If you’re going on a golf holiday to Spain, there is a good chance that it will be to Andalusia. How do we know that? Easy. Andalusia is the region in Spain with the highest average temperature, is has a whopping 101 golf courses, amazing beaches, great food and a ton of cultural highlights. Now do you believe us? For those who didn’t know yet, these are the 10 best golf courses in Andalusia that are directly bookable online on Leadingcourses.com.

This ranking is based on golf courses in Andalusia, Spain that are bookable on Leadingcourses.com. It was last updated on November 4h, 2019.

This is the top-10 of bookable courses. Obviously there are many more courses in Andalusia where you can book your tee time online. Have a look at all bookable courses. Or have a look at all courses in Andalucia.

Best golf courses in Andalusia

1. Finca Cortesín Golf Club

Finca Cortesin is amongst the very best golf clubs in Europe and as a resort it is unmatched in Spain. Nestled on the Mediterranean coast between Marbella and Gibraltar, Finca Cortesin is a haven of tranquility. It’s only a short drive to the capital of the Costa del Sol and the picturesque village of Casares and the beach are just a heartbeat away.

With its natural colors, the design of the hotel is inspired by traditional Andalusian architecture. The traditional Mediterranean looks are however combined with sheer luxury and all the best of contemporary living: superb cuisine, impeccable service and an unrivalled ambiance of peace and tranquillity.

Finca Cortesin Golf Club has 18 holes designed by Cabell Robinson, a length of 6800 meters and more than 100 bunkers. It is considered one of the best golf courses in Spain. The privileged location of the layout will make golfers enjoy wonderful views of the Mediterranean sea and mountains.

Reviewers on Leadingcourses.com rave about the service at the golf club and the quality of the golf course. On of them writes: “Best club I have ever played at. From arrival to leaving the experience was out of this world. Amazing service, course conditions were perfect, challenging layout and the greens rolled like a dance floor, just amazing!

2. Club de Golf La Reserva – Sotogrande

La Reserva Sotogrande, one of the best golf courses in Andalusia.

Golf La Reserva – Sotogrande is a magnificent 18-hole golf course in Andalusia designed by Cabell B. Robinson, offering a spectacular round of golf running between lakes and trees. La Reserva de Sotogrande Golf Club lies in a beautiful natural setting in the upper part of Sotogrande. Bordered by Valderrama – one of the most exclusive and best managed golf courses in Spain – its commanding position offers spectacular views of the Mediterranean and one of the best golf courses in Europe.

The golf course opened in August 2003 and is considered to be one of the best in Spain. The main building covers almost 6000 sq.m on the top of a hill from where you have great views of the Reserva de Sotogrande Golf Course.

3. Desert Springs Resort & Golf Club

Desert Springs comes in thrid place in the list of best golf courses in Andalusia.

Located on the Mediterranean coast of south eastern Spain, on a plateau overlooking the Almanzora Valley, Desert Springs Resort & Golf Club is Europe’s first ever Arizona-style desert golf course.

Designed by Peter McEvoy, Desert Springs Resort & Golf Club is built to full USGA specifications and is well worth the visit. Its immaculate fairways are set amongst massive rocky outcrops, arroyos and dry rivers. The vivid contrast of the ‘desert springs’ and the emerald green fairways with the arid landscape of cactus, rock and flowering desert, is stunning at all times of year. The whole golfing vision is framed within a panorama of landmark mountain ranges.

Over 600,000 cacti and other desert plants grow progressively more dense and troubling, the further your shot is off the fairway. So the course is both demanding and exciting, providing a variety of shot making challenges to test the skill level of every player, from beginner to professional.

4. Golf Torrequebrada

Golf Torrequebrada

Golf Torrequebrada is located near Marbella and Malaga. Regarded as one of the better courses in Spain, one of the main features is the variety in the design of its fairways. Because of this variety you need to think carefully about club choice on every shot. Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced player, both will have the opportunity to take on every hole and enjoy them all, regardless of handicap.

The greens at Torrequebrada are quite special due to their size and undulation. Numerous lakes and strategically placed bunkers make this course a real test. Over 100 varieties of trees line the fairways. As a bonus you get some beautiful views of the coast of the Mediterranean coast.

5. Villa Padierna Golf Club

Villa Padierna is amongst the best golf courses in Andalusia

Perched atop the picturesque hills of the Costa del Sol with sweeping views of the Mediterranean, Villa Padierna Golf Club provides an oasis of tranquillity that is guaranteed to take your breath away.

Villa Padierna Golf Club’s all-encompassing facilities in the heartland of the sun tick all the boxes for arresting golfing experiences and exude intangible feel-good vibes that will make you want to linger longer.

