Golf courses on the Costa del Sol: the top rated 8

Golf courses on the Costa del Sol: the top rated 8

The golf courses on the Costa del Sol are one of the main attractions for tourism, especially international tourism. Every year hundreds of thousands of tourists come to Andalusia to practice golf. The most of them on the Costa del Sol.

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In 2016, Andalucía exceeded half a million golf tourists, with  almost 11 overnight stays per stay. The average stay of tourists is 8.6.

As for the origin of the tourists that visit the Andalusian community, the English tourists stand out above all, followed by Spanish, German and Irish. But there are many more visitors who come to southern Europe in search of the best golf. And it happens because the golf courses on the Costa del Sol are one of the greatest assets of the region.

For all this we want to offer an easy guide with information for golfers, regardless of their origin or nationality.

Below we offer you this list with some of the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol. According to the opinions of other golfers who have already practiced in the courses previously.  We will create a list according to the Google rating. Best golf courses on the Costa del Sol:


  1. Alferini Golf
  2. Flamingos Golf
  3. El Paraíso Golf
  4. La Resina Golf & Country
  5. Golf Torrequebrada
  6. Tramores Golf
  7. Doña Julia Golf
  8. La Noria Club Resort




Alferini Golf 


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Alferini Golf Club is the first on our list, with a Google rate of 4.6 out of 5. It is the best golf course on the Costa del Sol. That’s why this is the flagship of Villa Padierna Golf Club. It has exuberant nature, which captivates all players for its elegant design, attention to every detail and the feeling of peace.

The design corresponds to Cristóbal Guerrero and consists of 18 holes. The route is of 6,641 meters, par 73, with four tees of exit for each hole.

It is the ideal field for the celebration of competitions and big tournaments. Also to enjoy a pleasant and relaxed day. Fully integrated into the landscape, it emphasizes the love with which nature is taken care of and the attention given to the preservation of the environment. The only field on the Costa del Sol completely surrounded by nature, without any building around.

It is the second longest field in Spain, which is a challenge for any golfer. Also in this course are also held several events of the circuit The Gecko Tour.

The best townhouse for Alferini Golf Club users> Townhouse in Paraíso Alto (Estepona)

Flamingos Golf 


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With 4.5 stars out of a total of 5, Flamingos Golf Club, located in Benahavís, although closer to Estepona, is the second rated on our list, therefore the second best among the golf courses on the Costa del Sol. This course also belongs to Villa Padierna Golf Club.

The course of 18 holes, 5,714 meters and par 71 has been designed by the prestigious architect Antonio García Garrido.

It is characterized by its landscaping care, with lots of different species of trees and beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea.

The greens have generous dimensions, the streets are narrow in the first half of the route, where more precision is required than in the second.

Marmolina white bunkers. The streets are sown with bermuda, except in certain holes, where there is Ray grass, while in greens and tees penncross have been used.

The difficulty is medium, so both high and low handicap players can enjoy a great day of golf in this emblematic course of Villa Padierna Golf Club.

Flamingos Golf has hosted prestigious tournaments such as the European Seniors 2002, 2003 and 2004. Also the Women’s Open in Spain 2010. In addition, several events of the The Gecko Tour circuit are held every year.

If you would like to live next to Los Flamingos Golf Club> Apartment in Los Flamingos, Benahavís.

El Paraíso Golf 


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With a par 71 and 18 holes and designed in 1973 by Gary Player, El Paraiso Golf Club is one of the most traditional courses on the Costa del Sol. Located in the peaceful El Paraíso valley with the majestic mountain “La Concha” to the north and the brilliant Mediterranean to the south as a backdrop, has an enviable reputation.

This good reputation comes not only from having one of the best field designs for championship in the area. But also because it is also the most welcoming international club on the coast and one of the few clubs on the Costa del Sol, which is aimed by its partners.

Apartment to enjoy the most of El Paraíso Golf Club> Apartment in El Mirador del Paraíso (Benahavís).

La Resina Golf & Country 


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The Resina Golf & Country Club began its journey in 2005 with the help of Craig Cook and Bradley Smith. They devised a magnificent field around centuries-old lakes and olive trees, always taking into account the terrain and the surrounding landscape.

The magnificent tropical gardens figure predominantly in La Resina. These gardens soon caught the attention of the visitor, as it reminds to the famous Augusta course. This fact led some to affectionately nickname it the ‘Little Augusta‘, nickname that maintains until today.

The course consists of 9 holes, with pairs 3 and 4. It is considered one of the best 9-hole courses in Andalusia (in fact its score on Google is 4.4 out of 5). Its wonderful surroundings provide an unbeatable experience for golfers of all categories.

Penthouse very close to La Resina Golf & Country Club> Penthouse in La Resina Golf & Country Club.

Golf Torrequebrada

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With a 4.3 rating, it is the most valued in the eastern part of the Costa del Sol. The Golf Torrequebrada course (field founded in 1976) was designed by José Gancedo, known as the “Picasso of Golf”. Its 18 holes must be completed in 72 strokes to make the course par.

The main feature of its design is the diversity of the streets, the large size of the greens. It also highlights its mobility, the numerous lakes and strategically located bunkers. The field in a real test for all kind of players.

Along the route, more than one hundred varieties of trees provide an exuberant vegetation conveniently distributed. Golf Torrequebrada was the venue for the Spanish Open 40 years ago. Due to its antiquity it is one of the most traditional courses in southern Andalusia.

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Tramores Golf 


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Tramores Golf Club, with a score of 4.2 is the third field on our list located in Benahavís. It is the third course of the Villa Padierna Golf Resort.

This field of 18 holes, 3468 meters and a par 63 is nestled in a beautiful landscape. Between 2 valleys and with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. In its facilities we can find the Villa Padierna “Michael Campbell” Golf Academy, being the field that the school offers its students as a place of initiation.

Tramores is a precise and fast field, without ceasing to be technical and very entertaining. Perfect to be enjoyed immediately. It offers a great opportunity to improve the short game avoiding the long days of a traditional course.

Townhouse close to Tramores Golf Club> Townhouse in Cancelada (Estepona)

Doña Julia Golf 

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Doña Julia Golf Club is an 18 hole course, par 71, which has a distance of 6021 meters. It has a been rated with 4.1 stars. It is the only one of the list of the best golf courses of the Costa del Sol located in Casares.

A few kilometers from Marbella and Sotogrande, with 300 days of sunshine per year and an enviable temperature all year round, the views of the sea throughout the journey make the countryside an incomparable Mediterranean balcony.

It is a wide field, easy to play, so it is very fun and rewarding. All this, together with the native vegetation of pines, poplars, and olive trees makes it an idyllic place.

Penthouse to enjoy Doña Julia Golf Club> Penthouse in Casares next to golf course with terraces and views

La Noria Golf


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The course of La Noria Golf & Resort has 9 holes with a par 33. Technical holes are combined with others where more punch is required to complete the 2065 meters of the course.

It is located in a privileged place on the Costa del Sol, between the cities of Fuengirola and Marbella. In the municipal district of Mijas, and a few meters from the magnificent beaches of Cala de Mijas.

It is a completely flat field, in which there are four bridges to join tees, greens and streets. It presents its greatest difficulty in the shots to the green, which is a real challenge for the players as they are very well defended by three magnificent lakes and a stream that crosses the whole field from northeast to southeast.

La Noria Golf has been designed and designed for all types of players, from beginners to the most expert.

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With this list of the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol we hope to have helped to our customers and users. In the next posts we will try to continue offering relevant information for our audience.



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