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Atalaya Golf Estepona

Atalaya Golf Coountry Club

Opened in 1968, the Bernard von Limburger-designed Old Course makes Atalaya one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs on the coast. Von Limburger was responsible for 74 courses throughout Europe, although Atalaya is his only Spanish course. The New Course was added in 1990 to a design by Paul Krings.

Unlike so many golf clubs in the Estepona area, Atalaya was founded primarily as a golf club, as opposed to a real estate development. This heritage allows both members and visitors to enjoy golf in a natural setting, largely unhindered by residential development.

From the beginning, Atalaya was conceived as an open golf destination, where both members and visitors would find a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Unique to the club is the diversity of its members, where no fewer than 36 nationalities can enjoy their golf in the Spanish sunshine. This diversity naturally attracts visitors from all over Europe and beyond.

Throughout its history, the club has made significant investments in its two courses and in the club’s facilities. The club has an ongoing five-year strategic plan with goals for golf course maintenance and improvement, including a comprehensive tree plan. Over the years, subtle improvements have been made to the original design of von Limburger to offer players a fair but interesting challenge. In 2017, the club made a major investment in the first hole on the Old Course, making it a very attractive opening to any round of golf. At the same time, a new café and terrace was built to provide a convenient and attractive place for refreshment prior to the round while also serving as a “halfway point.” Uniquely, the first tee actually forms the roof of the café!

In 1998, the club built a substantial golf academy and full length practice hole, including all the necessary surfaces and conditions to practice and learn every aspect of the game. Visit our Golf Academy. A fully equipped gymnasium was added to the clubhouse in 2013 and a new outdoor terrace was also constructed in 2001, offering attractive views of the Old Course. More recently, in 2018, a parking garage next to the clubhouse was completed that can accommodate more than 150 cars and, looking to the future, includes a number of electric car charging stations. A complete renovation of the clubhouse and restaurant was completed in 2019, providing an attractive airy space for a drink at the bar or a meal in the restaurant.

The club understands that it wants to maintain its position as one of the premier golf destinations on the coast and that we will continue to invest to ensure the best golfing experience for our members and visitors.

Golf en Marbella




Finca Cortesin

Finca Cortesin Estepona Golf

Finca Cortesin is known worldwide for delivering one of Europe’s most unforgettable golf experiences. The harmonious relationship between the natural Mediterranean landscape and the environment on the resort’s 18-hole golf course, which is among the best in Spain, creates a very attractive design, while the excellent weather we enjoy all year round provides the perfect environment for playing golf.

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Finca Cortesin – Estepona Golf

As you would expect from a resort with one of the world’s top 50 hotels, delivering outstanding customer service is at the heart of the Finca Cortesin experience. Upon arrival, the security guard will direct guests to the appropriate parking lot, where players can leave their golf equipment with our player service representative ensuring that clubs are placed on the respective golf cart before golfing. Translated with (free version)

The excellent condition of the fairways and greens, and the attention to the smallest details, make a round of golf at Finca Cortesin a challenging test of your skill, all the while being surrounded by an aesthetically exceptional environment that is both natural and unique.

The course design by Cabell B. Robinson and attractive landscaping by Gerald Huggan reflect the natural features of the area and provide an ideal balance of 20 species of flora, typical Mediterranean forest and perfectly manicured Bermuda grass on the course.

Estepona Golf fincacort club

Finca Cortesin has hosted numerous high-profile events including the Volvo World Match Play Championship on three occasions, one of the world’s most prestigious professional golf tournaments and ranked in the top 5 golf courses in Spain by the Golf World Magazine.

Contact :
Finca Cortesin,

Finca Cortesin

29690 Casares, España

+34 952 93 78 83

Golfing in Estepona

Finca Cortesin – Casares

Finca Cortesin – Casares


18 Par: 72 . World-class golf course in beautiful unspoiled countryside. Designed by Cabell Robinson, difficult holes are interspersed with easier ones. Spectacular views.

Special : Since 2009 also organizer and host of the “Volvo World Match Masters”. Located in natural setting with few buildings. Higher prices, very luxurious. Dutch Top Chef Schilo van Coevorden.

