Golf in Marbella
So you have finally decided to take a trip to perhaps one of the most gorgeous and popular coasts of Spain.
To help golf enthusiasts find their next 18 hole challenge, we have put together a list of some of the most outstanding golf courses on Costa del Sol.
Puerto Banus and Marbella is surrounded by championship golf courses and driving ranges there are more than 20 courses just in the municipality of Marbella alone. There are few places in the world that can match the Costa del Sol as destination for golf tourism. The Costa del Golf (as affectionately known by golfers) is proving to be irresistible. Golf course owners are re-investing in their courses to improve their quality still further and there are no longer any weak links, each course offering its own kind of challenge on perfect fairways and greens.
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The Aloha Golf Course was designed by Javier Arana, one of Spain´s best known golf architects. It was designed in October 1975 and is considered the start of the boom within the promotion and development of spanish golf courses. Situated in Nueva Andalucia, the Mecca of the European Golf, Aloha is a natural Golf Course with a varied vegetation.
Valderrama Golf Club is located a few miles north of Gibraltar, approximately two hours' drive from Cádiz and one and a half hours from Málaga. Valderrama remains the only club ever to have hosted golf's pinnacle event outside its traditional homelands, USA and Britain.
Found between Jerez and Marbella, almost at the tip of the Iberian peninsula, San Roque Club is one of Europe's most secluded and exclusive golfing resorts, one of the most popular golf courses on Costa del Sol. Golfers can choose between the demanding par 72, original course, designed by Dave Thomas that winds through cork oak forests with superb mountain views or the New Course, created by legendary American course designer Perry Dye.
An 18 hole, par 71 course. Set in an envious position near the harbour and sea, surrounded by a pine forest, with a challenging modern design. Designed by Juan Ligues Creus.
This 18 hole course is located just one mile from Estepona town centre. The design uses the natural landscape which is set against the Sierra Bermeja mountain range, and enjoys sea views from most parts of the course.
A total length of more than 6.000 meters from the yellow tee, Par 72 makes Los Naranjos a challenge not only for the average player but even for the very best professionals.
Flamingos Golf Club is located in one of the most beautiful enclaves of Marbella. From each of its holes, players enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and Africa. The course has a great choice of play scenarios, ample greens and levels.
This golf course on Costa del Sol offers a David Leadbetter Golf Academy, with a large driving range, surrounded by a Par 3 course.
Inaugurated in 1992, Lauro Golf is recognized to be one of the best golf courses on Costa del Sol. Its designer, Folco Nardi, elaborated a mainly flat course where technique and strategy makes playing a challenge to players of any handicap.
This golf academy is situated only 1 km from the main road between Fuengirola and Marbella. The Academy and Driving Range are floodlit and covered.
Situated in Elviria, just 6km east of Marbella, Santa Maria Golf Course is situated between small valleys of pine trees and cork oaks and close to one of the best beaches in Marbella. The first 9 holes were designed by Antonio Garcia Garrido and the second 9 were inaugurated in 1996.
Designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Senior and located just a five minute drive east from Marbella town centre, this club provides one of the most challenging golf courses on the coast. Also incorporating a stylish club house, restaurant and pro-shop.
Situated just 5km east of Marbella close to the Costa del Sol Hospital. Created with great respect for the natural environment surrounding it and presenting a challenging but staightforward round. Wide fairways with few roughs and open greens.
Boasting views of Gibraltar and Africa, this nice course is situated in San Roque in an enviable location with Sotgrande and Valderamma close by. The resort includes two magnificent courses, Alcaidesa Links and Alcaidesa Heathland wit a total of 36 professional holes and spectacular sea views. Driving range with 72 bays and spacious practice area.
First opened in 1965, just 3km east of Marbella centre, and designed by Javier Arana, this magnificent 18 hole course is a par 72 and is situated in a beautiful sloping valley, offering challenging greens. Part of the Rio Real Resort with its own country clube and golf learning academy. One of the best courses in Marbella.
First opened in the early 1960´s this course has a par of 72 and measures 6.304 metres. It offers long tees, wide fairways and elevated greens delicately moulded and very fast, which embody the biggest difficulty of the course. Of the 100 or so bunkers on the course 69 are placed around the greens.
The Old Course was designed by Bernard von Limburger the winner of the 1925 German Golf Championships. The course is situated on the Ctra de Benahavis, Estepona. With its wide fairways and large elevated greens, this championship course provides a challenge to golfers at all levels. Elegant and mature with spectacular views of the magnificent La Concha mountain. Atalaya New Course offers spectacular views of the Mediterranean and Gibraltar and is seen as one of the most natural courses on the coast.
For more information about golf courses on Costa del Sol, visit Andalusian Golf Federation : http://rfga.org/en/clubesdegolf