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Marbella Golf Courses

Popular Marbella golf courses

The south of Spain is a highly popular golf destination,. Andalusia alone boasts over 100 different golf courses. Marbella is one of the sport’s hotspots, particularly known for it’s amazing mountain and sea views as you’re enjoying your golf. 

Here’s a bit of a closer look at some of the best Marbella golf courses in our eyes here at Luxury Villas Marbella.

 For a large number of these courses you can book your tee time online and in advance. So you can decide which golf course you want to use before you even leave your holiday villa

Don’t forget we can also help with all aspects of your extra activities and services during your stay – from transfers to pampering, entertainment, sports and tours.


5 kilometres from Marbella is Calanova Golf Club; an 18-hole, par-72 of 5.866 metres long and has been built according to USGA rules and regulations.

It includes amazing views, including Mediterranean Sea and Mijas Mountains at almost every hole. What Calanova really pride themselves on though is hospitality, putting the golfer at the heart of their ethos.

Set beside the Mediterranean Sea, the Villa Padierna Golf Resort enjoys an beautiful atmosphere with state of the art facilities and a personalised service.

The resort has three different courses with different features: Flamingos Golf, Alferini Golf and Tramores Golf.  In addition there is the Villa Padierna Michael Campbell Golf Academy. This is the only specialist school in Europe in the short game and private classes.

The golf course recently hosted the 2nd edition of the World Junior Golf Championship sponsored by the Daily Mail.
Held between the 20th and 22nd February 2024 – it attracted over 250 of the best players from around Europe and the rest of the world, making this event one of the largest and most prestigious junior golf tournaments to be played on European soil.

You can see more information about this exciting event and the results here.

The Marbella Club Golf Resort has a simple but stylish design, and the stunning 18 hole course was designed by Dave Thomas.

It’s based in the hills of Benahavis in the heart of the Costa del Sol, and boosts spectacular views of Gibraltar, the Coast of Africa, the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding mountains.  It avoids overcrowding with limited play and twelve minutes between tee times, so it’s a relaxing game.

Situated between La Cala de Mijas and Fuengirola, Santana Golf Course and Country Club lies right next to the Mediterranean sea with breathtaking views of the Mijas mountains.

The course is set in 138 acres of picturesque parkland, formerly an avocado plantation. It was sympathetically designed by the architect Cabell B. Robinson who aimed to provide a natural solution to any problems. The result is wide and well-defined fairways on easy to walk terrain with water features to compliment the views.

If you’ve visited and have some recommendations for your favourite Marbella golf courses, please send them over so we can add to our lists.

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Villas close to Marbella golf courses

We have a great range of villas which overlook some of the best Marbella golf courses – and some villas with their own mini golf facilities such as putting greens.

See just a small selection of our golfing villas here.