Category Archives: Golfer’s Corner

6 Fabulous Costa del Sol Golf Courses Which Don’t Require a Buggy

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6 Walkable golf courses on the Costa del SolMany golfers still prefer to walk a golf course rather than whiz around in a buggy. 

Here on the Costa del Sol we are fortunate to have a wonderful and varied choice of golf courses to play. Some require a buggy as they are located in and around the hills overlooking the coast, others are walking-friendly and are perfect for those of you who prefer to carry (or pull) your golf bag around 18 holes.

Many of our guests at Sunset Beach Club are keen golfers so we thought we’d put together a quick list of our favourite courses which don’t require a buggy. At the end of the post we’ve embedded a map which shows where each of the courses is located. :-) Read More…

We’re Off to the Scottish Golf Show in Edinburgh

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Scottish Golf Show 2014Golf season is in full swing (excuse the pun) here on the Costa del Sol and at Sunset Beach Club, we’re fortunate to have a steady stream of golfers booked in to our hotel. That being said, we have to keep promoting our wonderful destination so this Thursday, Annemie – from our Golf Desk – will be flying up to Edinburgh for this year’s Scottish Golf Show.

We’re regular exhibitors at this popular golf show and this year is no exception. Annemie will be on stand nº B7 and will be delighted to answer any questions or queries visitors may have about our hotel and golf on the Costa del Sol. If you are at the show, make sure you stop by and say hi as we’ll be giving away a fabulous 3 night winter break at Sunset Beach Club! Read More…

GolfBoard: A Fun & Speedy Way to Play a Round of Golf

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Golfboard flying down the fairway

Golfer ‘surfing’ down the fairway

Golf is a fun and relaxing sport; however, an amazing new invention could revolutionise the sport, especially amongst younger players. Introducing the new GolfBoard, a fun and speedy new way to get around the golf course! 

Hailed as the most innovative creation for the golf industry since the introduction of the softspike, the new GolfBoard lets you ‘surf’ the fairways (literally) of your favourite golf course.

These state of the art electric powered boards could well replace the golf buggy as the preferred method of transport around the golf course. Golfers will feel the freedom that walking gives with the added bonus of speeding up the pace of play; Mr. Marshall will certainly be happy ;-) Read More…

Golf Holidays in Spain: Unbeatable Last Minute Offer!

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Costa del Sol Golf offer

It’s not often that we post offers here on the Sunset Beach Club Blog but this one is so good that we just had to write about it!

With the golf season on the Costa del Sol in full swing (excuse the pun) we’ve teamed up with our sister resort, La Cala Golf, to put together an unbeatable last minute offer for the rest of this month of December and for January 2013.

For just €235 per person (based on double occupancy) you can enjoy a 4 night golf break which includes the following:

  • 4 nights accommodation at Sunset Beach Club including full buffet breakfast
  • 3 rounds of golf at La Cala Resort (3 golf courses) including buggies
  • 4 days car hire
For those of you who are unfamiliar with La Cala Golf , this fabulous resort boasts three 18 hole championship golf courses (Campo America, Campo Asia and Campo Europa), a large grass driving range and practice facilities, David Leadbetter Academy and an Executive par 3 course. These fantastic facilities together with an enviable location make La Cala a golfers paradise.
For more information about this great offer, please click here

9 Costa del Sol Golf Courses offering a Round of Golf for Under €55

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la cala golf

The Costa del Sol is famous for its golf courses; with over 60 different locations to choose from, golfers who choose this sunny destination for their golf break are literally spoilt for choice.

Price points vary depending on the course; there are courses charging over €100 and there are courses for half that price. In this post we highlight 9 golf courses offering green fees for under €55. As you will see below, these low prices are based on low season; however, they are still great value for money! (Please note that these prices are based on the offers we have available at the Sunset Beach Club Golf and Leisure Desk).

