Villas with pool near Malaga

Alhaurin de la Torre and Malaga

Our villas are an ideal base to visit the many Costa del Sol GOLF courses.  For away days from the course, the area has a great deal to offer with many interesting places to visit. Gibraltar, Granada's Alhambra Palace, Ronda, skiing in the Sierra Nevada and even Morocco make great day trips.


SEE PHOTOS FOR 2014 - a charming feria with horses, flamenco dancing, rides, etc. over a 3 day period. Saint Ana is bought out from her hermitage and paraded up the main street to the sound of local bands, scouts and boys brigade. One of the smallest ferias in Andaluz, but nonetheless charming.

All telephone numbers begin with 0034 and the courses are placed in order of proximity to our properties.
Here is just a small selection, try and for booking times

LAURO GOLF ( 952412767 Our golfing friend likes this course, especially after playing Alhaurin el Grande. Try the Albatross restaurant across the road. Par 72 Length depends.

ALHAURIN GOLF ( 952595970 ) At the foot of the Mijas mountains, this is a difficult one and you need a buggy. The course was designed by Seve Ballesteros. 18 hole Par 72 Length 6,221 m

PARADOR MALAGA ( 952376677 ) founded by the Spanish Royal family in 1925, this is the oldest course designed by Tom Simpson. Part parkland, part links, part state owned.

GUADALHORCE ( 952179378 ) in Cartama, designed by Kosti Kuronen, splits into two, with the first being English parkland and the second more difficult and elevated — a friendly atmosphere with lots of other amenities for the non player. 18 hole Par 72 Length 6194 m

TORREQUEBRADA GOLF ( 952442742 ) at Benalmadena near the Torrequebrada hotel. A bit tricky this one., designed by Jose Ganzedo 18 holes Par 72 Length 5,852 m

LA CALA MIJAS 3 courses at Mijas Costa—all levels, designed by Cabell Robinson

MIJAS GOLF CLUB ( 952476843 ) 2 courses at the village, supposedly one of the best championship layouts on the Costa. Robert Trent Jones Holes 18,18, Par 72, 71 Length 5,896 m and 6,348 m

MIRAFLORES GOLF ( 952833647 ) at Mijas Costa, designed by Folco Nardi and close to the Mijas mountains—head towards Alhaurin el Grande to get there. Holes 18 Par 71 Length 5,270 m

SANTANA GOLF ( 951062560 ) again at Mijas Costa, a demanding course set in 55 hectares designed by Cabell Robinson Holes 18 Par 72 Length 6,308m

LA NORIA ( 951276439 ) in La Cala de Mijas is a flat course just back from the beach, designed by Francisco Navarro Collado. Holes 9 Par 33 Length 2,138 m

LA SIESTA GOLF ( 952836370 ) in Mijas Costa, just behind Calahonda designed by Enrique Busquets with varying lengths to the holes. Holes 9 Par 27 Length 886 m

MARBELLA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB ( 952830500 ) take the N 340 Km 188, this is a challenging championship course allowing highest level play, designed by Robert Trent Jones. Holes 18 Par 72 Length 6,000 m

RIO REAL GOLF CLUB ( 952779509 ) 3 kms. from Marbella is thought to be one of the most spectacular in the area, but suitable for all levels, designed by Javier Arana. Holes 18 Par 72 Length 6,057 m

LOS ARQUEROS ( 952784600 ) on the San Pedro Road, Carretera de Ronda. This is a well known course that is quite challenging — good for all levels. 18 holes par 72 Length 5,874m

GREENLIFE GOLF ( 952839142 ) in the Elvira hills, behind Marbella, a high quality course which is illuminated at night to allow golf to continue into the wee hours. Holes 9 Par 27 Length 1,171 m

LOS FLAMINGOS ( 952889150 ) at Benahavis, further away now, about 50 mins drive, a gentle course with lovely views and you can even see Africa on a clear day. Holes 18 Par 72 Length 5, 907 m Antonio Garcia Garrido

MARBELLA CLUB GOLF RESORT ( 952113239 ) at Benahavis is a very technical course which needs precision designed by Dave Thomas. Holes 18 Par 73 Length 6,206 m

