South of Andalusia, is considered one of the most important and unique golf destinations in the world. The Costa del Sol, also called Costa del Golf, brings together more than 70 of the best courses and resorts in Spain. We are going to present some of them, in a ranking of what we consider to be the 10 most interesting golf experiences on the coast.
In Cádiz, in the municipality of San Roque and the famous urbanization of Sotogrande, we find some of the most spectacular golf courses designed by some of the best golf course designers in the world, such as Robert Trent Jones, Cabell B. Robinson and Dave Thomas. . .
In this part of the Costa del Sol, we would like to highlight three golf jewels; Real Club Valderrama, Real Club de Sotogrande and San Roque Club. These three courses have been known for decades as the Golden Triangle of Golf. In addition, these courses are surrounded by extensive vegetation where green hills and cork oaks occupy a wide spectrum throughout the extension of the land and each of its 18 holes. Without a doubt, these three golf courses in Sotogrande are a place of worship for golf lovers.
Younger, but with the same level of quality, La Reserva Club Sotogrande was opened in 2003, an 18-hole course designed by acclaimed golf course architect Cabell B. Robinson. Located on a hillside with stunning views towards the Mediterranean Sea and the most beautiful Andalusian mountains, it quickly became a must-see for any golfer visiting the south of Spain.
Advancing along the Cadiz coast, we discover another obligatory stop, Alcaidesa Golf Links, recently renovated by Kurtis Bowman. It is the only Links-style course in the south of Spain, a challenging course, with a high quality of maintenance, at the level of the best courses in Europe. The new course has opened up even more to the sea and has one of the best views of the entire Costa del Sol over the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and Africa.
Before reaching the capital of luxury Marbella, you must also visit one of the best resorts in the world, Finca Cortesin. Finca is known worldwide for offering one of the best customer experiences in the world. Here, exceptional customer service is at the heart of the experience. In addition, it will soon become the world venue for the best women’s golf event of 2023, the Solheim Cup.
Continuing this wonderful journey along the Mediterranean coast, we arrive at the most famous sun capital in the world, Marbella. In this enclave with a privileged climate, there are three unique golf courses, forming the famous golf valley of Marbella; Royal Las Brisas Golf Club, Aloha Golf Club and Los Naranjos Golf Club. Here, Robert Trent Jones takes center stage, having put all his experience and signature in two of the three courses; Las Brisas and Los Naranjos. In the case of Aloha, it was designed by Don Javier Arana, one of the best golf course designers in Spain, molding this wonderful piece of land at the foot of Marbella’s most famous mountain, La Concha.
The last stop is at one of the most iconic and beautiful golf courses on the national scene, the Chaparral Golf Club. Located in the heart of the Costa del Sol, it is a course surrounded by pure nature and peace. It is only 20 minutes from Malaga airport and 15 minutes from the center of Marbella, with direct access from the coastal highway but still hidden within a Mediterranean pine forest. These characteristics make Chaparral Golf one of the most popular destinations for international golfers.
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