Guests will never find themselves short of something to do at the Gloria Golf Resort, regardless of whether they play golf or not. There are five outdoor swimming pools, all of which are lined with sunbeds and parasols so that guests are never without an opportunity to get a tan and relax in the sun. Furthermore, there is also an aqua park and sports activities including tennis and mini-golf.

The Verdura Resort is situated in the south-west coast of Sicily, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. This golf resort is the ideal options for all those that want to escape the normal hustle and bustle of the busier resorts and enjoy an idyllic atmosphere in a coastal setting. The resort is set in a valley, surrounded by olive groves and citrus trees. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the naturistic setting throughout the resort, especially on the Verdura Golf Course designed by famous golf architect Kyle Phillips. The Verdura Golf Course is one of the most prestigious golf courses in Sicily; with a unique design, beautiful coastal setting and a fantastic challenge, it comes as no surprise that the Verdura Golf Course has such an excellent reputation. Sicily is renowned in Europe for its beautiful beaches with clear waters and white sand. At the Verdura Resort, golfers are in the best of both worlds just moments away from one of the best golf courses in Sicily and a long stretch of stunning beach. The resort runs along two kilometres of stunning coastline, and the hotel has its own stretch of private beach with sunbeds and parasols, as well as a range of water sports. Guests can take full advantage of the resort’s stunning coastal setting from their guest rooms as all the rooms here boast coastal views that can be best appreciated from their private balcony or terrace. Aside from its private beach, the Verdura Resort has many other fantastic facilities including tennis courts, a sixty-metre-long outdoor infinity swimming pool overlooking the sea and an excellent spa centre. For an unforgettable luxury golf holiday in a beautiful coastal setting, the Verdura Resort is a fantastic option.

The Hotel Le Palme boasts an unbeatable location nestled in the heart of the Italian Riviera on the Adriatic Coast. This four-star hotel is situated just a short drive away from the Adriatic Golf Club Cervia, one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the Emilia Romagna region. The Adriatic Golf Club Cervia is home to 27 fantastic holes that create a fantastic golfing challenge to be appreciated by golfers of all standards and ability. The Hotel Le Palme offers a shuttle service to the Adriatic Golf Club, so an unforgettable round of golf is always in easy reach. Furthermore, there are other great golf courses to be players in the vicinity including both the Rimini Verucchio Golf Club and the Riviera Golf Club. If guests can tear themselves away from the fairways at the local golf courses, they can make the most of the hotel’s leisure facilities, including its semi-Olympic swimming pool and rooftop terrace. The centre of Milano Marittima is just a ten-minute stroll away from the Hotel Le Palme where they will find an excellent range of shops, bars and restaurants. Milano Marittima’s beach is widely considered to be its main attraction, and conveniently for guests at the Hotel Le Palme, it is just a short walk away from the hotel. The beach stretches out to four kilometres and is filled with a selection of beach clubs and some restaurants. Conveniently for guests, they can admire the hotel’s stunning coastal setting at all times from their own private balcony in guest rooms. Furthermore, the hotel has its own private beach area with direct access.

Islantilla Golf Resort is one of our most popular golf resorts, and it is not difficult to see why. This four-star golf resort is located on-site to the 27 holes at the fantastic Islantilla Golf Course, where golfers can enjoy a varied round of golf on its three nine-hole loops. The Islantilla Golf Course is a great golf course for all players, regardless of their skillset or handicap because their round of golf can be individually tailored to their own abilities. For example, a higher handicapper might opt for the Yellow course and the Green, whereas a skilled player would select the Blue and the Green loops. The Islantilla Golf Course is not the only option for guests at the Islantilla Golf Resort; both the prestigious golf courses at the El Rompido Golf Club and the Isla Canela are situated less than half an hour’s drive away from the resort. The Islantilla Golf Resort does not just have a fantastic location in the eyes of any avid golfer; the resort is conveniently positioned just a short walk away from the Blue Flag Playa Islantilla beach. This beach is perfect for all those looking to catch some rays on their golf holiday with its warm waters and pristine condition. Also, just a stone’s throw away from the hotel is the centre of Islantilla where guests will find an excellent selection of bars, restaurants and cafes for every taste and budget. Its location is not the only attraction for the Islantilla Golf Resort; the guest rooms are particularly spacious and are fully-equipped with all of the essentials to ensure that all of their guests have a fantastic stay. The hotel even offers a selection of villas with two bedrooms, perfect for golfing groups or families. Furthermore, it offers guests a wide range of leisure facilities, including a swimming pool, spa and fitness centre.

