Mijas Valley, just south of Malaga and on the outskirts of Fuengirola, you will find one of Spain's, well, definitely the most popular Costa del Sol golf courses. Comprised of the two 18 hole golf courses, the Mijas Golf Club first opened its doors in the guise of Las Lagos in 1976, before the later Los Olivos course was added later on in 1984. Over the last few decades, owing to the excellent condition of their courses and establishing a friendly, welcoming atmosphere Mijas Golf Club has become one of the most popular golf clubs on the Costa del Sol for golfers from all across the European Union.
Located in the Mijas Valley, north of Fuengirola, only twenty minutes from Málaga International Airport, both golf courses are designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr.
Los Lagos was the first of the two courses to be built, in 1976 and spans 52 hectares, it is defined by wide fairways lined with numerous lakes, hence the course's name.
Furthermore, the 9 lakes depicted on the course transform the water into natural obstacles in 11 of the 18 holes. At the same time, the course features a large number of bunkers and a wide variety of native large trees such as casuarias, araucarias pines, weeping willow trees, jacarandas, acacias tipuana, and fig trees. A fair test of golf for golfers of all abilities.
Los Olivos is notable for its smaller greens with more slope and well-defended bunkers. When standing on the first tee, you do not get the impression that the course would be a test. However, the large number of Olive trees strategically placed around the fairways will force the golfer to be more accurate and straight off the tee with wide-open fairways and relatively flat and although not the longest of courses it’s a pleasurable test with water coming into play to make life just that little bit more difficult.
The 19th hole is certainly worth its salt with an inviting golf clubhouse with views across the entire resort. La Cala de Mijas is a popular venue for returning golfers year after year.