Best Golf Courses in Marbella

Best Golf Courses in Marbella

Discover the Best Courses on the Marbella Golf Scene

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Travel to one of the best golf destinations in Europe to play at some of the world’s most famous courses in Marbella. Rich cultural heritage, exquisite cuisine, siestas, fiestas, and flamenco – all await you in the lush landscapes of the Costa del Sol. Nestled within this Spanish region lies the luxurious area of Marbella. Abundant in white sand beaches, crystal blue waters and the idyllic Mediterranean climate, golf in Marbella is definitely one to add to the bucket list! From challenging greens to sparkling sea views, explore our top recommendations to golf Marbella.

La Reserva Club Sotogrande

Often referred to as a ‘jewel in the Sotogrande crown’, La Reserva Club truly embodies the elegance and beauty of the region. This 18 hole championship course stretches across 7400 yards and offers one of the finest golf tests in dreamy Andalucia. With its immaculate greens spread along sweeping fairways, the course represents an exciting challenge for golf lovers. La Reserva is recommended course that just has to be played by those who plan to golf Marbella, Spain.

Finca Cortesin

Situated within a stunning resort on the picturesque landscape of Marbella, the course at Finca Cortesin is an 18 hole championship layout. It is one of the best golf courses Costa del Sol has on offer. The attractive design of the course is the courtesy of Cabell B. Robinson. Furthermore, the design features natural Mediterranean vegetation, lush forestation, and rich flora.

La Zagaleta Golf Club

Originally designed by Bradford Benz in 1991, this spectacular 18 hole course was re- designed by Marc Westenborg in 2016. Exclusive to its members, La Zagaleta Golf Club is truly a Mediterranean golf paradise. In addition to this, it offers a challenging yet world-class golf experience complete with demanding bunkers. The course is nestled in a lush valley, hosting rising peaks and wooded hills, overlooking enchanting landscapes of Marbella, the Mediterranean Sea, and distant African shore.

Real Club de Golf Sotogrande

Officially opened in 1964, Real Club de Sotogrande is the first course Robert Trent Jones designed in Europe, and it should definitely be on the bucket list of those who plan to golf Marbella. The layout incorporates Trent’s design philosophy — it is subtly blended into the natural environment, highlighting wide fairways, and long tees. In fact, this fascinating par-72 course offers features enjoyable for everyone, yet challenging for advanced players.

Real Club de Golf Guadalmina

With its two 18 hole championship golf courses, Guadalmina Golf Club offers some of the most impressive facilities on the Costa del Sol golf scene. Opened in 1973, Guadalmina North is the design of Folco Nardi. It measures slightly shorter and features more water hazards when compared to Guadalmina South. The latter’s design was laid out by Javier Arana in 1959 and is nevertheless known for its more challenging layout.

Marbella Golf & Country Club

Design of the famous Robert Trent Jones Senior, Marbella Golf Country Club is one of Marbella’s shining golf stars – a spot that certainly should not be skipped by those conquering the golf clubs around the Costa del Sol. Set amongst rolling hills of the natural landscape, the course offers exciting downhill and uphill shots. Additionally, the combination of daring bunkers and tricky water hazards promise a unique challenge.

Chaparral Golf Club

With its rich vegetation, stunning sea views, and excellent facilities, El Chaparral Golf Club is set to charm its visitors. Each one of the 18 holes at El Chaparral offers views of different, yet captivating natural scenery. In addition to this, the course is nestled in close proximity to Fuengirola, a popular location on the dreamy Costa del Sol. Stretching across 6343 yards, the course is the only one in the region with 6 par 5’s, 6 par 4’s, and 6 par 3’s.

Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club

The course at Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club is a design masterpiece by the legendary Severiano Ballesteros. This stunning 18 hole layout was opened in 1991 and represents a true golf gem of the region. The philosophy behind the design was to achieve harmony with the course’s natural environment, which resulted in picturesque scenery that demands accurate play and curated precision.

La Resina Golf & Country Club

Designed by Craig Cook and Bradley Smith in 2005, La Resina Golf & Country Club is a particularly charming layout where elements of nature are tenuously preserved throughout the property. Ancient olive trees, romantic lakes, and beautiful tropical gardens form an atmosphere of elegance and serenity, promising an unforgettable round of golf.

