Often nicknamed the Costa del Golf, the coast in Southern Spain is no doubt one of the best places to play golf in Europe. You may think we’re biased in some way, and you might be right, but don’t just take our word for it, with more than 100 courses to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find one to love – if not more!
On your journey from the airport, you’ll notice the coast is littered with courses, each one different to the next, but all equally as beautiful. The climate here is perfect for spending a day on the course, we are blessed with more than 300 days a year of glorious sunshine – perfect conditions for a round or two. And don’t for one minute think that these are exclusively or predominantly male orientated courses, there’s plenty on offer for the ladies and kids too.
Many of the courses on the coast are proud to be championship courses, having held prestigious golf tournaments like the hotly contested Ryder Cup atValderrama in 1997, and even some being designed by the pros themselves. So you can be pretty chuffed with yourself if you make it round 18 holes only being a few over par! And a lot of the courses have top-class restaurants and spas attached to the clubhouse, so if golf isn’t your thing, there’s always something for you to do to pass the time.
We plan a lot of golfing holidays, with most groups choosing to stay in their ownprivate rented villa. Whichever part of the coast you’re staying, we can providerestaurant recommendations and bookings, or if you’d rather stay in your accommodation in the evenings, let the coasts’ gourmet food come to you. We have a plethora of caterers in our portfolio that can bring the best cuisine the coast has to offer, right to your door. From casual tapas and bbqs, to full-blown gourmet dinners, nothing is too big or small a task for our catering team.
We can also handle all of the golf transfers between your accommodation and the courses, which will come equipped to be able to carry all of your golf gear. My Destination Marbella and our concierge partners My Local Concierge have created an example itinerary below so you can take some inspiration from that, or we can create a totally bespoke package for you and your players.
Arrival into and airport transfer from Malaga airport
Casual tapas dinner at villa
La Quinta Golf Club
Relaxing spa at YHI La Quinta
Dinner in Puerto Banus
Finca Cortesin Golf Club
Paella dinner at villa
Magna Marbella Golf
Sunday lunch at Magna Cafe
Marbella Club Golf Resort
BBQ at villa
Valderrama Golf Club
Dinner in Puerto Banus
Los Flamingos Golf Course
Relaxing spa at Villa Padierna
Gourmet dinner at villa
Gourmet brunch at villa
Airport transfer back to Malaga airport
Do we have a favourite course? Impossible to choose because each is unique in its own way and has so much to offer. But no matter which course you choose, you will always leave with the knowledge that you’ve been fortunate enough to perfect your swing on courses that all the pros love.