The Costa Del Sol has become affectionately known as the Costa Del Golf by golf fans around the world thanks to the sheer number of excellent courses in the area. The combination of the wonderful courses, near constant sunshine and the areas provision for tourists makes it the perfect spot for a golf trip, and it’s become a real golf haven over the last couple of decades.
Part of the appeal is how easy it is to get here and get out and about. The recent expansion of Malaga airport means there are more airlines than ever operating in the area, including the majority of budget providers – which helps bring down the cost of a golf trip and makes it more accessible.
Getting around the area is really easy too. There’s an excellent rail network, the airport has a large rental car area which makes it easy to hire a car and drive to the courses yourself, and many of the hotels offer a minibus service to shuttle players out to the courses.
There are various excellent places to base yourself for a golf holiday in the Costa Del Sol. For a more upmarket trip, try Marbella or Puerto Banus – both offer a little elegance and are commonly known as ‘millionaires playgrounds’.
For something a little more affordable try Benalmadena or Fuengirola – both traditional holiday spots with excellent nightlife and restaurants. Both have great beaches for relaxing on the days you’re not out on the course.
There’s also a ton of courses to choose from in the area, so there’s something for just about any budget and skill level. Check out sites like golfbreaks.com or yourgolftravel.com – they’ll be able to recommend the right courses and hotels for your group.