A guide to playing a round
(of golf!) on the alternative Costa del Sol
Like Gin & Tonic the game of Golf and the Costa del Sol are a marriage made in heaven.
Ask almost anyone who plays the game and there is every likelihood that they have hacked their
way around at least one of the many courses to be found on the western Costa del Sol.
But the chances are they haven't played the Axarquia courses.
The main reason for that being until recently there wasn't a single course between Malaga
However there are now two courses between Malaga and Nerja with more planned and although they may not be as
prestigious as some of their west end counterparts the courses in the Axarquia offer a competitive challenge
to even the most discerning player.
If you would like to come and stay in the area and play a round or two on our courses then check out the superb selection of rental accommodation we offer on our
The Añoreta Course located at km 258 close to Rincón de la Victoria opened in 1990 and
was designed by the European tour professional José Mariá Cañizares. Situated between the
mountains and the sea the 5,673 metre par 72 course can be described as Parkland in style.
Mature trees and shrubs line many of the holes, however it is water that is the main feature. Not
only are you afforded some splendid views of the Mediterranean particularly from the Par 4 seventh
but water of the fresh kind forms a hazard at 11 of the 18 holes on the course. Notably the
Par three 17th where the green is surrounded on three sides by water making its mere 168 metres
suddenly seem none too few.
For current information on prices of green fees, buggy and club hire or to book a tee time
click on the
Añoreta website link.
The second and newest of the regions 18 hole courses
Baviera Golf opened in 2002 and is
located at km 277 between Torre del Mar and Caleta de Velez. At 5066 metres
the Par 71 course has wide undulating fairways and large, fast greens which along with some
cleverly placed water hazards put the course in the moderately difficult bracket.
Amoung the facilities are a Pro Shop, Restaurant, Clubhouse, Changing rooms, Showers, Club Rental,
Electric and Manual Trolleys, Buggies, Caddies, Driving Range, Putting & Chipping Green
aswell as Golf lessons.
Current green fees are €45 for 18 holes from 16th September to 14th June. With reduced rates during
the summer months.
Buggies are €27 and Trolleys €3 per round.
For more information or to book a tee time
or call +34 952 555 015.
For more general information on golf please visit our
golf related links
page where you will find a range of links to other websites on the subject.