The Costa del Sol also enjoys wonderfully warm winters, and highs of 23C during the peak golfing season of September to November and March to May. Its stunningly sunny, subtropical climate should ensure plenty of time on the greens under bright skies.
Opt for the glamorous resorts of Marbella or its nearby harbour Puerto Banus and you’ll be close to more than ten golf courses in the region. Estepona also lies just south of the coastline with a traditional centre and scenic marina.
After a great day of golf, you’ll be well located to make the most of Marbella’s nightlife. It has an upmarket atmosphere with exclusive clubs and cocktail bars lining the waterfront. You could also indulge at some of the gourmet restaurants.
Name: Marbella Club Golf Resort
Designer: Dave Thomas
Tee to Green: Contoured fairways and manicured greens as well as water features aplenty ensure you’ll appreciate your round at this Dave Thomas designed Costa Del Sol layout.
Signature Hole: The par 4 3rd is the hardest hole on the course and would be best treated as a par 5. The green is protected by a large lake requiring two excellent shots to find it in regulation play.
The 19th: Restaurant. Bar. Coffee shop. Driving range. Pro shop. Shoe and club cleaning.
Name: Estepona Golf
Designer: David leader
Course Type: Parkland
Tee to Green: With stunning sea views, this course boasts quality greens all year round. The course features a number of tricky long par 3s.
Signature Hole: The par 4 10th is a short par 4 with a green surrounded by water. It’s a classic risk/reward hole, a good drive could see you with an eagle chance, miscalculate slightly however and you’ll be left looking at a 6.
The 19th: Restaurant. Bar. Driving range. Pro shop. Putting green.
Name: Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club
Designer: Seve Ballesteros
Course Type: Parkland
Tee to Green: This challenging course was the first to be designed by the legendary Seve Ballesteros. This course closely follows the contours of the land and is a challenge to golfers of all levels.
Signature Hole: The 6th is a long narrow par 5 with hazards on both sides of the fairway and back of the green.
The 19th: Bar. Restaurant. Pro shop. Pro shop. Putting green. Driving range.