How To Make The Most Of Your Golfing Holiday In Spain’s Costa Del Sol.

The Costa del Sol, often referred to as ‘The Costa del Golf’ and with good reason. The 3 main Coastal towns of Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Marbella offer some of the best Golf courses in Europe to many a traveling Golfer. We offer fantastic deals on the best golfing holidays in Spain.

BENALMADENA – Benalmadena is closest to Malaga Airport of the 3 towns and as it only a short 15-20 minutes drive, it attracts thousands of tourists every year. As well as the long stretch of sandy beaches you will find many more things to do during your stay in Benalmadena; Benalmadena Pueblo, a small Andalucian style Village with white washed houses, narrow streets, a beautiful church with stunning views of the coast and many bars and restaurants. Benalmadena Costa which includes the fabulous Puerta Marina, filled with late night bars, clubs and excellent restaurants. Last but not least, Arroyo de la Miel, this is the main Centre of Benalmadena and again offers a wide range of places to shop, eat and drink.

The Puerto Marina is the main attraction here but in the Centre of Town the Parque De Paloma is a tranquil oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the Marina and Coast with live animals, landscaped Gardens and waterfalls. Not forgetting that there is an excellent Golf Course in Benalmadena ‘Torrequabrada Golf’ which gets consistently good reviews and is very popular.

FUENGIROLA – Fuengirola which is only around a 10 minute drive from Benalmadena is a great base for Golfers who want a selection of good Golf Courses and can then enjoy a drink and a meal in one of the many bars or restaurants afterwards.
Although not quite as busy as Benalmadena for nightlife in terms of crowds, you can strole along the main paseo, enjoy a few drinks and feel nicely refreshed for an early round of Golf the following day.

Fuengirola is a great base being around 30 minutes from Malaga Airport and with a lot of Golf Courses situated around the Mijas area you are within easy reach should you choose to stay in a Fuengirola based Hotel.

A few of your choices here include Mijas Golf Course which is suitable for all handicaps, Santa Maria which is around 20 minutes drive away is popular also for mixed abilities. For something slightly more challenging try Santana Golf or Torrequebrada as previously mentioned, these are 2 of the Coasts best courses.
Two great courses close to the centre of Fuengirola are Los Olivos and La Laguna. Also within close distance are Santa Maria, Santa Clara and also El Chapparal, this area around Mijas and Fuengirola is fast becoming known as ‘Golf Valley’.

MARBELLA – The famous area of Puerta Banus and Marbella is still as popular as ever, the port is a hive of activity with it’s expensive yachts, fast cars and fancy restaurants making a great Holiday experience. Bars and clubs here are open until the small hours however expect to pay more here for drinks, food and entrance into some of the world famous clubs as this is a top class resort. Hotels and Golf courses are still good value for money on the other hand and it is still only around 45 minutes from the airport.

The Sotogrande area boasts some of the best courses in the area, the famous Valderrama, hosts of the Ryder Cup. San Roque and the new Finca Cortesina which hosts this years World Match Play. Closer to the Port there is a selection of top courses including Rio Real, Flamingoes, Santa Maria and La Quinta.

Marbella is a favourite of the rich and famous and is slightly more upmarket than the other coastal towns with the La Concha Mountain offering a stunning backdrop. The Boulevard offers many fashion boutiques and stylish shops. Other places to visit in and around Marbella are the ‘Old Town’ or Plaza de los Naranjas, a wonderful place to sit and relax and enjoy the traditional Spanish cuisine on offer, you will find many unique shops from the narrow cobbled streets leading off the main square.

Golfing need not be an expensive hobby see our great Discount green fees. Tailor make your own Golfing holiday by choosing from the selection of Hotels and Golf Courses we offer or simply select one of our ready made and discounted Multicourse offers.

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