Contact : Finca Cortesin, Crta de Casares, E-29690 Casares. Tel. 952937884/3 Fax. 952937881.,

Golf en Marbella

Atalaya Golf & Country Club


36 . 2 x 18-hole golf courses (both Par 72). One from 1968 and one recent new golf course. The old and new wide golf courses intertwine, through beautiful nature and countless pines, eucalyptus and olive trees. The old golf course is a classic park course with wide fairways; the new course is challenging and has beautiful views.

Price indication: 60,- Euro p.p.

Facilities : Golf buggies, Trolleys, Electric trolleys, Practice locations, Driving Range, Golf lessons, Kiosk, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Bar.

Special : Summer season often month tickets available and special (after) afternoon rates. Clubhouse/restaurant is good.

Location : About 10 minutes from Estepona center, on the road to San Pedro (Estepona East). From the A-7 coastal highway exit and direction “Benahavis” (cambio de sentido). After about 1 km on the left you will find Atalaya Park.

After about 2 km follow the signs to Estepona Golf Clubhouse (up the hill by the lake).

Contact : Atalaya Golf and Country Club, 29688 Estepona

Tel. 952882812, Fax. 952887897

Von Limburger 4 5 april 2020

El Paraiso Golf


18, Par 71.Beautiful nature designed by Gary Player, challenge for all levels, beautiful views. Opened in 1973.

Price indication: 50,- Euro p.p. incl. Baby carriage 2 pax

Facilities : Golf Buggies, Driving Range, Putting Green, Golf Lessons, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Hotel.

Special : A fairly flat golf course with lots of space, nice for the advanced and the beginning golfer, the course is easy to walk. The clubhouse/restaurant is good.

Location : Estepona East- On the north side of the coastal highway A-7, Exit 167 at the “Benavista” shopping center. From Estepona, therefore, first drive in the right direction (back towards Estepona) via “cambio de Sentido” (Benahavis). El Paraiso Golf is about 2 km to the right of the highway.

After about 2 km follow the signs to Estepona Golf Clubhouse (up the hill by the lake).

Contact : El Paraiso Club de Golf, 29600 Estepona

Tel. 952883835, Fax. 952885827

La Resina Golf


9 . Ideal for all level golfers, favorable prices. PAR 34

Facilities : Putting Green, Golf Buggies, Electric trolleys, Pro shop, Golf lessons, Sports Snack Bar, Clubhouse.

Special : In 2 hours a round of golf at favorable prices.

Location : Estepona East, on the north side of the coastal road A-7 exit km162.5 (Selwo exit).
So first come via “cambio de sentido” from the direction of San Pedro. From the coastal road, La Resina golf course is about 1 Km away, indicated by signs.

Contact : La Resina Golf & Country Club, Estepona 29680

Tel. 951278346, Mob. 646652626

Valderrama – Sotogrande


18 . Championship golf course. Max : Men 24, Women 32

Facilities :Golf Buggies, Electric Trolleys, Driving Range, Putting Green, Golf Lessons, Pro Shop, Clubhouse, Restaurant

Special : Top golf course, for years host of the Volvo World Masters, Ryder Cup. Europe’s No. 1, but very difficult to book. In beautiful green surroundings near Sotogrande.

Location : From the coastal road A-7 from Estepona towards Sotogrande. At exit km131 turn off, go under the road and then under the coastal road again at km130. North of the coastal road, Valderrama is then about 2km to the right, just before other golf courses such as Almenara and La Reserva.

Contact : Club de Golf de Valderrama, Avda de los Corjitos, 11310 Sotogrande, San Roque.

Tel. 956791200, Fax. 956796028



18 .Without doubt 1 of the most beautifully situated golf courses. Alcaidesa is by the sea overlooking the Rock of Gibraltar and the Atlas Mountains of Africa.

Facilities :Driving Range, Putting Green, Golf Lessons, Golf buggies, Clubhouse, Restaurant.

Special : Superbly located, spectacular views and ocean views on 18 holes.

