2017 is coming to an end and keen golfers will be thinking about their next golf holiday. The key to success is to plan ahead. That way you ensure everything is in place for your holiday. Read on to discover how to plan the best golf break on the Costa del Sol.

Choose your time of year

Your first step is to decide when you want to take your golf break on the Costa del Sol. The good news is that with over 320 days of sunshine a year, you can play golf at a time to suit you. And every season has its advantages.

Autumn and spring count as high season on the Costa del Sol golf scene so you can combine great weather with fewer crowds. Summer ranks as low season meaning there are fewer people on the golf courses, but temperatures are higher. And winter offers the chance to soak up some warm sunshine and play your favourite sport.

Find your Costa del Sol golf course

No easy task when there are over 70 golf courses on the Costa del Sol. They’re all very different and suit different playing styles and levels.

If you’re thinking of a golf break in Marbella, your choice narrows down to 12. This resort has some of the oldest golf courses in the area and they include veterans such as Rio Real Golf and Guadalmina Golf.

Bear your handicap in mind, too. Some of the golf courses on the Costa del Sol are more challenging than others and not all are suitable for newbies. And don’t forget to take a look at the terrain because some courses include plenty of hills.

Find the best green fee deals

Your search for the best green fee deals could decide which course you play on. Or you might choose your course first and then search for a good price for a round.

Whatever the order, choose a course that makes it easy to find out how much it costs to play. Go for a course with straight forward online booking where you can see green fees at a glance. Read more about getting the best green fee deals on the Costa del Sol. 

Find the best location

When you’re planning your golf break on the Costa del Sol, bear in mind the rest of your holiday. You probably won’t be playing golf all the time so think about other things to do. Is being near other attractions on the Costa del Sol important? Would you like to be within easy reach of the beach?

Not all golf courses boast prime locations, but some combine great golf with the best of the Costa del Sol on the doorstep.  

Choose your package

Where to stay is a major consideration on a golf break. You might prefer to stay off course or opt for on-site accommodation. Several golf courses in the area include hotels – go for a boutique hotel for a more personalised stay. And this option gives you golf on the doorstep and stunning frontline golf views from your bedroom.

And then there are the extras. Don’t forget to plan for golf club hire, buggies and trolleys. Most golf courses offer these extras to players and some include them as part of a package. This means you get the best deals for your golf break on the Costa del Sol.

Book now

And your last step is to actually book that golf break. If you’re looking for exceptional design in stunning surroundings (including frontline beach) with a boutique hotel on site, Rio Real Golf & Hotel is your obvious choice.