Where is the Costa del Golf?

The Costa del Golf is located in the south of Spain, in the Andalusian province of Malaga. It thanks its name to the fact it has the highest concentration of golf courses in Europe.

History of the Costa del Golf

The Costa del Golf came into the limelight in 1926, when the first golf course, the Royal Club del Campo, was founded. (Nowadays it is known as “Parador del Golf de Málaga”, Malaga’s Golf Inn). From that moment on, golf lovers found their way to the Costa del Sol every year and as their numbers increased year after year, the authorities built more and more golf courses. As a result, the Spanish South coast today welcomes more than 70 golf courses, where both professionals and amateurs train every day.

Why is the Costa del Golf so popular among professionals and amateurs?

The first and main reason why the Costa del Golf is so popular among golfers is because of its location on the Costa del Sol. As the name suggests, you can enjoy an average of 300 sunny days per year, making it the ideal location for outdoor sports, including golf. The temperature is pleasant all year round and the rainfall is very limited. However, the best months for a round on one of the numerous golf courses on the Costa del Golf are May, June, and September, as the golf courses in July and August are very busy.

Another reason for the popularity of the Costa del Golf is its connection to the rest of Spain and Europe, especially thanks to the international airport of Malaga, the fourth largest airport in Spain. For these reasons, the it is the scene of many golf competitions every year, including a few tournaments of the PGA European Tour.

The best golf courses of the Costa del Golf

Among the more than 70 golf courses on the Costa del Golf, there are a few that you as a true golf lover do not want to miss!

– Club de Golf Río Real (Marbella)

Located just 3 km from the centre of Marbella, this golf course offers golfers a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea. Its natural surroundings and its flat holes are the most striking features of this golf club.

– Westin La Quinta (Marbella)

This golf course offers both professionals and amateurs endless possibilities for a challenging and enjoyable round. It consists of 27 holes and from some places you have a beautiful view over the mountains of the province of Malaga and the Mediterranean Sea.

– Santa Clara Golf (Marbella)

Santa Clara Golf is one of Marbella’s best golf courses and is also awarded the ISO 9001 quality certificate. It is located in a natural environment and it is one of the most renowned golf courses in the province of Malaga.

La Duquesa Golf (Manilva)
This golf course has several high-quality services including a putting green, an approach section, trolleys, and buggies.

– Doña Julia Golf Club (Casares)
Besides the spectacular panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, this course is famous for its wide greens and the two different rounds it offers its visitors.

Other golf courses that we would like to mention are the Finca Cortesin Golf, Baviera Golf, Valle Romano Golf & Resort, Los Flamingos and Estepona Golf. They offer you as a golf lover all the conditions to enjoy long sunny days of golf!


If you are looking forward to a golfing holiday in Andalusia, take a look at this selection of the best  sales properties and luxury holiday villas on the Costa del Golf. This way you are guaranteed the best of both worlds; beautiful golf courses and a wonderfully relaxing and comfortable holiday.

Cilo Marbella is an exclusive boutique agency specialising in the sale and rental of luxury residential property in the Marbella region of Spain.

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