If you are looking to golf in Spain, there are plenty of options to golf Costa del Sol and you will even has some choices to golf Granada too! We will provide you with a listing of golf courses nearest to Costa Tropical and also provide a reference list for more options to golf Andalucia. If you are doing a Google search for golf courses in Spain, you may also want to conduct your search in Spanish as well. Just search for Campos de golf en Malaga, Campos de golf en Granada, or Campos de golf en España.
Province of Granada Golf
Golf Costa Tropical
While there isn’t an option to golf in Almuñécar, you do have a few golf course options within 30-60 minutes away. Of course there are even more options for golfing if you are willing to drive another hour or so. For now, we will list the golf courses in Costa Tropical.
Los Moriscos Club de Golf
Get in a round of golf with views of the sea along playa Granada, just outside of Motril. This is an 18 hole course with a driving range, club house, and a lovely restaurant. It is set up for maximum enjoyment of all levels of golf players. This stunning location is on one of the best beaches in Granada. With both views of the sea and mountains, you are really golfing in paradise. This is just a 30 minute drive to the east from Almuñécar. Click here for more info.
Expert tips from Bob:
This is a linksy beachside course situated just outside Motril in Playa Granada. This is generally a flat course and, therefore, easy for the walkers. Buggies and trollies available for hire, as are clubs. Costs are relatively cheap – 95 Euros for two sharing a buggy. Interesting holes are the 5th, 6th and 7th in “the cage”, which are built around a lake and water is always in play on these. Also, the 13th, a par 3 played on to an island green surrounded by water.
Most people will want to lay up, but fortune favours the brave, if you can stop the ball rolling off the back into the water. Some holes with narrow approaches which make life interesting but there are also some annoying internal out-of-bounds. Generally, this is a very enjoyable course for the mid to high handicappers. The terrace bar is right on the beach and one of the best places around to have a meal. Get in early at lunchtime because the Spanish fill it up very quickly.
At the time of writing (March 2018), due to an ongoing problem with the tax authorities, the course has had part of its land taken over by the Spanish state and has been forced to cut from 18 holes to just 10, but management have assured the regulars that by April it will be back to 18…as this is Spain, think July rather than April.
Excellent driving range and practice facilities but the shop and the changing areas are very small.
Granada Golf Club
This magnificent golf course is the first one built in the vicinity of the city of Granada. It is located in Los Gabias area, just 8 km from Granada city. This hill was chosen for its shape, where the fairways are enhanced with its natural contours. From most of its holes you can soak up stunning panoramas of the mountains and city. It’s common to use the natural beauty as points of reference for the game, with some of the most picturesque and characteristic enclaves of the city: the Alhambra, Torre de la Vela, Alfaguara. This is just a 60-minute drive to the north from Almuñécar. Click here for more info.
Expert tips from Bob:
One of the most picturesque courses around, lying just south-west of Granada with spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada.
Santa Clara Golf Club Granada
With claims of being the best valued Golf Club in Andalucia, it is worth checking out. Enjoy the best 18 holes of golf, surrounded by nature and with the best views of Sierra Nevada. It’s just 10 minutes by car from Granada capital, Santa Clara Golf Club is also great for man other forms of leisure. In addition to golf, you can enjoy the spa, gym, heated and outdoor swimming pools, paddle tennis courts, dry sauna, Turkish bath and more. This is just a 50 minute drive to the north from Almuñécar. Click here for more info.
Province of Malaga Golf
Golf Costa del Sol
Baviera Golf, Caleta de Vélez Málaga
Baviera Golf, located on the spurs of Sierra de la Almijara (east of Málaga), lies on valley boasting an ideal microclimate for the practice of golf. The Golf Club is just 500 meters away from Caleta de Vélez, with its Marina and magnificent beaches, which together with Nerja and Torre del Mar, are among the best on the Costa del Sol. This is just a 40 minute drive to the west from Almuñécar. Click here for more info.
Expert tips from Bob:
To be found just off the N340 about halfway between Torre del Mar and Velez-Malaga. This can be a difficult track, especially when the wind blows. Only the hardy will want to walk it, because it has a couple of heart-attack hills. It is a difficult course to master first time out. Some of the holes are punishing if you do not hit into the sweet spot of the fairway.
The tee shot on the 13th is a prime example – hit a driver down the middle and you would normally be happy, but the fairway narrows around about the landing spot and the likelihood is that you will kick to the right into some heavy tufted rough, which can leave you with no second shot and a long way to reach the green. If that wasn’t enough it is followed by a par 3 downhill with masses of rough and a pond right in front of the green…take a good supply of balls!
