Golf Clubs in Marbella
Marbella, Costa del Golf, Málaga
Marbella and the rest of the Costa del Sol count more golf courses than any other part of Spain, hence its pseudonym “Costa del Golf”. There are 45 golf courses in the province of Málaga alone. Marbella has an excellent selection of golf clubs, all within 15 minutes distance. Important international golf tournaments have taken place in this area, such as the World Golf Cup Philip Morris in 1989 at Las Brisas Golf Club, the Ryder Cup in 1997 and the Volvo Masters during 20 years 1988-2008, at Valderrama Golf Club in Sotogrande, as well as the Andalucia Golf Open in 2007 and 2008 at the Aloha Golf Club.
The following is our list of recommendations of golf courses in Marbella and surroundings:
Aloha Golf Club
This course was designed by Javier Arana, one of Spain’s best known golf designers. It was inaugurated in 1975 and is situated in the Golf Valley, in Nueva Andalucia. Enjoys a varied vegetation, where no two holes are the same. Neither long nor short. The course is immaculately maintained. Serving good food at the club house restaurant.
Flamingos Golf Club – Villa Padierna
The club currently has three courses in Benahavis, Flamingos Golf, Alferini Golf and Tramores Golf. Inaugurated in 2001 Flamingos Golf is located in one of the most beautiful enclaves of Marbella. From each of the 18 holes, players can enjoy breath-taking views of the Mediterranean Sea and Africa. There also is the Michael Campbell Golf Academy here.
Guadalmina Golf Club
Urbanización Guadalmina Alta
San Pedro de Alcantara, Marbella
Tel: +34 952 883 375
This club offers two courses: Guadalmina South is the oldest and was designed by Javier Arana in 1959, it is renowed for its difficulty, making it more suitable for experienced players. Guadalmina North is shorter and hillier than the south course and has more water hazards.
Los Naranjos Golf Club
Nueva Andalucía, Marbella
Tel: +34 952 815 206
Designed by Robert Trent Jones and inaugurated in 1977. One of the most interesting features of Los Naranjos is the significant difference between the front nine and the back nine. Located in the Golf Valley, with a nice club house serving good Scandinavian food.
La Quinta Golf & Country Golf
Urbanización La Quinta Golf
Nueva Andalucía, Marbella
Tel: +34 952 762 390
The club commands views of the mountains and the Marbella coastline. It consists of three combinable nine golf hole courses. Although apparently easy, it is in fact very demanding due to the design of the fairways and the excellent quality of the greens.
Río Real Golf Club
Opened in 1965, the course lies on a gentle incline which slopes towards the sea and surrounded by big and beautiful Mediterranean pine trees. Some of the holes offer magnificent views on the Mediterranean. Here stands a charming boutique hotel.
Santa Clara Golf
CN-340 Km. 187,5
Tel: +34 952 850 111
Located opposite the 5-star hotel Los Monteros, in the urbanisation of Santa Clara. Designed with wide greens and with no rough on 75% of the course. The Golf Academy has a small practice round for short game.
Santa María Golf & Country Club
Carretera de Cadiz Km. 192
Urbanización Elviria, Marbella
Tel. +34 952 831 036
Located in Elviria in the incomparable beauty of the Sierra Andaluza, the course traces the contours of two valleys in which the natural vegetation, streams and four lakes form natural hazards.
This is one of the most popular clubs since its opening in 1961. Located between Marbella and Estepona, near San Pedro de Alcantara on the road to Benahavis village.
Urbanización Mijas Golf
Tel: +34 952 476 843
This club boasts two 18 hole courses. Los Lagos is a mainly flat course with wide fairways and 6 large lakes. Los Olivos is a narrow technical course, with small fast greens, which are a challenge for even the most demanding players.
Carretera La Cala – Entrerríos s/n
29649 Mijas Costa
Tel: +34 902 517 700
Situated in the Golf Valley of Mijas. It is a magnificent course with wide and well defined fairways on level terrain, hence easy to walk, where water features play an important role but not in excess in the overall design. Santana Golf is technically speaking a demanding course that will challenge every golfer and requires good course management.