Spain’s Costa del Sol is a 100 mile beach party with ample sun which can become a bit warm in the summer but absolutely perfect fall to spring. Guaranteed weather, beautiful golf courses, first class resort and sizzling nightlife, have long attracted Europe’s jet set. Plan your golf to include Ronda’s Pedro Romero Fair, a 100-year-old fiesta highlighted by the Goyesque Bullfight.
A country renowned for its culture, history and gastronomy, Spain is a tourism heavyweight attracting millions each year. The Costa del Sol, as its name suggest, benefits from a wonderful climate that is matched by a smattering of first class golf courses. Your golf vacation in Spain will be incomplete without a taste of the legacy left on this magnificent coastline.
The Costa Del Sol is part of the Andalusia area of Southern Spain and where all Spain’s stereotypes meet. It benefits from a glorious Mediterranean climate, which affords visitors almost guaranteed heat and sunshine throughout the summer months. And the areas abundance of high quality golf courses, as well as the thriving night lives of celebrated resorts. Bullfighters, beaches, flamenco, white villages, cave houses, religious processions, tapas and sherry; all here in abundance.
Marbella is a favorite location with the rich and famous, however Marbella has a down to earth side as well, an air of individuality which can be best appreciated by exploring back streets in the old part of town. One of the prettiest places is the fabled 'Orange Square' which is located just off the main street in the older district and is also home to the 16th century town hall.
Arrive at the Malaga Airport and transfer your luggage to your preferred stay arrangements.
Evening is free to explore on your own.
Designed by Dave Thomas the course is situated amidst the hills of Benahavis, and provides magnificent views of Gibraltar, the African Coastline and the surrounding mountains. The 18 holes measure in excess of 6,000 metres and comprise water features and demanding bunkers, a trademark of the course designer, encouraging players to search for the most advantageous approach shot.
Today indulge yourself for sightseeing in Costa del Sol.
The newest addition to the courses of Sotogrande. Designed by Cabell Robinson and opened in the autumn of 2003 to outstanding reviews. The course lies within the Sotogrande complex to the north of Valderrama. It can stretch to over 7,000 yards when played from the back tees. Four large lakes dominate much of the landscape and provide hazards.
Designed by Dave Thomas with bunkers redesigned by Seve Ballesteros, The Old Course is rated amongst the finest in Europe, with tight sloping fairways lined by mature cork oak trees, demanding straight accurate driving. Strategic bunker placement and deceptive water hazards threaten all but the most precise approach shots. The greens are fast and contoured and the setting provides stunning mountain views.
Today indulge yourself for sightseeing in Marbella Old Town.
The best known course on the Costa del Sol, having hosted the 1997 Ryder Cup Matches and currently host venue to the Volvo Masters. It is a course which invariably is in excellent condition throughout the season and consistently ranked no. 1 in Continental Europe. The course demands precision from the tee in order to find the narrow fairways nestled between the cork trees.
Located to the west of Marbella with wonderful views over the Mediterranean Sea. The natural environment and landscape of Cortesin are one of its most attractive features. The player will remain immersed in a green paradise which is not surrounded by real estate developments. The designers Cabell Robinson and Herald Huggan, landscaper of international fame, have managed to maintain the natural character, finding a perfect equilibrium between the natural plants of the Mediterranean forest and the well manicured fairways and greens.
Depart Spain from the Malaga Airport.