Imagine, in your mind's eye, a place where you can play golf all year-round and where unforgettable experiences await both on and off the golf course. Sounds perfect, right?
OK, now what if we told you that such a place actually exists...
The Costa del Sol, in the province of Malaga in southern Spain, is that very place.
Beautifully positioned on the Mediterranean coast, it boasts more than 300 days of glorious sunshine per year, along with an eclectic mix of rich history, truly fascinating culture, delicious cuisine and vibrant nightlife.
With golf fully operational in the Costal de Sol once again, unique and enduring experiences wait around every corner to help satisfy the wants, needs and expectations of each and every discerning golf traveller.
The best courses in Europe
Nowhere on Continental Europe will you find a higher concentration of stunning golf courses than on the Costa del Sol; it's for that reason the region has been affectionately nicknamed 'Costa del Golf'.
With more than 70 unique and challenging golf facilities, golfers of all abilities are well catered for, while each golf club boasts superb facilities and takes immense pride in providing a star quality service.
Many of the golf courses in the Costa del Sol were designed by famous architects, such as the late, great Robert Trent Jones. Perhaps one of his most famous and revered courses in the area is Valderrama, the first European golf course outside the UK to host the legendary Ryder Cup and often voted as the best golf course in Europe.
As the world continues to get to grips with the global pandemic, golf, as a sport, has adapted very quickly to create a safe environment for everyone engaged in the game. Golf courses in the Costa del Sol, in particular, have implemented the safety protocols - as laid out by the Spanish government - to the highest standard to ensure golfers can enjoy a care-free round in the baking Mediterranean sun.
Every golf club in the region is open for business and ready to help golfers create truly indelible memories and enjoy unforgettable experiences, both on the fairways and further beyond the golf course.
Click here to check out all of the high-quality golf courses in the region or hit the button below take a virtual tour through all golf courses in a full 360º.
Variety of Hotels Specialised in Golf
Golf lovers who come to the Costa del Sol every year have a wide range of hotels to choose from. Hotels specialised in golf are especially worth mentioning, as they provide facilities that ensure golfers have an enjoyable, comfortable stay. There are also resorts with their own golf course on site, and some real prestigious luxury hotels such as Villa Padierna Palace and Finca Cortesín.
Marbella, Estepona, Mijas and Benahavís are home to the largest number of golf courses in the province of Málaga. There are also golf courses located further inland, for instance in La Axarquía and Antequera, which boast a unique natural setting.
An Unforgettable Experience
With its location next along Mediterranean coast, thus benefiting from an average annual temperature of 20 degrees and 320 days of glorious sunshine, the Costa del Sol has become a top international destination for golf lovers from all around the world - with much more to offer beyond the golf course, making every visit a complete and unique experience.
If you're planning your next holiday in the Costa del Sol, as mentioned above, there's a lot of things to do away from the golf course. If you're an active person, there's incredible hiking routes, climbing or hot air ballooning and some of the best beach clubs you could wish to enjoy. Or maybe you would prefer exploring natural spaces, beautiful landscapes and villages or discovering art, culture and gastronomy... there is something for everyone!
Whether you decide to travel alone, with your partner, or your whole family, the Costa del Sol is packed full of wonderful experiences on and off the golf course.