Located in the heart of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve lies the four-star Formosa Park Hotel. This luxury resort is the ideal option for a golfing getaway to Portugal, nestled in between the Quinta do Lago and the Vale do Lobo resorts. Furthermore, perfect for all golfers looking to make the most out of the sun on their next golfing holiday, the Formosa Park Hotel is located just a five-minute walk away from Ancao Beach, widely considered to be among some of the best beaches in the whole of the Algarve. At the Formosa Park Hotel, guests can enjoy the perfect mix of sun, golf and sea with such a fantastic beach located just a short walk away, as well as some of the best golf courses in close proximity. Two of the most prestigious golf courses in the Algarve include the Pinheiros Altos and the San Lorenzo, and conveniently for golfers at the Formosa Park Hotel, both of these fantastic golf courses are less than a fifteen-minute drive away from the hotel. When guests aren’t soaking up the sun at the beach or challenging the fairways at the local golf courses, they can enjoy some of the leisure facilities at the Formosa Park Hotel. This apartment complex is home to two outdoor swimming pools lined with sunbeds and parasols, and guests can also enjoy the use of the tennis courts at the Dona Filipa Hotel which is located just a few minutes away from the Formosa Park Hotel.

The Hotel Guadalmina boasts a superb location, situated directly on the beach and just a fifteen-minute drive away from both Marbella and Puerto Banus. Furthermore, with two of the region’s best golf courses, the Guadalmina North and the Guadalmina South next door, the Hotel Guadalmina is an unbeatable choice for your next golf holiday. The Guadalmina South is the original golf course at the Guadalmina resort, and it is highly regarded amongst golfers as one of the most challenging golf courses in the Costa del Sol. Alternatively, the Guadalmina North is generally considered to be more straightforward, but the prevailing coastal winds can always threaten this perception. Not only is the Hotel Guadalmina in the perfect position to make the most out of the Costa del Sol’s best golf courses, but it is also an excellent choice to relax and make the most out of Puerto Banus’ stunning beaches and its vibrant atmosphere. The hotel is located directly on top of the San Pedro Beach, with its own stretch of private beach filled with sunbeds and parasols. Furthermore, there is also the opportunity to enjoy some water sports or visit some small cafes and bars. Guests can fully appreciate the coastal position of the Hotel Guadalmina as most of the guest rooms overlook the neighbouring beach and sea. The guest rooms and leisure facilities here are nothing less than what one would expect at a luxury four-star hotel; guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access, the hotel’s sun terrace and large outdoor swimming pool overlooking the beach.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that you have some new inspiration for finding your next golf holiday by the beach. If you are finding it too hard to decide, just give us a call on 01342 811777, and we will do our very best to ensure you have the best golf break yet.

