Think of Marbella and summer automatically springs to mind. But the crown resort on the Costa del Sol has plenty going for it at other times of the year too. While the Northern Europe lies trapped in the winter cold, Marbella basks in warm sunshine. And that’s just one of the reasons why you might like to consider a winter golf break in Marbella.

A welcome dose of sunshine

Once the excitement of Christmas and New Year is over, the short, dark and usually cold days of January and February lie ahead. Book your golf break in Marbella and give yourself a very welcome dose of sunshine.

Marbella (almost) to yourself

Another advantage of winter on the Costa del Sol comes in the crowds, or rather, the lack of them. Winter is low season and this means fewer tourists, hardly any queues and easy parking.

Great golf deals

January and February count as low season for golf in Marbella so these are your months for the best green fee deals. Book your tees times well in advance and the deals get even better!

Cosy comfort

A winter golf break in Marbella gives you the chance to sample Spain’s ultimate comfort food: hot chocolate with churros. Several cafés in Marbella make their own delicious version of this deep-fried treat, at their best when dipped in the hot chocolate. Enjoy yours in the iconic Plaza de los Naranjos square in the centre of Marbella Old Town.

And in the cooler evenings, where better to relax than in front of the cosy comfort of a real log fire? Curl up beside yours in the lounge at Rio Real Boutique Hotel.

Take to the slopes

Winter rarely brings snow to Marbella but not very far away is Europe’s southern-most ski resort. Sierra Nevada, about a 2-hour drive from Marbella, offers 124km of ski slopes open from the end of November to the end of April every year. Why not combine a session on skis with a round of golf and on the same day?

Check out the snow report at Sierra Nevada here

Hike to the heights

Winter in Marbella is the best time of year for hiking. The cooler temperatures make the hill and mountain climbing easier and the clear skies offer amazing views. See for yourself with a hike up in the Sierra Blanca mountains just outside Marbella and get ready for truly panoramic views. On clear days you can see as far as the Rif Mountains in Morocco.

Dose of culture

And just because it’s winter doesn’t mean that there’s nothing going on in Marbella. The resort offers plenty of things to do all year-round and the winter season is no exception. And if you fancy going slightly further afield, Malaga city offers world-class art, music and dance throughout the winter.

Convinced of the benefits of a winter golf break in Marbella? Now all you need to do is book yours.