Golf courses for kids: 7 academies where your little ones can learn to play golf in the Costa del Sol

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There’s nowhere in the world that offers better golf facilities than the Costa del Sol. And we’re not just talking about the adult game; the province of Malaga has also got everything your kids could possibly want or need to start getting into the sport. 

The Costa del Golf is home to a large number of world-class golf courses for kids with academies that offer classes and courses especially designed for little ones. In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at seven of these. Keep reading to discover more about the classes and facilities they offer. 


Miguel Ángel Jiménez Golf Academy

Miguel Ángel Jiménez is one of the best-known academies in the province of Malaga. The academy is located in a beautiful destination, Torremolinos, which is halfway between Malaga city and Benalmádena. Here your children can take classes that are especially designed for them in the incredible facilities, namely a practice area, short game area and a 9 hole par-3 course designed by the local champion himself. This short course has some of the finest greens in the Costa del Sol and a replica of Augusta National’s 12th hole. The school splits students into aged-based groups and uses the titleist performance institute methodology to teach the game. 


IH Golf Academy - Guadalhorce Club de Golf

Guadalhorce Club de Golf is home to Escuela Infantil Municipal de Málaga, a school that focuses on technique with children aged 6 to 18. Open from September to June, the academy runs tournaments with scholarships for the winners. The club also runs a summer camp that keeps little ones busy with all sorts of fun events and sports activities. 

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Escuela Internacional de Golf La Quinta

This Marbella-based school is nationally and internationally renowned. The courses are structured into different levels based on students’ ability, age and goals. The academy’s practice course is a two-storey structure with an indoor area where you can play on the very few occasions when the weather isn’t glorious. There is also a chipping and pitching area with green, a video room where you can work on your swing and a terrace with views where you can unwind. 


Marbella Golf Country Club

This academy’s teaching philosophy revolves around simplifying the game. The school is led by Monty Bordelon, a golf pro who has worked at some of the most prestigious courses in Florida; his classes are always fun and focus on the short game. The academy uses the TPI methodology, which works on developing player’s technical and physical abilities. It also provides reports about the children’s progress and runs championships complete with prizes. 


Añoreta Golf

Añoreta Golf has a natural grass practice course with 25 bays, a practice putting green and an area for practising the short game. The practice tees are equipped with the latest generation lighting so you can even take evening classes in the winter. The academy is committed to training the future generation of golfers, teaching them the rules and values of the sport, as well as the most important thing - having fun. There is the option to take classes in English. 

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Baviera Golf

Located in Caleta de Vélez, Baviera Golf academy is led by Francisco Javier and Miguel Ángel Natoli Cañete. The golf pros provide the classes themselves, imparting the skills and knowledge they acquired over the course of their amateur and pro careers. Classes are divided by level, namely beginner and advanced. 


Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort

This resort has a 72-bay driving range (some bays are indoor) and another large practice area complete with putting green, bunkers and short game area. The school offers private and group classes for different levels of players in different languages. The classes run throughout the school year, on Saturdays, and will help your kids develop technical, physical, intellectual and psychosocial skills. 

As you have probably figured out, there’s no shortage of golf courses for kids with academies where your little ones can take their first steps into the world of golf in the Costa del Sol. Beyond the academies listed in this post, there are plenty of others where your little ones can learn everything there is to know about the game (something which you can also do by downloading our Golf Guide). This is quite simply the best golf destination in Europe. 

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