Well with COVID’s impact now fading we are working hard to cater for all the resultant pent-up demand. Spring was the busiest on record and the September / October period will also break records.

Looking forward to 2023 while there are many uncertainties the advice is even clearer than ever – book early to avoid disappointment! Popular tee-times on the Costa del Sol and even more so on the Algarve are already difficult to get in some cases during 2023, particularly on the Algarve.

The Solheim Cup will bring extra pressure in the Costa del Sol in September 2023 so if you are planning a September trip (2023) now is the time to book.

Somethings are fully back to normal such as the French Air traffic controllers going back on strike!

Rates. Many of you will have already experienced sharp increases in certain sectors of the industry most notably with car-hire rates. Fortunately supply and demand are slowly returning to equilibrium and prices are beginning to fall. We can however expect other sectors to show increases in line with inflation. Our job, as ever, is to find the value and offer it wherever we can.



Alcaidesa Links has re-opened to great acclaim. The new lay-out has made even better use of the unique piece of land in terms of optimising the views some of which are breath-taking.

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Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort

Alcaidesa’s newly re-opened “Links” – rebranded La Hacienda Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort


Estepona Golf Club.

The once popular Estepona course struggles through COVID but is now in new ownership who are investing heavily to restore the Club to its former condition and re-establish its popularity.

We will let you know when it is ready for play.


Valle Romano new buggy Fleet

From this month of September all golf players in Valle Romano will be able to enjoy our new buggies. We have renewed our entire fleet, with the new vehicles of the Yamaha brand, Premium category, in which in addition to being fully sustainable electronic cars, for the type of batteries they use, we will enjoy their premium finishes as their high quality leather seats.

The buggies will be controlled by fleet control so that from Caddie Master they can visualize where each of the vehicles are located and thus control the pace of play of the course, among other features and benefits.

Valle Romano new buggy Fleet


Featured Hotel:


Puente Romano & Marbella Golf Club Resort


Puente Romano Hotel & Resort Marbella

Puente Romano Hotel & Resort Marbella


Marbella Golf Club Resort

Is probably Marbella’s most prestigious hotel, located on the Golden Mile between Marbella and Puerto Banus and directly on the beach-front. This hotel is the perfect resort for relaxation or an action-packed holiday. There are so many experiences to try – whether you’re a foodie, a sports enthusiast, an adrenaline seeker or just want to relax, Puente Romano has something for everyone:

  • Direct beach access
  • Four outdoor swimming pools
  • Water sports
  • Six Senses spa
  • Fitness centre
  • 10 tennis courts including a world class stadium court.
  • 8 clay courts
  • 2 plexipave courts
  • 4 paddle tennis courts
  • 18 and a 9 hole private golf course
  • Equestrian centre
  • 15 restaurants in site

Puente Romano is a beachside resort which owns one of the Costa del Sol’s most prestigious courses – The Marbella Golf Club Resort and its neighbour the 9 hole El Higueral course, also in Benahavis.

The property offers you a range of 100 things to do in Southern Spain on any given day to ensure you leave Marbella with no stone unturned, no sport un-played and no meal uneaten. Staying at Puente Romano opens the doors to Marbella, and we provide the key. Let our staff guide you on your journey, offering top tips that will allow you to sink your teeth into the beauty of Andalucía. They are even up for joining you on your adventure for a truly local experience. From cooking lessons with a seasoned industry chef to in-depth tours to private family vineyards, there isn’t anything you can’t experience in and around Puente Romano. So really – what would you like to do today?

This winter Marbella Golf Club Resort will undergo a revamp with the construction of a new and bigger clubhouse car and buggy park. The buggy paths will also undergo renovation.


Existing Club house at Marbella Golf Club Resort.

Existing Club house at Marbella Golf Club Resort.


Whether it’s a business trip or a holiday with friends and family, you are invited to take on the most challenging and rewarding of courses. Guests at the Puente Romano have a complimentary round at Marbella Golf Club Resort including a free shuttle to and from the course included per stay.


Marbella Golf Club Resort

Marbella Golf Club Resort


The Marbella Club Golf Resort is just 20 minutes away from Puente Romano by shuttle. With limited play and twelve minutes between tee times, over-crowded rounds are not a concern.

With the Benahavis mountains as your backdrop and the Mediterranean Sea in sight, a round of golf at Marbella Golf Club Resort is a memorable experience.

In addition to the 18 Hole Marbella Golf Club Resort course the excellent and very popular nearby 9 hole course El Higueral also belongs to the hotel.


El Higueral G.C.

El Higueral G.C.


Other Hotel developments.


So/ Sotogrande

The former Almenara Hotel has reopened as a spectacular 5 star SO/ Hotel. Quite an experience!


Fuerte Marbella

Probably Marbella’s most popular 4 star hotel is now closed for a complete refurbishment and is due to reopen in May 2023 as a 5 star.


Occidental Banus (Formerly the PYR Hotel)

We are delighted to announce the re-opening of this very popular hotel under the management of the Barcelo chain. This hotel is within 3 minutes walk of the Marina in Puerto Banus but unlike others in the area is a full service hotel with swimming pool and restaurant.


Occidental Banus Hotel

Occidental Banus Hotel


Hotel Guadalmina & Spa Golf.

This very popular property with its unique coastline and wrap-around golf course will close in October for a complete refurbishment. We expect to to reopen in the spring of 2023 as a 5 star.


Golf Hotel Guadalmina and Spa

Golf Hotel Guadalmina and Spa




Domes Lake Resort.


We are delighted to welcome back 5 star the Domes Lake resort in Vilamoura. Formerly the Lake Resort but now under ownership of the Greek chain Domes. This is a golfer friendly Resort and is a 3 minute walk to the marina in Vilamoura.

Domes Lake Resort Vilamoura.

Domes Lake Resort Vilamoura.


New destination.


Islantilla (Spain via Portugal)

We are delighted to announce a wonderful new destination for the Autumn and 2023. Probably the best kept secret in the game. While most of the golf is just over the Spanish border from Portugal the resort is only an hours transfer from Faro Airport or even less from Seville. Islantailla is a destination that offers wonderful value to the serious golfer who appreciates quality and very convenient golf at great value. Accommodation in in excellent half-board 4 star Doubletree by Hilton hotel.
We offer a range of packages from €620 pp sharing in half board including 7 nights / 5 rounds and all transfers.
Apart from the on site 27 hole Islantilla course within 20 minutes we have the excellent:

  • Isla Conela
  • Vale Guadiana
  • Bella Vista
  • Monacilla
  • Monte Rei (Portugal)
  • Quinta da Ria / Cima (Portugal)

Also on the Portuguese side of the border we can offer Quinta do Cima and Ria and the Jack Nicholas designed Monte Rei (25 minutes away)
So this is a product that we feel will appeal greatly to the more discerning golfer or group who don’t require a high octane environment and want excellent value golf and accommodation.



After a very unstable period where demand and supply where very much out of sync stability has been restored and prices are beginning to stabilise and drop. Again, our advice is to book your car with us as soon as you know your travel dates.
Out trusted car-hire partners offer an outstanding service at Malaga Airport & Train station and Gibraltar Airport and will deliver cars anywhere along the Costa del Sol.

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