The 5 best golf courses in Marbella

Marbella is known for its beaches, boutiques and glamorous atmosphere. But it's not just a great holiday destination if you're looking for sun and relaxation, it's also a golfers' paradise. If you’re travelling to Andalusia this summer, you can visit the golf courses in Marbella for a different experience this holiday.

This city on the Costa del Sol has 22 courses, making it one of the most popular destinations in Spain and even Europe for this sport. It's best place to play golf while taking in the spectacular scenery in the background – something not to be missed. In addition, due to its geographical location you can compete in tournaments in ideal temperatures all year round.

Marbella is one of the most privileged places to play this sport and that’s why it’s become one of its main destinations. At La Ciudadela Marbella we’d like to recommend the 5 best golf courses in Marbella.

 1 - Marbella Golf Country Club 

Marbella Golf Country Club is located only a few minutes away from the city centre by car.

On this course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. you’ll have an unforgettable golfing experience.This 18-hole club is surrounded by hills and its natural landscape is dotted with olive groves and a magnificent view of the sea.

The club has a famous restaurant that prepares its menus with fresh seasonal products, a very well equipped golf shop, a golf academy, conference rooms, and more.

It’s located 14 minutes away by car from the Hotel Maison Ardois Marbella and the Hotel Santo Cristo Marbella.

2 - Villa Padierna Golf Club 

Villa Padierna Golf Club is located in a prime natural setting next to the Mediterranean Sea, where playing this sport becomes an unforgettable experience.

This resort has three courses: Alferini Golf (18 holes), Flamingos Golf (18 holes) and Tramores Golf (18 holes), where you can find Michael Campbell's Tramores Golf Academy, and Villa Padierna's golf training centre, where you can improve your game and learn from the best professionals.

It’s just a 30-minute drive from Hotel Maison Ardois Marbella and a 28-minute drive from Hotel Santo Cristo Marbella.

3 - Los Naranjos Golf Club 

Los Naranjos Golf Club is ranked 19th of the top 100 courses in the south of the country and has been the venue for many world championships. It’s one of the best golf courses in Marbella.

This club is located close to Puerto Banús and Marbella, in the valley of Nueva Andalucía. This course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr, has both 18-hole and 9-hole green fees as well as magnificent mountain views.

The club has other services such as a golf shop, a hairdresser's and beauty studio and a top quality restaurant with stunning views from the terrace.

This club is a 19-minute drive from the Hotel Maison Ardois Marbella and the Hotel Santo Cristo Marbella.

4- Real Club de Golf Las Brisas 

The Costa del Sol is home to the Real Club de Golf Las Brisas, an exclusive club founded in 1968 with brilliant facilities for playing golf in Marbella. Las Brisas is recognised as one of the best golf courses in Europe, and has hosted the World Golf Championship twice.

The golf course has 18 holes and offers a unique atmosphere of beauty and harmony created by the trees and plants from different parts of the world that grow there. In addition, the club has a first class service in its local restaurant and various recreational activities.

It's an 18-minute drive from Hotel Maison Ardois Marbella and only a 17-minute drive from Hotel Santo Cristo Marbella.

5 -Aloha Golf Club 

Aloha Golf Club, together with Real Club de Golf Las Brisas and Los Naranjos Golf Club, is one of the three best golf courses in Nueva Andalucía.

The club is located in the heart of the Golf Valley in Marbella and its wonderful landscape was created by the designer Javier Arana: green spaces, water and low hills that make for a fascinating game. The green fee at this club is 18 holes.

Championships such as the Spanish Amateur, the Spain-England and the Open de Andalucía European PGA Tour are all held at this club. This golf course is located just a 20-minute drive from Hotel Maison Ardois Marbella and Hotel Santo Cristo Marbella.

Marbella is a great destination to play golf during your holiday. A perfect experience for you to enjoy a relaxing few days in our boutique hotels in Marbella and enjoy this luxurious and sophisticated city.