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This week’s blog is a guide to some of our resorts that boast a prime location just a stone’s throw from a stunning beach that you can relax on and soak up the sun. There is nothing nicer than enjoy a stroll along the beach and a few drinks at a beach bar in the late afternoon sun and these resorts give you the opportunity to enjoy that luxury as well as great golf…

The four-star suite accommodation retreat of Praia Verde Boutique Hotel is set within a lush green pine forest just five minutes’ drive from the centre of Monte Gordo and only 900 yards from the beautiful Praia Verde Beach. Not only is the location of the hotel stunning, but there are 40 spacious guest suites within the hotel which are all beautifully decorated in earthy tones and all boast the amenities and facilities that you would expect from a hotel of a hotel of this rating including Wi-Fi, a private balcony or terrace from which you can enjoy the views, a separate lounge and kitchenette area. Although the suites are equipped for self-catering, you can venture into Monte Gordo where you will find a variety of great restaurants and bars and if you so choose, you can stay within the hotel as their restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean-style food.

During the days, spend your time exploring nearby coves or relaxing on the beach or around the outdoor pool. You can also take a boat trip on the Guadiana River and of course, enjoy the brilliant golf at Quinta do Vale. Quinta do Vale is a course that only opened in 2008 but has already gained an excellent reputation for its open layout with wide fairways and plenty of doglegs. The course also boasts a very luxurious clubhouse which is the perfect place to end a round of golf here with a few drinks and a bite to eat. If you are looking for a hotel which allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of big towns and cities and just enjoy a beautiful beach, beautiful countryside and beautiful golf then look no further than the Praia Verde Boutique Hotel for your next golf escape…

Thanos Hotel Almyra is a brilliant five-star hotel which is the perfect place to base your next golf break to Cyprus for many reasons. Firstly, this beautiful property boasts a great location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with a lovely beach and coves just 10 minutes away. This is another hotel which is perfect for you if you are looking to enjoy both towns as well as the tranquillity of a quiet resort as you can find great nightlife in Paphos as well as a range of good bars and restaurants but within the hotel, you feel as though you are much further than just a short walk away from the action.

There are several local golf courses that we recommend you take advantage of if you choose Thanos Hotel Almyra for your next golf break including Aphrodite Hills – PGA National Cyprus, Elea Golf Club, Minthis Golf Club and Secret Valley Golf Club. These are all excellent and varied courses sure to test golfers of all abilities. Besides golf, you can relax on the beach, relax around one of the four freshwater pools, workout in the gym or enjoy a massage within the spa. There are just under 200 guestrooms within the hotel and they are all beautifully decorated with contemporary furnishings and all boast either garden or sea views from which you can admire from the balconies and terraces.

With an excellent half-board option, a stunning location just a short walk into a bustling town where you can find everything from a relaxing bar to a club as well as several local golf courses in the area, it is no surprise that we recommend Thanos Hotel Almyra for your next golf holiday to Cyprus.

The Tivoli Carvoeiro is situated in a breathtaking position above a clifftop overlooking a stunning beach which is nestled in the bay below. This is a stunning five-star hotel which is the perfect destination for your next golf break as you can enjoy a stunning beach, the captivating town of Carvoeiro and some of the most prestigious golf courses in the Algarve.

There are 246 guest rooms within the hotel and they are all elegantly furnished and boast all of the amenities that you could want or need from a hotel including air-conditioning, a satellite TV, a safe, tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer. Of course, whilst you are here you won’t spend much time in your room as there are so many leisure activities and relaxing spots to enjoy around the hotel. You can relax around the outdoor swimming pool, workout in the fitness centre or play a game of tennis.

The main highlight of the Tivoli Carvoeiro is the brilliant local golf that you will get the opportunity to enjoy. You can find excellent courses like Alamos, Morgado and Salgados all situated within a short distance of the hotel. With excellent leisure facilities, a charming town within a short drive of the hotel where you can find an abundance of bars and restaurants as well as fantastic golf – what more could you want for your next golf escape to the Algarve?

