Inland past Mijas near the town of Alhaurin el Grande and easily accessible from all points of the western Costa del Sol, the Alhaurin Golf & Hotel resort is one of the most ambitious sports and tourism developments in the entire country.
Visiting golfers will find themselves spoilt for choice, for there are 45 holes in all, 27 which were designed by Seve Ballesteros. There is an 18 hole fullenght course, a nin-hole short course and also the only 18-hole par three course in Andalucia.
On the main course the fairways are long and narrow with greens protected by a fierce array of bunkers, lakes and gardens, but the fact that there are up to six different teeing areas at each hole means that the course can be adapted to any level of skill.
The Alhaurin Golf four-star hotel opened in 1998 and there is also a riding center, swimming pool, tennis courts and other facilities.
ADDRESS: Ctra MA-426 Fuengirola-Alhaurin, km 15 29120 Alhaurin el Grande, Málaga.
HOW TO GET THERE: Going on the highway from Málaga, turn off into the MA-426 highway at Fuengirola. The golf course is about 10 kilometres off the road. Going from Marbella on the highway turn off at La Cala de Mijas and go towards La Cala, when you get to a roundabout with a stop sign, turn right.