FOR years keen putters have flocked across the continent to feel the benefits of the warm climate and the spectacular ocean views of Mijas.
It is said you are never more than a few minutes away from a game of golf in Mijas, with an incredible 9 courses in the municipality, one of them the largest in Spain.
The first course to arrive was Mijas Golf Internacional that first laid turf back in 1976 opening two 18-hole courses, Los Olivos and Los Lagos.
They were both designed by renowned architect, Robert Trent Jones Senior, and remain two of the most commercially successful courses on the ‘Costa del Golf’.
Los Olivos provides a striking contrast to its big brother Los Lagos, much smaller in size with narrow fairways lined with olive trees rather than great open spaces and water hazards.
To the west lies Spain’s true golfing giant, La Cala Golf Club, or ‘golf valley’ as some people call the area.
The largest in the country, it boasts not only three championship 18-hole courses, but a six hole practice course, the world class David Leadbetter Academy and a 107-room hotel and spa.
If that isn’t enough golf for you, you might also try visiting Miraflores Golf, La Siesta Golf, La Noria Golf Resort and the Santana Golf & Country Club.