Best golf courses: Spain - Costa del Sol

Spain - Costa del Sol: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Marbella
Robinson, Cabell

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

Cabell B. Robinson

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Algeciras
Thomas, Dave

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Algeciras

Designer

Dave Thomas

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Algeciras
Thomas, Dave

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Algeciras

Designer

Dave Thomas

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Weekdays only
Algeciras
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Algeciras

Designer

Original design by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1964); restored by Roger Rulewich & David Fleurie (2016).

5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
Visitors welcome
Algeciras
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Algeciras

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Marbella
Garrido, Antonio García

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

Antonio García Garrido

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Marbella
Piñero, Manuel

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

Manuel Piñero

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Malaga
Simpson, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Malaga

Designer

Tom Simpson

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
On application
Marbella
Arana, Javier

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

Javier Arana

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Algeciras
Thomas, Dave

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Algeciras

Designer

Dave Thomas

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Marbella
Robinson, Cabell

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

Cabell Robinson

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Algeciras
Alliss & Clark

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Algeciras

Designer

Original design by Peter Alliss & Clive Clark (1991). Redesign and substantial modifications by American golf architect Kurtis Bowman (2022).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
On application
Marbella
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

Original design by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1968); renovated by Kyle Phillips (2014).

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Malaga
Gancedo, Jose

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Malaga

Designer

Jose (Pepe) Gancedo

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Marbella
Limburger & Krings

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

Old course - Bernhard von Limburger (1968); New course - Paul Krings (1991).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Algeciras
Dye, Perry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Algeciras

Designer

Perry Dye & Seve Ballesteros

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Marbella
Ballesteros, Seve

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

Seve Ballesteros

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Marbella
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Marbella
Lopez, Jose Luis

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

Jose Luis Lopez

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Marbella
Robinson, Cabell

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

Cabell Robinson

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Marbella
Robinson, Cabell

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

Cabell B. Robinson

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Marbella
Arana & Nardi

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

South course designed by Javier Arana (1959). North course designed by Folco Nardi (1973).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Private club
Marbella
Benz, Bradford

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

Old course designed by Bradford Benz (1994), with modifications by Marc Westenborg (2016). New course designed by Jonathan Gaunt & Steve Marnoch (1994).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Marbella
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
(Closed in 2011)
Marbella
Gancedo, Jose

Visitors?

(Closed in 2011)

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

Jose (Pepe) Gancedo

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Marbella
Guerrero, Cristobal

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

Cristobal Guerrero

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Marbella
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr designed the Los Lagos course (1976) and Los Olivos course (1984).

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Marbella
Pinero, Manuel

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

Manuel Pinero

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Marbella
Robinson, Cabell

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

Cabell Robinson

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Marbella
Robinson, Cabell

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marbella

Designer

Cabell Robinson

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Algeciras
Robinson, Cabell

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Algeciras

Designer

Cabell B. Robinson

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