Recently ranked the best four-star resort in Spain by Golf World, La Cala Resort boasts three world-class courses and exceptional off-course facilities.
Just a 30-minute drive from Malaga Airport, nestled between the arresting beauty of the Sierra de Mijas Natural Park and the shimmering Mediterranean Sea, La Cala Resort is an idyllic and secluded retreat offering a wealth of golfing opportunities together with the very best in off-course hospitality.
The quality of the facilities and service available at the La Cala Resort have recently been recognised in the industry-leading Golf World Top 100 Rankings, in which the La Cala Resort was ranked as the best four-star resort in Spain, the third best resort in the country overall and the 13th best resort in all of Continental Europe.
In addition, La Cala placed 73rd in Golf World’s recent World Resort Rankings and received an Outstanding Service Award from the global golf tourism organisation IAGTO, in recognition for their extraordinary efforts to provide guests the highest levels of customer service through the pandemic.
La Cala Resort offers golfing travellers a heady blend of golfing excellence and off-course luxury.
There are three excellent championship courses to explore at La Cala, America, Europa and Asia, all designed by renowned American architect Cabell Robinson: Each track provides a slightly different style and feel, but all offer exceptional quality and tremendous views of the beautiful Andalusian countryside.
The resort has recently finalised renovation works on the stunning Europa Course, as well as putting finishing touches to works on the beautiful Asia Course. And that all follows improvements which were already made to the striking America Course. La Cala is forward-thinking in its vision to deliver golfing excellence for guests.
With spectacular holes set across a beautiful Andalusian landscape, the standout feature of the America Course is the golfing variety to be enjoyed and one of the key reasons it was ranked the 25th best course in Spain by Golf World.
The early holes are played over a valley floor, offering a traditional Spanish, parkland feel. The layout then climbs to a series of upland holes presenting amazing views to the mountains in one direction and the Mediterranean in the other. The run for home winds through the trees to a selection of intriguing and challenging raised greens.
Campo Europa, Golf World‘s 30th best course in Spain, features dramatic changes in elevation and excellent holes within distinct and memorable sections – the first defined by the attractive River Ojén, then onto higher ground before the course travels back down towards the pretty valley.
The picturesque Asia Course is a garden-style layout with trees, shrubs and flowers heightening the aesthetics. It’s the oldest of the three courses at La Cala and it has an established and mature feel. With rolling fairways, changes in elevation and, as with all the tracks, great views of the surrounding countryside.
The resort possesses a recently upgraded buggy fleet plus a superb golf academy with tuition and analysis available from experienced PGA professionals. There’s also a six-hole par-3 course to enjoy and there are excellent programmes for junior golfers.
La Cala Resort is an idyllic rural retreat often described as “an oasis away from everything” despite its proximity to the bustling Costa del Sol. The luxurious 107-bedroom on-site hotel delivers a captivating blend of Andalusian and contemporary styling. Each room boasts a private terrace or balcony and generous bathrooms finished in cool marble.
The resort dining is of the very highest standard. The renowned La Terraza and La Bodega restaurants showcase the very best in Mediterranean cuisine while the Clubhouse Restaurant offers a more casual option with great views across the Asia Course.
Located in the main hall, the Panoramic Bar and Restaurant delivers modern cuisine with a menu aimed at customers looking for international variety. Breads, salads and appetisers can be enjoyed while taking in the spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
The Pool Bar delivers a perfect spot to relax offering cocktails and beers from all over the world plus irresistible food including La Cala’s renowned Club Sandwich.
The La Cala Spa is one of Europe’s very best, where the hydrotherapy circuit and range of treatments will soothe the weariest golfers.
With three recently upgraded, highly regarded golf courses plus such a wide selection of off-course activities and sightseeing opportunities nearby, it’s little wonder that La Cala has placed so highly in the Golf World Top 100 Resorts ranking.
To learn more or to book your trip to La Cala, visit www.lacala.com
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