Located in the south of Spain, The Costa del Sol is the perfect destination for golf lovers. Malaga airport is easily accessible from most European destinations and on average within a 3 hour travel time. With excellent infrastructure and top notch facilities on offer, it is easy to see why the area attracts over 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.
With over 70 courses of golf courses, the region of Andalusia has the highest concentration of golf courses in all of mainland Europe, earning it the nickname of the ‘Costa del Golf’.
Within 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
El Chaparral Golf Club
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
LOS NARANJOS GOLF CLUB (18TH GREEN)
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 its hotels and Spanish cuisine, 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.
There are no shortage of accommodation options along the coast, so can golfers can choose between any of the Costa del Golf’s many prestigious hotels and resorts with plenty of budget options available too, many of who have their own golf courses on the doorstep.
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. Now is the perfect time to start planning your winter golf getaway – check out some stay & play options on http://www.visitcostadelsol.com/golf
Cover pic: Parador Golf Club