La Quinta Golf & Country Club

Nestled in the very heart of Golf Valley, La Quinta Golf & Country Club was laid out by one of Spain’s golf ambassadors, Manuel Piñero. This 27 hole layout is subtly engraved into the natural topography of the Mediterranean coast, encircled with mountains, and overlooking the Sea. Furthermore, with the variety of world-class amenities, the club offers a stunning golf retreat for all players.

El Paraiso Golf Club

Situated within the beautiful El Paraiso Valley against the backdrop of La Concha Mountain, El Paraiso Golf Club has one of the best championship layouts on the coast of Andalucia. Featuring lakes, lush greens, and an abundance of Mediterranean flora, the course is a golfing paradise that will leave golfers feeling completely relaxed.

Campo America, La Cala Golf Resort

La Cala Golf Club is a stunning facility situated within the idyllic location of Andalucia’s La Cala Resort. The resort is home to three superb championship courses. Campo America is a 6572-yard course boasting views of the Mediterranean Sea and the dreamy town of Ojén. Rolling hills, lush fairways, and subtly spread water hazards make this La Cala one of the best golf resorts in Marbella.

Alferini Course, Villa Padierna Golf Club

Villa Padierna Golf Club is a breathtaking golf complex comprising of three fabulous courses. With Andalucia’s timeless beauty incorporated into the design of the courses, Villa Padierna is known as a magical golf oasis. The Alferini course is a spectacular 18 hole layout that spreads elegantly across 7263 yards of lush fairways.

Old Course, Atalaya Golf Country Club

Atalaya Golf Club features two spectacular golf courses, offering golfers one of Costa del Sol’s best golf experiences regardless of skill level. The Old course is the design of Bernard von Limburger and boasts stunning views of the La Concha Mountains. Additionally, the club offers one of the largest driving ranges in the area and also provides lessons in a variety of languages.

Rio Real Golf & Hotel

Established in 1965, Rio Real Golf Course is a layout designed by the world-renowned Javier Arana. The idyllic course is considered by the Royal Spanish Golf Federation as one of the most prestigious golf experiences in Marbella and one of the best in Spain. Just a short distance away from the city center, Rio Real is an incredible 18 hole course that runs alongside the Rio Real River.

Marbella Golf Club Golf Resort

Designed by the renowned Dave Thomas, Marbella Club Golf Resort is home to the 18 hole world-class course that exceeds the highest of expectations. Here, you’ll find carefully contoured fairways with strategically placed bunkers to test your game, alongside the beautiful views of waterfalls and lakes. Enjoy this Marbella Golf Course in the heart of the Costa del Sol and take in the views of the surrounding mountains complementing the Mediterranean Sea.

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Malaga is nominated for 20 Best European destinations 2019! Voting takes place now!

Malaga is nominated for 20 Best European destinations 2019! Voting takes place now!

“Malaga is a city that leaves no one indifferent”.

Malaga is on its way to a boom town! We all know and love it. It is a fantastic place to visit and to live and a city with the huge potential. According to the nominee criteria, Malaga is a city “combining tradition and modernity, gastronomy, the beach and culture along with a world-class selection of museums”.

Among the other 20 nominees are well-established tourist hotspots as Rome, Lisbon, Geneva and etc. Of course, all 20 nominated cities are stunning. Past Best European Destination have included Wroclaw ( Poland) in 2018 and Oporto ( Portugal) in 2017.

The winning destination reaps other benefits too. According to the organisers, the winning destination can expect 15% more tourism and media coverage typically sees an increase of up to 80%.

How to vote for Malaga to be crowned as Best European Destination 2019

With our full support and admiration to Malaga, we have already given our votes for Malaga and we encourage those who have not voted yet to do so as well.

We have until February 5 to cast our votes at the following website:

New developments in Marbella/Costa del Sol to be completed in 2019

New developments in Marbella/Costa del Sol to be completed in 2019

It is a time which we all have been waiting for. Back in 2016 and 2017 we saw a rebirth of the construction market on the Costa del Sol and many new off plan development to be launched. Even so you had to wait in many cases 2 years to get the keys while it was being constructed, but people were happy to go ahead with it. Now, two years on, most of the new developments that have been launched back in 2017 have been 90% sold out. That is lucky for us, because now these homes will soon be ready to move in and this is an opportunity to purchase a key ready brand new home on the Costa del Sol.

1. New development in Mijas Costa – walking distance to the beach and amenities.

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New development in Mijas Costa – walking distance to the beach and amenities.

