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Great golf courses near Marbella and Benahavis, Costa del Sol

Spain´s Costa del Sol is often known at the Costa del Golf, and this southern coastline offers golfers over 70 courses to choose from. With mild temperatures year round, southern Spain is one of the best golfing venues in Europe.

The Costa del Sol boasts championship courses, such as Valderrama on the western end of the coast, near Sotogrande, which hosted the Ryder Cup in 1997.

Other stunning courses near Marbella and Benahavis include:  Rio Real, Marbella, La Quinta, Marbella, Los Naranjos, Nueva Andalucia and Cabopino, Marbella. Benahavis courses include: Atalaya, Flamingos Golf, Los Arqueros and El Higueral.

For improvers and beginners, lessons can also be booked at most Costa del Sol golf courses with the resident professional. You don´t need to be a member to play the majority of courses on the Costa del Sol.

Properties for sale in Benahavis and Marbella include golf properties and new developments of townhouses, apartments and villas.

Situated close to Estepona and Benahavis on the western Costa del Sol, Flamingos Golf Club is a par 72 course that offers panoramic views of the Mediterranean and Gibraltar, and is dotted with fruit trees, and boasts distinctive crushed marble bunkers. Classical style statues and marble bridges are situated around the course, which makes it quite unique.

All of the holes are challenging in their own way, with the first nine being the most difficult. There is a 100-tee driving range on the course along with all of the typical golf items. The course and the clubhouse offer gorgeous views of the lake and sea. In the clubhouse, you will find a terrace bar, a coffee shop and La Cantina, which offers fine dining.

Wherever you intend to stay on the Costa del Sol, you will find a wide choice of golf courses nearby, and whether you are a beginner, an improver or a professional, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a course. The winter months tend to be busier, between October and April, and it is may be worth your while to book green fees before you travel, or work out an itinerary if you plan to play every day.

Benahavis and Marbella properties for sale are popular with ex-pats looking for a holiday home near the golf course or a permanent residence.

If you are looking to combine a day´s golf with some sightseeing on the Costa del Sol, book a round at Cabopino Golf, which is just 11km east of Marbella centre. The Marina, which is just a five minute drive from the course boasts a wide choice of great restaurants, bars, water sports, and one of the best beaches in the Marbella area. This is a great course to play if you are on holiday with family, as they can spend a day in Cabopino, and soak up the sun if they are not golf fans.

Benahavis and Marbella really are a golfer´s paradise, and you can fly to Malaga from London in just over two hours.

Benahavis and Marbella properties for sale

Whether you are looking to get away from it all, while still being close to the beaches and attractions of the Costa del Sol or you prefer to be in the ‘thick of the action’ Benahavis and Marbella properties for sale offer perfect holiday and rental accommodation.