In this article we will take a look at the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol, one by one we will talk about its impact on Real Estate and the difficulties that may arise.
Spain is the best country in Europe to play golf, in addition to 70 elegant golf courses, the main reason is the mild climate that will allow playing throughout the year. In almost all regions of the country up to 3000 hours of sunlight are recorded annually, on average more than 8.2 hours of sunshine per day. The sunny weather combined with a light sea breeze and excellent visibility is the dream of any golfer.
Inaugurated in 1964 Real Club de Golf Sotogrande was the first Trent Jones course an Anglo-American architect who designed and redesigned more than 500 golf courses in 45 US states and 35 countries. His design philosophy was to make golf courses integrate perfectly into the natural environment that surrounds them. In this way, excellent evidence of natural resources is created for the best players, but affordable and exciting for participants of any level.
The field consists of 18 holes and each one requires the player to carefully plan his stroke to avoid many strategically placed bunkers, water barriers and seemingly harmless vegetation.
First of all, the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande is an elite club consisting of 1,950 members including 27 nationalities, the majority of whom are Spanish (around 60%) and British (around 25%). The club hosts the annual Sherry Cup – European Amateur Golf Masters.
Despite a dignified reputation, the golf course underwent a massive update from 2015 to 2016, which was ingeniously completed in two stages so that participants could continuously use half of the course. The restoration was the original objective, in relation to this field has increased by 40% with respect to the original design lost over the years.
2. La Cala Golf
It is an elite complex in Mijas located between Marbella and Fuengirola, it is one of the main landmarks in Europe for golfers. La Cala is home to three 18-hole golf courses with three Par 3 holes in addition to a golf academy.
Campo Europa: the largest of the three fields, this is an ideal start for mid-level players as the design with wide streets and more uniform terrain allows you to start the game without problems. This field is distinguished by five bridges that were built along the natural river Ochen, which flows along the route.
Campo América: This golf course has wide streets with few bunkers, more than ever the right choice of clubs is key to a good game due to frequent changes in inclination.
Campo Asia: formerly known as Campo del Sur, the oldest golf course in the town of Cala and also the most difficult, so it is highly respected by golf professionals. With narrow and short streets and pairs of 5 holes that require special experience in the game, especially in the short focus.
3. Río Real Golf
The luxurious Rio Real Golf Resort is 5 km from Marbella. It has an 18-hole golf course, a wellness center and an outdoor pool.
This legendary golf course was opened in 1965, was one of the first in Marbella designed by the famous Spanish designer Javier Arana, considered the best of all time. Located in the most privileged place of Marbella, next to the Río Real river that accompanies it to the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea, where the name of the golf course comes from.
Its impressive 18 hole design with 72 pairs, over 6,000 meters in length, according to the Royal Spanish Golf Federation is the best course in Spain, both in terms of route and unique beauty.
The field course is adapted for all types of players due to the large number of holes and their diversity. Starting from the highest points of the field with panoramic views and ending with the fourth hole that stands out for its natural direction that leads to the sea.