You probably already know that the Costa del Sol is a simply exceptional destination for a golf getaway. The extensive infrastructure in the area is second to none, and the golf academies are no exception. So if you’re looking for an academy where you can learn the basics or perfect your technique, you’re sure to find the perfect school for you in the Costa del Golf. In this article, we are going to present a selection of the finest academies where you can take golf classes in Malaga province. Keep reading to get all the information you need.
Miguel Ángel Jiménez Golf Academy (Torremolinos)
One of the very best academies where you can take golf classes for adults in Malaga province is Miguel Ángel Jiménez. Located in the wonderful destination of Torremolinos, between Malaga city and Benalmádena, this prestigious academy comprises a practice area, short game areas and a 9-hole 3-par course designed by the champion himself. This is without doubt one of the short courses with the best greens in the Costa del Sol, which even has a replica of hole 12 at Augusta National.
Though situated in a residential area, you will feel the sea breeze with every shot you take. If you’ve only recently become interested in learning to play golf, not to worry, you can hire the clubs and any other equipment you’ll need to learn the basics. If you’re a semi-professional player, on the other hand, you can put your newly found skills to the test at the various tournaments the academy organises. There is a snack bar and shop selling golf essentials on site. For all these reasons and more, it is easy to conclude that training at this prestigious golf academy (named after the local golfer who won four Ryder Cups) is always a wise move.
Monte Paraíso Golf (Marbella)
Another veteran academy is located in the bustling and glamourous town of Marbella. Monte Paraíso Golf offers a made-to-measure academy with stunning sea views, expansive holes and a gently undulating topography. It is arguably one of the best courses to start out in golf, though it is also a good choice for more experienced players looking for one-off classes to finetune their technique.
Benalmádena Golf (Benalmádena)
Talking of beautiful courses, the facilities at Benalmádena Golf offer you a golden opportunity to throw yourself into the game, no matter what your age. Beyond the club hire service in the course, there is also a superb golf academy catering to adults and children. There is a two-storey tee line so you can choose whether to work on your driver in the sun or the shade.
Located close to the nearby developments in Benalmádena, this course is an interesting choice if you are holidaying in the Costa del Sol. Your golf classes will be held in the most beautiful of surroundings, full of palm trees and lakes, and with stunning sea views. It should come as no surprise then that Benalmádena Golf was named the best pitch & putt in the Costa del Golf in 2019. Its restaurant is also well worth a visit.
La Cala Golf Resort (Mijas)
If you’re planning a golf getaway in Mijas, La Cala Golf Resort is the place for you. Not only can you take golf classes for adults here (the academy also caters to younger players), the “all inclusive” philosophy won’t leave you wanting more. La Cala Golf has three different courses, each of which is named after a continent: America, Asia and Europa. If you want to play one of these courses, just let the golf academy know.
At the academy, a team of professionals give golf classes in excellent facilities comprising practice areas, putting greens and bunkers. Part of the Costa del Sol Turismo network and offering amazing services, this is arguably one of the best golf academies in Malaga province. It also has a fitting centre and other swing technologies that will improve your technique in no time, no matter your starting level.
Club de Golf La Reserva de Sotogrande (Sotogrande)
If you are looking for the most exclusive facilities and services, La Reserva de Sotogrande is the course for you. Not only is the course home to the prestigious Manuel Piñeiro academy, but it is beautifully designed and nestled in the most spectacular scenery. Created by the architect Cabell Robinson, the 70-hectare course can be used for the very best golf classes for adults in Malaga province (and children). It has one of the most impressive tee lines in the Costa del Sol where you can spend time practising your driver. And then there are the putting greens, where the ball will reach the most impressive speeds.
Iván Hurtado Golf at Parador de Málaga (Málaga-Algeciras road)
One of the most legendary and historic courses in the Costa del Sol, Parador de Málaga couldn’t not make it into this selection. As age tends to go hand-in-hand with savoir faire, one of the most sought-after services at the course are its performance-driven classes at the Iván Hurtado academy. At this prestigious academy, you can book classes targeted at technique, adults, children and groups. And all benefitting from the finest facilities and holes of the course, which was designed and extended over the course of the 20th century. History and learning come together in one place.
Rio Real Golf Academy (Marbella)
The closest 18-hole golf course to central Marbella has a quality golf academy. Headed by the national trainer Sergio de Céspedes, Río Real Golf Academy offers classes for individuals, couples, groups and players of all ages. Whether you are staying in its boutique hotel or just passing through Marbella, Río Real Golf Academy is a wonderful option if you’re looking to work on your game.
Lauro Golf (Alhaurín de la Torre)
Lauro Golf Academy offers classes for all players, though its area of expertise is children’s classes. A breeding ground for great champions, the academy notably improves young players’ entry into the game. The perfect choice if your kids are interested in the sport too.
Torrequebrada Golf (Benalmádena)
A legendary course designed by José Gancedo, Torrequebrada Golf is home to one of the practice areas where Miguel Ángel Jiménez practised when he was being trained by his brothers. Following recent renovations, the practice course offers classes that are tailored to your needs.
Baviera Golf (Velez-Málaga)
Over recent years, Baviera Golf has focused on children’s golf, using the TPI methodology paired with the skills and knowledge of the Natoli brothers. The practice area has undergone a remodelling to offer players the highest quality facilities, including the latest generation tools and technologies. The academy also teaches the sport to groups of people with disabilities.
Añoreta Golf (Rincón de la Victoria)
The academy at Añoreta Golf is another of the big names in the Costa del Sol. For years it has been creating excellent players, teaching golf to all types of players. It has a driving range and a short game area. If you are an experienced player, you can book a strategy class in the 18-hole course with one of its expert instructors.
PG Golf Academy (Estepona)
The Peter Gustaffson academy is housed at Atalaya Golf & Country Club, which lies between Marbella and Estepona. Its approach area is one of the largest in the area where you can practice your bunker and pitch shots. With an excellent putting green and spectacular tee line, this is the perfect place to take classes from the former European Tour player.
Villa Padierna Golf (Benahavis)
In the heart of the Benahavís mountains sits Villa Padierna Golf, a course directed by the US Open player from New Zealand, Michael Campbell. The course combines the latest technologies, tailored classes, incredible facilities and a small photo gallery showing the times when Campbell rubbed shoulders with Tiger Woods.
In sum, all golf lovers know that one thing the province of Malaga has an abundance of is golf academies. This selection is therefore exactly that: just some of the many quality academies located across the Costa del Sol. Discover them in full by downloading this free golf guide and plan the holiday of a lifetime in the best golfing destination in Europe.