Beyond its impressive white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, vibrant culture, exquisite cuisine and local charms such as the siesta or flamenco, the Costa del Sol boasts an idyllic Mediterranean climate that guarantees 300 days of sunshine a year and the necessary rainfall to keep its exquisite hills, valleys and greens green. This makes it perfect for enjoying its more than 70 courses at any time, including the internationally acclaimed Valderrama, named three times the best course in Europe.

Golf in Valderrama, Sotogrande

Home of the Ryder Cup in 1997, the Real Club Valderrama was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and has the nostalgic touch of Seve Ballesteros, responsible for revamping its 17th hole.

It is considered to be the best in Spain and No. 1 in Western Europe since 1988, and its exciting course includes one of the best par 5’s in the world, almost a hundred bunkers and elevated greens.

www.valderrama.com

Atalaya Golf & Country Club, Estepona

Against the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Blanca mountains, Atalaya Golf & Country Club is located between Estepona and Marbella, and boasts two magnificent 18-hole courses lined with mature eucalyptus, cactus, palm trees and pink azaleas.

It was established in 1968, and is also famous for its driving range, one of the best in Spain where golf lessons are given in several languages.

www.atalaya-golf.com

Real Club de Golf Las Brisas, Marbella

Designed by Robert Trent Jones in 1968, Las Brisas is an attractive golf course with 10 artificial lakes and several water hazards located in the heart of Nueva Andalucía, in the area known as the “Valle del Golf”.

It is an exclusive members-only club, where you can also enjoy a very active and friendly social atmosphere.

Its mostly elevated greens are well protected by bunkers, and the course is perfect for intermediate and experienced golfers.

www.realclubdegolflasbrisas.com

Finca Cortesin, Malaga

Located in the picturesque landscape of Marbella in one of the top hotel complexes in the world, the Finca Cortesin course has an 18-hole championship design and is considered one of the best in Europe.

It is the first ecological and sustainable golf course in Spain, with systems that allow it to use less water and pesticides and to create a smooth playing surface all year round.

Its attractive design, rich in vegetation, Mediterranean flora and numerous olive trees, is signed by Cabell B. Robinson, and boasts high quality greens, with a great variety of holes and its own Michelin-starred restaurant.

www.fincacortesin.com

Real Club de Golf de Sotogrande

It was the first in Europe designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1964) and, according to him, one of his 5 favourites among the more than 500 that he designed around the world. In 1994, it received the title of “Royal” from His Majesty King Juan Carlos I.

The course features long tees, broad fairways and subtly elevated greens, with a variety of holes exposed to different types of vegetation.

golfsotogrande.com

Aloha Golf Club, Marbella

Aloha Golf Club is located in the Golf Valley. It was created by Javier Arana in 1975, and since then it has held the Andalusian Open three times. 

Its rippling terrain, with lush trees, lakes and spectacular views over the Sierra de La Concha and the Mediterranean, has a traditional design with four par 5 holes, ten par 4 holes and four par 3 holes.

Clubdegolfaloha.com

El Paraíso Golf Club, Estepona

Opened in 1973 and designed by Gary Player, El Paraíso is one of the oldest courses on the Costa del Sol. It is set in the tranquil valley of El Paraíso, with the backdrop of the majestic mountain of “La Concha” to the north and the shimmering Mediterranean to the south.

Its wide fairways and beautiful water obstacles with hidden streams, come into play with remarkable relevance and increase the difficulty. It has partners from more than 16 countries.

elparaísogolf.com

Marbella Golf & Country Club, Marbella

Designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Senior and just a 5-minute drive from the centre of Marbella, Marbella Golf & Country Club features an elegant restaurant based on seasonal ingredients, a shop, conference rooms, a golf academy and tennis courts, making it ideal for the whole family.

The surrounding hills, olive groves and magnificent sea views provide an impressive backdrop for exciting golf days, with challenges such as the 3rd hole requiring a long, well-directed drive to be saved from a very pronounced slope.

Marbellagolf.com

Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club, Benahavis

Los Arqueros is a masterpiece of the legendary Severiano Ballesteros. This impressive 18-hole course opened in 1991 and seeks to combine the passion for the game with the beauty of its natural surroundings.

Situated next to the beautiful mountain village of Benahavis, with views of the surrounding mountains and the Mediterranean, this course, limited to 5,700 metres, offers numerous water points and narrow fairways, and is perfect for those who are committed to precision golf.

Losarquerosgolf.com

Santa Clara Golf Marbella

Located just a few minutes from Costabella beach, Santa Clara is an 18-hole par 71 course that presents the remarkable technical challenge of its extensive fairways and open, uneven greens.

It was designed by Enrique Canales Busquets, respecting the natural environment of the local flora and fauna. Furthermore, it is open every day of the year, and its clubhouse offers a great gastronomic variety in an unrivalled environment.

www.santaclaragolfmarbella.com

Liora, the perfect home base for golf lovers

The Costa del Sol has become a paradise for those seeking the highest quality of life. That is why all sectors, from real estate to culture, and gastronomy to sports, have not stopped improving their infrastructure and facilities in recent years to offer an existence with unbeatable vibrations.

It was with this objective that Liora was born, the most exciting real estate project of 2020 created by the legendary Pininfarina – designer of icons such as the Ferrari Testarossa or the amazing Cyrela tower in São Paulo – Tasvalor Arquitectura and the developer Excem Real Estate.

Located in the middle of Estepona’s promenade and with views to the mountains from its north side, Liora is an avant-garde building of biophilic architecture that seeks to encompass all forms of well-being for the client in its 37 domotic residences and its spectacular common areas.

Its strategic position at the entrance to Estepona makes Liora the perfect base for launching into the discovery of the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol, which, for many, is a fundamental ingredient in creating the first-rate lifestyle they dream of.