Golf Courses in Marbella. Best Golf Guide | Vacation Marbella

Golf courses in Marbella

Here on the Costa del Sol we are spoilt for choice when it comes to golf! With over 70 courses in a relatively small area, you are never far from an amazing golf course and the weather is ideal all year round.

What’s great about golf here is that there are courses for every level, preference and budget, from world class courses such as Valderrama, to Links courses, low cost, easy to play options perfect for novices and much more.

With over 300 days of sunshine and a microclimate which offers warmer winters and cooler summers, Marbella is heaven for golfers wanting to enjoy the best courses with blue skies, bright sunshine and beautiful views. So if you’re fed up with playing in the rain, consider a golf holiday on the Costa del Sol!

There are a few golf hotspots in this region which are great as a base for your golf vacation, as they are surrounded by lots of different courses in very easy reach. Marbella and Nueva Andalucia boast 20 of the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol according to where2GOLF, and Estepona and Sotogrande contain 8, but includes some of the most iconic courses.

Top 10 Marbella golf courses

We love golf at Vacation Marbella and have personal experience of many of the best courses in the area, so we’re going to give you an overview of 10 of the best, so you can choose where to play when you’re on your next golf holiday. Simply click on the name of each of the courses below to take you to a dedicated page, or contact us and ask for our recommendations depending on your preferences and handicap.

Enjoy the Costa del Golf

In Malaga, the Costa del Sol is also known colloquially as the “Costa del Golf”. The more than 70 golf Marbella courses that are located in this area of Andalusia make it one of the areas of the world with more golf courses per square meter.

On the Costa del Sol, golf lovers can enjoy the golf courses distributed throughout the province. Some of the destinations with the Marbella golf courses are Estepona, Mijas and Benahavís concentrate the great majority of them, however there are also courses of recognized level and prestige in other places such as Axarquia and Antequera.

The truth is that we have a history, tradition and excellence in golf. A few minutes from Marbella, in Sotogrande, we have one of the most famous and awarded golf courses, the Real Club Valderrama. Considered since 1990 the number 1 course in Continental Europe and has been included in all the rankings of the 100 best courses in the world. It is a par 71 measuring 6,418 meters from the Championship Tees. The fairways of the course have been described by experts and professional players as the best in Europe, if not the World. It has hosted the historic 1997 Ryder Cup (the first outside the British Isles) or the American Express World Championship in 1999 (won by Tiger Woods) and 2000 (Mike Weir).

More about golf in Marbella

If you want to know more about the golf courses in Marbella and the Costa del Sol keep reading our articles, they will help you to know all the necessary secrets to enjoy our city through sport.