One of the fastest selling developments in the area of La Cala de Mijas is going to deliver to its happy buyers the first phase of apartments and penthouses. Thanks to the thoughtful developer, there are other phases of this stunning development that will be delivered 6 months later, and therefore there are still some fantastic units for sale.

Situated within walking distance to the beach and to coastal village of La Cala de Mijas, these contemporary properties represent great value for the money. It has modern layouts and the highest quality standards both in materials and in design have been used to develop this project. Large windows ensure these homes are flooded with light all day long. It has been designed for your relaxation, so that you can really enjoy the good things in life. Spacious landscaped areas with natural lawns, leafy plants and waterfalls. Relaxation areas, chill-out zone, swimming pools, paddle tennis court, gym, sauna and spa, barbecue and events area to meet all your expectations in terms of comfort and relaxation. Views are remarkable from most of these apartments – over the sea, golf course, town and mountains from the elevated plot.

Prices from 237.000 euros

2. New development on the New Golden Mile – Walking distance to a quaint village

New development on the New Golden Mile – Walking distance to a quaint village

This new development consists of only 47 luxury apartments and penthouses, selected units enjoy open sea views. Carefully studied layout of these properties make them a perfect holiday home for international buyers and Spanish residents – extra spacious terraces, open plan concept living room and kitchen, large swimming pool, underground parking spaces, storage room, community Chill Out zone with incredible 360 degree view over the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and La Concha mountains. And all this in addition to stylish contemporary architecture of the building with modern interiors. Most of the apartments enjoy south orientation which makes these properties bright. Only 8 apartments are still for sale with the expected delivery before summer 2019.

Prices from 340.000 euros

3. New development in Fuengirola – Walking distance to the beach and sea views

New development in Fuengirola – Walking distance to the beach and sea views

Incredible location with amazing uninterrupted sea views and just few steps from sandy beaches of Fuengirola and all amenities. Community areas have swimming pool, gardens and children’s play areas. Designed for lovers of golf, gastronomy and leisure, this complex is the right place for your new home on the Costa del Sol.

This is a perfect place for you if you would like to enjoy a calm and peaceful lifestyle in an area with 24 hours security, great connections, less than 400 meters from the sea and in an environment with excellent services as a fabulous internationally renowned hotel, 3 restaurants (including one with 1 star Michelin), spa, tennis, paddle, supermarket, cafes, laundry etc. Strategically located between Malaga and Marbella, just minutes from Benalmadena and Fuengirola, rail way station next door gives you an easy access to Malaga Airport and city center of Fuengirola and Malaga.

Prices from 313.000 euros

4. New apartment complex next to the private beach

New apartment complex next to the private beach

Personally – one of our favourites! These modern luxury homes offer a quality residential experience on the Costa del Sol: airy living spaces which open onto balconies and terraces, places to enjoy the true style of Mediterranean life.Designed for your comfort and leisure, this luxury resort is located just next to the First Crystal Lagoon in Europe. It has been built for the exclusive use
of this residential development. The residents of this complex can enjoy a paradise for a numerous water sports, such as paddle surfing, canoeing, sailing, kitesurfing and windsurfing, etc… The crystal waters of the lagoon are always clear, and the most beautiful landscape surrounds it.

All the apartments have separate individual storage rooms and underground garage; they have air conditioning and central heating, hot water by solar panels and satellite television. Quality finishes to the design of the interiors and fully fitted kitchens with first class appliances. The second phase of the development offers 78 exclusive 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses with spectacular terraces.

Prices from 278.000 euros

5. Luxury Frontline beach living in Estepona Beach

Luxury Frontline beach living in Estepona

This beachfront complex has been designed by famous architect Rafael de la Hoz and is being built at this moment. Incredible location on the edge of Estepona town and beachfront position has made this complex highly desired across people looking to get luxury holiday home on the Costa del Sol or looking for a sound investment.

Consists of modern apartments and penthouses, with large open plan living area, generous outdoor space with covered and uncovered terraces overlooking the communal areas and the sandy beach beyond. Large sized bedrooms with built in wardrobes and en-suite bathrooms, these unit all come equipped with air-conditioning throughout and underfloor heating.

This luxury complex will have 24 hour security, a fully equipped gym and spa area, three interconnected infinity swimming pools and padel/tennis courts. Each apartment comes with designated parking and storage space. All what you need to truly enjoy beach living on the Costa del Sol.

