Ctra de Casares,
Casares, nr Estepona, Andalucia 29690
18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Cabell B. Robinson
40 km W of Marbella
Finca Cortesin is located between Sotogrande and Estepona in the heart of the Costa del Sol. From Marbella follow highway AP7, direction Algeciras. Take exit 153 (just after Estepona), and at roundabout follow the A7 direction Algeciras-Cadiz. At the fourth roundabout turn right and follow direction Casares. After 2 km Finca Cortesin is on your right.
Club de Golf Finca Cortesin: The rolling landscape of Finca El Cortesin ("the farm estate of Cortesin") now boasts one of the Costa del Sol's best recent courses. This excellent Cabell Robinson design fits well with its natural surroundings and has established an excellent reputation for itself.
The layout, which stretches to 7500 yards from the back tees, enjoys a wonderful location with beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea, the African coastline and the local Estepona mountains. The undulations of the surrounding rugged hills are reflected in many slopes and contours found on Finca Cortesin's fairways and expansive greens.
On this testing and open layout, which is free of housing development (unlike many other Costa del Sol courses), you'll find a variety of natural vegetation lining the generously wide and well-bunkered holes. When the wind gets up you'll be glad of the good-width fairways and relative openess from the tee.
Two ponds and several fairway-crossing water ditches need to be factored into your game plan on a course that includes five par 3s and five par 5s. Often fiercely protected by an array of stylish, white-sand bunkering, the expansive putting surfaces contain many subtle slopes and borrows, complemented by more obvious and equally testing undulations.
Pick of the holes: the signature par-4 13th is rated one of the best holes on the Costa del Sol. Players drive to a wide fairway, avoiding a water hazard that runs left of the fairway and across the front of the green. Bunkers left and right, and traditional old Acebuches trees, complete one of Spain’s most beautiful approach shots.
Also noteworthy is the short par-4 4th, a great risk-and-reward hole for long hitters. Either take on the challenge of a tilt at the green, knowing a large lake awaits anything not perfectly struck, or lay-up with a long iron or fairway wood, but watch out for the severely-sloping green.
Stay&Play at Finca Cortesin: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 32; women 36.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts (fitted with ProLink GPS system) are available for hire.
Finca El Cortesin (meaning the Farm Estate of the domain Cortesin) has been transformed into one of Spain's best new golf resorts, with a top-quality championship golf course, 5-star hotel, spa, shops and future (but limited) development of luxury villas.
The course has quickly become an established European Tour venue, and also host to the 2023 Solheim Cup. For details see Top Golf Tournaments at Finca Cortesin Golf Club.
Spain: 10th best course in Spain (Golf World, 2022).
Europe: 55th best course in continental Europe (Golf World, 2022).
Ctra. De Casares, 29690 Casares, Andalucia.
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Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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