play golf Costa del Sol

If you’re thinking about your next holiday, why not choose to play golf on the Costa del Sol? Along with a great climate and fantastic courses, this part of Spain is easy to get to, has great golfing deals and plenty of things to do when you’re not teeing off. Read on to discover five compelling reasons to play golf on the Costa del Sol.

Reason Number 1: Year-round playing conditions

Top of our list comes the weather. The Costa del Sol enjoys over 320 days of sunshine a year (and they come guaranteed) so there’s no need to worry about your game being rained off.

And then there are the temperatures. Not too hot in summer nor cold in the winter. How’s that for perfect golfing conditions?

Reason Number 2: World-class golf courses

The next compelling reason why you should play golf on the Costa del Sol is the area’s courses. Not only do you get an amazing choice – there are over 50 golf courses on the Costa del Sol – they rank among the very best. Expect pristine golfing greens, expertly maintained all year-round wherever you play.

Expect challenging courses designed by some of the world’s top designers. Golf courses in Marbella have the signature of golfing legends such as Severiano Ballesteros and Spain’s best designers such as Javier Arana, the mastermind behind Rio Real Golf, for example.

Read what Jim McCann, editor of Top 100 Golf Courses, says about Rio Real. 

Reason Number 3: Easy to get to

Getting to Costa del Sol golf courses couldn’t be easier – Malaga Airport has frequent flight connections with a long list of European cities, most of which lie less than three hours away. If you’re travelling to Malaga from the rest of Spain, the airport also has a good range of domestic flights too. And Malaga forms part of the AVE high-speed train network. Travel time to Madrid is under two and half hours.

Reason Number 4: Great golfing deals

Next up on our list of reasons to play golf on the Costa del Sol comes in the price. Forget the notion that a golfing holiday in Spain is expensive – a golf break on the Costa del Sol can be surprisingly cheap, especially if you take advantage of special offers. All golf courses in the area offer exclusive advantages for players. Shop around and find the ones that fit your budget.

Read more about getting the best green fees in Marbella.

Reason Number 5: Great after golf

And last but definitely not least, are the after-golf possibilities. Here, the list runs very long. If you choose to play golf on the Costa del Sol, you can also head for the local beaches. You can enjoy the delicious cuisine – if you like your dining Michelin-starred, book at table in one of the four Michelin restaurants in Marbella. Or make the most of culture  by visiting one of the many museums in Malaga. And if you’re looking for cultural events over the summer period, there’s plenty going on from the Starlite Festival in Marbella to the Malaga August Fair.

Convinced to the point that you’re ready to play golf on the Costa del Sol? Book your round now. 


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