Prices from 611.000 euros

6. Frontline golf lifestyle in Casares Costa

Frontline golf lifestyle in Casares Costa

Ultra-modern three and two-bedroom homes in Casares Costa, all wonderfully spacious, with two bathrooms, elevator access and allocated parking. Onsite communal facilities include extensive green areas and gardens, swimming pools and a gymnasium. Situated between Estepona and Sotogrande on the western Costa del Sol, less than 1.5 km away from the beach, and near Puerto de la Duquesa yacht harbour with its many shops, bars and restaurants, and only a short drive to ultra-exclusive Sotogrande.

From 199.000 euros

7. One of a kind new development in Benahavis village

One of a kind new development in Benahavis village

One of a kind – New apartments and penthouses in the heart of Benahavis Village. Located within walking distance to all amenities in Benahavis village – selection of prime restaurants, Spanish bars, shops and supermarkets. What makes this location unique is the natural beauty of the surroundings. This is a perfect place for the ones who appreciate and enjoy natural beauty of mountains, valleys and greeneries. It has a luxury feel of being away from the busy Costa del Sol whilst within 15 minutes you can get to the coast, Marbella and Puerto Banus.

Spacious terraces on the middle floor and penthouses and private gardens on the ground floor properties let you fully enjoy this natural Costa del Sol living. This complex has large communal areas with landscaped gardens, outdoor swimming pool for its residents. This is one of only two new constructions in the area of Benahavis Village.

Prices from 280.000 euros

8. Luxury Marbella apartments with views

Luxury Marbella apartments with views

Located only 6 minutes away from the beach,10 minutes from Puerto Banus and 15 minutes from Marbella. The views from these apartments are spectacular, overlooking the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and the Atlas Mountains, and surrounded by green hills, which renders it an ideal location for the development of an elegant gated community.

It is perfect for those seeking a residence in the Marbella area, either as a second or holiday home, or as an investment opportunity in a comfortable and attractive setting. It also caters to those looking to benefit from the Golden Visa privileges that grant a permanent residency to buyers and their families.

The project is designed by the prominent architectural firm of Villarroel-Torrico, which has a 40-year track record in successfully developing resorts and residential communities with sophistication, modern architecture and technological rationality. Marbella Club Hills will incorporate modern design with an Andalusian touch and quality finishing. It will offer numerous sports outlets, including state of the art gymnasiums, several indoor and outdoor swimming pools for adults and children, two Tennis and two Paddle Tennis courts, a basketball court, as well as kids playgrounds

Prices from 530.000 euros


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Låt Alpha Estates Marbella sälja din fastighet på Costa del Sol

Låt Alpha Estates Marbella sälja din fastighet på Costa del Sol

Fastighetsmarknaden på Costa del Sol och i Marbella är hetare än någonsin. Det är ingen tvekan om att nu är en bra tid att sälja din egendom. Ändå finns det fastigheter som legat till salu under en längre tid och får folk att undra – är fastighetsmarknaden i Marbella lika bra som alla säger?

Ja, den är så bra som alla säger, faktiskt ännu bättre. Fastighetspriserna stiger, efterfrågan är mycket hög och de flesta köparna behöver inte inteckning och har en budget på över 250.000 euro. Så varför är ditt hus fortfarande inte sålt? Nedan ger vi några exempel och rekommendationer om hur man säljer:

1. Människor är redo att spendera sina pengar på att köpa en vacker lägenhet eller villa på Costa del Sol, men ingen är redo att köpa en dyr fastighet. Hur löser du det? Be din fastighetsmäklare att rekognosera försäljningspriserna på samma plats, på fastigheter med liknande egenskaper. Priserna beräknas vanligtvis efter kvadratmeter. Se till att din egendom har ett rättvisande pris och är i överensstämmelse med marknad och grannskap. Vi rekommenderar också att du lämnar utrymme i priset för förhandlingar.

2. Den här punkten är nära kopplad till den första. Som säljare i Spanien har du kostnader i samband med försäljningen, nämligen plus valia (kommunalskatt) och eventuell vinstskatt. Vi rekommenderar starkt att du pratar med din advokat som kan hjälpa dig att beräkna dessa kostnader innan försäljning.

