The Costa del Sol is the perfect destination for golf lovers. Located in the south of Spain, in Andalusia, it has the highest concentration of golf courses in all of mainland Europe, earning it the nickname of the ‘Costa del Golf’. Top notch facilities are on offer and the area attracts more than 12 million tourists per year.
Due to its exceptional location, beside the Mediterranean Sea, it has an average temperature of 20 degrees and more than 320 days of sun each year. This is why the Costa del Sol is a sure bet for both enthusiasts and professionals who want to play golf at any time of year.
The Costa del Sol is easy to reach, as the international airport of Malaga has connections to all the major cities in the world and its superb infrastructure connects you to your final destination in minimum time.
Málaga’s fine weather encourages golf all year round, especially in winter and the golf courses and resorts make long stay deals very attractive but any time from autumn to spring is ideal for golf in Malaga.
The destination offers such a variety of golf to choose from.
The region itself is home to the well-known Valderrama – the only golf club in Spain to have been home to the Ryder Cup (1997) and host of the Andalucua Valderrama Masters hosted by Sergio Garcia Foundation as part of the Andalucua Costa del Sol Women’s Spanish Open. The fact that the golf courses in Costa del Golf are chosen for the most important tournaments in Spain and Europe gives an idea of the World-class golf courses on offer.
You do not have to look far when planning your trip to find your ideal playlist of golf clubs as the region has over 70 courses to choose from. With the region, they are four main cluster locations to play golf - they are broken down into:
Malaga city/ Axarquía /Antequera
Lauro Golf, Baviera Golf, Guadalhorce Club Golf, Parador Malaga Golf, Anoreta Golf
Torrquebrada Golf, El Chaparral Golf Club, La Cala Resort, Miguel Jimeniz Golf Academy
Marbella – Benahavis – Estepona La Quinta Golf & Country Club, Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club, Villa Padierna Golf Club, Golf Dona Julia Golf Club, Finca Cortesin, El Paraiso Golf Club, Estepona Golf, Valle Romano Golf & Resort, Cabopino, Los Naranjos Golf Club, Rio Real Golf Hotel, Santa Clara Golf Marbella, Santa Maria Golf & Country Club, Royal Club Golf Guadalmina
Sotogrande Alcaidesa Golf, Almenara, Valderrama Royal Club, Real Royal Club Golf Sotogrange, La Reserva Golf Club!
‘Costa del Golf’ is a haven for golfing enthusiasts, drawn to its year-round good weather, the quality of tis hotels and food, and the natural surroundings that spread out towards the mountains and the sea.
Beyond the greens, the Costa del Sol has a wealth of cultural and leisure activities on offer. Golfers can make the most of their stay by visiting some of its 103 villages, discovering its museums, walking around the streets of some of its liveliest city centres, soaking up the culture and enjoying a unique atmosphere.
Another of the main attractions in Málaga province is the cuisine. There are a total of seven Michelin Star restaurants, tapas bars, establishments offering haute-cuisine, international and traditional menus, and wineries etc. Wherever you choose to visit you will enjoy a fantastic culinary experience.
Promoting the fine weather in the region, Costa del Sol based golf clubs and resorts offer long stay deals, so that you can spend anything from a weekend to a month enjoying your favourite sport.
Players can choose between any of the Costa del Golf’s many prestigious hotels and resorts, many of which have their own golf courses on the doorstep and which also offer countless additional services such as gyms, boutiques, spas and wellness centres, making their stay a unique and enjoyable experience. The restaurants at these resorts are of the utmost importance and the quality of their food enables golfers to savour the best of the local cuisine.
In short, there are plenty of reasons to take a golf break on the Costa del Sol and getting to Malaga Airport, the gateway to winter warmth, is easy from most cities in the world. Costa del Sol invites golf travellers to escape the winter gloom and to immerse themselves in an environment which offers so much more than just great golf courses, blue skies and superb restaurants.
Find out more on where to stay & play and more on; http://www.visitcostadelsol.com/golf