Thinking of playing golf on the Costa del Sol for your next holiday? You’ve certainly made a great choice of location, but before you book check out our list of top tips. Follow these and get ready to enjoy one of the best golfing holidays ever!

Choose your time of year

The good news about golf on the Costa del Sol is that it’s a year-round activity. Even in the winter months, temperatures are pleasant enough for shirt sleeves on the course. High season is spring while summer counts as low season.

Our top tip – if you’re playing golf on the Costa del Sol in the summer, choose to tee off first or last thing to avoid the strongest heat.

Choose your golf course on the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol has one of the biggest concentrations of golf courses in Europe. All rank among the best in Spain, all offer exceptional golfing conditions and all provide great playing experiences.

However, the terrain and challenges vary on all on them. As does distance. Before you book, check out the golf course designs and see which suits you and your golfing ability.

Our top tip – some golf courses on the Costa del Sol have online tips for each hole. The best provide video so you can see exactly what to expect at each hole. 

Choose the best green fees

An essential part of a great golfing holiday is getting the best green fees. On the Costa del Sol, it’s easy if you shop around and compare. Many golf courses offer discounts and green fee deals, available online.

Our top tip  – read our guide to getting the best green fees on the Costa del Sol. 

Choose the best golf deals

If you’re coming to the Costa del Sol to play golf, you’ll probably be looking for hotel accommodation too. Several golf courses on the Costa del Sol include a hotel – the best have boutique hotels for a more intimate experience – a restaurant and possibly other sporting facilities.

Staying onsite allows you to make the most of your golfing holiday since you have the course on your doorstep. And how better to start the day than with sweeping golf views from your suite terrace?

Our top tip – shop around for golf and hotel deals. You’ll find they often include green fees plus one night’s accommodation.

Choose your best tee times

Some courses are more challenging than others so it makes sense to pace yourself while you’re playing golf on the Costa del Sol. Plan your days of play carefully to include time-out as well as lots of golf. 

Our top tip – if you don’t mind getting up early, you can take advantage of special early bird deals.

Choose variety

The Costa del Sol ranks among the world’s favourite tourist destinations so you’ll want to take advantage of other attractions besides golf. Choose a golf course near the beach to make the most of lots of relaxing beach time – some of the best are in Marbella. 

Our top tip – if you’re looking for frontline beach golf, choose Rio Real Golf. You’re almost on the Med at the 4th! 

Now you’ve read the tips, all you need to do is book your golfing holiday. What are you waiting for?