The 18-hole course of Club de Golf Valderrama is one of the most well known golf courses in the world. In 1997 the Ryder Cup came to Valderrama and to European Continent for the first time. Valderrama also hosted the Volvo Masters from 1988-1996 and again 2002-2007.
The 18-hole course of El Chaparral Golf Club was originally designed by Pepe Gancedo, but was closed for 12 years. Since it reopened, El Chaparral Golf Club has become one of the most attractive golf clubs on the Costa del Sol. The beautiful course with sea and mountain views offers a wide variety of holes with challenges that require high levels of accuracy and skills of the ambitious players.
The 18-hole course of Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club (1991) was the first golf course to be designed by Severiano Ballesteros. It is set among the mountains of the Sierra de Ronda in Marbella’s famous Golf Valley just 10 minutes from Puerto Banús. The course offers spectacular views to the Mediterrean Sea. As Severiano Ballesteros intended Los Arqueros is a good course for players of all kinds - a reasonable challenge for the average golfer and a tough test for professionals.
The 18-hole course oft Valle Romano Golf (2010) was designed by Cabell B. Robinson, the prominent golf course architect and designer of some of the 100 finest courses in the world, according to Golf Magazine. The outstanding 18-hole course is fitted out to play host to the most demanding and prestigious tournaments. Its design guarantees the enjoyment of amateur golfers, while being transformed into a challenging circuit for professionals. The course offers scenic views to mountains and the Mediterranean See. The fairways are protected by specially designed bunker and water hazards.
The 27-hole course of Almenara Golf Club is located on the Sotogrande urbanization, Costa del Sol. The course was designed by the famous British architect Davie Thomas who created a golf course with the air of a natural park. It is surrounded by pine and cork trees and lakes being masterfully integrated into the course.
The 18-hole course of the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande (1964) was designed by Robert Trent Jones and is considered as one of his masterpieces. The course is blessed with his design philosophy, which consists of building courses perfectly integrated with the natural surroundings which are a great challenge to the better players, but accessible and enjoyable for everyone.
Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort is located on the western Costa del Sol in an incomparable setting flanked by two natural parks. It has two magnificent golf courses: Alcaidesa Links and Alcaidesa Heathland, with a total of 36 professional holes and spectacular views to the sea, Gibraltar and Africa. The 18-hole course of Alcaidesa Links (1992) is the only links course in southern Europe, It was designed by Peter Ellis and Clive Clark. The topography of the land at Alcaidesa is formed by gentle slopes descending towards the sea, finishing on a beautiful beach with a front of nearly 2 km. Therefore most of the holes are alongside the beach. The difficulty of the course lies mainly in the condition of the prevailing winds in the area. The 18-hole course Alcaidesa Heathland (2007) designed by the well known architect Dave Thomas is a course which offers a variety of natural scenery ranging from the plateau area where the course is similar to a heathland, with wide fairways and outstanding views, to the valley area, where the holes meander along the valley and incorporate several water hazards.
The 18-hole golf course of Marbella Golf & Country Club (1990) was designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr. The course is located just 5 minutes drive from Marbella city centre. It is surrounded by hills, olive groves and offers magnificent sea views. The Marbella Golf Country Club provides one of the best and most challenging golfing experiences on the Costa del Sol.
The 36-holes of San Roque Club (1990) lie at the foothills of the Sierra Bermeja, where the mountains meet the sea. The courses were designed by the famous architect Dave Thomas with bunkers redesigned by Severiano Ballesteros . The amazing Old Course (par 72) is the pride of the club and rated amongst the finest in Europe.
The 18-hole La Reserva de Sotogrande golf course (2003) was designed by the prestigious golf course architect r Cabell B. Robinson. The 6,721-metre par 72 course is a fantastic challenge for any golfer - both professionals and amateurs - thanks to its numerous tee options and imposing, fast greens that allow for a wide variety of pin positions.
The 36-holes of Golf Novo Sancti Petri (1990 und 2001) are considered by many to be the great Severiano Ballesteros' masterpiece The A course "Sea – Pines" presents a wide variety of undulating fairways and stepped greens, protected by bunkers, water hazards, and abundant vegetation that is typical of the area like pines, cork oaks, mastic trees, olive trees, etc.
