Nestled in the mountains, between Estepona and Marbella, the charming, Andalusian-style town of Benahavís boasts a sea of beautiful white houses and quaint alleyways. Adding to its allure, it maintains a distinctly Arabic influence, only has 3,000 inhabitants and is one of the most popular spots to play golf in Costa del Sol—the latter is thanks to its great variety of prestigious courses.
Along with golf, Benahavís offers travellers a bevvy of activities to enjoy, from exploring natural areas and relaxing on beautiful beaches to dining at a wide range of top-notch restaurants. (Fun fact: there are so many great restaurants in Benahavís that it has been nicknamed “the dining room of Costa del Sol.”)
Looking for a great golf getaway in a fun destination? Read below to find out more about the golf courses in Benahavís.
CLUB DE CAMPO LA ZAGALETA
Opened in 1994, Club de Campo La Zagaleta sits in the residential complex it is named after. Spread across 18 holes, there are splendid natural views, an equestrian club, two clubhouses, different restaurants, outdoor pools, tennis courts and more for residents, members and guests.
Source: Club de Campo La Zagaleta
COUNTRY CLUB LA ZAGALETA - (LOS BARRANCOS)
Country Club La Zagaleta (Los Barrancos) is another golf course in La Zagaleta—and like the first, it’s completely private and invitation- or members-only. Opened in 2007, it has 18 holes, a wide range of tees in varying levels of difficulty and plenty of facilities for residents, members and guests, including: an equestrian club, two clubhouses, multiple restaurants and outdoor pools, tennis courts and more.
Source: Club de Campo La Zagaleta
EL HIGUERAL CLUB DE GOLF
El Higueral Club de Golf has an 18-hole course with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains of Benahavís. This modern, fun golf club also has a golf shop, a cafeteria, private parking and an unbelievable maintenance staff that keeps the club in pristine condition.
LOS ARQUEROS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Sitting at the foot of Ronda’s mountains, Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club offers the best of three views: the mountains, the African coast and a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea. Designed in 1991 by none other than Severiano Ballesteros, this club has an 18-hole golf course, a bar and restaurant, a shop, a gym, a sauna, squash courts, tennis and paddle tennis facilities, a driving range and putting and chipping greens.
Source: Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club
MARBELLA CLUB GOLF RESORT
The grounds of the idyllic Marbella Club Golf Resort wind their way through pine trees, cork oaks, gall oaks and other native trees and shrubs. It’s home to a very technical 18-hole course with impressive views of the Mediterranean Sea, the African coastline and the mountains of Spain. There are two luxury hotels onsite—Marbella Club Hotel and Puente Romano—as well as a clubhouse with a restaurant, a golf shop, a golf academy, a driving range and an equestrian centre.
Source: Marbella Club Golf Resort
What do you think of our favourite golf courses in Benahavís? The quality of each is inarguably top-notch, and in addition, there are plenty of nearby hotels with all the comforts visiting golfers need. If you are passionate about golf, Benahavís will surprise you! It has the second-highest concentration of golf courses in all of Costa del Sol (the highest is in Marbella) and it’s a beautiful, tranquil destination we know you will love.