Marbella is known worldwide for its glamorous avenues, boutique shops and lavish beach clubs. However, a lesser known fact is that the thriving golf industry attracts 4 million national and international players to the Costa del Sol every year. On this occasion, we will focus on top 5 golf courses in Marbella.
It is not for nothing that the new nickname used among golf enthusiasts to define this Andalusian area is the Costa del Golf, something that has been well promoted by Malaga’s tourist institutions and which positions the province as one of the best destinations for the practice of this exclusive sport.
Today the Costa del Golf has 69 golf courses and a total of 1,134 holes distributed in 16 municipalities in Malaga. Marbella, being one of the most exclusive spots in southern Europe, is the town with the largest number of golf courses in the province.
Marbella has 15 golf courses and 243 holes, which represents more than 20% of the sport’s offer on the Costa del Golf in Malaga. The Golden Triangle from Nueva Andalucía to Benahavís and Estepona has the second highest concentration of courses in the province, with 8 golf courses in Benahavís and 8 in Estepona, respectively (11.6% of the total).
The golf courses that extend along the entire coastal area reach as far as Manilva and the Cadiz municipality of Sotogrande, where the famous Real Club de Golf de Sotogrande stands out.
Golf Marbella Club Villa Padierna is an exclusive golf course with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. This modern golf club has a golf practice school for beginners and has the most modern equipment and services in the area.
There are three different courses in this luxury resort: Alferini Golf, Flamingos Golf and Tramores Golf. This club is located in the Los Flamingos Golf urbanisation, on the road to Cádiz.
Marbella Golf Country Club is another of the best golf courses in Marbella thanks to its incredible facilities that will delight any player. It is located just a few minutes’ drive from the city centre and has a renowned restaurant, a golf academy for beginners and a conference room.
Its golf shop, one of the best equipped for the practice of this sport on the Costa del Golf, stands out. It was designed by Robert Trent Jones, legendary player and golf course architect. The beauty of its surroundings stands out, with two olive groves, beautiful views of the sea and terraces with seasonal products from the area.
Aloha Golf Marbella is another of those golf clubs with incredible views of the Marbella coastline. Its peculiarities have made it the venue for the Open de Andalucía on several occasions, with an approximate course of 6300 metres.
Amongst the extension of the course we can find beautiful spaces such as its lake and its grove, which stands out amongst the undulating and manicured holes of its lawns. In addition to its well-known assistance services, practice and restaurants, Aloha Golf Marbella has one of the most beautiful courses with its flowering trees and vegetation that stands out during the first months of spring. A real pleasure for the senses.
Another of the best golf courses in Marbella is Club Finca Cortesin, with 18 holes and a length of 6800 metres. It was designed by Cabell Robinson and is considered one of the most popular courses in Spain. The course has different tees on each hole, which allows for a change of difficulty.
It also has one of the best golf shops in the area, with exclusive products for golf lovers. It is a perfect course for both beginners and more experienced golfers.
Los Naranjos Golf Club de Marbella is another of the courses designed by the architect Robert Trent Jones with one of the most beautiful settings in the Marbella area. It is a golf course with wide fairways and water hazards that are strategically arranged to challenge the most experienced players.
It also has undulating and well-kept greens, which make it ideal for playing in warm climates. It gets its name from being surrounded by orange trees, a tree that gives its name to the club’s restaurant and which has become an emblem since its opening.
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