You haven’t played golf until you’ve played a game while enjoying a Mediterranean breeze. The Costa del Golf is filled with golf courses right on the water, making for a truly unique and special golf experience! Read below for a list of golf courses with the best sea views on the Costa del Golf.Baviera Golf (Vélez - Málaga)
Baviera Golf (Vélez-Málaga) is a flat course located right in the heart of La Axarquía! Designed by José María Cañizares, this 18-hole course is surrounded by mountains, has a beautiful onsite lake that golfers need to incorporate into their game and offers stunning sea views. Given Costa del Sol’s near-perfect climate, golfers can play this course all year long, too.
Añoreta Golf (Rincón de la Victoria)
Also designed by José María Cañizares, this 18-hole course is perfect for players of all skill levels. It has five lakes, rolling greens and—given the fact that it’s just one kilometre from the coast—it boasts great views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Parador Málaga Golf (Málaga)
The 18-hole Parador Málaga Golf Course is a historic course on the Golf Coast. Opened in 1925, some of Malaga’s most famous golfers have played this course! Adding to its allure, it even has direct beach access and two waterfront holes.
Torrequebrada Golf (Benalmádena)
Designed by José Gancedo, Torrequebrada Golf is thought to be one of the best golf courses in all of Europe. This beautiful, 18-hole course promises subtropical vegetation, panoramic views of the Spanish countryside and the Mediterranean Sea and a magnificent clubhouse with a golf shop, changing rooms, a terrace, a delicious bar-restaurant and even meeting rooms.
El Chaparral Golf Club (Mijas)
Another José Gancedo-designed course, El Chaparral, is notable for its lush landscapes and fabulous coastal views. Along with its idyllic 18 holes, this course is surrounded by a Canarian pine forest and is home to both a golf academy and a well-lit driving range. With so much to offer, this golf course is perfect for beginners and experienced players alike.
Río Real Golf (Marbella)
Designed by Javier Arana, one of the most revered Spanish golf course designers, Río Real Golf has 18 par-72 holes. Just five minutes from the centre of Marbella, and spanning more than 6,000 metres of Spanish terrain, this entire course is designed around the Real River—which flows right into the Mediterranean Sea.
Los Naranjos Golf Club (Marbella)
With its rolling greens, wide fairways and several holes surrounded by water, the 18-hole Los Naranjos Golf Club is not for just any golfer! It’s a tough, but beautiful course to play. There is a golf academy, a golf shop, a children’s club, a restaurant and even a barbershop onsite, and it has a terrace that offers some of the most impressive views of Marbella. Located at the foot of the Sierra Blanca mountains, this course has been declared one of the most spectacular golf clubs in all of Costa del Sol by avid golfers worldwide.
Real Club de Golf Guadalmina (Marbella)
Real Club de Golf Guadalmina has two golf courses, Guadalmina Norte and Guadalmina Sur, each with 18 holes. Sitting right on the Mediterranean Sea, this 1959-built club is the second-oldest golf club in all of Costa del Sol. (Although, Guadalmina Sur underwent an extensive renovation and upgrade in 2002.) Thanks to its beautiful views, vast green spaces and wide, smooth pathways that wind through towering trees, Real Club de Golf Guadalmina has hosted a slew of major golf tournaments—including the Women's Spanish Open in 2017. If you’re newer to the sport, we recommend playing the Guadalmina Norte course, which is thought to be the easiest of the two.
Valle Romano Golf & Resort (Estepona)
Designed by Cabell B. Robinson, the 18-hole Valle Romano Golf & Resort is uniquely positioned between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, offering stunning views of both. It has a clubhouse, a prestigious golf school and one of the largest sports complexes in Costa del Sol.
Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort (San Roque)
Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort is the only links course in southern Europe. This 18-hole course offers especially notable views, which include the Rock of Gibraltar and the mountainous landscapes of northern Morocco. Designed by Peter Allis and Clive Clark, this course has water and wind hazards that make it more difficult for inexperienced golfers.
Are you an avid golfer? Are you constantly looking for the best courses to play? Visit Costa del Sol, where more than 70 impressive golf courses are waiting for you. In addition to the courses and clubs mentioned above, there are tons of other exclusive golf courses with unbeatable views of southern Spain. Find more of them here. Happy golfing!