Golf on the Costa del Sol
Spain is home to no less than 300 golf courses, 90 of which are on the Costa del Sol.
Known as the ‘Costa del Golf’, the fantastic climate, the beautifully maintained golf courses, professionalism and experience are what make this region stand out as the ultimate Golf destination in Europe.
There are over 90 golf courses on the Costa del Sol and golfing resorts located in Andalucia, of which around 60 are located on the Costa del Sol, four of which are ranked in the top 10 in Europe. Some of the most prestigious courses located along this famous stretch of coastline include the highly rated Valderrama Golf Club, the San Roque Golf Club, La Reserva and Los Naranjos.
Valderama Golf was chosen for the Ryder cup in 1997, it was a momentous occasion for golf on the Costa del Sol. In 2007 the same club celebrated in style as the Volvo Masters commemorated its 20th anniversary, the longest-running single sponsorship in European golf. Due largely to the success of the Ryder Cup, golf was taken to new levels on the Costa del Sol as it gained universal recognition and along with it came even more quality courses which have been constructed to supply the ever increasing demand for Golf in southern Spain.
This concentration of quality courses and an enviable climate has made the Costa del Sol one of Europe’s top golfing destinations to many hundreds of thousands of northern European golfers each and every year. Many thousands of golfers head to the Costa del Sol to play with their friends, families or golf societies
Some of the most popular golf courses with visiting groups include Marbella Golf and Country Club, Santa Clara, Santa Maria, Santana, Valle Romano, Calanova, Cabopino, El Chaparral, Parador, Los Naranjos, Lauro, Miraflores and El Parasio Golf
Needless to say that golf brings in thousands of Euros worth of tourism revenue every year and is what keeps this region alive long after the summer holiday season is over.
Royal Sotogrande Golf Club
Celebrating its 50th birthday in 2014, Sotogrande Golf Club has been and is still repeatedly listed as one of the best in Spain and one of the top 100 in the world.
Just 150 meters from the Mediterranean, this 18 hole course has stunning views and has been designed beautifully in keeping with its natural surroundings.
Sotogrande Golf Club has attracted hundreds of international golfers and has welcomed a few famous faces too over the years. This prestigious club is perfectly located close to the fabulous marina area of Sotogrande where visitors can sample some great Spanish nightlife after their game
Finca Cortesin Golf
Located around 20 minutes from Marbella, Finca Cortesin in its short time of opening has become quite renowned in the world of golf for its challenging and expertly designed greens. In fact is has been ranked as one of Spain’s best by Golf Digest Magazine. The 18 hole course has hosted the Volvo World Match play and has welcomed some of the best players in the PGA.
The attention to detail and service at Finca Cortesin are second to none and the course itself is maintained to an impeccable standard. You really do get the feeling of luxury here as complementary practice balls, cold water and fresh fruit are available on the course at no extra cost as well as a chilled towel service during summer months.