We were recently asked what we thought were the top courses to play in the Costa del Sol. Now, we've played a few but nowhere near enough to be considered an authority...this is why we're lucky to be able to default to our Hole19 golfers when it comes to the best places to book a round.
A few weeks back we shared which were the most played courses in the Costa del Sol by our Hole19'ers...now here are the 10 highest rated courses * as rated by our intrepid Hole19 golfers:
Real Club de Golf Sotogrande - 4.8 out of 5
Top rated course amongst our Hole19 App users, and considered one of designer Robert Trent Jones's most beautiful pieces work, is Real Club de Golf Sotogrande. With its wide fairways, fast greens and abundance of bunkers it's a challenging proposition for a golfer of any skill level.
Real Club Valderrama - 4.8 out of 5
Perhaps a little unsurprising to see the iconic Valderamma course in the top 10. The venue for the 1997 Ryder Cup, among a number of other high profile tour events, Real Club Valderrama is widely regarded as the best golf course in Spain...and for good reason. All of which are covered in more detail on our history of Valderamma blog post.
Villa Padierna Golf Club (Alferini) - 4.7 out of 5
One of three stunning courses at Villa Padierna (one of its sisters is actually up next on the list) Located in beautiful natural surroundings on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, the Alferini golf course features some hazards that are so stunning you might find yourself hitting into them on purpose!
Villa Padierna Golf Club (Flamingos) - 4.6 out of 5
Marbella Club Golf Resort - 4.5 out of 5
With its unique view of Gibraltar, the African Coastline and the Mediterranean Sea, Marbella Club Golf Resort delivers some truly unique scenery to accompany your round of golf.
La Cala Resort Campo Europa - 4.5 out of 5
This course looks incredibly formidable but is actually pretty accessible for the average golfer, with wide fairways and larger greens than the Campo America course (featured below) and the Campo Asia course. A particular challenge is the par 3 14th hole which is the longest distance allowed for a par 3 at 233 meters (255 yards.)
Club de Golf La Cañada - 4.5 out of 5
Santana Golf & Country Club - 4.4 out of 5
Río Real Golf - 4.4 out of 5
La Cala Resort Campo America (North) - 4.4 out of 5
Have you played a course in the Costa del Sol that you loved? Head on to the Hole19 Golf App and leave a review for it
*To make sure we're giving a fair representation, we've only included golf courses with 15 or more reviews from Hole19 golfers. The scores/ratings reflected are the opinion of our Hole19'ers.