10 Best Golf Courses Near Marbella

Marbella is an important hub for golf on Costa del Sol with more than 70 courses to choose from. In this article we are going to give you a run down of 10 best golf courses near Marbella that would make a perfect selection for your golfing holiday on Costa de Golf!

Why choose a holiday in Marbella

Marbella has been synonymous with art, culture and gastronomy since the 1960’s.

The “Old Town”, “Orange Square” are absolutely beautiful places to visit and offer the greatest experience of Spanish Cafe society.

For art lovers Marbella is manna from Heaven, with original artworks by Dali and other great artists on public display. Art galleries and museums abound.

The Mediterranean beaches offer warm seas and 320 days of sunshine. Walking along the boardwalk from Marbella to Puerto Banus is a wonderful experience.

Marbella is also home to a range of outstanding restaurants, bars and nightclubs and is globally famous for its nightlife.

With a range of internationally renowned hotels Marbella is the epicentre of high end tourism in Europe. 

10 Golf Courses near Marbella for your golf itinerary

Aloha Golf Club

18th Green Aloha_

Opened: 1975

Designer: Javier Arana

White Tees: 6293m Par 72

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Tournament credentials:

  • European Tour Turespana 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1999 .
  • Open De Andalucia 2008, 2009 and 2012
  • Ladies European Tour 2019

Overview

Aloha Golf Club is amongst the most prestigious names in golf on Costa del Sol. Predominantly a members course which welcomes green fee paying guests Aloha Golf Club has welcomed celebrities, the greats of golf and the extremely wealthy since its inception more than 40 years ago.

Always in outstanding condition this beautiful golf course near Marbella is an amazing experience.

Cabopino Golf Club

Cabopino Golf 9th hole

Opened: 2001

Designer: Juan Ligues Creus

Yellow Tees: 5194m Par 71

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Overview

Located 1 minute from the charming port of Puerto Cabopino this tight demanding Marbella golf course will seduce you with its incredible views. Lunch or dinner in Puerto Cabopino after enjoying this charming 18 hole layout will make for a wonderful day. 

La Quinta Golf Club

La Quinta Golf 2

Opened: 1989

Designer: Manuel Pinero

3 x 9 Holes 

Campo San Pedro (A):  2690 Yards Par 35

Campo Ronda (B):  2673 Yards 

Campo Guadaiza (C): 3167 Yards

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Tournament credentials:

  • European Senior Tour 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Ladies European Tour 2018

Overview

The management at La Quinta Golf rotate the 3 nine hole loops to give a constantly varying challenge to both members and guests. My personal favourite 18 hole combination is made up of the A and C courses. 

Beautifully mature gardens and trees make for a setting of complete serenity. The golf course is immaculate and whilst not long will give you a thoroughly good test of every aspect of your game.

Los Naranjos

18th Green Los Naranjos Golf 2

Opened: 1977

Designer: Robert Trent Jones Snr.

White tees: 6116m  Par 72

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Tournament Credentials:

  • European Tour 1989 Spanish Championship
  • Ladies European Tour 1988 Marbella ladies Open

Overview

Its design brief was to create a championship quality golf course. Commissioned and built at the same time as Mijas Golf and Las Brisas, Robert Trent Jones scored a success. 

With his trademark wide fairways  and strategic bunkering Los Naranjos Golf is a tremendous experience. One of my all time favourites I urge you to visit.

Marbella Club Golf Resort

18th Marbella Club

Opened: 1999

Designer: David Thomas

White Tees: 6422 m Par 72

El Higueral: 9 hole course Par 36 

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Overview

Comprising an 18 hole championship length golf course and a full length 9 hole course Marbella Club Golf Resort is one of the best golf facilities on Costa del Sol. 

Generous tree lined fairways with elevated tees and greens always in superb condition makes for a great day of golf. 

Stunning views from the clubhouse terrace make the experience complete at this Marbella golf club.

Marbella Golf Country Club

Opened: 1994

Designer: Robert Trent Jones Snr.

White Tees: 5867m Par 72

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Overview

In my opinion Marbella Golf and Country Club enjoys one of the nicest Clubhouses I have seen. A full sized Snooker table sits regally just inside the bar area. Beautifully appointed and with excellent hospitality team it makes for a great addition to the over experience

The practice facilities at Marbella Golf and Country Club are excellent. Hitting from mats and grass with a large short game area. They have a vibrant junior section which I feel is extremely important and noteworthy

I found the first 9 holes to be “technical” whilst the back nine is more accommodating for those of us unable to hit a straight ball.

I play here frequently and always enjoy it.

Real Club de Golf Las Brisas

Opened: 1969

Designed by: Robert Trent Jones. Redesigned by Kyle Philips in 2017

From Tee Blocks “65” –  6464m

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Tournament Credentials:

  • 1973 and 1989  World Cup 
  • 1983 and 1987 Spanish Open
  • 1991 Skins Event

Overview

A very prestigious name in Golf on Costa del Sol with a heritage that goes back more than 50 years. This private members club makes a small number of tee  times available to visitors each day. 

Real Club de Golf is noted for its conditioning. The attention to detail put on the presentation of the golf course near Marbella is remarkable and adds to the quality of your experience.

Rio Real Golf Club

16th tee(1)

Opened: 1965

Designed: Javier Arana

From Tee blocks “61”:  6051m

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Overview

Rio Real Golf Club is hugely popular with golfers visiting Costa del Sol and locals alike. Generous tree lined fairways clearly set out the challenge before you. As you walk down the 4th fairway towards the shimmering Mediterranean you will be hooked! This is an absolutely charming golf course near Marbella. A pleasure to play with a delightful warmth of hospitality awaiting you in the clubhouse.

Santa Clara Golf Club

Santa Clara 18th Green

Opened: 2001

Designed: Enrique Canales Busquets

White Tees: 5922m Par 71

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Overview

Two things strike me about Santa Clara Golf. The first thing was the clubhouse. It feels like it is set on the highest point to the golf course and gives the most incredible views over the countryside and the Mediterranean. 

The second thing I really appreciated was the practice facilities, With both open and covered practice bays, plenty of balls per bucket, excellent putting, chipping and bunker facilities.

The golf course is a good layout, decently wide fairways make the game enjoyable, consistent easy to read greens keep the frustration levels in check making for an entirely enjoyable day!

Santa Maria Golf Club

Santa Marie Golf_

Opened: 1996

Designed: Colin Mosely 

Black Tees: 5586m Par 70

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Overview

Santa Maria Golf Club is more than a golf club near Marbella. Lawn Bowls and Tennis are also available to play here in its rather lovely surroundings.

Located in the conurbation of Elvira, close to the centre of Marbella Santa Maria Golf has become very popular since its opening in 1996.

This is a parkland Marbella golf course with attractive tree lined fairways, easy to walk with only a couple of climbs. Stunning views of the sea are another compelling reason to come and play!

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