If your New Year’s resolution was to play golf and in the sun, a golf break in southern Spain ticks both boxes. But you may be wondering when’s the best time to play golf on the Costa del Sol. The short answer is that with over 320 days of (guaranteed) sunshine a year, anytime is good. For the long answer, read on.
Why spring is the best time to play golf on the Costa del Sol
Late March to the end of June rates as one of the best times of the year for golf on the Costa del Sol. The days are longer and temperatures very pleasant, and many golf courses look their best with the spring showers and warm sunshine.
Spring welcomes beach-going season too and you’ll find the sands in Marbella in tip-top condition. Resorts on the Costa del Sol start to get busy (but not too busy) as the holiday season starts.
In terms of green fees, spring counts as high season for golf on the Costa del Sol. But this doesn’t mean you can’t get a good deal. Do your research, shop and around, and the chances are you’ll bag a promotion or two. Read on for some advice on getting the best green fees on the Costa del Sol.
Why summer is the best time to play golf on the Costa del Sol
July heralds the start of high season on the Costa del Sol. If you choose this time of year for your golf break, expect lots of crowds and busy, busy resorts. The temperature rises too especially at midday.
The heat means playing golf isn’t so attractive during the middle of the day. But you can still get in a round first thing in the morning and/or last thing in the day. Temperatures are pleasant enough and you’ll find the golf courses nice and quiet. Better still, summer is low season for golf on the Costa del Sol so there’s plenty of scope for good deals on green fees.
And if you’re looking to combine your golf with time in the sunshine, summer is the perfect time of year. Play a round first thing in the morning and then after breakfast, stroll down to the beach for a day relaxing on the sands. Choose a golf course with a frontline beach position such as Rio Real Golf & Hotel for the best of both worlds! And to whet your appetite, discover the best blue-flag beaches in Marbella.
Why autumn is the best time to play golf on the Costa del Sol
Once the summer crowds have disappeared, one of the best times of the year arrives. Autumn, like spring, offers pleasant daytime temperatures – perfect for a round of golf at any time – and less busy resorts and attractions. It’s still warm enough to go to the beach well into November.
Those golf courses on the Costa del Sol with plenty of trees come into their own in autumn when the colours of the leaves make it one of the prettiest times of the year to visit. Autumn counts as mid to high season for golf, but again, shop around and you’re sure to find some excellent green fee deals.
Read more about playing golf on the Costa del Sol in autumn.
Why winter is the best time to play golf on the Costa del Sol
While Northern Europe lies under snow and wrapped in freezing temperatures, down on the Costa del Sol daytime temperatures reach a very pleasant 18 to 20 degrees. And the sun’s shining. The weather alone is motivation enough to play golf in Marbella in winter.
But if it isn’t enough, add the excellent green fee deals available – low season for golf brings lots of good offers and discounts. You’ll also probably be able to make the most of low airfares and hotel stays.
Whatever time of year you choose to play golf on the Costa del Sol one thing’s for certain at Rio Real – a warm welcome. We look forward to seeing you in 2018!