Location :Close to San Roque. From Estepona heading west on the coastal A-7 road towards Gibraltar, exit km125. Alcaidesa golf is located about 3 km south of the coastal road (25 minutes from Estepona).

Contact : Alcaidesa Golf Course, 11315 La Linea de la Concepción.

Tel. 956791040, Fax. 956791041

La Quinta Golf


27 (18+9) Par 72, Popular golf course, watery, rolling and varied. Suitable for all levels.

Price indication: 77, – Euro p.p.

Facilities : Golf Academy, Fitness Centre, Swimming pool, Driving Range, Putting green, Golf Buggies, 5 star hotel, Clubhouse, Restaurant-bar, Spa and saunas, Kids club.

Special : Beautiful surroundings and pleasant location with many facilities nearby. Beautiful well maintained course where you will definitely need all golf clubs. Stylish and good clubhouse and restaurant.

Location : East of Estepona, between Estepona and Marbella, behind San Pedro (about 15 minutes from Estepona via toll road).

  • From the AP-7 toll road, exit San Pedro. At the traffic circle south of the toll road, take the side road toward La Quinta Golf (about 1 km). La Quinta golf is well marked from here.
  • From the coastal highway A-7, take exit A397 (Direction Ronda). After about 2 km at the traffic circle that is just before the AP-7, turn right. Follow the signs.

Contact :La Quinta Golf & Country Club, Nueva Andalucia 29660, Marbella

Tel. 952762390. Fax. 952762399

Los Arqueros


27 (18 +9) 18, Par 72. Opened in 1991, this was the first golf course designed by Severiano Ballesteros. This beautiful golf course with 3 lakes, is located in a stunning setting with exceptionally beautiful views of the mountains and sea from several holes. With Africa and Gibraltar in the background on clear days.

Price indication: 55, – Euro p.p. , incl. Baby carriage 2 pax

Facilities : Buggies, Driving Range, Putting Green, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Bar, Chipping Range, Equipment Rental, Pro -Shop, Squash, Tennis and Paddle Tennis, Fitness, Sauna, Golf Lessons.

Special : Golf course in the hills with large height differences, so many deep valleys. Not suitable for beginners.The clubhouse has a good kitchen and terrace.

Location : Between Estepona and Marbella, located about 5 km behind San Pedro, near the cozy (culinary) town of Benahavis on the road to Ronda. On the toll road AP-7 exit “San Pedro” , then towards Ronda on the A-397, after about 3 minutes on the left follows the exit “Los Arqueros Golf”.

Contact : Los Arqueros Golf, Ronda Road (A-397), km 44.5, 29679 Benahavis

Monte Mayor Golf Club


18, Par 72. Located in natural surroundings near Benahavis, since 1989, and designed by Jose Cancedo. Is known as one of the most spectacular of the coast, in the top 5 golf courses, partly because of its beautiful nature. A course you must have played….

Price indication: 55,- Euro p.p. incl. Baby carriage.

Facilities : Buggies, Putting Green, Driving Range, Clubhouse, Restaurant.

Special : Spectacular surroundings and challenging golf course with large elevation changes. Not a golf course for beginners. Truly an adventure. The clubhouse/restaurant is good and they sell … bitterballen and croquettes.

Location : About 15 km from the coast, near Benahavis, between Estepona and Marbella. From the coastal highway A-7, take the Benahavis exit (km 169). Next, you will first pass Attalaya Golf. After passing under the AP-7, you will first pass Marbella Golf Club. Stay on the road to Benahavis, on which you will automatically encounter Monte Mayor.

Contact : Monte Mayor Golf Club, Avda de Monte Mayor s/n, 29679, Benahavis.

Tel. 952937111, Fax. 952937112.

Casares Golf Club


9, Par 34. New golf course between Estepona and Sotogrande, on the road to Casares (opposite Finca Cortesin).

Price indication: 30,- Euro p.p.

Facilities : Buggies, Driving Range, Electric Trolleys, Trolleys, Pro Shop, Clubhouse, Restaurant.