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blogs and that one of these excellent properties will have caught your eye and that you will be planning your next golf break very very soon…

This week’s blog is on the great courses and golf resorts that you can enjoy if you book your next golf escape to the Costa del Sol. The Costa del Sol has been aptly named the “Costa del Golf” and it isn’t hard to see why, this beautiful region is home to dozen superb golf courses along the coast and the mountains from Malaga in the east to Gibraltar in the west. Another great thing about the Costa del Sol is that there is easy access from the UK with almost all of the major airports providing flights to Malaga at very affordable rates. Whether you are travelling with fellow golfers, your family or in a couple, there is something for everyone to do here with the fantastic golf resorts and range of different attractions dependent upon which area you choose to stay within!

First up, we have the excellent El Chaparral Golf Club which is one of the most well-known golf courses in the Costa del Sol and boasts a beautiful location just 700 metres from the beach and enclosed by a forest of pine trees. This is a brilliant par 72, parkland course which travels along the breathtaking coastline of Mijas Costa just a short drive from Malaga. Although the course is not especially long at 6,000 metres, it is a tricky one which requires accuracy from the outset as there is so much variety between holes. There are very few courses on the Costa del Sol which are appointed with the impressive features of El Chaparral with its exciting topography that boasts dramatic valleys and barrancas that you must be very wary of! There is no surprise that this course consistently ranks as one of the top courses in the whole of Spain with its wonderful layout, excellent maintenance and a brilliant location near to Fuengirola and Malaga.

Situated just one-minute walk from the beach and just over half a mile from central Puerto Banus is the four-star Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach. The hotel is set among lush palm gardens and boasts all of the facilities and amenities that you could possibly need to have a brilliant golf break to the Costa del Sol with outdoor pools, a beach club, two restaurants, a gym and beautifully decorated guest rooms. The hotel boasts a buffet-style restaurant and an a la carte restaurant which is located at the beach club and both of the restaurants serve the traditional Mediterranean and Andalusian cuisine. Each of the guest rooms features all of the amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard including a satellite TV, a safe and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries. Many of the rooms boast stunning views of the sea, the gardens or the pool. Whilst you are not lazing by the pool, exercising in the gym or relaxing within the hotel’s spa then make sure that you experience the golf in the local area. Los Arqueros Golf and El Higueral Golf are within easy access of the hotel and are fantastic golf courses which will round off your holiday at this great hotel perfectly.

The four-star Iberostar Costa del Sol is situated just two minutes’ walk from the beach on the Costa del Sol’s Golden Mile. From the hotel, you can enjoy direct access to the beach as well as a swimming pool complex and the well-equipped spa. The hotel’s outdoor swimming pool boasts water slides, jets and a hot tub for you to enjoy. If you are planning on travelling with your family, you can take advantage of the kid’s club and the other entertainment options. Take some time to relax in the hotel’s large Sensations spa which includes various swimming pools, a sauna, a Turkish bath and an ice cave as well as tropical showers and a relaxation area. This is a brilliant hotel with so much to do and enjoy within the resort, the rooms are also lovely, and each boasts its own furnished balcony as well as the other amenities and facilities that you would want or need. The resort boasts easy access to two excellent golf courses – Santa Clara and El Paraiso which are the perfect addition to your stay at this excellent hotel.

El Paraiso is one of the most established courses on the Costa del Sol and all of its 18 holes are set in a valley which runs from the Mediterranean to the foothills of the impressive Sierra Bermaja Mountains where palm trees and a variety of fauna line the lush fairways. This is not a short course at just over 6,600 yards and poses a great challenge to golfers of all abilities with its many strategically placed hazards situated along the course. There are many lakes and streams to test every golfer. There are not many courses that could say that they have two signature holes but the club at El Paraiso considers its signature hole to be the doglegged 6th hole which is a brilliant par five in which a lake must be avoided which is sat to the right of the fairway and the putting surface is a tricky, two-tiered affair! However, many golfers consider the par four 8th hole which is a beautiful and downhill hole the course’s signature hole. Make sure that you book your next golf holiday to the Costa del Sol and make up your own mind about El Paraiso’s signature hole…

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that some of these resorts and their courses have caught your eye for your next brilliant golf escape to the Costa del Sol…