Why You Must Play Golf in The Costa del Sol
The Costa del Sol literally translates into "Coast of the Sun" or "Sun Coast" and it draws vast numbers of visitors each year to this majestic enclave in the south of Spain.
Located within the community of Andalusia, there is much here for golfers to relish, including spectacular courses and tranquil resorts. And despite being a long-standing favourite, there is a fresh impetus to this region courtesy of the Solheim Cup coming to Finca Cortesin in 2023.
What a showcase that will be for this most wonderful piece of coastline.
Our travel partners Golfbreaks offer a multitde of packages to the Costa del Sol, but one standout they recommend is the Rio Real Golf Hotel, which is situated a short journey from Marbella and is home to its own, eponymous golf course, and can be experienced for truly exceptional value.
But if you require further inspiration, let's take a closer look at what you can expect from a break to this Spanish jewel.
The Golf Resorts
As mentioned, the Rio Real Golf Hotel is a superb, boutique hotel that offers 29 modern and spacious rooms, all with intoxicating views of the course, making it perfect for couples or small groups in search of a taste of luxury.
Elsewhere, La Cala is one of the country’s leading resorts and offers an outstanding experience to guests, who can take full advantage of its many restaurants and leisure facilities, ensuring its place as the ideal spot from which to explore.
Just 30 minutes from Malaga Airport, you will find Lauro Golf Resort and its 27 immaculately designed holes to play, which is also home to a wide variety of accommodation, ranging from two bedroom apartments to four bedroom townhouses.
Somewhere that also deserves a mention, The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa is a modern establishment that features a golf course created by former Ryder Cup star Manuel Pinero and provides a comprehensive spa, three restaurants and two bars that can all be accessed when you stay in one of the 170 spacious rooms and suites.
Ultimately, when it comes to golf accommodation on the Costa del Sol, you simply can't go wrong!
The Golf Courses
Each of these provide an invigorating challenge that is packed with aesthetic quality and can be played all-year-round, with Valderrama a fearsome test that would thrill the best players, while the fantastic La Reserva is considered by some to be even superior. Finca Cortesin is ready to welcome the biggest event in women's golf.
However, there is more than just those marquee names. What about The San Roque Club in Sotogrande, whose Old Course is revered and New Course was jointly designed by Seve Ballesteros? The Robert Trent Jones layouts at Mijas Golf Club are also popular, as is the region's oldest course at Parador Malaga Golf, a former home of the Spanish Open.
Whatever your golf ability and budget, there are courses just waiting for you to play them!
Being the Sun Coast, the climate here is naturally fabulous, making it a huge draw for holidaymakers throughout Europe. The cuisine on the Andalusian coast is renowned, as are the beaches dotted alongside the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. Throw in a colourful nightlife and numerous cultural and historic attractions, it's clear to see why this destination has boasted such timeless appeal.
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