The superb climate – which gives an average 320 days of sunshine each year and hardly any wind or rain – and the spectacular landscape combine to make the Costa Tropical a paradise for golfers, and Europe’s number one golf destination. There are currently 70 golf courses in the Andalusia region, and at least 30 more under construction. Most of these courses are situated either on, or within a short driving distance of the coast. The popularity of golf in the region can be gauged from the fact that the number of registered golfers here, according to figures published by the Real Federacion Española de Golf, exceeds the total number of golfers in the rest of Spain.
Below is a selection of some of the most outstanding courses in the area, with links to their websites.
Granada Club de Golf is an 18-hole, par 71 course located at Las Gabias, just 8 kilometres outside Granada city. The course offers excellent views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
This course is fairly flat being set amongst the agricultural plains and is suitable for all levels of player. Facilities include a practice course, putting and chipping greens, paddle tennis and tennis courts, swimming pool and restaurant. Buggies, trolleys, bags and other accessories can be hired. Lockers and meeting rooms are available to rent. Qualified professionals are on hand to give private tuition.
Location: Avda. de los Cosarios, Las Gabias, 18110 Granada.
Tel: (+34) 958584436. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit Granada Club de Golf website.
This 18-hole golf course is beautifully situated on the beach and offers players unsurpassed views of the Mediterranean sea. It has wide and mostly flat fairways, making it an ideal place for an enjoyable day of golf for players of all levels.
While enjoying your game of golf you will be surrounded by tropical palm trees, wide artificial lakes and superb views of the Sierra Nevada mountains. There is a bar and restaurant with seating on an outside terrace on the beach.
Location: Playa Granada, Motril. Tel: (34) 958825527. Email: email@example.com. Visit Los Moriscos Golf Club website.
This course was designed by José María Cañizares, the renowned Spanish golfer who won the Lancia D’Oro, the Roma Masters, and the World Cup of Golf team event for Spain on two occasions. The course is situated beside the Mediterranean sea, just halfway between Almuñecar and Malaga, where the Costa Tropical meets the Costa del Sol. It is a level course characterized by wide greens and variety of challenging obstacles, requiring a range of strokes and making it suitable for all types of handicap.
Location: Urb. Baviera Golf, Caleta de Vélez, 29751. Tel: (34) 952555015. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Baviera Golf Club website.