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Your Perfect Golf Escape in Costa del Sol

Aptly nicknamed the “Costa del Golf”, this is the birthplace of golf tourism in Europe. Home to dozens of excellent golf courses along the coast and in the mountains, stretching from Malaga in the east to Gibraltar in the west. With a mild all-year-round climate and a range of affordable options, a golf holiday in the Costa del Sol could be your most memorable golf escape to date.

 

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Look through our range of the best golf holiday packages in Costa del Sol below that will be sure to satisfy even the most demanding of golfers. If you have any specific questions about the golf holidays you can go on, please do get in touch.

Costa del Sol Golf Holidays

We offer packages across all of the main golfing regions of Costa del Sol, read below to find out more.

Why choose Costa del Sol for your next golf holiday?

  • A wide range of superb golf courses are on offer.
  • Excellent variety of different golf packages.
  • Mild year-round climate.
  • Beautiful beaches along the coastline.
  • Friendly locals.
  • Excellent nightlife atmosphere.

What makes Costa del Sol a popular golfing destination?

Access to this area is becoming increasingly easy with flights to Malaga Airport from almost every major airport in the UK at extremely affordable rates. Golf travel in the Costa del Sol is becoming more and more popular with the golf courses and hotels only getting bigger and better. It simply has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for vibrant nightlife or to indulge in true Spanish culture, the Costa del Sol is the ideal golf destination in Europe.

Golf in Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol is home to 70 golf clubs; among this array of grounds, there are certain favourites shown in our client feedback.

Real Club Valderrama

Real Club Valderrama is home to the Volvo Masters, Ryder Cup, and World Golf Championship, and is worthy of being voted as Europe’s number one golf course. With tee times restricted to between 11.30 and 14.00 for outsiders, Valderrama is underplayed and always in excellent condition. Play it, if you can justify paying the green fee, you’ll remember it forever.

La Reserva de Sotogrande

La Reserva de Sotogrande is the longest course on the coast, measuring 6721 meters, but thankfully there are five tee positions so everyone can play it. Walking among the indigenous cork trees and gazing across to the glistening Mediterranean and distant Rock of Gibraltar, you’re sure to believe there is nowhere better to play golf. 

Finca Cortesin

Finca Cortesin is set in a dramatic valley, the course stretches to over 7,000 yards, but we wouldn’t recommend playing from the black tees… trust us, it’s plenty tough enough from the yellow! The course offers so many wonderful holes that it is difficult to choose one for special recognition. Although, one of our favourites would have to be the short par 4, 4th hole which is a great risk and reward hole. 

Top Golf Holidays in Costa del Sol based on client feedback

  1. La Cala
  2. Holiday Polynesia Hotel
  3. Hard Rock Hotel Marbella
  4. Hotel El Puerto
  5. Macdonald La Ermita Resort

You can also look through our range of golf courses in Costa del Sol below, we are sure that there is something for any type of golfer.

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Costa del Sol’s Top Golfing Regions

Learn more about Costa del Sol’s main golfing destinations below:

Benalmadena

The popular marina has grown to become the heart of the resort and a great base from which to explore the varied nightlife whilst still providing excellent access to the many golf courses along this stretch of the coast. 

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Fuengirola

Fuengirola is one of the biggest and most acclaimed resorts on the Costa del Sol, and a popular choice for all ages. The promenade stretches from one end of the resort to the other along the beachfront. It is home to most of the tourist shops, bars, and restaurants. If you explore and head inland away from the promenade, the town has still retained much of its Spanish charm. 

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Place to Stay

Top Golf Course

Marbella

Marbella is a luxurious resort town that seems to have it all. Although Marbella is gaining popularity among the rich and famous, it also has a down-to-earth side. Explore the back streets of the old town to appreciate its uniqueness. One of the prettiest places is the fabled ‘Orange Square’ which is located just off the main street, along with the 16th-century town hall. 

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Places to Stay

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Golf Hotels in Costa del Sol

There are a wide range of fantastic golf hotels at Costa del Sol. Pick your favourite accommodation from the options below, or click on View More to see our full range of golf resorts in Costa del Sol.
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Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavis Marbella Resort

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavís Marbella Resort, Urbanizacion los Flamingos, Benahavís, Spain

Barcelo Marbella Hotel

Barceló Marbella, Camino de la Granadilla, Marbella, Spain

Blue Bay Banus Hotel

Hotel BlueBay Banus, Autovía del Mediterráneo, Marbella, Spain

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa

Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa, Casares, Spain

Flatotel International Hotel

First Flatotel International, Calle Ronda del Golf Oeste, Benalmádena, Spain

Gran Hotel Elba Estepona

Elba Estepona Gran Hotel & Thalasso Spa, Carretera Estepona-Cádiz, Estepona, Spain

