Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Costa del Sol – The Golf and Party Destination

Costa del Sol in southern Spain is definitely a golfer’s haven. The over 45 golf courses along the coast enjoy 300 plus days of sunshine and give you a magnificent view of the beaches, sea and the mountains while you play your game. Golf is not the only activity for which Costa del Sol is known. This coast has some very popular towns like Marbella and the city of Malaga which have some of the most happening parties and the hippest crowds of Europe frequenting them. Friends and families visit Costa del Sol alike to have a good time.
If you are addicted to golf and at the same time would like to soak in the vibrant culture of Spain then Costa del Sol is the right place to visit. For instance, the 27 holes La Quinta course executed by Manuel Pinero, Ryder Cup champion, beautifully integrates the natural surroundings into the play area. The 27 holes let you have varied 18 hole combinations to make your game challenging. The fairways are narrow, the bunkers deep and hazards plenty to give you a good game.
The Los Naranjos course in the Marbella Valley designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. has wide fairways, strategic bunker placement and water hazards to make the game competitive. The Rio Real, San Roque Old and New courses, the Aloha, the Alferini, Benalmadena golf courses are many of the other worthy courses where you can enjoy your game.  Deserving a special mention is the Valderrama Golf Course which is in the Sotogrande district. This 6356 meters par-71 course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. has been selected as the site for the Ryder cup and is amongst the leading courses of Europe. All holes are championship level and you can enjoy a seriously good game.
The Costa del Sol has tremendous opportunities, be it for golfing, other adventure and water sports or party hotspots through the night. It is best if you book your golf vacation through a vacation planner. This will mean getting to play on the best maintained courses in the region, getting discounted green fees, pre booked time slots and other amenities which may not be available if you are on your own. Groups, hen and stag parties can get deals not only on golf but also get access to some of the hottest nightclubs in the region to make your vacation that much more complete.
The next time you plan your European golf vacation, make your bookings for the Costa del Sol also popularly known as the Costa del Golf these days due to the seriousness with which golf is being played here, the well maintained greens and the many golf championships which are held here. While you are not playing golf it will also be worthwhile to check out the beautiful towns of the Costa del Sol, soak in the Spanish cuisine, culture and party spirit. It is guaranteed that when you select the Costa del Sol as your golf destination once, it will surely not be for the last time. The Costa del Sol has arrived!!