EL PARAISO GOLF CLUB ( 952883835 ) in Estepona, probably one of the best championship courses on the Costas, designed by Gary Player, suitable all levels, beautiful views. Holes 18 Par 72 Length 6,116 m

VALDERRRAMA GOLF CLUB ( 956791200 ) at Sotogrande, rated as numero uno in Continental Europe, hosted the Ryder Cup and Volvo Masters in 1988, designed by Robert Trent Jones. Holes 18 Par 72 Length 5,746 m

Other interesting places to visit near Malaga

 Bird watching. A twitcher guest counted no less than thirty species in a day in our garden. This is the first stop for the birds migrating from Africa. Spring brings the flamingos irridescent honeybee eaters, swallows and in summer, the eagles continuously circle overhead in the village on the hot thermals over the village in summer.
Clay pigeon shooting. Gun club is 5 mins drive and a paint ball shooting area nearby.
Tennis Lew Hoad’s famous tennis club is about 25 mins drive away plus there are public courts in both Alhaurin towns.
Sports and Water Sports Jet skiing, boat trips, scuba diving, dolphin watching, water skiing, deep sea fishing on the coast plus Alhaurin el Grande has a new indoor sports and swimming pool complex. There are two Aqua Parks in Torremolinos and Fuengirola, Seaworld and several interesting marinas on the coast, including Benalmadena.
Hiking There are some lovely parks and trails in this area but October to spring are best times for walking.
Horse riding Many people have their own horses, of course, and the Andalucians are renowned for their horsemanship and beautiful horses.

RONDA See the dramatic gorge and the oldest bull ring in Spain.
ALHAMBRA PALACE at Granada—make sure you book in advance
MALAGA People are surprised when I suggest the city but you will find it fascinating if you go off down the side streets and look at the beautiful architecture, the port, the castle and don’t forget the feria in the second week of August , the largest in our province. Picasso museum, birthplace of the artist.
SIERRA NEVADAS Visit the little Moorish villages high up in the Alpujarras. Chris Stewart from ‘Driving Over Lemons’ fame, lives near Orgiva, which is a charming little mountain village, nestling in the valley, with its own well established hippy colony close by.
GIBRALTAR It is a fascinating place and steeped in history. Visit the apes and the caves. The battle of Trafalgar was fought just off this coast.
MORROCCO you can go there and back to another continent in one day. You can see the coast of Africa. Take the ferry from Gibraltar and go to Tangiers.
CHORRO LAKES No need for beaches when there are the beautiful lakes at Chorro. Stop at the dam and see the railway where Von Ryan’s Express was filmed.

More places to visit from our rental villas

Distances (time by car)
Lauro golf course 2 mins ( we are next door ) plus 60 more within easy driving distance. See activity page for details
Nearest supermarket, chemist, doctor 5 mins
Beach, Playa Mayor 15 mins ( Torremolinos, Fuengirola 20 mins )
Malaga Int Airport, Malaga, Port, Railway, 15 to 20 mins
Chorro Lakes 40 mins
Flamingo Lake ( Laguna de la Fuente de Piedra ) 50 mins
Marbella, Puerto Banus 45 mins
Nerja 1 hr
Estepona 1 hr 10 mins
Granada, Gibraltar 1½ hrs ( Morocco + 45 mins by ferry )
Jerez 1¾ hrs
Ronda, Seville 2 hrs
Sierra Nevadas ( skiing and the Alpujarras ) 2½ hrs

JEREZ    Sherry tasting and see the wonderful architecture of this fine city.

SEVILLE    A beautiful city, known for its culture, flamenco and architecture.

CAVES AT NERJA -    Spectacular illuminated cave system, can be busy in high season.

MIJAS  Pueblo    Ride a donkey through the cobbled streets of this charming nearby village.

PUERTO BANUS and MARBELLA     Mingle with the rich and famous — look out for Antonio Banderas or you may see him in his home town Malaga !

SELWO SAFARI PARK  An interesting park near Estepona

Botanical Parks at Malaga and Churriana near Alhaurin de la Torre.

HOT SPRINGS  An enjoyable afternoon out at Alhama de Granada, massage, thermal springs.

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