H10 Estepona Palace Hotel

H10 Estepona Palace, Avenida del Carmen, Estepona, Spain

Holiday Polynesia Hotel

Holiday World Polynesia Hotel, Rotonda de los Elefantes, Avenida del Sol, Benalmádena, Spain

Holiday World Resort

Holiday World Polynesia Hotel, Rotonda de los Elefantes, Avenida del Sol, Benalmádena, Spain

Hotel Alay

Hotel Alay, Avenida Alay, Benalmádena, Spain

Hotel El Puerto

Hotel El Puerto, Paseo Marítimo Rey de España, Fuengirola, Spain

Hotel Encinar de Sotogrande

Hotel Encinar de Sotogrande, Autovía del Mediterráneo, Sotogrande, Spain

Hotel Fuerte Marbella

El Fuerte Marbella

Hotel Guadalmina

Hotel Guadalmina, Marbella, Spain

Hotel Los Monteros Spa & Golf Resort

Hotel Los Monteros SPA & Golf Resort 5GL, Calle Lince, Marbella, Spain

Iberostar Costa del Sol Hotel

Hotel Costa del Sol, Cancelada, Spain

Iberostar Selection Marbella Coral Beach

Iberostar Selection Marbella Coral Beach, Marbella, Spain

Las Palmeras Hotel

Hotel Las Palmeras, Calle Martínez Catena, Fuengirola, Spain

Las Rampas Hotel

Hotel Las Rampas, Calle Pintor Nogales, Fuengirola, Spain

Mac Puerto Marina Benalmadena

Hotel MAC Puerto Marina, Benalmádena, Spain

Macdonald Dona Lola Resort

Macdonald Doña Lola Resort, N-340, Las Lagunas, Spain

Macdonald La Ermita Resort

Macdonald La Ermita Resort, Avenida del Compás, Mijas, Spain

Melia Marbella Banus Hotel

Meliá Marbella Banús, Calle Vargas Llosa, Marbella, Spain

Mimosas Suites Banus Hotel

Mimosas Suites Banús, Avenida de las Mimosas, Marbella, Spain

Occidental Fuengirola Hotel

Occidental Fuengirola, Calle Miguel Márquez, Fuengirola, Spain

Rio Real Golf Hotel

Río Real Golf & Hotel - Marbella, Urbanización Golf Río Real, Marbella, Spain

SO/ Sotogrande Golf Resort

So/ Sotogrande Resort, Avenida Almenara, Sotogrande, Spain

Sol House Costa del Sol

Sol House Costa del Sol, Calle Salvador Allende, Torremolinos, Spain

Sol Marbella Estepona Atalaya Park

Sol Marbella Estepona · Atalaya Park, Avenida de las Golondrinas, Estepona, Spain

The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa

The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa, Benahavis, Marbella, Urbanizacion La Quinta, Marbella, Spain

TRH Mijas Hotel

Hotel Trh Mijas, Calle Tamisa, Mijas, Spain

Vik Gran Hotel Costa del Sol

VIK Gran Hotel Costa del Sol, Calle Butibamba, La Cala de Mijas, Spain

Alferini Golf Course

La Alcaidesa, Spain

Alhaurin Golf Course

Alhaurin Golfclub, Urbanización Ur7 Terrazas de Alhaur, Alhaurín el Grande, Spain

