Playing golf in winter, the new trend in the Costa del Sol

 Tags: Golf

In many parts of the world it’s not possible to play sports any time of the year, the Costa del Sol is an exception. Thanks to its pleasant temperatures in and around Malaga you can continue playing golf in winter, so the fun doesn’t have to end in summer. 

With the right clothing made of the right material, you don’t have to worry at all about getting the golf ball in the right hole. 

Were you thinking of making a getaway in January to Spain and would like to know the best destinations for golf in winter? If so, it’s time to discover the reasons why the Costa del Golf is the place for you.


The province of Malaga, where the fun never ends 

Across the whole province you can play a wide range of sports, on top of golf, other equally enjoyable leisure activities are on offer. From adventure sports in nature (with several mountain ranges as your backdrop) to alternative sports that are as comfortable and relaxed as golf. Every sport is possible from January to December, with not one gap in the calendar.


Dozens of courses and installations against the cold 

Sports companies, like golf courses and the hotel resorts with them, offer the same luxuries and services regardless of what time of the year you visit. The province has lots of golf courses available (more than 70), found in various locations, and with all the features necessary including carefully maintained flora, which smells delightful in winter when the wind gently blows.   

Choose the city you want, and put your golf skills to practice so you can be a semi-professional by summer. Hone your skills in special surroundings such as Torcal de Antequera, Sierra de Mijas and Valle del Guadalhorce. Malaga, Marbella, Estepona, Benalmádena, Torremolinos, as well as the smaller cities like  Benahavís for example, where the Club La Zagaleta is waiting for you, are all highly attractive destinations for golfing, not to mention for the gastronomy and culture. 

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From summer to the coldest winters, golf is your companion 

Winters in Malaga tend to start in November. At this time of the year, the typical heat is replaced by a light breeze, the sky gets cloudier (although not by much), and the average temperature drops slightly. However, these seasonal changes don’t stop malagueños and tourists alike from making the most of the outdoors.

With these conditions, playing golf in winter is not just manageable but desirable for many golf enthusiasts who come to the province every year. Who doesn’t enjoy an afternoon of golf with a bit of sun and a light wind, which adds excitement to every swing of the golf club? 

Remember, what you wear while playing golf in winter is up to you, so take note of which clothes are best. But, if by chance you forget to pack your travel bag with all the necessary accessories, don’t fret. In the Costa del Sol, many of the golf resorts have shops with the best brands and all the necessary extras that you’ll need to enter the green as well-equipped as possible.


The rain, a totally avoidable ‘enemy’ 

In addition to the already mentioned reasons for playing golf in Malaga during winter, we can also confirm that in this part of the world, the rain is ‘an enemy’ easily overcome. In other words, it barely exists. With over 300 days of sun in the year, the weather doesn’t give the province much rain at all. Yet when it does rain, it nevers rains too much nor negatively affects the game. In fact, with the rain comes a freshness and a mix of delightful scents enhancing the golfing experience, as you are more aware of the stunning natural surroundings - the mediterranean forest, the citrus jara bushes, the native and tropical vegetation that surrounds the courses and roads. Furthermore, playing golf in the winter is a hit with the kids. It lets them spend time doing a pleasant and healthy activity during the most tedious months of the year, and many of the golf courses have academies with some golf camps especially for children.

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Be part of the winter golf tournaments 

The Costa del Sol is known for its generous programme of activities. When it comes to golf, tournaments and championships run all year, not just in the summer. So during your golf getaway in winter you could find yourself at one of the 2023 events already in the calendar, including Torneo Mickey Mouse de La Duquesa Golf, Copa de Andalucía Masculina in Guadalhorce Golf, or the Marbella pairs tournament Los Naranjos 36 Challenge - all taking place in January. The Costa del Sol is also known for the famous winter golf championships, with the long-running Copa Iberia a la cabeza that won’t disappoint.

Don’t hesitate to go on an adventure and learn to play golf in winter in the Costa del Sol. The best golf courses to play in winter are here. And come not only for the great climate, but also for the high-class facilities you’ll find in every single one of them. Book a trip this winter to see for yourself. 

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