An utterly pleasant climate, exquisite surroundings and over 75 lavish golf complexes and resorts nestled across a fairyland horizon – there is a reason Costa Del Sol is affectionately called as Costa Del Golf and the Ultimate Golfing Paradise of Europe!
The region, situated in Southern Spain, is home to some of the best golf courses, and tops the list of the best golfing destinations in the world. Here’s an overview of the bets golf course situated in Costa Del Sol.
La Cala – Asia, America, Europa
Perched in the mystique valley of Mijas, La Cala Golf Complex is a 5-star residential golf resort and is one of the top picks of tourists, visitors and golfers landing in the region. The upscale resort is situated at around 30 minutes’ drive from Malaga International Airport, by the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
La Cala is home to three full-fledged golf courses: La Cala Asia, La Cala America and La Cala Europa, each a complete 18-hole course, one par 71 and two par 72.
Recognised as the largest golf complex in Spain, La Cala hosts a number of regional as well as international golfing championships throughout the year. An emblem of the architectural mastery of the designer Cabell Robinson, La Cala Complex was established in 1989 and has undergone multiple renovations and extensions over time.
Atalaya Golf Estepona
Atalaya Golf Estepona is a classic golf course that is heavily doused in an alluring vintage appeal. Built over half a century ago in 1968, the course has undergone multiple renovations over time that were primarily aimed at preserving its natural beauty and to enhance the experience for the visitors.
The complex carries a strong rustic charm about it and houses two golf courses: The Old Course and the New Course. Both courses are 18-hole courses, the New Course is par-71 and the Old Course is par 72. The course is set affront the magnificent Sierra Blanca Mountains is drenched in a blissful serenity.
The fairways are wide and expansive, stretched across the horizon and are punctuated with some incredible flora of the region. With mysterious bunkers, complex traps, narrowing alleyways and graduating slopes and featuring cactus, eucalyptus, azaleas, and palms, golfing is indeed a treat at Atalaya Golf Estepona, for players and spectators alike.
Nestled in the midst of Sotogrande and Marbella, Dona Julia is a unique golf clubs situated by the beach, unlike many other golf courses in the region. The 18-hole course features freshly-manicured grasslands punctuated with chunks of tall palm trees and faces a magnificent azure skyline of the Mediterranean Sea.
The course of wide and expansive, 5,976 metres long and features a variety of slope, sand dunes, bunkers, traps, alleys and greens across the length and width of the fairways. Design by the acclaim golf course designer Antonio Garcia Garrido, the Dona Julia is considered as one of the most complex golf courses of Costa Del Sol and required some skilful precision on the player’s part to ace a shot and make it to the hole.