It seems that every year a new survey highlights what regular visitors already know – the Costa del Sol is one of the best places in the world for lovers of golf. Two international airports make flying in from most parts of the world stress-free, and once here, there is a sophisticated infrastructure which makes getting around easy and painless. A superb range of hotels, from family-run small establishments to super-luxury resort complexes, ensure a comfortable stay to suit most tastes and budgets, and as for gastronomy – it was recently revealed to be the Spanish region most visited by gastro-tourists (@Hosteltur ‘Favourite destinations for gastronomic tourists 2017’), there being a variety and quality of gastronomic offering that cannot fail to light up the eyes of the most demanding of diners.
This variety also extends itself to golf. No matter your standard, from happy amateur to dedicated scratch golfer, there is a course for you – no wonder the alternative nickname for the Costa del Sol is the ‘Costa del Golf’. In the Estepona area alone there are some wonderful courses, read on to decide which one would be perfect for your next game:
Santa Clara Golf, Marbella
A stunningly landscaped course covering 150 hectares with beautiful views to the coast of Marbella, this 18 hole course reaches 5,878 square metres and is suitable for all levels of players who want to enjoy a great game in glorious surroundings.
On an elevated plot with spectacular views over the Santa Clara Golf Course to the Mediterranean lie our exclusive developments ICON ‘The Residences’ and ICON ‘Signature Villas’. Renowned for architecture, design and outstanding quality of living, ICON doesn’t merely offer luxury in a dream location, it also offers a high level of services which surpass expectations.
Just over the Marbella border, there are two courses – the Old Course, which has been in existence since 1968 and is a delightful course for enthusiastic casual players, and Rosner, which presents more of a challenge for serious, lower handicapped players. It is crowned with a delightful chalet-style club house in which to relax and dissect a great day’s play.
Marques de Guadalmina
This development of contemporary apartments is just seven minutes from cosmopolitan Puerto Banús, close to San Pedro and Marbella. Just next to Atalaya Golf, this project enjoys close proximity to the beach, shops and amenities, all in a fabulous environment with views to mountains and the sea.
One of the more modern clubs, this course was designed to host prestigious tournaments and cater to experienced players looking for a challenge. The views alone make a round here worthwhile, along with the superb club house complete with beautiful changing rooms and sauna, a golf school and floodlit driving range.
Actually made up of three courses: Alferini, Tramores and Los Flamingos, which are part of the prestigious Villa Padierna hotel and resort complex. Each course has its own personality and difficulty but all are beautifully landscaped, with the stunning sea and mountain views for which the Costa del Sol is famous.
This fabulous off-plan mansion is located in the frontline of the prestigious Los Flamingos golf course, close to exclusive Villa Padierna Hotel. Situated close to Marbella yet with the peace and security of this private urbanisation, this contemporary villa uses natural materials which enhance the wonderful light of the Costa del Sol as well as the latest technology which makes the home the height of style and comfort. The simplicity of the design is modern yet complements and reflects the beauty of the surroundings and to satisfy even the most demanding of owners.
This exclusive nine-hole course is relatively new, being open since 2005. One of the most beautiful in the area, the club owners pride themselves on the landscaping, with tropical plants, trees and lakes maintained to a very high standard.
We are proud to be the exclusive promotor of the luxury apartment complex, Vanian Green Village, which not only finds itself overlooking this beautiful landscaping, but also offers fortunate owners family membership to La Resina Golf.
We are also delighted to offer luxury villas within this privileged area. Oasis 17, as the name suggests, is a haven of peace and quiet. This stunning boutique development has been designed to offer comfortable homes which are both modern and functional, with spacious, wide living areas, harmoniously connecting indoor to outdoor with outsize windows, natural stone and top quality materials.
El Campanario Golf and Country House
A modern sports and social club for all the family that features the latest technology and equipment.
This lovely nine hole course is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced players with an emphasis on the short game, all in a delightful, peaceful environment. For those who prefer a faster game, the course offers pitch and putt at each hole. The shortest hole is the second, at 47 metres for women and 52m for men, with the longest being the fifth hole at 86 metres for women and 97 metres for men.
Belfry Nordic Collection
Benefitting from a privileged location on the New Golden Mile, this is an area well known for the quality and variety of golf courses. Marbella and Puerto Banús are nearby, San Pedro Alcantára and Estepona are even more convenient and it is just 45 minutes to Málaga International Airport making this a fabulous choice for a second home on the Costa del Sol.
If you are interested in finding out more about this fabulous offer, please contact us to discuss it in more detail.
Photo courtesy of La Resina Golf Club