Marbella is synonymous with golf, and golf with Marbella. Indeed, with over 70 excellent courses offering a broad variety of settings and playing challenges, the ‘Costa del Golf’ represents the main concentration of the game on the European continent, making it one of the global hotspots for golf.
The region has hosted many major international tournaments, including the 1997 Ryder Cup in Sotogrande, the Volvo Masters and the Solheim Cup to be competed for at Finca Cortesín near Estepona, as well as a large number of annual amateur and charity competitions—but the appeal of living near a golf course extends far beyond the sport itself, for with it comes a distinct lifestyle in the most beautiful of settings.
To enjoy a frontline golf position is like living on the edge of a lush, manicured park, with views across the greenery to the mountains and seascapes of Marbella and its surroundings. Not surprisingly, a setting like this, or even just a home with golf views, is highly sought after in these parts, as it brings with it proximity to one of the elegant clubhouses, the low build densities of areas bordering golf courses and a whole range of refined amenities.
These include not only the golf course, driving range, putting green, pro shop and in many cases golf academies themselves, but also a stylish lounge, restaurant and bar, hospitality spaces, gym and sometimes a spa and beauty salon – as well as the possibility of hosting events there too.
To live adjacent to a golf course is to enjoy the finest of settings, and in Marbella this is also never more than ten minutes from the sea.
Marbella golf properties come in many shapes and sizes, from holiday apartments and luxurious penthouses to rustic villas and magnificent modern mansions. The top residential golf areas in Marbella include La Zagaleta – a private country club with two residents-only courses – Sotogrande (home to the famous Valderrama course), Guadalmina and its two courses, and of course Nueva Andalucía, also known as the Golf Valley.
The latter includes such prestigious golf clubs as Aloha, Las Brisas and Los Naranjos, with La Quinta and Magna Marbella Golf nearby. Bordering these and other prominent courses in the area you will find luxurious frontline golf villas, stylish apartments and penthouses overlooking verdant fairways and the latest in 21st century luxury with private access to the course. Many owners take their buggies straight out onto the course from their own gardens.
Frontline golf living in Marbella is a way of life that blends space, views, greenery, traditions, sport and luxury amenities in a refined setting.
Contact the Marbella Hills Homes team for more information about golf properties for sale in Marbella and the Costa del Sol.