|The Costa del Sol, recently renamed the Costa del Golf, is an absolute |
Paradise for golfers of all standards. Offering some world-class golf
courses in some beautiful locations combined with the highest number
of sunshine days per annum in Europe it is hard to beat. Plentiful and
cheap flights to Malaga, Gibraltar and now Jerez make it accessible
all the year round and not content to rest on it’s laurels new golf
courses and academies are being opened up on a regular basis which is
why so many golfers return here year after year as there are always
new and exciting challenges.
Just A Few of the Many Costa del Sol Golf Courses.
Valderrrama, home to the Volvo Masters (1988-96), the Ryder Cup (1997)
and the World Golf Championships (1999-2000), Valderrama surpasses its
reputation as number 1 in Europe and it has twice received the
accolade of “Best Golf Club in Europe”
La Duquesa Golf Course, designed by Trent Jones has some wonderful
Mediterranean views , which could play havoc with your scoring! It is
probably the most complete club on the coast offering tennis, swimming
pool, squash, gym etc. along with the picturesque Duqesa Port just
across the road. There is also an excellent bar and restaurant, and
not forgetting of course the world class and demanding golf course
La Cañada was designed free of charge by Tent Jones and is the first
municipal golf course of the Costa del Sol and has resulted in a surge
of interest in golf by the local Spanish populationIt’s nine holes are
laid out on a hillside and do not present any particular difficulties.
Alhaurin Golf is a little inland from the Costa del Sol but is well
worth the trip as the scenery is stunning and the course superb.
It is a unique club, in that it has three golf courses -- an
18 hole par 72 course designed by Seve Ballesteros, a nine hole par 3
course bordering a beautiful lake, and an 18 hole junior course
(adults may play only when accompanied by a child.) The par 72 course
is of international quality with challenging holes, lush green
fairways and greens set amongst pine woods. Situated between Mijas and
Coín in the Sierra de Mijas, this course has majestic views of
mountains to the north and Africa and the Mediterranean to the south.
La Qinta Golf and Country Club is home to the former World Champion
Manuel Piñero's Golf School. It is a technical course that reflects
the designer, Manuel Piñero's, own playing characteristics in that it
rewards accuracy rather than long hitting.
Alcaidesa Golf is the best and only true links course in Spain. It has
recently undergone an extensive programme of re- modelling with
fairways being improved and widened and greens levelled off with the
result that the layout is now suitable for golfers of all levels.
For further information on some of the best Golf Courses that the
Costa del Sol has to offer visit http://www.costadelsol-vacationrentals.com/Costadelsolgolfcourses.html
where you will also find a lovely selection of villas and apartments
to rent close to some of the best golf courses on the Costa.
About the Author
Ruth Polak is the owner of http://www.costadelsol-vacationrentals.com
which has a good selection of villas and apartments to rent near some
great Costa del Sol Golf Courses.
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