Costa del Sol as destination gives you everything you need for a perfect and classic golf holiday, filled with both golf and leisure. Enjoy cities from Malaga, Mijas, Torremolinos, Marbella, Estepona, Sotogrande and Gibraltar. After an exciting round, you can decide if you want to take a walk through the charming streets of Malaga’s old town or soak up the sun on one of the sunny beaches. Whatever your preferences are, you are sure to have the time of your life while playing your favourite sport on beautiful Costa del Sol.

Costa del Sol is full of amazing courses to play, and in this blog post we list seven of them as a help for you to choose where to play next!

1. Alcaidesa Heathland & Alcaidesa Links

Alcaidesa Heathland is the younger of the two golf courses at Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort. Designed by Dave Thomas and renovated in 2007, it offers wide fairways and a fantastic view over the Mediterranean Sea. This course is a perfect choice for those players who are looking for an engaging and exciting game!

Alcaidesa Links is the other golf course at Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort. The club takes pride in being the only links course in southern Spain. One of the highlights of this course is the breathtaking panorama of the Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar and Atlas Mountains in North Africa on a clear day. Players will particularly enjoy the gentle slopes descending towards the sea and a fresh breeze.

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2. Chaparral Golf Club

Chaparral Golf Club is one of the most attractive golf courses in the Costa del Sol. It is the only golf course in this region with 6 par 5’s, 6 par 4 and 6 par 3. Chaparral Golf Club owes its prestigious status to an original design, exceptional service and fantastic amenities. Experienced players will particularly enjoy the game as it requires precision and skill.

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3. Finca Cortesín

This 18-hole par 72 golf course is a real gem. Apart from excellent fairways and greens with more than 100 bunkers, it also offers fantastic service and breathtaking views. Cabell B. Robinson, who is responsible for the design, made sure that each hole is different and exciting for golfers of all levels. Finca Cortesín is a guarantee of an unforgettable golf round in a beautiful scenery.

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4. La Quinta Golf Club

La Quinta consists of three 9-hole courses that allow golfers to play different variations of 18 holes. Apart from that, players can enjoy the natural landscape with stunning panoramic views of Marbella's Golf Valley.

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5. La Reserva Golf Club

La Reserva is a prestigious golf course in Costa del Sol. It joins neighbours Valderrama, Sotogrande and San Roque. All kinds of golfers will enjoy their visit, from low handicapper and beginners to the more experienced players. This is because of sweeping fairways that lead on to large greens, gentle but challenging undulations and various water features.

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6. Villa Padierna Flamingos, Alferini & Tramores

Villa Padierna Flamingos is a fantastic 18-hole, 71 par course that will not disapoint. The greens are wide and long but fairways are smaller and require more precision. Bunkers with white marble chips add an extra challenge and make the round much more exciting.

Villa Padierna Alferini is a real gem of Andalucía. The golf course offers an exciting challenge that experienced golfers should enjoy in particular. The highlight of this course is the 16th par 5 hole - in order to succeed, players will need precision and pinpoint accuracy.

Villa Padierna Tramores is different from all the courses in the region – it is a shorter course that requires better accuracy and is fantastic for beginners and intermediate golfers who want to practice their skills. It offers stunning views of the landscape and the Mediterranean Sea.

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7. Los Naranjos Golf Club

Los Naranjos Golf Club was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the course is still considered as one of the best golf course designs in Europe. Los Naranjos offers a wide range of exciting challenges such as wide fairways and strategically placed bunkers.

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Happy golfing! 🏌