The Costa del Sol, or "Costa del Golf" - as it's often mentioned - is a world-famous golf destination that attracts golf enthusiasts from all over the globe. With over 70 golf courses, beautiful weather year-round, and stunning scenery, it's no wonder why the Costa del Sol has become a top golfing destination.
Golfers who are familiar with the Costa del Sol know that it offers an unparalleled golfing experience, with courses designed by some of the world's most famous golf course architects, such as Robert Trent Jones and Dave Thomas. The area's courses offer varying levels of difficulty, from beginner-friendly courses to challenging championship courses that have hosted prestigious tournaments.
In addition to the excellent golfing, the Costa del Sol is also known for its luxurious resorts, vibrant nightlife, and beautiful beaches. The region's golf courses are located within easy reach of the many amenities and attractions that the area has to offer, making it an ideal destination for golfers who want to enjoy both the game and the local culture.
Overall, the Costa del Sol is a golfer's paradise, offering some of the best courses in the world, luxurious accommodations, and a vibrant culture that makes it an unforgettable destination.
With more than 70 golf courses to choose from, it can be quite challenging to select the courses you want to play. To get you started, we've dug into our data and selected the 10 most booked golf courses on the Costa del Sol on Leading Courses in the last 180 days. You could say that these are the most popular golf courses on the Costa del Sol.
Torrequebrada Golf course is located near Marbella and Malaga which makes it a perfect location for a golf trip to the Costa del Sol. It is regarded as one of the best golf courses in Spain and one of the main features is the variety in the design of its fairways. You need to think carefully about the best club with every single shot.
Green fees at Torrequebrada for the next 3 months start at €75 (mid June). (This article was published in May 2023, green fee prices will change over time)
Mijas Golf is situated in the valley of Mijas, north of Fuengirola, only twenty minutes from Málaga international airport and Marbella, and 3.5 km. from the sea. Keeping the original design of Robert Trent Jones Sr., the Mijas golf course was totally refurbished in 2012. The gentle outlines of the Los Lagos course in contrast to the stunning appearance of the “Bridge-ball” will not leave anyone indifferent. It proves that it is possible to mix tradition and innovation.
Green fees at Mijas Golf for the next 3 months start at €49 (early June). (This article was published in May 2023, green fee prices will change over time)
Parador de Málaga Golf Course is located in a privileged location in the heart of the Costa del Sol. It's on the seashore, just 10 minutes from Malaga and the Malaga International Airport. Over the years, Parador de Malaga course - the oldest in Andalusia - has been transformed into one that is both demanding for experienced players and accessible for beginners. The holes on the course at the Real Club de Campo de Malaga (which belongs to the Parador Nacional del Golf) are steeped in history. The pioneers of the sport in the province took their first shots on its fairways. With a history reaching back sixty years, the facilities of the club are in perfect condition thanks to years of careful maintenance.
Green fees at Parador de Málaga Golf Course for the next 3 months start at €52 (early June). (This article was published in May 2023, green fee prices will change over time)
Alcaidesa is a Resort where you will find style, nature, views, security, and the best golf all wrapped up in one place, located in one of the most exclusive areas on the Costa del Sol. Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort means enjoying the only Links-type golf course in the south of Spain, 18 holes with spectacular views over the Mediterranean and Gibraltar; a second 18-hole, Heathland-type course, kilometres of practically virgin beach, restaurants, hotels and properties for living all year round.
Green fees at La Hacienda Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort for the next 3 months start at €82 (end May). (This article was published in May 2023, green fee prices will change over time)
Cerrado del Águila Golf is undoubtedly one of the best 9-hole courses in Andalusia. It is not very common to find a course with these characteristics, with so much disparity of obstacles and a variety of distances. It forces you to use all the clubs in the bag, with three par 3's, four par 4's and two par 5's.
Green fees at Cerrado del Águila Golf for the next 3 months start at €49 for 18 holes (May). (This article was published in May 2023, green fee prices will change over time)
Los Naranjos is a typical Robert Trent Jones Sr. design with generous fairways and strategically placed bunkers and water hazards. The greens, with Penn A4-grass, are spacious and slightly undulated. The tees are long and have four markers: red, yellow, white and black with course lengths starting from 5.054 metres and reaching 6.564 metres at its longest. Since its opening in 1977, Los Naranjos has been the host of several major competitions, including the Spanish Open, and is ranked one of the best golf courses in Spain. In 2005 and again in 2008, Los Naranjos was voted Course of the Year on the Costa del Sol.
Green fees at Los Naranjos for the next 3 months start at €102 for 18 holes (mid May). (This article was published in May 2023, green fee prices will change over time)
Situated in the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas with breathtaking views of the Andalusian countryside and the distant Mediterranean, La Cala Resort is a golfing mecca only 30 minutes from Malaga Airport. Three championship courses, designed by world-renowned architect Cabell B. Robinson, provide an exhilarating challenge while the four-star 107-room hotel is the perfect place to stay between rounds.
Green fees at La Cala for the next 3 months start at €50 for 18 holes (June). (This article was published in May 2023, green fee prices will change over time)
Situated between La Cala de Mijas and Fuengirola, Santana Golf lies with breathtaking views of the Mijas mountains, close to the Mediterranean Sea. Set within groves of oranges and avocados, truly a place where 'nature and golf are one'. If you are considering playing a golf course in the Costa del Sol, Santana Golf is a must-visit.
Green fees at Santana Golf for the next 3 months start at €85 for 18 holes (end May). (This article was published in May 2023, green fee prices will change over time)
La Quinta Golf & Country Club has a 27 hole golf course with 3 different combinations available. It was designed by Ryder Cup player Manuel Piñero and is located 5 minutes from Puerto Banús. La Quinta Golf is one of the most well-known golf courses in La Costa del Sol, standing out for the firmness and speed of the greens as well as the caring service provided by the staff. The tee times include driving range balls for warm-up 30 minutes prior to tee-off time.
Green fees at La Quinta Golf & Country Club for the next 3 months start at €81 for 18 holes (end May). (This article was published in May 2023, green fee prices will change over time)
Situated in the foothills of the Sierra de la Almijara mountain range, in Andalusia, Baviera Golf Club has 18 terrific holes. The main feature of the first 9 holes is the fairly even terrain, where water comes into play on 4 holes and makes the 4th hole especially complicated. On the next 9 holes, water intervenes mainly on the 10th and 17th. At Baviera Golf, the par-3s and par-5s deserve a special mention due to their level of difficulty.
Green fees at Baviera Golf Club for the next 3 months start at €47 for 18 holes (early June). (This article was published in May 2023, green fee prices will change over time)
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