Special : Golf friendly course, suitable for all levels. Easy walk with panoramic views.

Location : Estepona West. Heading west on the coastal A-7 road just after km147 at the traffic circle, turn right towards Casares (about 10 minutes from Estepona entrance). Drive inland and after about 1.5km from the traffic circle by the coast, Casares Golf is on the left.

Contact : Casares Golf, Carretera de Casares km 0,7. 29690 Casares.

Tel. 952937895, Fax. 952937765.

Los Flamingos Golf Club


18, Par 71. Designed by Antonio Garcia Garrido. Technically interesting and watery golf courses. Superbly located.

Price indication: 80, – Euro p.p.

Facilities :Buggies, Driving Range, Trolleys, Clubhouse, 5 star hotel, Restaurant.

Special : Very well maintained golf course, wide and with beautiful views of the Mediterranean sea and mountains and the beautiful 5 star hotel “Villa Padierna”. Beautiful complex with more courses under construction, everything is done to perfection. There is a stylish clubhouse/restaurant.

Location : Estepona East, on the road to San Pedro- Marbella.
From Estepona, take the coastal road A-7. After about 10 minutes, take the exit (salida) “Cambio de Sentido- Cancelada”. Cross the A-7 at the traffic circle straight ahead. Keep going straight all the time (including traffic circles) and follow the signs until you arrive at Los Flamingos.

Contact : Flamingos Golf Club, Ctra.N-340, Km.166, 29679 Benahavis .

Tel. +34 952 88 91 63

Rio Real Golf Club


18, Par 72. Located just outside Marbella. Old and tree-lined parkland course. Beautifully situated in a valley.

Price indication: 60,- Euro p.p. incl. Baby carriage 2 pax

Facilities : Buggies, Driving Range, Putting Green, Golf lessons, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Hotel.

Special : Bordering the Real River, which runs through the golf course. Beautifully located old course with flat and hilly holes, the course is well maintained and the surroundings are well cared for, definitely worth a visit. The clubhouse and restaurant are stylish, but not inexpensive.

Location : East of Marbella, after about 3 km on the coastal highway A-7 towards Malaga, take exit 185 (from the direction of Malaga: 186). From the coastal road to Rio Real, it is about 2 km (heading inland).

Contact : Rio Real Golf, 29600 Marbella .

Tel. 952765733, Fax. 952772140

La Cala


Par 72. The only golf resort on the Costa del Sol with 3 x 18-hole rolling golf courses, plus a 6-hole par 3. Designed at Cabell Robinson, who paid close attention to accessibility for all levels.

Price indication: 60, – Euro p.p.

Facilities : Buggies, Driving Range, Putting Green, Golf lessons, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Swimming pool, Tennis, Fitness, Sauna, Hotel.

Special : The Ojen River plays a major role in the design of this golf course (at least at 8 holes), making bridges and tunnels part of the golf courses. Very diverse with many facilities nearby.

Location : Mijas Costa, east of Marbella towards Malaga.
From the coastal highway A-7 take the exit “la Cala de Mijas” (from marbella salida km200, from Malaga km201).
La Cala is located under the AP-7 about 6 km from the coastal road and is signposted.

Contact :La Cala Resort, La Cala de Mijas, 29649 Mijas Costa.

Tel. 952669033, Fax. 952669034.

Museums in Estepona

Estepona is one of Costa del Sol’s most popular holiday resorts. With its beautiful historic center and elegant port, it is an unmissable holiday destination that attracts thousands of travelers every year. That being said, Estepona has a lot more to offer than just a pretty city and gorgeous beaches. In recent years, the city has made big developments in its cultural sector, resulting in the Estepona poetry route and a series of giant painted murals throughout the city. Read more: A guide to Estepona’s museums

Garden of the Costa del Sol

Andalusia more than lives up to the name garden of Spain:
There are almost twice as many visitable gardens as in Kent, the “garden of England.

From the book World Heritage:

Seville: Cathedral, Alcázar and ARchivo etc.

