World-class golf, stunning beaches, year-round sun & extraordinary experiences

Golf holidays to Costa del Sol have long been a Golfbreaks customer favourite, with the world-famous region boasting impressive European Tour venues such as Valderrama, La Reserva and Finca Cortesin.

With its great courses, accommodation to suit every budget and superb year-round weather, there is no better destination for your golf break in Spain. To top it off, the region also boasts excellent nightlife and fantastic local cuisine.

Choose from a great selection of expert-approved golf packages to the Costa del Sol.

Why book a golf holiday to Costa del Sol?

  • Choose from over 70 courses when you visit the ‘Costa del Golf’
  • Travel with ease to Malaga Airport from most UK Airports
  • Visit customer favourite resorts, including La Cala, La Quinta & more
  • Build a Spanish golf tour, made simple with Golfbreaks shuttles
  • Great group savings at many resorts with on-site golf
  • Discover the famous nightlife in Benalmadena, Fuengirola & Marbella

What golf courses are in the Costa del Sol?

Home to European Tour venues, the golf in Costa del Sol is truly remarkable with some of the finest layouts in continental Europe. Whether you're looking for a golf weekend in Spain or a longer break in the sun, a Costa del Sol golf holiday has it all.

Some of the best golf courses in the Costa del Sol include:

  • Real Club Valderrama - Located in Sotogrande, Valderrama is renowned for its challenging design and immaculate maintenance, often considered one of the best courses in Europe. It has hosted numerous prestigious tournaments, including the 1997 Ryder Cup, showcasing its world-class status.
  • Finca Cortesin Golf Course - A spectacular and challenging layout designed by Cabell B. Robinson, set amidst scenic Andalusian hills. Though it only opened in 2007, it has already earned a reputation as one of the best tracks in the country and even hosted the Solheim Cup.
  • La Quinta Golf & Country Club - A 27-hole course designed by Manuel Piñero, offering three distinct 9-hole layouts that cater to various skill levels. The club is renowned for its beautiful surroundings, modern facilities, and stunning views of Marbella’s Golf Valley.
  • La Reserva Golf Course – Play through wide fairways and large greens set in a picturesque valley with stunning views. This course combines natural beauty with a demanding layout, providing a top-tier golfing experience.
  • The San Roque Club - The Old Course, designed by Dave Thomas, challenging layout known for its narrow, tree-lined fairways and strategically placed water hazards. Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Bermeja, you’re guaranteed a memorable golfing experience.
  • La Hacienda Alcaidesa Links Golf Course - Featuring a clifftop links-style layout, expect stunning sea views whilst navigating the tricky coastal track.
  • Club De Golf La Zagaleta - An exclusive golf club located in a private estate. The New Course presents a natural landscape where you’ll be rewarded for precision and accuracy.
  • The America Course at La Cala Resort – Navigate your way through dramatic elevation changes and wide fairways as you play the stunning America Course. Nestled in the rolling hills of Mijas, it offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and the surrounding countryside.

Popular golf holidays in Costa del Sol

Explore boutique hotels, luxury resorts & more

The hotel scene in the Costa del Sol is diverse, accommodating different preferences from luxurious and serene retreats to lively and affordable hotels, all set against the backdrop of beautiful beaches and vibrant Spanish culture.

If you’re considering a Costa del Sol golf holiday, there are plenty of fantastic local hotels and resorts for you to choose from...

Some of the best golf hotels & resorts in the Costa del Sol include:

  • La Cala Resort - A premier golf resort nestled in the hills of Mijas, offering luxurious accommodations, three championship golf courses, and a full-service spa. This is a firm favourite amongst Golfbreaks customers!
  • Westin La Quinta - Situated in the heart of Marbella’s Golf Valley, this resort offers elegant rooms with panoramic views, a rejuvenating spa, and a 27-hole golf course. The hotel combines modern comforts with Andalusian charm, providing a perfect base for a golf holiday to the Costa del Sol.
  • Lauro Golf - Set in the beautiful countryside, this resort features a collection of townhouses for the perfect home away from home. Guests will benefit from golf on their doorstep with the on-site 27-hole golf course.
  • Hard Rock Hotel Marbella - A vibrant and contemporary hotel which showcases the iconic music-inspired décor. Located in Marbella, it provides guests with easy access to numerous golf courses alongside high-end shopping, dining, and entertainment.
  • Hotel MAC Puerto Marina - A stylish hotel situated in the bustling marina of Benalmadena, featuring elegant rooms with picturesque harbour views. Its prime location allows guests to enjoy nearby beaches, shops, and vibrant nightlife.
  • Melia Marbella Banus – Situated in Marbella, this venue boasts luxurious rooms and suites, beautiful gardens, and multiple swimming pools. The hotel is the ideal base to relax and recharge between golf rounds.
  • Anantara Villa Padierna - A five-star retreat set in a stunning Tuscan-inspired landscape, featuring luxurious accommodations, a world-class spa, and three on-site golf courses. As a guest, you can expect phenomenal service and top-class facilities in a tranquil setting.

Golf travel tips for the Costa del Sol

Best month for golfing weather:


Best months for value:

March & October

Most popular months:

May & September

Our experts recommend:

April & October

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Not sure where to play? Browse our map and find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.

Discover popular activities & cultural attractions

There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained off the course during your Costa del Sol golf holiday. From the beaches, waterparks, Michelin-starred restaurants and great shopping, you are spoilt for choice.

It is a destination tailored to suit groups and families. Plus with more than 300 days of sunshine per year, there’s no better reason to book a golf holiday to the Costa del Sol.

Best things to do in the Costa del Sol:

  • Walk the local beaches – The region contains a plethora of beautiful sandy beaches for you to explore. Playa de La Malagueta in Malaga is a popular city beach with beach bars and mountain views, whilst Playa de la Carihuela is well known for it’s fantastic seafood restaurants and lively atmosphere.
  • Discover historical sites & cultural attractions – If you like to indulge in history and culture while on holiday, the Costa del Sol is a great destination for you. Explore historical sites such as Alcazaba (a well-preserved Moorish fortress), Gibralfaro Castle, or Nerja Caves. Alternatively, you could spend the day exploring the famous artwork at the Picasso Museum in Malaga.
  • Explore outdoor activities & family attractions – For fantastic hiking trails, look no further than the Sierra de las Nieves. Or for a family-friendly adventure, take a trip to the wildlife park Selwo Aventura or the theme park Tivoli World.
  • Indulge in the local cuisine – It would be a crime to visit Spain and not test out the famous tapas, you could even sample a variety on a tapas tour through the local bars and restaurants! Aside from the food, there are also amazing wineries in the Costa del Sol which are worth exploring.
  • Spend a day at the shops & markets – If you’re looking to take a souvenir home from your Costa del Sol golf holiday or browse the shops and high-end boutiques, we recommend visiting La Cañada Shopping Center and the Puerto Banús marina.


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