One of Spain's most famous golf holidays, the Costa Del Sol is renowned for fantastic golf and nightlife. When taking a golf holiday in Costa Del Sol, the jewel in the crown is Valderrama, host to the Ryder Cup in 1997. This region enjoys beautiful landscapes beaches and is rich in cultural heritage. There are more than 70 golf courses along the stretch of the coast. A golfer's paradise, with the highest concentration of courses in continental Europe. You can also enjoy all inclusive golf breaks to the Costa Del Sol and play some of these fantastic courses at excellent value and know exactly what your holiday will cost before you leave.
The area stretches from San Roque (near Gibraltar) to Malaga Airport. The larger golf resorts on the coast include Marbella, Estepona, Fuengirola, and Benalmadena, perfect for a golf holiday destination. In our opinion, this region provides some fantastic options for your golfing holiday. We love the best championship golf courses around Marbella, with Santa Maria, La Quinta, Rio Real and Cabopino golf course among our favourites. Prices from 30 Euros to more than 100 Euros depending on the year and the player's demands.
For more information on the most popular golf breaks in Costa del Sol, see the list below :
The area in Southern Spain is blessed with pleasant weather all year round, an average of 320 days of sun a year, making it perfect for a winter golf break. Enjoy the attractive beaches, a range of leisure facilities, and superb restaurants whilst taking a break for most of the year.
The best season to visit the region is springtime (April to May) or autumn (September to October). Due to the temperate climate and smaller crowds at that time. The diverse offerings of Spain mean that you can find something to appreciate at any time of year.
Summers can be sweltering, particularly in the south, with more tourists. However, cooler temperatures in the north make it the perfect option during the summer if you're worried about it.
Winter temperatures rarely fall below 15c in the region, so golf is enjoyed on the Costa del Sol.
Here are some of the best golf resorts in Costa Del Sol:
This region based around the buzzy town of Marbella boasts several top golf hotels and resorts. Fantastic nightlife and restaurants surrounded by tranquil hills and countryside.
Sotogrande is an area of high-quality golf courses and a stunning marina. We have several top golf courses to choose from, including some of the best in Europe.
The area west of Malaga has some of the best value golf courses and resorts. A shorter drive from the airport, a famous city to visit and a stunning coastline.
Why not pair these fantastic golf resorts with the best golf courses in the Costa Del Sol.
For a short golf break in Spain, other areas include Torremolinos, Benalmadena Marina and Puerto Banus.
Our knowledgeable and helpful team will walk you through the planning process. Having visited the area extensively, they can recommend several options for your golf break and tailor a holiday just for you. We will then seamlessly hand you over to a dedicated holiday manager who will take care of things right up until the first tee.
Malaga is the most commonly used airport. For the western region of the Algarve or Sotogrande, it may be worth considering Gibraltar Airport. Flights from the UK into Malaga airport operate from all UK airports with a wide range of carriers serving the route including British Airways, Norwegian Airlines, Easyjet, Ryanair and Jet2. The average flying time is 2 hours and 45 minutes; it’s just a short flight away to play golf in the sun. Want to avoid airline baggage limits? Many courses also include golf club hire with buggies included. You don’t necessarily need to take your own clubs making golf travel stress free.
Popular night spots are Malaga, Fuengirola, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Marbella, Puerto Banus and Estepona.
Take a day trip to Rhonda and visit the Plaza de Toros de Ronda Bullring. Experience the view from Puente Viejo bridge into the El Tajo gorge below. The original Marbella Old Town Tapas Tour is recommended too. Numerous watersports activities are popular and available at most resorts.
The so-called Costa del Golf has approximately 70 golf courses available to play.
Valderrama in Sotogrande is the most famous course in the region Real Club de Sotogrande is a Robert Trent Jones classic Finca Cortesin designed by Cabell Robinson is a top-quality golf resort La Reserva is a classic again located near Sotogrande