Cordoba: historic center

Ubedá and Baeza: beautiful villages

Palmeral v. Elche, palm garden

Granada: Alhambra

Donane National Park (near Gibraltar) (don’t know how to get swag above the n )

From the book 1000 must-see gardens of the world (2007)

Valencia: Jardin de Montforte

Motril: Casa de los Bates

Malaga: Jardin Botánico la concepción

Ronda: Palacio de Mondragón; Casa de Don Juan de Bosco; Casa del Rey Moro

Granada: Alhambra; Carmen de la Victoria; Carmende los Mártrires; Casa del Chapiz; el Generalife

Cordoba: Palacio de los Marquiees de Viana Cordolor; Medina Azahara

Seville: Jardines de los Reales Alcázares; Palacio de las Duenas; Casa de Pilatos; Parque de Mariá Luisa; Hospital de los venerables

In May, there is the Festival de los patios in Cordoba.

Thanks to Hetty van Doorn!

Buying in Estepona? Guest blog Mr. Tom van Wees

Most of the questions I’ve been getting lately are about inheritance and inheritance tax and property values here on the coast.

To begin with inheritance law and inheritance tax, the simplest and most sensible thing that can be said about it is that it is quite complicated. It is eminently material to look up a specialist for. As is so often the case when engaging a specialist, it costs money at first, which only pays off much later, usually in the form of (tax/succession tax) savings. But if the advice is (or was) good, it can also produce substantial savings, preserve wealth, avoid having to necessarily sell something to pay inheritance tax, or other woes you don’t want.

For this matter, nowadays often captured under the term (International) Estate Planning, you can contact your notary, financial advisor or sometimes your own bank. For the slightly more fortunate, there are also very good opportunities here on the coast with the (Dutch) banks, which profile themselves with their “Private Banking” department. Some freely disposable pecunia are a prerequisite, but then you also get access to an amount of information, advice and possibly even strategies, which are unparalleled.

During my studies, I met a very special fellow student. His name is Godfrey, and for good reason. He resembles his famous namesake Godfried Bomans in everything. I have never asked him, but am convinced, that he wears the clothes and shoes, which his father and grandfather also wore. At his home, people talked about everything (in different languages) except money. He did tell me once, that money was not an item in his family; money was made -because of high positions- but spent as little as possible. From what remained, quality stocks and real estate were bought and nothing was ever sold. The adage was, “Quality lasts…”. He did three studies at once, not that he ever wanted anything to do with them, but solely because he found them interesting. When his father died and he was more or less called to manage the family capital, he did a study of economics in a minimum time, which he completed cum laude. Then, helped by a real estate and stock boom, he multiplied that family capital. He never gave me the impression of having worked even one day in his life, but that increase in the family capital was still quite impressive.

To my great pleasure, he has visited us several times in the past year. He not only has a great liking for fine wines, but is also a very good and extremely enthusiastic cook, who enjoys cooking for us. But his visits have a more important reason. Based on a large amount of data, he is firmly convinced, that here in the South of Spain are currently the best real estate investment opportunities. And so he buys -selectively- but steadily. And you understand, we are happy to help him with that!

So when I am asked how I see the development of property values here in the South of Spain, I think of Don Antonio and Godfrey for a moment and invariably reply, “…in the short term I have no idea, but on a ten-year basis I am rationally convinced, that prices will at least double; emotionally I can’t believe it, but rationally I am completely convinced!”.
And then I try to look as serious about that as possible.

Tom van Wees zwembad stepona oct 2009

Mr. Tom van Wees
Edificio Jacaranda 304
Avenida Litoral 7
E-29680 Estepona
T: +34 952 80 88 80

Estepona ❤ Instagrammer’s Paradise

  I adored the décor of this charming former Andalusian fisherman's cottage as soon as I walked in - an instagrammer's paradise!
The house was a cross between a super-stylish Elle Decor cover and staying in a super-comfortable, cosy "home-from-home."
I adored the décor of this charming former Andalusian fisherman’s cottage as soon as I walked in – an instagrammer’s paradise!
The house was a cross between a super-stylish Elle Decor cover and staying in a super-comfortable, cosy “home-from-home.”
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