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Golf

Benahavís is one of the largest golfing communities on the Costa del Sol and there are many opportunities to take part in this sport whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned professional.

Club de Campo La Zagaleta

This 18 hole golf course, situated in La Zagaleta, was designed by Bradford Benz and built in 1994. It is 6,000 metres long and has outstanding views of the sea and mountains. Access to this golf course is restricted to members and a second course is in the process of being finished. The clubhouse offers an outstanding variation of facilities such as international cuisine from the various bars, cafés and restaurants, a library, disco, bowling alley, swimming pool, sauna and shop. For more information or to arrange a viewing visit their website.

Club de Campo La Zagaleta
Ctra de Ronda Km 38,5
29679 Benahavís
Tel: 952 855 450

Los Flamingos Golf and Country Club

This golf course is a world renowned golf course that is considered to be one of Benahavís´ best courses. Currently, the club has two courses but in the future two others will be opened. For three years this course has been the host of the European Senior Final. The dress code for this club is formal as one might expect, and children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. There are also limits for the level of handicap in order to play at this course. The club also offers several restaurants, a spa, beach club and business centre. For more information visit their website or the club can be found at:

Los Flamingos Golf and Country Club
Carretera de Cadiz, Km. 166
29679 Marbella/Benahavís
Tel: 952 899 150

Marbella Club Golf Resort

This 18 hole golf course was designed by Dave Thomas and is almost 6.5 kilometres long. The course has been designed not only to challenge and inspire golf lovers but also to incorporate beautiful scenery such as waterfalls and forest. The clubhouse is in the design of a thatched cottage and features beautiful terraces that overlook the green. For more information visit their website.

Marbella Club Golf Resort
Bulevar Principe Alfonso Hohenlohen S/N
29620, Marbella
Tel: 952 822 211

Monte Mayor Golf and Country Club

This course was designed by José Gancedo and features 18 holes. There is a handicap limit ensuring that only the best players are able to experience this beautiful 5.5 kilometre course. The clubhouse includes facilities such as a shop, club rental and putting green.

Monte Mayor Golf and Country Club
Avenida de Monte Mayor
Carretera N-340, Km. 165, Cancelada
29679, Benahavís
Tel: 952 937 111

Atalaya Golf

This golf club offers two 18 hole courses the older of which is a classic parkland course and is a challenge for all. The second course claims to offer a challenge to both beginners and experts alike. For more information visit their website or the club at:

Atalaya Golf and Country Club
Carretera de Benahavis, Km. 0.7
29679, Benahavís
Tel: 952 882 812
E-mail: info@atalaya-golf.com

Los Arqueros

Los Arqueros was opened in 1991 and offers a challenging 18 hole course designed by Severiano Ballesteros. The club also hosts numerous competitions as well as a school. The clubhouse offers a lovely restaurant with a terrace, bar, sauna, practice green as well as tennis and squash courts and a gym! For more information, visit their website or find the club at:

Los Arqueros Golf
Carretera de Ronda, A-397, Km. 44.5
29679, Benahavís
Tel: 952 784 600

Restaurants

What Benahavís lacks in some areas it certainly makes up for in restaurants! “El Fogón de la Aldea” is a restaurant that serves a variety of good food at a fair price.

El Fogón de la Aldea
Calle Aldea, 1
29679, Benahavís
Tel: 952 855 637

Los Faroles is a typically Spanish restaurant which is family run and serves Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant is well known for it´s beef.

Los Faroles
Calle Malaga
29679, Benahavís
Tel: 952 855 425

Rufino has a gorgeous terrace that offers wonderful views across the campo. This restaurant is well-known for its good prices and huge variety of dishes. It is closed on Wednesdays and is extremely popular so book in advance.

Rufino
Avenida de Andalucía
29679, Benahavís
Tel: 952 855 262

Los Abanicos provides traditional Spanish cooking and is very popular so you must reserve. It has a lovely area on a pedestrianised street which is wonderful for people watching whilst dining on one of their specialities including their fresh fish or roast leg of young lamb.

Los Abanicos
Calle Malaga
29679, Benahavís
Tel: 952 855 131
E-mail: abanicos@benahavis.net

Nightlife

Other than “La Galeria”, Benahavís does not really have any nightlife to speak of. However, as Estepona is a mere 15 minutes away and Marbella just 20 minutes, it is worth getting a taxi to experience the nightlife in the Costa del Sol. Click here for more information on the nightlife in Estepona and Marbella.

Shopping

There are a few shops around Benahavís but if you want major supermarkets you will need to use the N-340 (the main coastal road) to find La Cañada (a large mall with supermarket) near Marbella, Carrefour (a large sueprmarket) at the entrance to Estepona and El Corte Inglés (a multi layer department store) near Puerto Banús. Closer to home there is a Mercadona in Cancelada in the Estepona direction and a Supersol in Guadalmina. However, Benahavís does contain a few small shops such as a butchers, a very well-stocked corner shop that can provide you with almost anything and a furniture shop.

Beaches

Benahavís does not have any of it´s own beaches but can enjoy a wonderful range of beaches from Marbella and Estepona.

By Eloise Horsfield | Property News | December 29th, 2009

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