The Costa del Sol has long been known as a paradise for golfers. It boasts over 100 championship golf courses set in magnificent scenery with year-round golf in a dry and sunny climate. With the development of “Golf Valley” around Nueva Andalusia, modern golf homes can be enjoyed by avid golfers as well as their beach-loving family.
Nicknamed the “Costa del Golf”, the Costa del Sol offers a wide variety of golf courses for all standards and abilities from wannabe golfer to low-handicap expert. Living on a gated golf community has many benefits. A frontline golf home offers gorgeous green views that are not overlooked by other properties. You can use your golf cart to get around the community in an eco-friendly way. If your home is a part-time vacation home, the gated security is a definite plus. When not in residence, you can easily let your golf property through an onsite agency and the rental will help cover your costs.
Many golf resort communities cater for non-golfers too with community swimming pools, play areas, gym, tennis courts, spa and onsite restaurant and bar. These areas provide a social hub for meeting like-minded neighbours.
Here’s our pick of Top 10 golf courses in Marbella to help you choose which course you want to live near and play on first!
1.Real Club de Golf Las Brisas
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, this challenging Nueva Andalusia golf course is known for its tricky water obstacles. It’s a favourite with intermediate and experienced golfers
2. Los Naranjos Golf Club
Also situated in Golf Valley, this is considered one of the finest golf courses in Europe with wide fairways and many hazards and undulating greens.
3. Aloha Golf Club
Created in 1975, this Javier Arana designed course is open to all.
4. La Quinta Golf and Country Club
Just 5 minutes from upscale Puerto Banus this 27-hole golf course has something for all abilities on the Antonio Garrido designed fairways.
5. Santa Clara Golf Club Marbella
Minutes from Costabella, this golf course is technically challenging with rough and open greens.
6. Cabopino Golf Marbella
Close to Cabopina in Costa Mijas, this 5170m par 71 course welcomes all categories of golfer.
7. Magna Marbella Golf Course
This fabulous golf course has an excellent reputation and extensive golf facilities for golfers to improve their handicap.
8. Marbella Golf and Country Club
You’ll find the most challenging golf course in the Costa del Sol right here in Marbella East. Facilities include a golf shop, conference rooms, restaurant, golf academy and tennis courts.
9. Rio Real
Another Javier Arana designed course, Rio Real is 5 minutes from Marbella city centre and has an outstanding course with breathtaking views.
10. Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club
This mixed golf course was designed by World No. 1 golfer Severiano Ballesteros. It offers challenging golf in the foothills of the Sierra de Ronda Mountains.