Costa del Sol for fantastic Golf Holidays and Golf Breaks

The Costa del Sol, the top holiday destination in Spain based on visitor numbers, is the 100 mile stretch of beautiful Mediterranean coastline centred around Malaga. It is blessed with a mild climate, lots of sunshine and a coastline of wide sweeping coves enclosed by cliffs seemingly each containing a fantastic beach.   


Such natural advantages make it possible to enjoy the beaches and outdoor lifestyle year round, so it is not surprising that the Costa del Sol has been an international tourist destination since the 1960s.


The Costa del Sol became famous as a sun worshipper’s holiday destination with the development of the bustling tourist resort of Torremolinos in the 1960s. By the 1970s the surrounding towns of Benalmadena, Mijas and Fuengirola had grown into tourist destinations in their own right.


But just a few miles further down the coast another tourist boom was happening. Price Alfonso do Hohenlohe started the revolution of high quality golf tourism when he founded the Marbella Club. With his worldwide contacts Prince Alfonso attracted the international jet set to Marbella, from Aristocrats to film stars they came. Then José Banús began development of the marina and luxury resort which still bears his name. Puerto Banus today is somewhere you can stroll, eat or drink whilst looking out across a marina full of huge, very expensive yachts.  José Banús then turned his attention to development of the land behind Puerto Banus into a huge playground of top golf courses.


Today the Costa del Sol is synonymous with Golf Holidays in Spain to such an extent that it is often referred to as the ‘Costa del Golf’ or ‘Golf Costa del Sol’.


The golf…


The Costa del Sol is home to over 40 top quality golf courses. With such a concentration of quality courses it is hard to pick out just a few, but Finca Cortesin is superb (home to the Volvo Matchplay Championship), the La Cala Golf Resort offer three championship class golf courses set out on a huge luxury golf holiday resort, the beautiful and challenging Torrequbrada Golf Course is a visual treat, the Robert Trent Jones designed La Duquesa Golf Club is a great challenge, the Real Golf Club, Malaga is another visually spectacular course and the Santa Clara Golf Club, Marbella is always immaculately presented.


Whatever your golf skills and no matter the challenge you seek, the Costa del Sol has the range of golf courses to accommodate your requirements.


Discounted tee times can be found for almost all the Costa del Sol Golf Courses. Check here for online tee time booking.


Other things to do…


The Costa del Sol offers something for everyone. Aside from offering superb golf holidays there is everything else that you would expect of ‘Golf Holidays in Spain’ - theme parks, beaches, cultural centres, museums, shopping malls plus bars of every description, restaurants catering to every taste, discotheques and casinos.


There are quieter resorts like Calahonda and Puerto de la Duquesa, large resorts like Fuengirola and Estepona plus everything in between.


In summary…


Golfing Holidays on the Costa del Sol come very highly recommended. The Costa del Golf offers everything required of great golf holidays, easy travel (major international airports at Malaga and Gibraltar), fantastic range of world class golf courses, a wealth of other leisure activities, nightlife, beaches, bars, good quality, reasonably priced food, a friendly welcome and a range of golf accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. It’s not hard to see why the Costa del Sol is one of the world's leading holiday destinations and a big favourite with British golfers.


The variety of golf accommodation on the Costa del Sol is simply enormous from golf apartments and golf villas with private pools set in frontline golf positions on the luxury golf holiday resorts to accommodation in the many seaside towns and villages.


Whatever your requirement, we can help – a wide range of self catering accommodation, golf course information and reviews, online tee time booking.


Top Rated Courses in Costa del Sol

Miraflores Golf Club, Mijas Costa, Malaga, Spain

Average Rating: Rating: 4.6

Miraflores Golf Club

Holes: 18; Par:

Designed by Falco Nardi and opened in 1990, Miraflores Golf Club has undergone a transformation and offers a real challenge to all levels of golfing ability. Each one of the 18 holes offers a different challenge. The course follows the natural contours of the valley and is much flatter than first ...

La Cala Golf Resort, Malaga, Costa del Sol, Spain

Average Rating: Rating: 4.5

La Cala Golf Resort

Holes: 54; Par: America 72; Asia 72; Europa 71

La Cala Golf Resort was made for luxury golfing holidays. It boasts a five star hotel, hundreds of luxury golf villas and apartments for rental, a host of holiday leisure activities including Tennis, Squash, a Spa, Swimming Pools and a Football Academy. For the golfer La Cala Golf Resort has THREE 18-hole championship length golf ...

Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club, Benahavis, Malaga, Spain

Average Rating: Rating: 4.5

Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club

Holes: 18; Par: 71

Set among steep mountains, the impeccable fairways of Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club merge with the spectacular surrounding scenery, affording the golfers exceptional views over the Mediterranean. The underlying idea in the design of Los Arqueros was to create a course which followed the lie of the land and blended ...

Finca Cortesin Golf Resort, Casares, Malaga, Spain

Average Rating: Rating: 4.4

Finca Cortesin Golf Resort

Holes: 18; Par: 72

Finca Cortesin, opened in 2007, is a high quality new development set in the heart of the Spanish Costa del Sol between Marbella and Sotogrande. The golf course, designed by Cabell Robinson and measuring over 6,800 from the back tees, is reputed to be one of the best in Spain. It has over 100 bunkers ...

Torrequebrada Golf Club, Malaga, Costa del Sol, Spain

Average Rating: Rating: 4.3

Torrequebrada Golf Club

Holes: 18; Par: 72

Torrequebrada, designed by Pepe Gancedo in 1977, is visually fantastic golf course sandwiched between the mountains and the sea.  All Gancedo's courses are full of character and Torrequebrada is no exception, difficult tee shots to palm lined fairways with the backdrop of sea or mountains. The clubhouse was recently refurbished and offers ...

Santana Golf & Country Club, Valle d Golf d Mijas, Malaga, Spain

Average Rating: Rating: 4.3

Santana Golf & Country Club

Holes: 18; Par: 72

Santana Golf & Country Club is beautiful Golf Holiday Resort development in the hills behind Fuengirola, Costa del Sol.   The course, a Par 72, 18 hole Championship length layout designed by Cabell B. Robinson, is laid out on relatively flat land which was previously an avocado plantation (so walking is relatively easy which ...

Almenara Hotel , Sotogrande, Cadiz, Spain

Average Rating: Rating: 4.0

Almenara Hotel

Holes: 27; Par: 72

Almenara is a relatively new hotel, leisure and golf resort set in the hills behind Sotogrande. The hotel is 5* luxury with a main building plus further single storey accommodation set around the pool. The golf course is laid out as three loops of nine holes so allowing you to play a potential ...

La Canada Golf Club, Guadiaro, San Roque, Spain

Average Rating: Rating: 4.0

La Canada Golf Club

Holes: 9; Par: 72

La Canada is something of a hidden gem and the final three holes are a pure joy. The 16th travels dramatically downhill as it wends its way among a tapestry of trees until it reaches the green. The par-3 17th will doubtless cause havoc to many a player’s card. Although ...

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