Costa del Golf

Imagine a landscape of sloping hills, strewn with wild olive trees and prickly pears, where foxes and rabbits play like cat and mouse. This idyllic scenery is the decor to six different golf course and is therefore known as the Valle del Golf, or Golf Valley. It's an extensive urbanización of villas and greens in the shadows of pines, palm trees, eucalyptus and other exotic trees.

Nowadays, well over one third of all Spanish golf courses are to be found along the Costa del Sol, but things haven't always been like this. Up until the late sixties, the only place where one could play golf in Andalucia was the Royal Golf Club of Málaga, founded in 1925. In the seventies, celebrities like actor Sean Connery and soccer-player Kenny Dalglish started frequenting some of the more characteristic clubs, like Las Brisas and Aloha. In their tracks millions of aficionados followed.

There are 34 golf courses in the province of Málaga. We've compiled a list of those with 18 holes or more.

Alhaurín de la Torre

Lauro
Ctra de Coín km 77
Los Caracolillos
Alhaurín de la Torre
Tel. 952 412 767
27 holes, par 72
Green fee: € 46

Alhaurín Grande

Alhaurín
Ctra A387 km 6
Alhaurín Grande
Tel. 952 595 970
45 holes, par 72

Antequera

Antequera Golf Club
Urbanización Santa Catalina
Antequera
Tel. 952
? holes, par ?

Benahavís

Monte Mayor
Ctra N 340 km 160
Benahavís
Tel. 952 113 088
18 holes, par 71
Green fee: € 44/84

La Quinta
Ctra A376 km 3.5
Benahavís
Tel. 952 762 390
27 holes, par 72
Green fee: € 58/72

La Zagaleta
Ctra A346 km 38
Benahavís
Tel. 952 855 450
18 holes, par 72
Green fee: € 211

Benalmádena

Torrequebrada
Ctra N340 km 220
Benalmádena
Tel. 952 442 742
18 holes, par 72
Green fee: € 84

Campanillas

Guadalhorce
Ctra Cártama km 7
Campanillas
Tel. 952 179 378
18 holes, par 72
Green fee: € 50

Estepona

Atalaya
Ctra de Benahavís km 0.7
Estepona
Tel. 952 882 812
36 holes, pars 71 and 72
Green fee: € 72/180

Estepona Golf Club
Ctra N340 km 150
Moclinejo
Estepona
Tel. 952 113 081
18 holes, par 72
Green fee: € 55

El Paraíso
Ctra N340 km 167
Estepona
Tel. 952 883 846
18 holes, par 71
Green fee: € 36/65

Malaga

Baviera
Cerrajeros 10
Málaga
Tel. 952 318 250
8 holes, par 72

La Duquesa
Urb. El Hacha
Manilva
Málaga
Tel. 952 890 725
18 holes, par 72

Mijas

La Cala
Av. de los Boliches 72
Mijas
Tel. 952 869 000
36 holes, pars 72 and 73
Green fee: € 39/126

Mijas Golf Club
Urb. Mijas Golf
Mijas
Tel. 952 476 843
36 holes, pars 70 and 71
Green fee: € 37/134

Miraflores
Ctra N340 km 199
Mijas
Tel. 952 931 960
18 holes, par 71
Green fee: € 55

Rincón de la Victoria

Añoreta
Urb. Añoreta Golf
Rincón de la Victoria
Tel. 952 404 000
18 holes, par 72
Green fee: € 49

Torremolinos

Real Club de Golf de Málaga
Parador de Golf
Torremolinos
Tel. 952 376 677
18 holes, par 72
Green fee: € 50 (€ 30 9 holes)

Marbella

Aloha
Ctra N340 km 180
Nueva Andalucía
Marbella
Tel. 952 907 085
18 holes, par 72
Green fee: € 85/120

Los Arqueros
Ctra de Ronda km 166
San Pedro de Alcántara
Marbella
Tel. 952 784 600
18 holes, par 71
Green fee: € 63

Las Brisas
Ctra N340 km 174
Nueva Andalucía
Marbella
Tel. 952 810 875
18 holes, par 72
Green fee: € 125

Cabopino
Urb. Artola Alta
Ctra N340 km 197
Marbella
Tel. 952 850 282
18 holes, par 71
Green fee: € 80

Marbella Golf Club
Ctra N340 km 188
Marbella
Tel. 952 830 500
18 holes, par 72
Green fee: € 70

La Dama de Noche
Ctra N340 km 175
Marbella
Tel. 952 818 150
9 holes, par 70
Green fee: € 25/32
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Guadalmina
Ctra N340 km 177
San Pedro de Alcántara
Marbella
Tel. 952 883 375
36 holes, pars 71/72
Green fee: € 70/190

Los Naranjos
Nueva Andalucía
Marbella
Tel. 952 815 206
18 holes, par 72
Green fee: € 79

Río Real
Ctra N340 km 185
Marbella
Tel. 952 765 733
18 holes, par 72
Green fee: € 50/80

Santa Clara
Ctra N340 km 187
Marbella
Tel. 952 850 111
18 holes, par 71
Green fee: € 90

Santa María
Ctra N340 km 192
Marbella
Tel. 952 831 036
18 holes, par 70
Green fee: € 45/70