Swing your clubs into the oversized baggage at the airport, and swap grey skies for blue. It’s time to take a trip to the Costa del Sol. Just a couple of hours on one of the many cheap flights into Málaga will soon see you relaxed and improving your golf handicap.
Costa del Golf
The Costa del Sol, often dubbed the Costa del Golf, and with good reason. This stretch of splendid Spanish coastline has certainly earned the moniker. For a start, the sheer amount of superb, world-class courses to choose from. One thing you can be mostly sure of, your day of fun on the course is not likely to be rained off!
Just a short ‘drive’ away
A short spin in your hire car from the airport at Málaga will take you to one of the many courses available. Whatever your level, be it beginner or wannabe Dustin Johnson, you’ll find one to suit you.
Estepona Golf Enjoy 18 holes of golf at Estepona Golf with buggy hire and a full English breakfast. Available 7 days a week from 08:00 hrs to 10:00 hrs for just €66* per person.
El Paraiso also in Estepona, close to Marbella, was designed by Gary Player. .The green fees start from just 59€*.
Guadalamina Golf in Marbella has been awarded Royal Appointment, has 17 different nationalities and more than 2.000 members, and probably the best social life along the Costa del Sol.
Mijas Golf has two courses; Los Lagos, and Los Olivos.
Both courses were originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. following his philosophy of “Difficult Par, Easy Bogey”. There’s very little rough, much water and fairly flat land. Los Lagos has an area of 52 hectares, defined by its wide fairways lined with numerous lakes, hence the course name. In addition, the 9 lakes on the course turn the water into natural obstacles in 11 of the 18 holes. At the same time, the course presents a lot of bunkers. There are a great variety of large size trees such as casuarias, araucarias pines, weeping willow trees, jacarandas, acacias tipuana, fig trees & some coconut. These are strategically located to defend the wide flat greens.
Plus fours and more
Shop for the latest in golfing fashion while you’re here on the Costa del Sol. Marbella in particular has a range of upmarket clothing outlets where you can look cooler than Tiger, with the best of labels to be seen on the green. Try the Golfino concession at the Puerto Banús branch of El Corte Ingles, for the perfect fit in style and elegance.
‘Putting’ down some roots
Are those well-watered greens just too tempting to leave behind as you return to the grey skies of home? Then make it a permanent move, and bunker down on the Costa del Sol. We’d be happy to show you around some of the best golf-related properties, perhaps as a regular base for your favourite hobby, or for a more permanent move to the sunshine of Spain’s southern coastline. It’s a hole in one!
*All costs quoted correct at time of going to press.