Many people don’t like this course first time out but persevere and it will grow on you. Costs are mid to high with a round running at about 70 euros each and another 24 for a buggy. Driving range and practice putting green are small. The pro shop has a broad selection of everything you need.
The changing rooms at Baviera are very good and the staff in the pro shop are both cheerful and friendly – all of them speak good English – but the bar is the place for a drink rather than a meal. Regulars moan frequently about the quality of the food.
Antequera Golf is much more than a beautiful 18-hole golf course located in the centre of Andalucia, at the base of the Natural Park of El Torcal de Antequera (Malaga). It is a demanding golf course, as well as being ecological and surrounded by protected species. It is perfect for experiencing the best golf in privileged surroundings with spectacular views and all the facilities you may need. This is just a 90-minute drive to the west from Almuñécar. Click here for more info.
Expert tips from Bob:
It´s been a while since I played this course, but I remember an interesting track with one hole which plays across two lakes…that one really gets the adrenaline going! I don’t remember too many flat holes. In fact, my son had to come back and help me and my trolley up one of the hills towards the end of the round.
You get a sense of how hilly this course is as you drive up to the clubhouse. The holes seem to wind around the hill that the clubhouse is built on. Buggies are a must if your fitness is in any doubt at all.
This is just a 40-minute drive to the west from Almuñécar. Click here for more info.
Expert tips from Bob:
This course lies just 100 metres from the main A7 road about halfway between Malaga and Torre del Mar. the course spreads across to both sides of the road and there is some traffic noise, although it is not off-putting because the cars are usually high up on a flyover.
It’s a hilly course, with long walks between some of the holes. I’ve played it twice and the greens were in relatively poor condition both times. Also, it’s easy to get out of bounds. Not my favourite, but very definitely a good test.
Good changing room/shower facilities and a really nice bar and terrace to relax while you figure out how to beat the course next time around!
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References for golf courses in Andalucia Spain:
if you prefer to golf in Malaga (Campos de golf en Malaga) or other parts of Spain, below are several great resources to find the best golf courses and golf clubs in Spain.
- Golf Clubs and Resorts in Spain based on province. Read more.
- Golf in Spain, a search tool including a full list with map.
- List of golf courses in Spain, with map and filters. Read more.
- Leading golf courses in Spain with filters, ratings and a map. Read more.
The Golfer’s Guidance
This is where we can add your input. If you’ve played one of these courses and have an expert tip, just let us know and we can add it here. Do you know of another good course to play? Tell us about it in the comments.
- Golf course – Campo de golf
- Golf Clubs – Palos de golf
- Golf Cart – Carrito de golf
- Golf ball – la pelota de golf
- Cover (of a golf ball) – el revestimiento
- Iron – el hierro
- putter – el putter
- Wood – la madera
- Driver – el palo número uno
- Three wood – la madera número tres
- Five wood – la madera número cinco
- Tee – la salida
- Dimple (of golf ball) -el hoyuelo
- Grip (of golf club) – la empuñadura
- Shaft (of golf club) – el mango
- Face (of club) – la cara
- Head (of club) – la cabeza
- Golf glove – el guante de golf
- Electric golf cart – el carro de golf electrico
- Pull cart – el carrito de golf
- Golf shoe – el zapato de golf
- Head cover – el capuchón de bastones
- Golf bag – la bolsa de golf
- Golf course – el campo de golf
- Clubhouse – la casa club
- Hole – la zona del hoyo
- Tee area – el punto de salida
- Fairway – la pista
- Rough – la maleza
- Green – el césped
- Bunker – la trampa de arena
- Water hazard – la trampa de agua
- Brook – la ría
- Cart path – la vereda
- Practice green – el green de entrenamiento
- Flag Stick – la banderola
- Par – par
- Birdie – uno bajo par
- Bogey – uno sobre par
- Double bogey – dos sobre par
- Caddie – ayudante
- Drive – golpe largo
- Approach -golpe de aproximación
- Chip – golpe corte de aproximación
- Pitch – golpe corto y alto
- Putt – golpe corto
- Slice – golpe con efecto a la derecha
- Hook – golpe con efecto a la izquierda
If you don’t have clubs, you can rent them from ClubstoHire which is located at just inside the Arrival hall at Malaga airport, and they even provide a hotel delivery service.
So what are you waiting for? Is it time to golf Granada? Get out on the green and spend the day outdoors and enjoy a round of golf in Spain.
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