Guide to Costa del Sol and Puerto Banus Golfing
Puerto Banus is situated in the heart of Andalucia, one of the world's most popular Golfing playgrounds. Attracting golfers from all over the globe Andalucia spells Golf from sunrise to sunset all year round. There are over 50 Championship Golf Courses in the region.
Guide to Golf Courses Puerto Banus Marbella
Whilst other areas of Spain, and indeed the world, scramble to build more golf courses, the Costa del Sol has long been a favoured destination. Consequently the quality of the courses and facilities available are much higher than almost anywhere else.
The warm year round climate and the mature courses have created a golfers paradise where players of any level can enjoy a round.
Remember you will need a Handicap certificate to play most courses. You will also need to book Tee times well in advance between Jan-May & Sep-Nov.
Golf Handicaps Certificates:
Be sure to bring a handicap certificate from your home pro/club as some courses require them. Distances are measured in meters so add about 15 percent to get a sense of yardage.
Traditional golf attire is acceptable. Most courses will insist on a shirts with a collar and the correct footwear.
Golf Carts and Caddies:
Electric carts, called buggies, are often used in Spain and can be hired for an additional charge. However, certain courses, such as Montemayor, which follows valleys and climbs mountains, require them. In this case, the buggie is usually included in the greens fee charge.
Most courses will arrange caddies, however be sure to arrange this in advance as caddies can be scarce at peak times.
Most of the golf courses in the area have luxurious club houses which have excellent restaurants, usually with panoramic views of the course from an outdoor terrace. Perfect for a relaxing lunch.