Costa del Sol, Costa del Golf
The Costa del Sol with its sunny climate and stunning landscapes has long been a popular tourist destination for Europeans. To supply an important sector of tourism, la Costa del Sol has a fine selection of golf courses in the popular areas, which count with the best installations and where the golf players can enjoy this selective sport surrounded by nature and by the sea.
Now, the municipalities which have this type of installation are Rincón de la Victoria, Malaga, Benalmádena, Mijas, Marbella, Estepona, Benahavís, Manilva, and inland of the province, at a stones throw from the coast, there is Alhaurín el Grande, and Alhaurín de la Torre. There are also four in the province of Cadiz but which form part of the tourist unit based on golf, and they are La Alcaidesa, Sotogrande, San Roque Club, and Valderrama
There are more than forty golf courses on the Costa del Sol, of which ten are in Marbella area. It is now one of the best areas in Spain for golf and offers some of the top courses in the world. The fine weather allows golf to be popular all year round. Moreover, Marbella is nearby to Malaga INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Equipment: LA QUINTA CLUB DE GOLF
Home to the former World Champion Manuel Piñero's Golf School and the Westin La Quinta 5-star hotel. It is situated very close to Malaga and just opposite the Puerto Banús tourist resort. It is an 18-hole course and another of 9 holes comfortable and fun course which is suitable for players of all levels, with the difficulty lying in the uneven fairways and the deep bunkers.
Costa Del Golf
When the Costa del Sol experienced a renaissance as a winter golf resort in the late eighties, the phrase "Costa del Golf" was coined. Between 1985 and 1991, no fewer than 17 new golf courses appeared, bringing the total along this 50 mile stretch of coast up to thirty. This concentration of quality golf courses, combined with the unique sunny and warm winter climate enjoyed by the region, led to its becoming unrivalled as a winter golf destination for northern Europeans, who while emerging as a serious force at all levels of golf, were deprived of the opportunity to play during the harsh winter months.
When Valderrama was chosen to host the Ryder Cup in 1997, the Costa del Golf received universal recognition as the finest winter golf resort in Europe, Advance reservations for the millenium led to a flurry of new golf courses to be constructed.
Equipment: The Marbella Golf Institute is one of Europe´s premier golf schools providing exclusive instructional programs. Our location, Marbella, offers the ultimate in golf destinations and climate to let you enjoy ideal golf learning experience
Mirador de Juanar
The magnificent mountain known as 'La Concha' (the shell) is part of a range that extends across the skyline to the village of Ojén.
Take the road to Ojén and turn left into the beautiful park called 'Juanar', where the mountainside is covered in pine trees, pinsapos, walnut and olive trees, as well as wild orchids - and some wild animals, including Hispanic wild goats, eagles and Royal owls.
At one of its highest points stands 'El Mirador' where you can look down on one of the most spectacular views of Marbella and its surroundings.
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