The 54-hole Villa Padierna Golf Club offers three different golf courses. This 18 hole "Flamingos Golf" par 71 course, was designed by the renowned architect Antonio Garcia Garrido and it boasts a pristine landscape. Flamingos Golf has hosted prestigious tournaments such as the European Seniors Championship in 2002, 2003, 2004 and in the year 2010 the Spanish Ladies-Open.
The 18-hole course of Cabopino Golf Marbella (2000) lies in hilly terrain and offers the golfers a spectacular views over the sea. Playful determine a number of water hazards, which characterize this golf course.
The 18-hole championship course of the Golf El Paraiso (1973) was designed by Gary Player and is one of the most established courses on the Costa del Sol. Very close to Marbella and Puerto Banus, just 1.5 km from the beach, the place in the peaceful El Paraiso valley is located at the backdrop of the "La Concha" mountain in the north and the Mediterranean in the south.
The 18-hole course of the Finca Cortesin Golf Club (par 72) is ranked in the top ten golf courses in Spain by the Golf Digest Magazine in 2012. It has been host of the Volvo World Match Play Championship for 3 years. Cabell B. Robinson’s course design and Gerald Huggan’s landscaping design capture the natural characteristic of the area where the course has been constructed. Views over the Mediterranean Sea, 20 varieties of flora, the typical Mediterranean forest and the perfectly manicured bermuda grass on the course add to a perfect balance. With a choice of 5 different tee positions and with more than 100 bunkers the course offers challanges for every kind of golfer.
The 36 holes of Golf El Rompido are situated in the western part of Andalusia in the province of Huelva. The courses blend into the natural site of the Wetlands of River Piedras with no property developments. The area is surrounded by pine and orange groves instead. The courses offer some spectacular views to the Atlantic Ocean. Th North course opened in 2006. It is according to the Peugeot Guide to Europe’s Top 1000 Golf Courses a monument to modern golf, intelligent and entertaining. Modern because it combines power with precision; intelligent because it makes you think about your strokes; and entertaining because its medium-sized greens will entertain both the most skilled player and those with higher handicaps. The South course (par 72) was opened in 2003. It runs alongside the clubhouse and is divided into two parts with very different characteristics, both in terms of technique and the landscape. The pine forest alternates with olive trees and wetlands, requiring golfers to use strategy and precision in their strokes. The course, which can be played easily on foot, offers spacious greens known to be among the fastest in Andalusia.
The 54 hole La Cala Golf offers three 18 hole championship courses designed by Cabell Robinson with varied challenges: Campo America, Campo Asia and Campo Europa. Formerly the North Course, Campo America, par 72 is enhanced by spectacular views to the Sierra de Ojén and Mediterranean Sea. It’s wide, linked fairways and relatively few bunkers make this a slightly easier driving course.
The 27 holes of La Quinta Golf and Country Club have been designed by World Champion Manuel Piñero. The course that blends into a natural landscape of exceptional beauty is home of the Benahavís Senior Masters and the Spanish Ladies Open. It is located in the Benahavís Golf Valley near Marbella and surrounded by mountains. The A course, San Pedro, is an open course with wide fairways which invite the use of fairway woods and long irons. The B course, Ronda, is a fabulous course with narrow fairways and technical greens. The C course, Gaudaiza, with the remodelling of a few years ago now feels much like A course, where the player must use a complete range of shots making it a very enjoyable course.
The 18-hole course of the Club de Golf Los Moriscos is partly situated on the beach and offers players unsurpassed views of the Mediterranean sea and the the Sierra Nevada mountains. The wide and mostly flat fairways are dominated by bunker hazards and artificial lakes. The course is enjoyable for players of all levels.
The 18-hole championship course of Los Naranjos Golf Club (1977) is a typical Robert Trent Jones design with generous fairways and strategically placed bunkers and water hazards. The greens are spacious and slightly undulated. The course is suitable for professionals but also enjoyable for all levels of amateur players Los Naranjos has been the host of several major tournaments including the Spanish Ope,n the European Senior Amateur Championship, the Spanish Junior Championship and the Spanish International Ladies Amateur Championship. In 2005 and again in 2008 it was voted Course of the Year on the Costa del Sol.
The 18-hole Rio Real Golf (1965) was designed by the legendary Javier Arana, considered to be one of the best Spanish designer of all time. The golf course ist located only 5 minutes from the city centre in a most prestigious area of Marbella and runs alongside the Rio Real River that forms an integral part of the course. The course offers a beutiful landscape with Pine, Olive and Cypress trees, seafront holes and spectacular views.