Estepona is a one-of-a-kind destination. In addition to its 320+ days of sunshine, it’s filled with long beaches, charming beach bars, traditional Spanish restaurants, exclusive hotels and extraordinary golf courses that make it one of Europe’s top golf destinations. In the mood for a golf getaway in a beautiful destination? Follow our guide to the best golf courses in Estepona below. Then, tell us your favourite!
Atalaya Golf & Country Club
The Bernard Von Limburgeren-designed Atalaya Golf & Country Club is made up of two courses: Atalaya Old Course, which has 18 holes and offers spectacular views of the Sierra de la Concha mountains, and Atalaya New Course, which has panoramic views of both the Mediterranean Sea and Gibraltar. Opened in 1986, Atalaya Old Course is perfect for beginners and professionals alike. It has one of the largest driving ranges in Spain, it offers golf classes in different languages and it has wide streets and high greens. The golf academy here is top-notch, as it’s directed by two golf champions: Carlos Balsameda and Diego Morito. Atalaya Old Course is undeniably one of the best golf courses in Costa del Sol.
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Just behind it, Atalaya New Course was inaugurated in 1990 and has since become one of the most popular golf courses in Malaga. Its popularity is due in large part to its fantastic hotel, Atalaya Park, which has its own driving range and grants guests exclusive golf discounts.
El Paraíso Golf Club
This stunning Estepona course—with its wide and walkable streets, palm trees, towering pines, lakes, streams and olive trees—would challenge even the most experienced golfer. Built in 1973, it was designed on a hillside that descends towards the Mediterranean Sea. It’s safe to say that water drives the flow of this exclusive golf course, which has since become one of the most raved-about courses in Estepona.
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This popular course, which has wide greens and fairways, is great for all skill levels. The course itself adapts to its enviable natural landscape, which includes a backdrop of both Sierra Bermeja mountain and the Mediterranean Sea. Making it even more luxurious, there is a delicious restaurant and a deluxe golf shop on site, and a stunning clubhouse overlooks the picturesque 18th hole.
Valle Romano Golf & Resort
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Valle Romano Golf & Resort is one of the most renowned golf resorts in Costa del Sol. Tucked in an enclave between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, Valle Romano is home to a wonderful 18-hole golf course, small neighbourhoods of exclusive homes, a beautiful pool, garden areas, expansive sports facilities and every amenity guests could crave. The clubhouse is a gem, and the prestigious onsite golf academy attracts golfers from all over the world.
La Resina Golf & Country Club
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Opened in 2005, this 9-hole golf course is spread across beautiful lakes, tropical gardens and groves of olive trees. With its perfectly-manicured fairways, La Resina Golf & Country Club has an impressive design and is considered one of the best 9-hole golf courses in Costa del Sol.
El Coto Golf Club
Located between San Pedro Alcántara and Estepona, right next to a residential neighbourhood, El Coto Golf Club has the look and feel of a serene Japanese garden. Dotted with flowing streams, this 9-hole golf course is both charming and fun.
El Campanario Golf & Country Club
Nestled in a calm, cosy environment, the 9-hole El Campanario Golf & Country Club is perfect for golfers who want to practice their short game. This modern, state-of-the-art sports centre and social club promises fun for the whole family! Avid golfers can play their favourite game using the latest golf technology, while family members can take advantage of guided activities, the pool, tennis courts, rowing, saunas, jacuzzis and more. When you’re looking for a place that puts luxury at your fingertips, this 9-hole golf course and country club is it. Estepona isn’t the only municipality in Malaga with good golf! Check out the spectacular golf courses and clubs in Mijas, Marbella, Benahavís and other parts of the Costa del Golf here.