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Costa del Sol: The ultimate Spanish golf holiday

We uncover the golfing highlights from the Costa del Sol, including the region's prestigious golf courses, places to stay, top restaurants and unmissable attractions to visit off the course.

Ben Platt
Ben Platt 4 mins read

Set in the region of Andalucia along Spain's southern coast, the Costa del Sol is known worldwide as one of Europe's best holiday destinations for golfers and non-golfers alike.

With over 70 golf courses around the area, Costa del Sol offers an unrivalled variety of course layouts, from mountainous tee shots to beachside fairways. The region is also a hotspot for European Tour venues, including Valderrama, host of the 1997 Ryder Cup, and Finca Cortesin, 3-time host of the Volvo World Matchplay and 2023 host of the Solheim Cup.

The diverse resort towns of Malaga, Marbella, Estepona and Fuengirola each have their highlights, from high-end shopping at the Puerto Banus marina, to the Alcazaba ancient Moorish castle, there's plenty to explore off the golf course. For a beach and golf holiday, you're spoiled for choice. The extensive coastline stretches from Nerja to Manilva and is home to around 120 beaches, including the golden sand Los Álamos Beach in Torremolinos.

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Top golf courses and gastronomy, diverse landscapes and year-round sunshine, the Costa del Sol has it all.

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Ben Platt

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