Playing golf at La Zagaleta golf course in Malaga, Andalusia

Golf on the Costa del Sol: enjoy a round with a sea view


If you enjoy golf, you’ll love playing a few holes while you listen to the sound of the waves and gaze at the sea on the horizon. And even better, when you finish you’ll still be able to enjoy everything that the sunny Costa del Sol has to offer. In the province of Málaga, in the south of Spain, you’ll find a huge number of golf courses and golf schools where you can have a great time whatever your level of skill.

Reasons to choose the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol means the Sunshine Coast, and that’s the first clue to a great reason to visit: the climate. Here, you’re guaranteed at least 2,900 hours of sun every year. It’s the sunniest area in the whole of Spain. The perfect conditions for enjoying golf all year round. And there are many other reasons to come here - you can take a dip, or stroll along the beaches, discover the beautiful whitewashed villages, and take advantage of longer and warmer days with incredible views from every hole. Andalusia is also the region with the most golf courses in Spain. And on the Costa del Sol, or “the Costa del Golf” as it’s known throughout Europe, you can enjoy more than 100 courses, some of them designed by legendary professional golfers. That’s why many of its courses are chosen every year to hold some of the most important championships in the world, such as the Ryder Cup, the Open de España and the Volvo Masters.

Detail of Aloha Golf Club, Marbella, Malaga, Andalusia

Good infrastructure

Another advantage of playing golf on the Costa del Sol is the infrastructure. It offers a wealth of amenities designed specifically for golfers, and a varied selection of accommodation of every kind, including veritable resorts and villas with golf courses on site, providing golf-specific services that needless to say include hire of all types of equipment. 

Casa Club de Finca Cortesín in Malaga, Andalusia
La Zagaleta golf course in Malaga, Andalusia

Top destinations

Of all the destinations in the province of Málaga, the towns that offer the most golf courses with sea views are Marbella and Estepona. Very close to Marbella you’ll find Puerto Banús, a mecca of luxury packed with fabulous shops and restaurants. In Estepona you can experience a true Andalusian city, with its narrow streets, whitewashed houses and balconies full of flowers. As you can see, the Costa del Sol is a fantastic place for enjoying golf. There are numerous professional courses to suit all levels, and a wide range of accommodation options and services, in addition to the best climate throughout the year for enjoying this outdoor sport. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and clubs, and come have some fun.

Puerto Banús in Malaga, Andalusia