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Teeing Off in Paradise: a Guide to the Best Golf Courses on the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol, located in southern Spain, is a golfer’s paradise, with many world-class golf courses located throughout the region. Here are some of the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol:

Valderrama Golf Club: This 18-hole course, located in the town of Sotogrande, is considered one of the best golf courses in Europe. It has hosted several major tournaments, including the Ryder Cup and the Volvo Masters, and is known for its challenging layout and beautiful scenery. The course is designed by Robert Trent Jones and is known for its narrow fairways and undulating greens, making it a challenging but enjoyable round for golfers of all skill levels.

Finca Cortesin Golf Club: This 18-hole course, located in the town of Casares, is known for its challenging layout and beautiful scenery. The course is designed by Cabell Robinson and features a combination of parkland and links-style holes, with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding mountains. It’s also home to the annual Volvo World Match Play Championship.

La Reserva Club de Sotogrande: This 18-hole course, located in the town of Sotogrande, is known for its challenging layout and beautiful scenery. The course is designed by Cabell Robinson and features a combination of parkland and links-style holes, with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding mountains. It’s also home to such events as European Tour NH Collection Open and La Reserva Sotogrande Invitational.

Aloha Golf Club: This 18-hole course, located in the town of Nueva Andalucia, is known for its challenging layout and beautiful scenery. The course is designed by Javier Arana and is known for its undulating greens, narrow fairways and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. It’s a popular choice among golfers of all skill levels.

Marbella Club Golf Resort: This 18-hole course, located in the town of Marbella, is known for its challenging layout and beautiful scenery. The course is designed by Dave Thomas and features a combination of parkland and links-style holes, with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding mountains. It’s also home to the annual European Seniors Tour.

Los Naranjos Golf Club: A prestigious member of the Costa del Sol’s elite group of golf courses, located in the town of Nueva Andalucia, designed by the renowned golf architect Robert Trent Jones and built at a time when suitable land was still available. It quickly gained worldwide fame due to its championship layout and design, hosting the World Cup, the Spanish Open, and other major tournaments.

Santa Maria Golf & Country Club: This 18-hole course, located in the town of Elviria, is known for its challenging layout and beautiful scenery. The course is designed by Antonio Garcia Garrido and features a combination of parkland and links-style holes, with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding mountains. It’s a popular choice among golfers of all skill levels.

Mijas Golf: The complex features two 18-hole courses, Los Lagos and Los Olivos, located in the town of Mijas. Relish in the timeless design of Robert Trent Jones Sr., beautifully restored in 2012. The gentle slopes of Los Lagos course contrast beautifully with the innovative and stunning “Bridge-ball” design, showcasing the perfect blend of tradition and modernity. Don’t miss the chance to experience this breathtaking golfing destination.

These are just a few of the many outstanding golf courses on the Costa del Sol. With its year-round sunshine, beautiful scenery and world-class golf, the Costa del Sol is a golfer’s paradise. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, you’ll find plenty of challenging and enjoyable rounds on the Costa del Sol.

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