On the Fairways

In 1997, the international spotlight was on the newly dubbed “Costa del Golf” as Seve Ballesteros memorably captained Europe to victory against the Americans in the Ryder Cup, but that was just one chapter in the area’s stellar golf history. Unlike in other northern European areas where the golfing season takes a break over winter (and sometimes even longer), the sport can be played all 12 months of the year on the Costa del Sol.


Furthermore, and most impressively, there are over 60 courses to choose from, including some of Europe’s finest: Valderrama, in addition to the first Ryder Cup to be held outside the UK and the US, also the main venue for the Volvo Masters and two World Golf Championships (the first, in 1999, won by Tiger Woods in a play-off against Málaga’s own Miguel Ángel Jiménez); Las Brisas, host of the 1973 and 1989 World Cups (the former won by Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller representing the US); Real Sotogrande, venue for the 1966 Spanish Open; Finca Cortesín, where the last three editions of the Volvo World Match Play Championship were held; and the Parador de Málaga, the Coast’s oldest course, dating to 1925.


In addition to these and other championship courses, the Costa del Sol also has several par-three “executive” layouts and numerous state-of-the-art academies – offering coaching for beginners and experienced golfers, from juniors to seniors.

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