3. De flesta köpare skaffar sig redan efter tio sekunder ett beslut om vad de tycker om en viss egendom . Men avgörandet beror ju också mycket på lokalitet, närhet till stranden och / eller bekvämligheter, men det finns även andra faktorer som har stort värde. När du går in i någons hus, har saker som lukt, känsla och renlighet en omedelbar inverkan. Hur löser du det? Väldigt lätt! Se till att din plats är ren, fönster är öppna för att släppa in frisk luft eller sätt dit några doftljus och se till att inga spindlar tittar på dig från taken.

4. Det är dags att fixa allt som behövs. Se till att ditt hus är i fungerande ordning, eftersom potentiella köpare alltid tittar på dessa detaljer. Om ditt hus skall säljas omöblerat, måla om det så att det ser nytt och fräscht ut.

5. Som stolt fastighetsägare i Spanien måste du se till att allt pappersarbete för din lägenhet är i ordning – kolla att dina samfällighetsavgifter, lokala skatter och sophämtning är betalda. Alla dessa punkter kan låta obetydliga men det återspeglar dig som en seriös säljare.

Så, nu har du det rätta försäljningspriset på din fastighet, den är städad och uppfräschad och du har förberett allt pappersarbete. Varför har den inte blivit såld?

Det finns ingen idealisk fastighet i hela världen som passar för alla. Det finns dock många människor för vilka din egendom är en idealisk match. Vårt jobb som din fastighetsmäklare är att hitta dessa människor och låta dem se din fastighet. Att välja en fastighetsmäklare vid försäljning av din egendom är liktydigt med att välja en mäklare som hjälper dig köpa en fastighet. Alpha Estates Marbella har stor erfarenhet av båda – att sälja och köpa – och skiljer oss på många sätt från andra fastighetsmäklare på Costa del Sol. Vi erbjuder en personlig strategi, innovativ marknadsföring och fantasi.

Så hur skiljer sig Alpha Estates Marbella från andra fastighetsmäklare när det gäller att sälja ditt hem på Costa del Sol?

1. Personlig tillvägagångssätt.

Vi förfogar inte över långa listor med fastigheter till salu från säljare. Det finns andra fastighetsbyråer på Costa del Sol som har många fler uppdrag än vi har. Men att ha långa listor är inte vårt mål, vårt mål är att hjälpa dig att sälja ditt hem. Kvalitet, inte kvantitet.

2. Innovativ marknadsföring.

För att hitta rätt kund för din fastighet måste vi nå ut till rätt personer. Varje hus vi får för försäljning är unikt, därför förbereder vi en skräddarsydd marknadsföringsstrategi. Det inkluderar allt från e-postmarknadsföring till ett strategiskt tillvägagångssätt för portalhantering.

3. Idéer

Erfarenheten har lärt oss, att den väsentliga nyckeln till en lyckad fastighetsförsäljning i Spanien är läckra, professionella fotografier som speglar atmosfären. Vi arbetar med fantasi och och har som mål att presenterar din egendom på bästa möjliga sätt med en personlig touch.

Whether you are looking to sell your property on the Costa del Sol, or need an advice/assistance regarding real estate in Marbella, get in touch with our expert team today. We are at Alpha Estates Marbella are always there to help, and we do not just help to sell and buy properties, we value personal relationships and make friends too.

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​Dear Alpha Estates Marbella customers and friends!

We would like to thank you all for a wonderful 2018.

We hope to start 2019 where we left off, and we would like to also take this opportunity to thank you​. ​Alpha Estates Marbella has exceeded ​its​ goals professionally and ​we have exceeded our goals personally. But the most important is that according to the testimonials we are getting from our customers, we have exceeded their expectations too, which is what it is all about.

A​s​ from today​,​ 21st of December 2018, we have a special offer for those who ​are​ coming to Spain in 2019 ​with the goal of purchas​ing​ a property. The offer is limited and we accept registration up ​un​till the end of ​the ​festive season 31/01/2019​

The terms are as follows:

– The offer is valid for those who would like to do a viewing trip on the Costa del Sol in 2019

– Airport pick up and drop off included

– Full viewing trip for the areas and properties that match your criteria and budget

– Furniture and fixtures discounts in our recommended shops ​5-​10%

– 300 euros El Corte Ingles Voucher for all​ property​ purchases over ​2​50.000 euros

The offer promocode is #ALPHA2019

We are wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and we hope to see you​ in​ 2019.

In order to sign up for the offer, please contact us: / 0034 951​ 12 20 25​

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