Costa Del Golf

Duquesa golfAndalucia is the home of over 60 Golf courses and with 30 of those located on the Costa del Sol it has earned the affectionate name of Costa del Golf. The region boasts an excellent climate and long hours of sunshine that attract ever increasing numbers of enthusiasts and professionals to the Golfing capital of Europe.

As well as offering ideal playing conditions these are a spectacular backdrop to the courses whose views extend across the Mediterranean to North Africa. All these factors contribute to the rapid development of Golf courses in the area and the PGAs´ decision to host the Ryder Cup, Volvo Masters and major European Championship events.

Courses are maintained to an immaculate standard and display an array of challenges to every golfer from novice to professional all of whom are welcome to play on most courses including the world famous Valderrama Golf Club.

Favourite local courses

Almenara

  • Statistics: 18 Hole, Par 72
  • Location: Sotogrande
  • Facilities: Buggy, Club and Cart hire, Restaurant/Bar, Pro Shop, Golf School
  • Designer: Dave Thomas
  • Course Description: This course boasts huge lakes and spectacular views and is home to the Almenara School of Excellence offering a video studio for swing analysis and exceptional practice facilities.

Alcaidesa Golf

  • Statistics: 18 Hole, Par 70
  • Location: San Roque
  • Facilities: Buggy, Club and Cart hire, Restaurant/Bar, Pro Shop
  • Designer: Peter Alliss and Clive Clark
  • Course Description: Designed to replicate the Scottish links, this course is the best links course in Spain and is complimented by stunning views across the Mediterranean to Gibraltar

Estepona

  • Statistics: 18 Hole, Par 70
  • Location: Estepona
  • Facilities: Buggy, Club and Cart hire, Restaurant/Bar, Pro Shop
  • Designer: Louis Lopez Martinez
  • Course Description: This course has been carefully maintained and designed with nature in mind. The wild flora and fauna form a difficult rough and testing course. Due to the high clay content in the ground the course occasionally suffers from poor drainage

El Paraiso

  • Statistics: 18 Hole, Par 70
  • Location: Alhaurin de la Torre, Estepona
  • Facilities: Caddy (booking necessary), Buggy, Club and Cart hire, Restaurant/Bar, Pro Shop
  • Designer: Gary Player
  • Course Description: This palm tree lined course has fast greens and is set in a beautiful valley and surrounded by lush vegetation, streams and lakes. Strategically placed bunkers complicate this course

La Duquesa

  • Statistics: 18 Hole, Par 70
  • Location: La Duquesa, Manilva
  • Facilities: Buggy, Club and Cart hire, Restaurant/Bar, Pro Shop, gym, Spa area, Tennis, Squash and Bowls
  • Designer:Robert Trent Jones
  • Course Description: This typical Trent Jones layout demands concentration and straight driving. As one of the most attractive and complete courses in the area it offers numerous facilities and is nestled in the vineyard regions of Manilva and enjoys views of Gibraltar and North Africa. With the last nine holes being played on an incline this is a beautiful and challenging course

Sotogrande

  • Statistics: 18 Hole, Par 70
  • Location: Sotogrande
  • Facilities: Buggy, Club and Cart hire, Restaurant/Bar, Pro Shop
  • Designer:Robert Trent Jones
  • Course Description: Since the opening in 1964 Sotogrande boasts excellent holes situated among a variety of established tropical vegetation. The ever improving course is renowned for its fast greens, wide fairways and numerous water hazards. All these factors result in Sotogrande being rated as a top 10 course in Europe

Valderrama

  • Statistics: 18 Hole, Par 70
  • Location: Sotogrande
  • Facilities: Buggy, Club and Cart hire, Restaurant/Bar, Pro Shop
  • Designer:Robert Trent Jones
  • Course Description: Having hosted the Volvo Masters, Ryder Cup and World Golf Championships and with no hole of less than Championship quality Valderrama surpasses its reputation as the Continents number one. The world famous 17th threatens all players and is closely watched by enthralled spectators