So without further ado, here are 9 golf courses where you can get a great round of golf for less than €55: Read More…

Our New ‘Golf Breaks in Spain’ Video

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During the Costa del Sol’s golf season – between October and April – Sunset Beach Club welcomes many keen golfers looking to enjoy our fabulous sunny climate, the fantastic selection of top class golf courses and, of course, enjoy one or two drinks :-)

Our extensive facilities and central location (we’re just 20 minutes from Málaga airport) make us popular choice for golfers looking for a great value golf holiday on the Costa del Sol. We offer comfortable 1 bedroom apartment accommodation, a full English/irish buffet breakfast for an energy boosting start to the day, a dedicated golf desk to help you with tee time bookings and transfers and a – highly popular – daily happy hour in our Panorama Bar.

We could go on and on about why you should consider Sunset Beach Club for your next golf break inSpain; however, we decided that the best way to transmit the Sunset Beach Club golf experience was to shoot a video… Read More…

Volvo World Match Play 2012 at Finca Cortesín: 17th to 20th May

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Volvo World Match play Championship 2012 - Finca Costesín

The Volvo World Match Play Championship heads back to the spectacular Finca Cortesin course in Casares for its 2012 edition.

This year half of the 24 man field will include players who play in the US PGA Tour (Apparently this is the first time this has happened).

The draw for the round-robin group format which will take place on the Thursday and Friday will include six major champions: Darren Clarke, Martin Kaymer, Charl Schwartzel, Graeme McDowell, Paul Lawrie and Retief Goosen. Last year’s champion Ian Poulter will also be back to defend his title; we can only hope that he puts on as impressive a display as he did last year! Read More…

The Andalucia Open 2012 Comes Back to Aloha Golf

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Andalucia Open 2012

Last Year's Winner, Paul Lawrie

The Andalucia Open 2012 – a European PGA Tour event – will be heading back to Aloha Golf, one of the Costa del Sol’s most long established and prestigious golf courses. From the 15th to 18th March, a strong field with some of the European Tour’s top golfers will compete for the €1 million prize pot!

For the last few years, this popular tournament – organized by local golfing hero, Miguel Angel Jiménez – has been played at the Parador del Golf in Malaga. Last year’s winner was former Open champion Paul Lawrie who will be coming back this year to defend his title at Aloha Golf. Read More…

Finca El Cortesin Hosts the Volvo Match Play Championship 2011

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Volvo World Match Play 2011 Finca El CortesinSome of the world’s top golfers will be delighting crowds at this year’s Volvo Match Play Championship which will be played at the fantastic Finca El Cortesín, near Casares.

The 24 players who will take part in the tournament have already arrived on the Costa del Sol and are ready to fight for the generous first prize of 800,000 Euros (The total prize fund is 3.4 million Euros!). The draw for the first two days of play took place this morning (please click here for a pdf copy of the groups).

Play commences on Thursday the 19th May, with the final being played on Sunday 22nd May. There’s a fantastic line up for this tournament with the top three players in the world, six of the top seven in the world rankings and the winners of the four majors.

Spectators will be able to watch their favourite golfers in action: Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Paul Casey, Charl Schwartzel, Ian Poulter, local hero Miguel Angel Jiménez …and many more!

The tournament will be played following traditional match play format with each match being decided over 18 holes. The 24 participants have been divided into eight groups of 3 players who will play each other over the first two days of the tournament. The first two out of each group will go through to the last 16 and quarter finals on Saturday, with the semi finals and final being played on Sunday. Read More…

We’re Off to The Scottish Golf Show 2011

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Scottish Golf Show 2011 in GlasgowGolf enthusiasts in and around Glasgow are in for a treat this weekend…From the 8th to 10th April, the city hosts the Scottish Golf Show.

Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to try out the latest equipment from all the big brands – any excuse to try and get an extra 30 yards on that drive! – practice their short game and putting on the dedicated practice areas and even get a few tips from the Pro’s who will be offering free golf lessons. Make sure you don’t miss the spectacular trick shots exhibition which takes place daily; it’s quite amazing what these guys are able to do with a golf ball!

There will be over 100 stands at the show; however, if you are planning to attend, make sure you look out for the Sunset Beach Club stand! Our very own Annemie, form our Golf Desk will be manning our stand and providing information about Sunset Beach Club and our great value golf packages.

If you’re planning on booking a golf holiday, make sure you stop by and talk to Annemie as she has some great offers for anyone booking at the show!

The show will be held at the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre and will be open to the public from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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