The Costa del Sol promises an unforgettable adventure

Home to over 70 golf courses, nearly 70% of the region's total, it boasts the densest concentration of golf courses in Continental Europe

Golf en la Costa del Sol

In Southern Spain, within Andalusia, the Costa del Sol stands out not only for its climate, cuisine, and culture but also as the premier choice for golf lovers. Home to over 70 golf courses, nearly 70% of the region’s total, it boasts the densest concentration of golf courses in Continental Europe. This distinction has rightfully earned it the title of Costa del Golf, stretching from Axarquía to Sotogrande.

Archivo Fotográfico de Turismo Andaluz. Junta de Andalucía

Situated along the Mediterranean Sea, the Costa del Golf enjoys a pleasant average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius and over 320 days of sunshine annually. This perfect weather combination positions it as an ideal destination for both amateur and professional golfers wishing to indulge in the sport across all seasons. Since the establishment of Andalusia’s first golf course in 1925, the Real Club de Campo, now known as Parador de Golf de Málaga, interest in the sport has continuously grown. This led to an increase in the number of golfing areas available.

The real boom in golf clubs began in the 1960s. Today, the Costa del Sol hosts the highest concentration of golf courses in both Spain and Europe, featuring over 70 competitive courses designed by famed architects like Robert Trent Jones, Tom Simpson, Michael Campbell, Peter Gustafsson, and Cabell Robinson have also enhanced the Costa del Sol’s standing as a superior golfing location. All of them have left their mark on the Costa del Sol in world-renowned designs that have hosted global events such as the 1997 Ryder Cup and the 2023 Solheim Cup.


Beyond golf, the Costa del Sol boasts an array of cultural and leisure pursuits. Golfers can delve into the 103 municipalities, explore museums, wander through bustling city streets, and engage with the vibrant local culture.

The culinary scene in the province of Málaga is another major draw, featuring ten Michelin-starred restaurantstapas bars, gourmet dining, and famous wineries. These cultural and gastronomic delights, combined with the sporting ambiance, position the Costa del Sol as a perfect haven for golf enthusiasts and newcomers alike.


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