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Explore the golf courses in MijasFeb 22, 2021 PLAY
Higuerón West is a sports centre in its own right, with the adjoining state-of-the-art health and fitness centre, spa, paddle tennis courts and championship beach volleyball facilities, but you’re also close to a fantastic range of golf courses that offer a wealth of different golf settings and experiences.
La Cala Golf
La Cala is a golf resort where the sport comes together in three 18-hole courses that meander through a series of valleys with lovely sea and mountain views. The clubhouse is a popular meeting point complete with restaurant and panoramic terrace, but the three courses, named Europa, America and Asia, remain firmly established as the main attractions.
The Europa course is designed to offer a gently challenging environment for golfers looking to develop their game. The fairways are wide and largely flat, the greens accommodating and the water
hazards add extra excitement to the par-72 course. The America course is particularly panoramic, and is also a forgiving course, with wide fairways and inspiring surroundings, though the hilly terrain does keep it challenging. The third course that completes this golf resort is the Campo Asia, which is tighter, narrower and offers surprising obstacles ideal for those players keen on some variety.
Mijas Golf Club
Located in a broad valley a few kilometres west of your home in HW217, this is one of the cornerstones of the game in this part of the Costa del Golf, sorry, Costa del Sol. Another resort dedicated to golf, it boasts the two 18-hole courses of Los Lagos and Los Olivos, with a welcoming clubhouse in-between. Again, there is an attractive restaurant and a panoramic terrace where it is a pleasure simply to enjoy a drink and the views.
As the name suggests, lakes and water features are prominent characteristics of the classic, mostly level course of Los Lagos. There are nine lakes in all, making up for a parkland course with broad fairways. Los Olivos is a similarly fun course with lots of pretty features, but here the main challenges come not from water but trees. Smaller, tighter and more bending and undulating, Los Olivos also requires more skill and experience.
Located in the Mijas Golf Valley, Santana Golf is a charming 18-hole, par-72 course set in 138 acres of picturesque parkland. Designed by Cabell Robinson, it is perfect for a pleasant day’s golf, with broad fairways, greens and a mostly flat terrain. The water features raise challenges, but not overly so, and the surroundings are inspiring.
Calanova Golf Club
This course is located a little closer to the shoreline, so sea breezes and indeed sea views play a role in your game and level of concentration, for the vistas are wonderful. It’s a hillier experience, so there are stunning mountain views as well, but this one does require a slightly higher fitness level to get through.
El Chaparral Golf Club
Gorgeously undulating and green, El Chaparral is one of those courses that almost make you forget about playing golf, it’s so beautiful. Lined with lofty trees, you feel like you’re in a paradisical wooded valley when following the downward terrain on the fairways and greens. You’ll be hard put to find a more beautiful course than this anywhere in Europe, but golfers too will enjoy the challenge and what are generally believed to be some of the finest greens on the Costa del Sol.
Located a little further west, this course’s rolling topography makes it one of the tougher courses, though you will be rewarded for your effort. The hilly slopes are set just inland in Calahonda, a little west of Fuengirola, and after a good workout on the course you’ll be able to enjoy a drink or meal in a charming and highly sociable clubhouse.
Cerrado del Aguila Golf
Its higher positioning provides players of this course with wonderful views down the hills to the sea, which along with the mountain ranges behind you features prominently. The landscaping is more authentically Mediterranean than most golf courses, and accuracy is required on fairways that curve and drop away, with plenty of bunkers and other hazards to keep you on your toes.