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Top Golf Courses on the Costa del Sol

If you are planning to bring your golf clubs to the Costa del Sol, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a course to play. Southern Spain boasts over 70 golf courses and some of the best include:

Aloha Golf - was designed by Javier Arana, one of Spain´s best known course designers. It was designed in October 1975 and is considered the start of the boom within the promotion and development of Spanish golf courses. Situated in Nueva Andalucia, the Mecca of European Golf, Aloha is a natural Golf Course with a varied vegetation.

Valderrama Golf Club - is located a few miles north of Gibraltar, approximately two hours' drive from Cádiz and one and a half hours from Málaga. Valderrama remains the only club ever to have hosted golf's pinnacle event – the Ryder Cup - outside its traditional homelands, USA and Britain.

The San Roque Club - situated at the tip of the Iberian Peninsula. San Roque Club is one of Europe's most secluded and exclusive golfing resorts and one of the most popular golf courses on the Costa del Sol. Golfers can choose between the demanding par 72, original course, designed by Dave Thomas that winds through cork oak forests with superb mountain views or the New Course, created by legendary American course designer Perry Dye.

Santa Maria Golf - Situated in Elviria, just 6km east of Marbella, Santa Maria Golf Course is situated between small valleys of pine trees and cork oaks and close to one of the best beaches in Marbella. The first 9 holes were designed by Antonio Garcia Garrido and the second 9 were inaugurated in 1996. Considered to be one of the best courses on the Costa del Sol.

Santa Clara Golf - Situated just 5km east of Marbella close to the Costa del Sol Hospital, Santa Clara is one of the finest courses on the coast. Created with great respect for the natural environment surrounding it and presenting a challenging but staightforward round. Wide fairways with few roughs and open greens.

Alcaidesa Golf - Boasting views of Gibraltar and Africa, this superb course is situated in San Roque in an enviable location with Sotgrande and Valderamma close by. The resort includes two magnificent courses, Alcaidesa Links and Alcaidesa Heathland wit a total of 36 professional holes and spectacular sea views. Driving range with 72 bays and spacious practice area.

Rio Real Golf - First opened in 1965, just 3km east of Marbella centre, and designed by Javier Arana, this magnificent 18 hole course is a par 72 and is situated in a beautiful sloping valley, offering challenging greens. Part of the Rio Real Resort with its own country clube and golf learning academy. One of the best courses in Marbella.

Real Club de Golf Sotogrande - First opened in the early 1960´s this course has a par of 72 and measures 6.304 metres. It offers long tees, wide fairways and elevated greens delicately moulded and very fast, which embody the biggest difficulty of the course. Of the 100 or so bunkers on the course 69 are placed around the greens.

Atalaya Golf, Estepona - The Old Course was designed by Bernard von Limburger the winner of the 1925 German Golf Championships. The course is situated on the Ctra de Benahavis, Estepona. With its wide fairways and large elevated greens, this championship course provides a challenge to golfers at all levels. Elegant and mature with spectacular views of the magnificent La Concha mountain. Atalaya New Course offers spectacular views of the Mediterranean and Gibraltar and is seen as one of the most natural courses on the coast.

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