TOP 3 GOLF COURSES IN THE COSTA DEL SOL
As an accurate estimate there are over 70 golf courses within the region of Costa del Sol and for good reason. This part of Spain is mesmerising to visitors and golfers alike. It magnetises international visitors and golfing heroes from around the world. The region, to some, has been renamed as ‘Costa del Golf’.
From one course you can see the peaks of Andalusia and from others the North African coastline; wondrous views to compliment the game.
There are several courses you will most definitely want to experience and here we have whittled the courses down to a concrete 5:
1.Finca Cortesín, Casares
Skim through near every golf magazine and you will find the Fina Cortesín hosting various world recognised events across the year. One being the Volvo World Match Play Championships with the courses immaculate 18-hole green designed by Cabel B. Robinson. The 18-hole course is one of the longest in Europe stretching to an outstanding 6,800m. However, thanks to famous landscaper Gerald Huggan it has been designed to allude you of such distance. This course caters to all levels of play with five tee off positions to suit. The fee for play on either weekdays or weekends amounts to €265.
Directions Here: Finca Cortesin Golf, 2 Calle Casares del Sol, Casares, Spain,
2.La Cala, Mijas
Choose between three beautiful courses at La Cala resort only 22km west from the centre of Mijas. Once again American designer Cabell B. Robinson has added his vision to this spectacular golfing paradise.
For those looking for a more relaxed game visit the Campo Europa course, sitting closely to the Ojén river. Conversely, you can accept the challenge of the most difficult course, Campo Asia. It has four par-five holes with the last being the toughest one to handle. The Campo America sports views of both the Ojén mountains and the mediterranean sea from the mid range players favourite course. The green fees do vary dependant on time, month and add-ons (luxury hotel and spa available). For more information, visit their official website here.
Directions Here: La Cala Golf, 1 Calle Mirador del Golf, Mijas, Spain
3.Marbella Club, Mijas
Once again, the region of Mijas does not disappoint with the Marbella Club golf course. Designed by former professional golfer Dave Thomas. He previously reached the Open playoffs and competed copious times for the British Ryder Cup. This isn’t his first, Thomas has designed over a 100 courses worldwide. Each course is notorious for its testing bunkers and crisp curved fairways. Be warned, this is not for the novice golfer with three par-five holes in the handful. Once the seventh hole is reached, you will be rewarded with an extraordinary view of the Gibraltar rock and even Morocco’s coastline. Out of the three courses mentioned this certainly is the most affordable with a green fee of €100pp/d.
Directions Here: Marbella Golf Club, Carreterra de Benahavis, Málaga, Spain,