Golf courses in and around Mijas
Golfing holidays in Mijas - you don't have to look any further! They call it the Costa del Golf - and with nearly 60 golf courses in Andalucia, including more than 30 on the Costa del Sol, it's easy to see why! With year round sun the Costa del Sol is perfect for your golfing vacation; and Mijas is ideally situated for these many championship courses. We also have a selection of villas and apartments ideally situated close to some of the Mijas golf courses - Mijas Green is a town house, directly overlooking the Mijas Los Lagos golf course, Buhardilla, Malvarosa & Althea are just 5 minutes from the Alhaurin golf course, Espiritu Libre, a town house, is only 10 minutes by car from the La Cala Golf Resort and Las Golondrinas 14G overlooks the Mijas golf course.
Among my personal favourites are:
Torrequebrada - just 20 minutes from Mijas by car. It has hosted many world class tournaments including the Spanish Open.
Alhaurin El Grande - designed by Seve Ballesteros, 15 minutes from Mijas. Two 18 hole courses (one of which is a par three course) and a 9 hole short course. A buggy is advisable.
La Cala Golf Resort - 15 minutes from Mijas. Two superb championship courses, also home to the David Leadbetter Golf Academy.
Valderrama - host to the '97 Ryder Cup and San Roque - a venue for the PGA European Tour Qualifying School (90 minutes from Mijas).
Mijas Los Lagos - wide fairways, large raised greens and a monster 571 metre par 5, 5th - quite interesting!
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Alhaurin (located Alhaurin El Grande 4 km) 18 hole, 5857 metres, par 72.
It's a new course designed by Seve Ballesteros and is particularly attractive because of its bright green fairways amidst the mountains and natural dark green vegetation. Its main characteristic is its hilly design which is largely adapted to the natural form of the surroundings.
Alcaidesa (San Roque) 18 hole, 5385 metres, par 71.
Alcaidesa Links Golf Club, which opened in 1992, is an experience that cannot be found elsewhere in Spain. It is the first true links course in the country, located to the west of San Roque, in an area rich with enthusiastic golfers.
Almenara (Valderrama, San Roque) 27 holes allowing you to enjoy up to three different 18-hole combinations, all with a par of 72.
The fairways wander among exceptionally beautiful natural landscapes, amidst two large lakes surrounded by pine and cork oak trees, which take on a singular prominence.
The course was designed by the renowned golfing innovator Dave Thomas and constitutes an impassioned challenge for even the most experienced golfers.
Atalaya (San Pedro) 36 hole, 5848/5101 metres, par 72.
One of the most popular courses on the Costa del Sol since opening in 1966. Situated between Marbella and Estepona, it is suitable for all levels of play from total beginners to professionals. Also a large driving range; tuition available.
El Paraiso (Estepona, Marbella 14 km) 18 hole, 5729 metres, par 71.
Situated in a valley surrounded by hills with magnificent views of the coast. Designed by Gary Player; friendly atmosphere and weekly competitions.
Estepona (Estepona 2 km) 18 hole, 5610 metres, par 72.
This wild course is a pleasing contrast to the manicured courses of the coast. Although relatively short, the course is up and down and a buggy is advisable.
Guadalhorce (Campanillas, inland - Malaga airport 7 km) 18 hole, 5860 metres, par 72.
It's friendly family atmosphere is probably the main feature of this course. The front nine has an English parkland type design, whereas the second has more elevated greens and hilly fairways.
Guadalmina (San Pedro) 36 hole, 5874/5674 metres, par 72/71.
The north course was opened in 1973 and is shorter and more hilly than the South course and presents several difficult lakes. It requires a precise drive through the middle of the fairways so as not to end up in one of the water hazards.
The South course is the older of the two and is famous for its high difficulty level; suitable for the more experienced player.
La Cala (Mijas Costa) 36 hole, 5454/5782 metres, par 72/73.
La Cala features 54 holes, a David Leadbetter Golf Academy and a 6 hole par 3 course. Both full length courses require good shotmaking to elevated greens and reward accuracy rather than power off the tees. Club hire is available (Callaway & Taylormade).
Campo America (6009m par 72), formerly the North Course is in eagle country with breathtaking views across the south course towards the sea. Campo Asia, formerly the South Course is pretty spectacular. With plenty of challenging holes along the way, you are guaranteed a testing round of golf. Campo Europa (6014m, par 71) was opened in 2005 - The fairways are generous from the tees and the greens are slightly larger than on the existing courses. They are not severely contoured but are well bunkered and will be easier for the average golfer.
There is also an excellent country club with squash, tennis, sauna and swimming.
La Duquesa (Manilva, Estepona 10 km) 18 hole, 5575 metres, par 72.
La Duquesa offers an interesting and varied game due to its long fairways and has two distinctly different parts. The first 9 has wide fairways although the greens will supply difficulties; the second 9 has narrow fairways and high greens.
La Quinta (Puerto Banus, Nueva Andalucia) 27 hole, 5333/5489/5540 metres, par 72/72/72.
Consists of three combinable courses. Although apparently easy, it is in fact very demanding due to the design of the fairways and the excellent quality of its greens.
Lauro (Alhaurin de la Torre) 27 holes that can be played in 3 different combinations, all par 72.