Villa Padierna golf club features three 18-hole golf courses, Flamingos Golf, Alferini Golf and Tramores Golf. You’ll also find the Tramores Golf Academy (led by 2005 US Open Champion Michael Campbell) and practice facilities.

6. Barceló Montecastillo Golf Club

Barcelo montecastillo

Montecastillo Golf Club, property of the Barceló Montecastillo Resort has 18 holes (par 72) and was designed by the famous Jack Nicklaus. Barceló Montecastillo Golf course has been the venue for the Volvo Masters for 5 consecutive years (from 1997 until 2001) and for the final of the Peugeot Tour (from 2001 until 2003).

Although this is a resort, the course isn’t your typical resort course. There are quite some differences in height and there is a variety in design as you may expect from Nicklaus. The course is challenging to say the least and maintenance is overall good.

7. Calanova Golf Club

Calanova golf is amongst the best golf courses in Andalusia

Calanova Golf Club is located in the Mijas Golf Valley in the middle of Marbella and Fuengirola. The course has been around for 13 years now and has matured since.

Calanova is an 18-hole, par 72 course of 5.866 metres long and has been built according to United States Golf Association (USGA) rules and regulations with regard to the tees, bunkers, drainage and greens.

We can guaranty that players will enjoy Calanova Golf, but game strategy does play an important role. Calanova Golf provides great views of the Mediterranean Sea and Mijas Mountains on almost every hole. Who wouldn’t want to see that?

8. Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort

Alcaidesa Golf

Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort is a Resort where you will find style, nature, views and two great golf courses all in one place. Alcaidesa is located in a very special area of Andalusia as one of the southernmost golf courses in Spain. The course has amazing views of Gibraltar and even Africa can be seen with clear weather.

Alcaidesa has two courses, Links and Heathland. Alcaidesa Links is one of the very few links-style courses in southern Europe. The 18 hole, par-72 course has a lenght of nearly 6000 meters and was designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark. The course gentilly slopes towards the sea, meaning that most of the holes are alongside the beach. One of the special features of the course which most impresses visitors, is its spectacular view over the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and Africa.

Alcaidesa Heathland also is an 18 hole par-72 course and was designed by the renowned Dave Thomas. This course offers a variety of natural scenery ranging from the plateau area (holes 1 to 5, 17 and 18) where the course is similar to a heathland, with wide fairways and outstanding views of the Mediterranean, to the valley area, where the holes meander along the valley and incorporate several water hazards.

9. La Cala Resort

La cala golf

Nestled between the arresting beauty of the Sierra de Mijas Natural Park and the shimmering Mediterranean Sea, La Cala is a genuine haven of tranquility. The resort is located on a breathtaking mountain top location where you can do things at your own pace. There are three great golf courses to enjoy during your stay, Campo Asia, Europe and America. But the resort also has a luxurious spa and acres of untamed natural surroundings.

Whether it’s a thrilling round of golf in natural surroundings, a lazy lunch with friends on the Club House terrace or a refreshing dip in the pool after an aromatherapy massage. At La Cala they’ll help you to create your own experience.

10. San Roque Club

San Roque Club

San Roque Golf Club offers all the facilities you’d expect one of the finest and most exclusive meeting places in Andalusia. The two contrasting golf courses of San Roque Golf Club are as challenging as they are beautiful and away from the greens, four very different restaurants serve up a stunning array of high-class cuisine, from Japanese to tapas.

The equestrian centre’s top class facilities appeal to everyone from novices to experts, and if a more relaxing visit appeals, the terraces, the heated pool or beauty and therapeutic treatments are among the facilities members enjoy, while the meeting and conference rooms make this a perfect place to get down to business in a calming environment. Secure your tee time directly on Leadingcourses.com for San Roque Golf Club

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  1. Hmmmm… Je mist nog wel een paar Bookable courses die toch wel in dit rijtje thuis horen…
    Marbella Golf
    Rio Real
    Los Naranjos

    Maar zal het vast mis hebben, kan natuurlijk Leading Courses niet tegenspreken… 😉

    • Hoi Frans, Natuurlijk mag je Leadingcourses wel tegenspreken, vooral doen 😜. In dit geval ging het ons om de beste golfbanen in Andalusië die boekbaar zijn op Leadingcourses.com. De banen die jij noemt staan niet in deze lijst omdat ze (nog) niet boekbaar zijn op Leadingcourses.com, of omdat hun cijfer te laag is om in deze lijst te komen.

      Hopelijk heb je toch wat aan het artikel gehad!


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