Marbella Golf Courses

Here is a list of some of the Golf courses situated around Marbella along with a few information about each one:

Alcaidesa Golf Course:

Location: Alcaidesa Golf Course is 107 kms and from Gibraltar airport the distance is 11 kms.
Course Designer: Peter Allis and Clive Clark
Year opened: 1992
General Characteristics:
Par: 71
Holes: 18
Meters: 5435 yellow tees 4579 red tees

About The Course:

Alcaidesa being the only links course in Spain which is very appropriate for the different competitions is now accesible from most of the locations along the coast. The course presents views of the Rock of Gibraltar and on a sunny day one can view the Atlas Mountains in North Africa.

Almenara Golf Course:

Location: Almenara golf  is 15 minutes from the rock of Gibraltar and close to Sotogrande, San Roque, Valderrama and Alcaidesa in one of the finest golfing holiday areas of Spain situated on the Costa de Sol and within reach of Marbella.
Course Designer : David Thomas.
Year opened : 1998
General Characteristics :
Par : 72
Holes: 18 
Meters: 6168

About The Course: 

The Almenara course is now a  27 hole golf course set in the upper part of Sotogrande, 500 metres from Club de Golf Valderrama and five minutes from the beach, surrounded by cork oak trees , wild pines and several streams as well as a natural lake, all of which serve to make this a very beautiful course.

Atalaya New Golf Course:

Course Designer: B. Von Limburger
Year opened: 1991
General Characteristics:
Par:72
Holes:18
Meters:  5325

About The Course:

 Atalaya Old Course was inaugurated in 1991 and designed by Bernard Von Limburger   which is more gently sloping than its sister course. The course is wide fairways and fast elevated greens, this course is suitable for all players regardless of ability. From here you can enjoy views of the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains

Cortesin Golf Course:

Location: This Course is located at the district of Casares, halfway between Marbella and Sotogrande which offers views over the Mediterranean and the African coastline from every angle.
Course Designer : Cabell Robinson
Year opened: July 2006 
General Characteristics:
Par: 71
Holes: 18
Meters:

About The Course: 

It was inaugurated in July 2006 and designed by the Cabell Robinson  , characterized by its carefully conserved landscaping, with a large variety of trees and beautiful views of the Mediterranean.

This course does not have the houses interfering with the game like the courses present in Costa del sol area. This also means that there is a lot of room for the holes which are not cramped by buildings, so the player can enjoy his golf in a natural environment.

Gran Flamingos Golf Course:

Course Designer: Antonio Garcia Garrido     
Year opened: 2001
General Characteristics:
Par: 72
Holes: 18
Meters: 5906

About The Course:

 It was inaugurated in 2001 and designed by the  Antonio , characterized by its carefully conserved landscaping, with a large variety of trees and beautiful views of the Mediterranean .

Marbella Golf Resort:

Location: Marbella Golf Resort is situated 62 Kms from Malaga Airport 
Course Designer: Dave Thomas
Year opened: 1999
General Characteristics:
Par: 73
Holes: 18
Meters: 5859 yellow tees 5143 red tees

About The Course:

Marbella Golf Resort is one of the coasts hidden gems, this course is situated a little out of Marbella on the road to Montemayor. A Luxury hotel group owns this course and uses it for its guests, it is not run as a commercial business to tour operators and very few of the golf holiday companies market this top quality track, they do however allow us to book a certain number of green fees .

Beautifully Designed by Dave Thomas the course has a similar feel in its use of bunkers and water hazards to his projects at San Roque and the Belfry’s Brabazon course. 

The course is also hard walk and most people seem to take buggies. 

The club has made arrangements with nice thatched club house and bar and good shower facilities.

Rio Real Golf Course:

Course Designer: Javier Arana      
Year opened: 1965
General Characteristics :
Par: 72
Holes: 18 
Meters : 6047

About The Course:

It was inaugurated in 1965 and designed by Javier Arana having wide fairways, greens quite flat, easy to walk very well maintained and protected by the surrounding bunkers. It was inaugurated in 1965 and designed by Javier Arana having wide fairways, greens quite flat, easy to walk very well maintained and protected by the surrounding bunkers.

Spreading over a beautiful valley, the course is set in splendid surroundings on gently undulating terrain, crossed by the river named Rio Real and softly sloping toward the Mediterranean.

San Roque Old Golf Course:

Location: San Roque Courses both old and new are just 15 minutes from Gibraltar and close to Sotogrande golf course.
Course Designer: David Thomas     
Year opened: 1990
General Characteristics:
Par: 72
Holes: 18
Meters: 6134 yellow tees 5174 red tees

About The Course: 

The Old Course was designed by David Thomas which was made available to golfers in the year 1990.