One of the newer courses in the Malaga area. Situated 300 metres above sea level, Lauro Golf offers spectacular views of the valley of Malaga and the Mediterranean Sea.
Most of the holes are cut between lines of olive trees; to add to the difficulty there are several carefully placed water hazards. The clubhouse is an old Cortijo built around a shaded courtyard and its open restaurant is perfect for dining out on a warm evening.
Los Arqueros (San Pedro 5 km) 18 hole, 5684 metres, par 72.
The first course on the Costa del Sol designed by Seve Ballesteros; in its construction over a million cubic metres of earth was moved. Set in the mountains the landscape is breathtaking, yet the course is said to be easy to walk.
Los Naranjos (Puerto Banus, Nueva Andalucia) 18 hole, 6038 metres, par 72.
Rates itself as 'The Costa del Sol's friendly golf club'. Long terraced tees and large undulating greens are the unmistakable hallmarks of a Robert Trent-Jones design. Maximum use has been made of the orange trees from which the course takes its name. Maintenance is a priority here.
Marbella (Marbella 8 km) 18 hole, 5679 metres, par 72.
This is a very competitive course, demanding much precision, as its fairways are rather narrow and surrounded by hills and slopes. The greens are especially difficult because there are no straight putts.
Mijas (Fuengirola) 36 hole, 5973/5866 metres, par 71/72.
Mijas Golf is probably the busiest, most popular golf complex on the Costa del Sol. It has two 18 hole layouts which are ideal for enjoyable holiday golf.
Los Lagos which opened in 1976 was designed by Robert Trent-Jones and has all his hallmarks - wide fairways, large raised greens and an extravagant application of vast bunkers and water. The course is virtually free of rough and is practically flat except for a slight incline. The par 5, 5th is a 571 metre monster....quite interesting!
The newer Los Olivos (1984) is a bit shorter, less water but more trees and narrower fairways than its sister course. This course favours the precision golfer rather than the big hitter.
Miraflores (Mijas Costa) 18 hole, 5190 metres, par 70.
One of the Costa del Sol's top leisure and resort developments. Miraflores is located in the hills of the Mijas Costa which offer breathtaking views. There is also a floodlit driving range and golf academy which offers professional instruction.
Monte Mayor (San Pedro 8 km) 18 hole, 5354 metres, par 70.
"A golfing experience" is the only way to describe this course which is probably the most spectacular in Andalucia. A challenging course with superb quality greens; the natural beauty of its situation and its quietness will make your round of golf unforgettable. The green fee includes buggy hire.
"Golf can best be defined as an endless series of tragedies
obscured by the occasional miracle."
You will need a miracle to defeat Monte Mayor! ... must on your golfing itinerary.
Parador (Malaga, nr airport) 18 hole, 6204 metres, par 72.
Inaugurated by the Spanish Royal Family in 1925, it is the oldest course on the coast. The layout is part links with natural lagoons formed by sea water and part parkland with tree lined avenues.
Rio Real (3 km East of Marbella) 18 hole, 5886 metres, par 72.
Designed by Spain's number one golf architect, Javier Arana. With wonderful views, well established trees that give much appreciated shade plus the River Real which intersects the course at several points.....golf here is a very pleasant experience.
San Roque ( San Roque) 36 hole, Old Course 6048 metre, par 72, New Course 6497 metre par 72.
The Andalucian headquarters of the PGA European Tour. The course is challenging but very enjoyable for both professionals and amateurs alike; the clubhouse is one of the most welcoming anywhere and the restaurant is worth a visit.
Santa Maria (Mijas Costa) 18 hole, 5366 metres, par 70.
The course traces the contours of the valley and offers distracting views of the Mediterranean. The front nine are shorter and more complicated than the back nine which are flatter and have wider fairways; greens are generally spacious.
Santana Golf is an 18 Hole golf course par 72 of approx. 6207 metres in length, set in 138 acres of picturesque parkland.
The course, sympathetically laid out by the architect Cabell B. Robinson, is set in a former avocado plantation which provided a natural solution to many problems. The final result is a magnificent course with wide and well defined fairways on level terrain, hence easily walkable, where water features play an important albeit not excessive part in the overall design.
Sotogrande (Sotogrande) 18 hole, 5853 metres, par 72.
The Club de Golf Sotogrande was founded in 1964 and is located in beautiful natural surroundings. The Course RSGC is considered as one of the masterpieces of Robert Trent Jones who chose this course as one of his five favorites from more than 500 courses he designed worldwide according to what he wrote in his book GOLF – THE MAgNIFICENT CHALLENGE – published in 1988.
Torrequebrada (Benalmadena Costa) 18 hole, 5513 metres, par 72.
Opened in 1976, this is one of Spain's best loved courses. It has hosted many world class tournaments including the Spanish Open. Because of the large number of lakes and strategically placed bunkers, every hole is a different experience for the player.
Valderrama (Sotogrande/San Roque) 18 hole, 5864 metres, par 71.
Few introductions are needed to Spain's most famous club. For 9 years it was home to the PGA European Tour's grand finale and the Volvo Masters - it then moved up a class to host the 1997 Ryder Cup. Valderrama is a Robert Trent-Jones masterpiece and with the care heaped on it by the club owner and president there is little wonder it is rated the No.1 course in Europe.
Contrary to common belief, the club is not a members-only fiefdom but is open every day to fee paying guests.