The 10 best holes on the Costa del Sol
The beach and water sports are not the only reference of the Costa del Sol. This region of Andalusia offers other enjoyable outdoor activities to enjoy the nice weather and scenery, and golf courses occupy a prominent place in this wide range of leisure activities.
Best places to play golf near the sea
One of the advantages of playing golf on the Costa del Sol is the possibility of doing it very close to the sea and with spectacular views over the Mediterranean. Here is a top-ten list of the most outstanding proposals for its excellent location, the quality of the facilities and its proximity to the beach.
1. Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort (San Roque)
Enjoying a day of golf with views of the Rock of Gibraltar is a luxury. In addition, this 18-hole course is a challenge for expert players due to wind and water hazards.
2. Finca Cortesin (Casares)
Recently recognized for its commitment to sustainability, Finca Cortesin offers one of the most unforgettable golf experiences in Europe: the natural Mediterranean landscape where the 2023 Solheim Cup will be held.
3. Valle Romano Golf & Resort (Estepona)
It is one of the largest golf resorts on the Costa del Sol and has its own golf school. Its location between the sea and the mountains offers sensational views of the coast of Estepona.
4. La Quinta Golf & Country Club (Marbella)
Located in the golf valley of Marbella, the Club offers three different courses (San Pedro, Guadaiza and Ronda), with 9 holes each, to immerse yourself in the exceptional views of the sea and the mountains.
5. Real Club de Golf Guadalmina (Marbella)
The second oldest golf course on the Costa del Sol consists of two 18-hole courses and has hosted some of the most important tournaments in the country.
6. Los Naranjos Golf Club (Marbella)
This large sports complex extends at the foot of the Sierra Blanca, with a challenging course for all experience levels. The facilities are perfectly equipped to spend the whole day.
7. Río Real Golf (Marbella)
An elegant 18-hole course that flows like the river that gives its name to the facilities, just 5 km from Marbella and very close to the sea.
8. El Chaparral Golf Club (Mijas)
The lush canary pine forest that borders the field gives the land a distinctive touch. It is the most recommended option to enjoy the views over the Mediterranean on the sunniest days.
9. Torrequebrada (Benalmádena)
Considered one of the best golf courses in Europe, Torrequebrada is a benchmark for golf on the Costa del Sol. The subtropical vegetation and the sea views make a great combination.
10. Parador Málaga Golf (Málaga)
It is one of the few golf courses on the Costa del Sol with direct access to the beach. Not in vain, two of its holes are designed in such a way that they border the sea.