Almenara Golf Course

Almenara Golf Club, Avenida Almenara, Sotogrande, Spain

Atalaya – New Golf Course

Atalaya Golf & Country Club, Avenida del Coral, Estepona, Spain

Atalaya – Old Golf Course

Atalaya Golf & Country Club, Avenida del Coral, Estepona, Spain

Cabopino Golf Course

Cabopino Golf, Urbanización Artola Baja, Marbella, Spain

Calanova Golf Course

Calanova Golf Club, La Cala de Mijas, Spain

Chaparral Golf Club

Chaparral Golf Club, N-340, Las Lagunas, Spain

Dona Julia Golf Course

Dona Julia Golf Club, Casares, Spain

El Paraiso Golf Course

El Paraíso Golf, Estepona, Spain

Estepona Golf Course

Estepona Golf, Autovía del Mediterráneo, Estepona, Spain

Finca Cortesin Golf Course

Finca Cortesin, Casares, Spain

Guadalhorce Golf Course

Real Guadalhorce Club de Golf, Av. de José Ortega y Gasset, Málaga, Spain

Guadalmina – North Golf Course

Real Club de Golf Guadalmina, San Pedro de Alcántara, Spain

Guadalmina – South Golf Course

Real Club de Golf Guadalmina, San Pedro de Alcántara, Spain

La Cala – America Golf Course

La Cala de Mijas, Spain

La Cala – Asia Golf Course

La Cala de Mijas, Spain

La Cala – Europa Golf Course

La Cala de Mijas, Spain

La Canada Golf Course

Club de Golf La Cañada, A-2103, San Roque, Spain

La Quinta Golf Course

La Quinta Golf & Country Club, Avenida Tomas Pascual, s/n, Marbella, Spain

La Reserva de Sotogrande Golf Course

La Reserva Club Sotogrande, Av/ La Reserva, Sotogrande, Spain

La Zagaleta – New Golf Course

Urbanizacion Coto la Zagaleta, 50B, 29678, Málaga, Spain

Lauro Golf Course

Lauro Golf Resort, Ctra. Málaga a Coín, Alhaurín de la Torre, Spain

Los Arqueros Golf Course

Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club, Spain

Los Flamingos Golf Course

Flamingos Golf, Urbanizacion los Flamingos, Benahavís, Spain

Los Naranjos Golf Course

Los Naranjos Golf Club, Plaza de Cibeles, Marbella, Spain

Marbella Club Golf Course

Marbella Club Golf Resort, Ctra. de Peñas a Altesa Blancos, Spain

Marbella Golf & Country Club

Marbella Golf Country Club, Marbella, Spain

Mijas Los Lagos Golf Course

Mijas Golf Internacional S.A.U. - MIJAS GOLF CLUB, Avenida de Louison Bobet, Las Lagunas, Spain

Mijas Los Olivos Golf Course

Mijas Golf Internacional S.A.U. - MIJAS GOLF CLUB, Avenida de Louison Bobet, Las Lagunas, Spain

Miraflores Golf Course

Miraflores Golf, Mijas, Spain

Parador Old Golf Course

Parador de Málaga Golf Club, Coín, Spain

Real Club Valderrama Golf Course

Real Club Valderrama, Avenida los Cortijos, Sotogrande, Spain

Real Sotogrande Golf Club

Real Club de Golf Sotogrande, Paseo del Parque, Sotogrande, Spain

Rio Real Golf Course

Río Real Golf Marbella, Urbanización Golf Río Real, Marbella, Spain

San Roque – New Golf Course

The San Roque Club, N-340, San Roque, Spain

San Roque – Old Golf Course

The San Roque Club, N-340, San Roque, Spain

Santa Clara Golf Course

Rio Real Golf & Hotel, Urbanización Golf Río Real, Marbella, Spain

Santa Maria Golf Course

Santa Maria Golf Club Marbella, N-340, Marbella, Spain

Santana Golf Course

Santana Golf, Carretera La Cala-Entrerríos, Mijas, Spain

Torrequebrada Golf Course

Golf Torrequebrada, Calle Club de Golf, Benalmádena, Spain

Tramores Golf Course

Tramores Golf, Urbanización Los Flamingos, Benahavís, Spain

Valle Romano Golf Course

Valle Romano, Calle Flaminio, Estepona, Spain

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Where are the best golf courses in Costa del Sol?

Best value: Chapparal & Santana

Best course for low handicapper: Real Club Valderrama

Best overall golf experience: Sotogrande

Best resort golf: La Cala

Where is the best golf in Costa del Sol?

Among our expertise here as Golf Escapes, it was an easy and mutual decision to give this place to Finca Cortesin. This 7,000-yard course offers many amazing holes to play. Just a few years ago, Finca Cortesin became the first course in Spain to relay its greens with environmentally friendly Bermuda grass. The result is a putting surface like no other we’ve experienced, receptive yet lightning-quick and exceptionally true.

How many golf courses are in Costa del Sol?

Costa del Sol is home to over 70 golf courses and counting. This ever-growing destination is an essential addition to your next golf escape.

Why is Costa del Sol good for golf?

There is so much Costa del Sol has to offer, even for the non-golfers out there. With its range of immaculate courses, resorts, activities, and attractions, Costa del Sol has something for everyone.

How much does a Costa del Sol golf holiday cost?

Entry-level 3-night, 2-round packages start from £229 and expand to our higher range of luxury 5* resort experiences.

Where is the best luxury hotel in Costa del Sol?

SO/ Sotogrande is situated on a hilltop with breathtaking mountain and sea views. The accommodations are on two levels in groups of villas set around the central area which contains the hotel reception, bar, and restaurant. This estate is close to the marina, which is home to some excellent restaurants. This resort features the 27-hole Almenara golf course on site.

Where can I visit for a budget golfing weekend?

We have 3 options to inspire your next budget golfing weekend. First up, we would like to mention Santa Maria. The course offers spectacular views as it travels along undulating land into the foothills of the mountains. Although not long, the narrow fairways make accuracy a priority on this course designed by ex-Ryder Cup player Antonio Garrido.

Next is the amazing Marbella Golf & Country Club. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Marbella GC is a long course that features opening holes crossed by ravines, which require accurate and brave tee shots. Typical of the architect, the course utilizes the local vegetation to the fullest extent possible.

Last but not least is Lauro golf course. This inland parkland course lies 300 meters above sea level on flat terrain. Located only 12 km from Malaga airport, this course is set among pine, cork, olive, and citrus trees in a rural area.

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