The place stretches over 300 km along the Mediterranean seaside of the Malaga province.
Since the 1950's when Costa del Sol commenced to expand as a tourist haven of worldwide importance, it has been an attractive point not only for its wonderful weather, pretty nature and one-of-a-kind regional culture but also for its delight hotels, excellent seashore restaurants and wonderful nightlife.
Cities like as Malaga, Mijas, and particularly Marbll are responsible for the fame of Costa del Sol as a spot for the rich and legendary.
If you are an amusement enthusiast, Costa Del Sol will clearly not frustrate you as it offers a flood of opportunities for playing tennis, horseback riding, sailing, diving, paragliding, etc.
But above all, the region is legendary for its golf courses which supply wonderful environment for agile contest. One can select among 45 capital value golf courses scattered around the region and in exclusive near Marbella, making the city one of the most favorite golf destinations in Europe.
Actually what are new resorts without golf?
Golf has led to the construction of new complexes to supply the constantly increasing demand for Golf in of the south Spain. The best sport is an extra chance for entrepreneurs to build and sell excellence holiday properties in Spain (second home type) which are not necessarily related to beaches or ski slopes. That has brought even extraordinary fame and accomplishment to Costa del Sol and the area hasn't been vittily renamed to Costa del Golf without a good reason. Top categorized European golf courses and wonderful all year round climate are what make Costa del Sol a golfing heaven.
Out of all Costa del Sol's golf courses Mijas Golf club, "El Paraiso", and Club de Golf Valderrama are perhaps the most prominent.
Mijas Golf club is one of the better common golf complexes not alone in Costa del Sol but in Europe as well. Its a-number-1 courses Los Lagos and Los Olivos, are situated in the canyon of Mijas, just 3.5 km from the coast. The two courses are relatively flat with much of water and very little rough.
Los Lagos , aimed to be one of the coast's elite championship layouts, is a course with broad fairways, 6 lakes and many trees strategically situate to protect the large greens.
Thanks to the amazing accomplishment and achievement of Los Lagos, few years later followed the construction of Los Olivos. It is a smaller course with fewer greens but many olive trees strategically allocated around the fairways.
El Paraiso, planned in 1973 by Gary Player, is situated in the tranquil El Paraiso valley between the splendid 'La Concha' mountain and the brilliant Mediterranean beaches.
El Paraiso is highly accounted for its outstanding championship course design and its accessible and welcoming character. With rambling streams and two excellent lakes and much of fairways set amongst oleanders, olives, palms and pines, El Paraiso is a challenging and rewarding test for golf pros and amateurs similar. It is the host to the annual Andalucian PGA tour.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones as highly complicated course, Club de Golf Valderrama in Sotogrande, has been rated number one in Continental Europe. It hosted the Ryder Cup in 1997 and has been hosting the Volvo Masters since 1988. Its fairways have been described as one of the best in the world.
Here is a brief guide to the rest of the area's golf courses listed according to their location.
East of Malaga Golf Courses - Baviera Golf Club; Anoreta Golf Club
Malaga Golf Courses - Guadalhorce Golf Club; Lauro Golf; Malaga Parador del Golf; El Candado Golf Club;
Benalmadena Golf Course - Torrequebrada Golf Club
Mijas Golf Courses - Alhaurin Golf; La Cala Resort; Miraflores Golf; Santana Golf; La Noria; La Siesta Golf Club;
Marbella Golf Courses - Aloha Golf Club; Cabopino Golf Club; Guadalmina Golf Club; La Quinta Golf and Country Club; Las Brisas Golf Club; Los Naranjos Golf Club; Marbella Golf and Country Club; Rio Real Golf Club; Santa Clara Golf; Santa Maria Golf and Country Club; Artola Golf; El Soto de Marbella; Greenlife Golf; La Dama de Noche Golf; Monte Paraiso Golf
Benahavis Golf Courses - La Zagaleta; Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club; Los Flamingos Golf; Marbella Club Golf Resort; Monte Mayor Golf Club
Estepona Golf Courses - Atalaya Golf and Country Club; Estepona Golf; El Campanario; El Coto la Serena; Los Almendros Golf Club
Sotogrande Golf Courses - Alcaidesa; Almenara Golf; La Canada Golf Club; Don Julia Golf Club; La Duquesa Golf and Country Club; La Reserva de Sotogrande; Sotogrande Real Golf Club; The San Roque Club and New Course