COSTA DEL SOL
Costa Del Sol:
The Costa del Sol is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It has great diversity with something to offer for almost everyone and is becoming increasingly popular choice for Property purchasing as holiday homes or permanent residences. The Costa del Sol is located on the east and west of Malaga in Andalusia. Andalucía is a varied region where an increasing number of people are seeking to buy Spanish Property. The climate is the winters are mild and the summers hot without becoming over bearing. The province also boasts a wide variety of cities, coastal resorts and countryside from the jet set lifestyle of Marbella to Miles of unspoiled and protected countryside peppered with white villages.
Property on the Costa del Sol - Golf
The Costa del Sol is often referred to as the Costa del Golf which is not surprising with so many top quality golf courses and fabulous weather almost all year round.
Demand is increasing so that many new courses are being developed with the more popular courses rounds need to be booked months in advance.
A little inland from Puerto Banus and Nueva Andalucia is the area known as "Golf Valley", with world class courses designed by the likes of Robert Trent Jones and Seve Ballesteros which not surpassingly is home to many luxury property and villa developments, including golf course property. The course at La Zagaleta Country Club, designed by Seve Ballesteros, is one of the most exclusive courses on the coast and is strictly members and guests only.
Golf is far more popular with visiting tourists than the Spanish. A recent study estimated that a staggering 80% of golfing tourists had visited the Costa to play. Many golf courses have club tournaments running throughout the year, so phone to check first and booking in advance is advised. Golf has played a great part in turning the Costa del Sol from a summer holiday destination to a year round resort, with many northern Europeans escaping bleak winters to come to the Costa's mild winter climate to play golf and stay in their golf villas, apartments and holiday homes.
Costa del Sol Golf Courses
Aloha Golf Club
Designed by: Javier Arana 18 holes Marbella - Urb. Aloha- Nueva Andalucía, 29660 Marbella telephone: 952 81 23 88 - fax: 952 81 23 89 The 18-hole course is long and difficult. It also offeres a 9-short hole practice ground. The upkeeping of the course is exceptional.
Artola Golf Club
Designed by: Jorge Rein 9 holes Marbella - Ctra. Nacional 340, Km. 194, 29600 Marbella telephone: 952 83 13 90 - fax: 952 83 04 50 A straight forward course with short fairways.
Atalaya Golf and Country Club
Designed by: Berharn Limburger/Paul Krings 36 holes Estepona - Ctra. Benahavís, Km. 0,7, 29680 Estepona telephone: 952 88 28 12 - fax: 952 88 78 97 The complex offers 2 courses with 18-holes and one of the largest practice ranges in Spain. The golf school also provides lessons in several languages.
El Paraíso Golf Club
Designed by: Gary Player 18 holes Estepona - Ctra. Cádiz, Km. 167, 29680 Estepona telephone: 952 88 38 46 - fax: 952 88 58 27 The course seems to be easy due to its wide fairways but it has some fierce roughs and water hazards.
Estepona Golf Club
Designed by: José Luís López Martínez 18 holes Estepona - Ctra. N-340, Km 150 29689 Moclinejo telephone: 952 81 09 82 - fax: 952 11 30 81 The course has short and narrow fairways.
The Club offers a host of services to players.
Guadalhorce Golf Club
Designed by: Kosti Kuronen 18 holes Campanillas - Crtra de Cartama Km7, Apartado 48 29590 Campanillas telephone: 952 17 93 78 - fax: 952 24 16 78 The Guadalhorce golf course is hosting more than 60 championships this year. It has a beautiful and luxurios Club House and a 9-hole par-three practice course.
Guadalmina Sur Golf Club
Designed by: Javier Arana 18 holes Marbella - Urb. Guadalmina Sur, 29678 Marbella telephone: 952 88 33 75 - fax: 952 88 34 83 The course is amongst the first built in Andalusia and has some parts to test more experienced players.
La Dama de Noche Golf
Club Designed by: Enrique Canales 9 holes Marbella - Camino del Angel- Río Verde, 29600 Marbella telephone: 952 81 81 50 - fax: 952 81 70 06 First golf course in Europe with a lighting system that allows one to play during the night under practically the same conditions as in daytime.
La Duquesa Golf and Country Club
Designed by: Robert Trent-Jones 18 holes Manilva - Ctra. N- 340, Km. 150-Urb. El Hacho, 29691 Manilva telephone: 952 89 04 25 - fax: 952 89 04 25 Beautiful countryside, on bright days it is possible to see the Rock of Gibraltar and the African Coast.
Las Brisas Golf Club
Designed by: Robert Trent-Jones 18 holes Marbella - Calle 1D- Nueva Andalucía, 29660 Marbella telephone: 952 81 08 75 - fax: 952 81 55 18 One of the best courses in Europe. Many bunkers and water hazards, including ten artificial lakes. A challenge for players of all levels.
Los Naranjos Golf Club
Designed by: Robert Trent-Jones 18 holes Marbella - Apdo. 64- Nueva Andalucía, 29660 Marbella telephone: 952 81 52 06 - fax: 952 81 14 28 Perhaps one of the best designed golf courses by Robert Trent-Jones.
Marbella Golf & Country Club
Designed by: Robert Trent-Jones 18 holes Marbella - Carretera de Cádiz. Km 188, Marbella. Near the Costa del Sol Hospital, Marbella. telephone: 952 83 05 00 - fax: 952 83 43 53 The first few holes are the most interesting, they require good tee-shots.
Mijas Golf International
Designed by: Terence Trent-Jones 36 holes Mijas - Los Lagos & Los Olivos. Camino viejo de Coín, Km 3, Urb. Mijas Golf, Mijas Costa telephone: 952 47 68 43 - fax: 952 46 79 43 Mijas lagos is probably one of the most popular courses on the Costa del Sol. Incorporating 8 lakes, from where it gets its name.
Designed by: Folco Nardi 18 holes Mijas - Carretera de Cádiz, Km 199, Urb. Rivera del Sol, Mijas Costa. telephone: 952 93 19 60 - fax: 952 93 19 42 Situated in Mijas Costa in the heart of the tourist area, this course has some tough hills Monte Mayor Golf Club Designed by: José Gancedo Gómez 18 holes Benahavis - Ctra. N-340, Km. 163,6, 29679 Benahavis telephone: 952 81 08 05 - fax: 952 81 48 54 The golf course is surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery on the coast.
Parador Málaga del Golf
Designed by: Tom Simpson 18+3 holes Málaga - Carretera de Cádiz, at the Churriana crossroads / exit. Apto. 324, Málaga. telephone: 952 38 12 55 - fax: 952 38 89 63 The oldest course on the Costa, near the airport. Situated in the flat Guadalhorce valley the course was inaugurated in 1925 by the Spanish royal family
Rio Real Golf Club
Designed by: Javier Arana 18 holes Marbella - Urb Rio Real, POBOX 82, 29600 Marbella telephone: 952 77 95 09 - fax: 952 77 21 40 Set in a beautiful countryside, the course is not too hilly. The fairly flat greens are well-protected with bunkers.
San Roque Golf Club
Designed by: David Tomas - Tony Jacklin 18 holes San Roque - Ctra. N-340, Km. 126,5, 11360 San Roque telephone: 956 61 30 30 - fax: 956 61 30 13 The characteristic thing about this Club is it is a long course, with wide fairways.
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