Tee time in Marbella: one of the Costa del Sol’s most popular golf destinations

Tee time in Marbella: een van de meest populaire golfbestemmingen van de Costa del Sol

As we edge closer to summer there is a magical feeling in Marbella. This is the time when the heady scent of Dame de Noche fills the air, the nights become warmer and the allure of a swimming pool and an ice-cold drink are irresistible. Although, low season, as the days are a little too hot play, golfers can often be seen out in full force for an early morning round and taking advantageous of the restaurants and clubhouse facilities in the evenings.

Marbella is renowned as an all-year-round golf destination, famed for its world-class golf courses with undulating greens, water features, lakes and some of the most spectacular Mediterranean views. Whether it’s high season or summertime, you don’t need to be an aficionado to enjoy Marbella’s wonderful golf facilities, there are courses, academies and a social life just waiting to be enjoyed.  

What’s more, now is the perfect time to find your ideal golf side property, o you’ll be ready to get into the swing of things when the season starts.

Golfing in Marbella is a way of life

To devotees, golf is much more than a sport, it is a way of life. This is particularly true in Marbella, where ownership of golf properties provides a ready-made social life and the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Marbella is famed for its wide collection of luxury golf properties many of which are located in some of the most sought-after golf resorts on the Costa del Sol.

As a high-end real estate agent dealing with a wide range of clients looking for luxury homes for sale in Marbella,  it has become apparent that for many buyers, golf is an important factor in their decision making. This applies to clients from all over the world, who are attracted to the quality and quantity of golfing opportunities in Marbella and the wider “Costa del Golf”, as it provides both experienced players and novices the opportunity to get out on the greens to enjoy the game.

Golf Valley

If you needed more convincing as to the allure of golf in Marbella, look no further than the area widely referred to “Golf Valley”.  This golfing enclave usually refers to the upmarket residential area of Nueva Andalucía. Understandably, some people refer to the inland areas of Benahavís and Marbella as Golf Valley. In fact, it doesn’t matter which direction you travel from Marbella: whether you are looking for a luxury mansion on Marbella’s Golden Mile or further West on Estepona’s New Golden Mile, you will still be within a stone’s throw of an extraordinary beautiful golf course.

Towards the heart of ‘Golf Valley’ in Nueva Andalucía, you’ll find a large collection of beautifully designed golf courses with excellent facilities, Real Club de Golf Las Brisas, Aloha Golf Club and Los Naranjos Golf Club.  Within the local vicinity, there is an extremely high demand for villas for sale in Nueva Andalucía, not only by golfers but also families attracted to the area’s beautiful properties, tree lined streets and superb amenities. The perfect lifestyle balance!

Tee time in Marbella: een van de meest populaire golfbestemmingen van de Costa del Sol

La Zagaleta golf

Another good example of the high calibre of golf in Marbella is La Zagaleta, one of the most prestigious golf resorts on the Costa del Sol.  This private estate is located in the aforementioned Benahavís, just a few minutes’ drive from Marbella. La Zagaleta is home to some of the most luxurious, private and expensive villas in Marbella and indeed the whole of Spain. Only residents and owners of these luxury estates have access to the estate’s two exclusive golf courses. La Zagaleta Country Club, known as the “Old Course”, was designed by Brad Benz in 1991 and redesigned in 2016 by Marc Westenborg. The Zagaleta New Course, designed by Gaunt and Marnoch. There is also a beautiful thatched roof club house and restaurant with a terrace and lake views.  

Marbella Club Golf Resort

Also located in BenahavĂ­s, and equally well-known due to the iconic hotel bearing the same name,the Marbella Club Golf Resort is a private gated community with a well-deserved reputation for excellence. Designed by British PGA Professional Gary Vautier, the carefully contoured course has 6,247 metres of undulating greens, spectacularly waterfalls, lakes and challengingly placed bunkers.

Other private gated communities offer equally exciting opportunities for golf in the local vicinity, including La Quinta, El Madroñal, Sierra Blanca, Cascada de Camojan and Monte Mayor. Each unique, yet offering an equally luxurious lifestyle of swimming pools, sub-tropical gardens, security, peace and privacy, and easy access to golf and other amenities.

Valderrama

Not strictly located in Marbella or indeed on the Costa del Sol, but we must mention Valderrama Golf Club when we talk about golf. Located just a short drive to Sotogrande in Cadiz, Valderrama is arguably the most famous golf club in the world. It has played host to many international tournaments and is considered to be hallowed ground for dedicated golfers around the globe.

If you would like to view golf properties for sale in Marbella, we will put together a selection of superb golf-side Marbella property suit your specific needs.

Contact Myriam at Myriam@mdrluxuryhomes.com.

BE +32 476 211 233

ES +34 663 329 202

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