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COSTA DEL SOL: GOLF DOWNTOATEE Real Club de Golf Guadalmina With world-class golf courses virtually carpeting the Coast wall-to-wall, wherever you are on the Costa del Sol you’ll never be much more than a chip and a putt from the immaculately manicured greens and fairways that have earned this uniquely privileged region of Southern Spain the coveted title, ‘Costa del Golf’. Indisputably a paradise for golfers, with more than 50 courses – and others on the drawingboard – you could quite literally play a round on a different one every week of the year. Of course with such a vast choice there are courses to suit every player, irrespective of their ability and budget, and with the Costa del Sol’s incomparable climate, you can enjoy teeing off all year round. But despite their proximity to one another, each golf course has its own distinct playing style ranging from Valderrama’s tight fairways winding through forests of cork trees, to the classic Links course at Alcaidesa with almost two kilometres of beachfront and breathtaking views of the Rock of Gibraltar and the rugged coast of North Africa. Then again, you might prefer to play golf after dark, in which case the 9-hole Dama de Noche – floodlit at night – is the place to be.

Costa del Sol, Costa del Golf – nowhere else comes close, and it’ll suit you right down to a tee! Río Real Golf & Hotel With many of the region’s courses designed by the likes With of Robert many of Trent the region’s Jones, Gary courses Player, designed Jack Nicklaus, by the likes Dave of Thomas, Robert Trent Seve Jones, Ballesteros Gary Player, and Chema Jack Nicklaus, Olazábal, Dave it’s no Thomas, surprise Seve that Ballesteros the Costa del and Sol Chema ranks Olazábal, among the it’s no finest surprise golfing that destinations the Costa in del the Sol world, ranks and among it’s the certainly finest no golfing stranger destinations when it comes in the to world, staging and the it’s most certainly prestigious no stranger of tournaments. when it comes Valderrama, to staging for the example, most prestigious is the only of golf tournaments. course outside Valderrama, the UK and for example, US to have is the hosted onlythe golf renowned course outside Ryder Cup, the UK as and well US as to the have American hosted Express the renowned Championship, Ryder Cup, not to as mention well as the various American editions Express of the Championship, Volvo Masters. not to mention various editions of the Volvo Masters. During golf’s traditional peak season typically running During from September golf’s traditional to May, peak you’ll season almost typically certainly running need to from book September in advance to to May, make you’ll sure almost of playing certainly on need the course to book in advance to make sure of playing on the course of your choice and at the time that suits you best, but in of your choice and at the time that suits you best, but in the summer – with local residents away on holiday, and the summer – with local residents away on holiday, and golfers from northern Europe playing at their Clubs back golfers from northern Europe playing at their Clubs back home – there’s room… and to spare! home – there’s room… and to spare! With With fewer fewer golfers, golfers, you’ll you’ll have have all all the the time time in the in the world world to to hone hone your your game game on on the the putting putting greens, greens, driving driving range range and and practise areas, areas, as as well well as as enjoying enjoying a leisurely a leisurely round round of of golf. And And at at this this time time of of year year many many Clubs Clubs also also charge charge reduced green fees, fees, or or have have special special offers offers such such as a as free a free buggy, or or maybe breakfast on on the the house. house. Estepona Golf Club de Golf Aloha COSTA DEL SOL: GOLF 07 COSTA DEL SOL: GOLF 07