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Golfer's Paradise

Destination(s): Marbella

Spain’s southern coast around Marbella is called the Costa del Sol (sunny coast), and this area is true to its name, with a very high number of sunny days each year that make it an extremely popular spot for tourists. Moreover, Marbella’s privileged situation on the Mediterranean with the sierra (mountains) to the north and views of Africa’s northern coast on a clear day make it a particularly beautiful spot to go golfing.

If the purpose of your trip is golfing and you’ll be traveling with a family or group of people of all ages, this guide recommends our top activities around Marbella for those both on and off the greens.

We’ve chosen Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort because it’s well-suited for families, however if you’re not traveling with kids or on a romantic getaway, the Marbella Club Hotel would be more convenient, as it works together with the Marbella Golf and Country Club, where you’ll be golfing. Both hotels have restaurants where you can eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner, however we’ve included a number of the area’s best restaurants in this itinerary. The Marriott is located on the beach outside of the center of the city, and getting around the area is easy if you rent a car or don’t mind taking a taxi—most attractions and restaurants are just a 5 to ten minute drive away. read more about Golfer's Paradise

Love To Eat

Love To Eat

  • Boulevard del Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe 10
  • tel:+34 95 277 4939
  • Marbella, 29602
MC Café

MC Café

  • Bulevar Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe
  • Marbella Club Hotel,Resort & Spa
  • tel:+34 95 282 2211
  • Visit website
  • Marbella, 29600
Marriott Marbella Beach Resort

Marriott Marbella Beach Resort

  • Contra De Cadiz Km 193
  • KM 193
  • Marbella, 29600
Plaza de Los Naranjos

Plaza de Los Naranjos

  • Plaza de Los Naranjos
  • Marbella, 29601
Restaurante Cervantes

Restaurante Cervantes

  • Plaza de los Naranjos, 11
  • tel:952 776 759
  • Visit website
  • Marbella, 29601

Restaurante Cervantes is a charming restaurant in the Old Town with a romantic setting and inventive dishes. This elegant, yet comfortable restaurant is located in Marbella's famous Orange Square, or Plaza de los Naranjos, and retains the authentic feel of an Andalusian mansion from the 17th century. Chef Raul Gomes uses local ingredients to elaborate a creative, reasonably priced menu that separate Cervantes from other restaurants with a traditional ambience. A selection of fresh, delicious dishes includes the terrine of slow cooked lamb shoulder on a bed of mashed sweet potatoes and goat cheese emulsion. Portions are modest yet satisfying, and you'll want to save room for dessert anyway. We suggest the mouth-watering French pudding with wild fruits, balsamic vinegar, and parmesan ice cream. If you don't see a tasting menu listed, just ask the accommodating staff—the chef will be happy to prepare something special for you. read more about Restaurante Cervantes

Parque de la Alameda

Parque de la Alameda

  • Avenida de Ramón y Cajal
  • tel:+34 95 277 1442(Tourist Information)
  • Marbella, 29602
Funny Beach

Funny Beach

  • 184 Carretera Nacional 340
  • tel:+34 95 282 3359
  • Marbella, 29600
Buddha Beach Banus

Buddha Beach Banus

  • Urbanización Nueva Andalucía Villa Marina
  • tel:+34 95 281 3882, +34 661 623 623
  • Visit website
  • Marbella, 29660

This posh beach club is among the number of luxurious spots that cater to the jet-setters basking in leisure at the nearby Puerto Banus Marina. Buddha Beach is a lavish beachfront club with services that encourage its clients to indulge in the bliss of the Mediterranean summer. Guests can rent one of various "beds," including over 100 hammocks and sun beds on the beach as well as VIP jacuzzis and private cabanas on its raised, wooden pool deck that enjoys views of the Mediterranean. Its design is inspired by the tranquility of Eastern luxury, and the Oriental spa offers treatments in private rooms, including facials, full body wraps, and detox. Menus for its restaurant and three bars feature a selection of fresh sushi, wraps, cocktails, and numerous bottles of Champagne. Buddha Beach's beachfront property and chic style makes this a nice place for private parties and other special occasions. Opens April 20th, 2011 until the beginning of October. Mon-Sun 11am-7pm, open for dinner July and August evenings. read more about Buddha Beach Banus

Marbella Golf & Country Club

Marbella Golf & Country Club

  • 188 Carretera Nacional 340
  • tel:+34 952 83 0500
  • Marbella, 29600
Calima

Calima

  • C/José Meliá, S/N
  • In the Gran Meliá Don Pepe. Calle José Meliá
  • tel:+34 630 07 78 65,+34 95-276-42-52
  • Visit website
  • Marbella, 29602
Villa Tiberio

Villa Tiberio

  • Carretera de Cádiz
  • Carretera de Cádiz Km 178.5
  • tel:+34 95 277 1799
  • Visit website
  • Marbella, 29600
La Hacienda

La Hacienda

  • Carretera Cádiz (A 7 Km.193 (Salida Las Chapas))
  • tel:+34 952 831 267
  • Visit website
  • Marbella, 29604

La Hacienda remains impressively polished while managing to achieve trendiness and create a comfortable ambience. This internationally recognized restaurant was the first in Andalucía to receive a Michelin star. Founded in 1969 by Paul Shiff, La Hacienda is now run by his daughter, Cati. The tasting menu for 45€ is an outstanding value, and perfectly-sized portions of traditional Spanish and Mediterranean gastronomy is presented in the most professional fashion. Restaurants as prestigious as this sometimes sacrifice a relaxed environment as their reputation grows, but La Hacienda still knows how to have fun. If you're feeling spontaneous, try the "Menu with Surprise," a selection in which the client chooses between fish or meat for the main dish and the chef prepares a phenomenal four-course meal. There's even a couple of choices for the kids. Enjoy mountain views from an elegant outdoor patio, or cozy up to the fireplace on a cool winter night.
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Flamenco Ana María

Flamenco Ana María

  • Plaza de Santo Cristo
  • tel:+34 95 277 5646
  • Marbella, 29601