Area Focus: Mijas Golf

Mijas Golf Area Travel Guide by Panoramic Villas

The Mijas Golf Resort on Spain’s Costa del Sol is not just a haven for golfers, it has top quality villas and apartments, restaurants, shops and more.  It is also a stones throw from some of the most popular resorts on the coast.  Find out more about this prestigious urbanisation…

Mijas Golf Location

Mijas Golf is a prestigious urbanisation ideally located within 15 minutes’ drive of the coastal resorts of La Cala de Mijas and Fuengirola. It is also just 15 minutes’ from the pretty inland village of Mijas and within easy reach of Malaga Airport. The cosmopolitan resorts of Marbella and Puerto Banus are also a half hour drive away.

Mijas Golf is a beautiful location ideal for golfers near the resorts of La Cala de Mijas and Fuengirola

Mijas Golf is a beautiful location ideal for golfers near the resorts of La Cala de Mijas and Fuengirola

Accommodation in Mijas Golf

The Mijas Golf Urbanisation has a vast range of accommodation; from modern apartments to townhouses and luxurious 3, 4, 5 and 6 bedroom Mijas Golf Villas with golf course views. The urbanisation covers a large area and you can easily find the best spot for you depending on the facilities you want nearby and the proximity to the golf course.

Stunning holiday villas overlooking Mijas Golf courses

Stunning holiday villas overlooking Mijas Golf courses

Enjoy the peaceful Mijas golf course views from your private balcony

Enjoy the peaceful Mijas golf course views from your private balcony

Facilities

The most obvious facilities on the Mijas Golf Urbanisation is of course the two 18 hole championship golf courses. Los Lagos is the larger of the two courses, measuring 6536 metres and covered in an abundance of trees.

Los Lagos Golf Course features 9 lakes, fountains and more in wonderful surroundings

Los Lagos Golf Course features 9 lakes, fountains and more in wonderful surroundings

Lago means ‘lakes’ in Spanish so it’s no surprise that there are no fewer than 9 lakes on this large course. The smaller course, Los Olivos has only one lake but lots of narrow fairways and more slopes to tackle.

Los Olivos Golf Course with its many sand bunkers and challenging slopes

Los Olivos Golf Course with its many sand bunkers and challenging slopes

Los Olivos golf course in Mijas Golf with its impressive mountain backdrop

Los Olivos golf course in Mijas Golf with its impressive mountain backdrop

The Club House at Mijas Golf is home to a restaurant housed in a traditional Spanish farmhouse.  Residents and guests on Mijas Golf are welcome in the restaurant to sample international and traditional Spanish cuisine.

If you want to dine out on the terrace with great views of the green visit the imaginatively named ‘Restaurante El Golf’ that is situated right next to the 5th hole on Mijas Golf Course. You can also take in views of the Mijas Mountains from the mezzanine or enjoy cocktails in the bar. There are numerous eateries dotted around the urbanisation including the restaurant at the Matchroom Country Club, Italian Restaurants, a pizza takeaway and a Chinese restaurant.

Restaurante el Golf with balcony dining to enjoy enjoy the views

Restaurante el Golf with balcony dining to enjoy enjoy the views

There are several communal pools on the urbanisation nestled in between the beautiful mature gardens. Guests staying in apartments and townhouses on resorts will usually have a pool very close by and the majority of villas have gardens with private pools.

Mijas Golf Apartments are perfect for smaller budgets, benefit from the huge communal pool

Mijas Golf Apartments are perfect for smaller budgets, benefit from the huge communal pool

Villa SP255 is a superb 3 bed villas with private pool in Mijas Golf, perfect for families in a great location

Villa SP255 is a superb 3 bed villas with private pool in Mijas Golf, perfect for families in a great location

Nearby Activities

Mijas Golf is so well located that there are literally hundreds of activities nearby to choose from. If you like the outdoors there are fantastic walking, cycling and climbing opportunities just a short drive away in the Mijas Mountains.

You can also go on jeep safaris, go trekking on horses, or try quad biking. If you prefer getting active on the water there are watersports from sailing to jet skiing on offer in Fuengirola and La Cala de Mijas.

Fuengirola is great for watersports, why not try sailing or jet skiing which are both fantastic fun!

Fuengirola is great for watersports, why not try sailing or jet skiing which are both fantastic fun!

If you are travelling with children there is plenty to keep them occupied. Fuengirola Biopark is an award winning zoo with a focus on conservation. There is every species from meerkats to white tigers here and it is definitely worth a visit. There is a great waterpark in Fuengirola that has slides and water attractions to suit kids of all ages.

Waterpark with slides - Showing the Body Ski waterslide

Waterpark with slides – Showing the Body Ski waterslide

Just a bit further down the coast in Benalmadena there is a Sealife Centre full of interesting marine life and Tivoli World theme park that has lots of great rides. For cost-free fun why not hit the beach in La Cala de Mijas or Fuengirola? The sand here is soft and great for making sandcastles. There are plenty of sunbeds with parasols if you need the shade too, it’s a family friendly stretch of coast.

Sohail Castle in Fuengirola, well worth a visit for the stunning panoramic views

Sohail Castle in Fuengirola, well worth a visit for the stunning panoramic views

Historians should pay a visit to nearby Fuengirola Castle that sits perched on a hill over the town.  It is an impressive landmark and you can climb up to the castle and walk around the battlements. The view is also pretty impressive from up there. Mijas Pueblo is also steeped in history and still retains its traditional Spanish charm.

Mijas Village has one of the only oval shaped bullrings in Spain

Mijas Village has one of the only oval shaped bullrings in Spain

You can visit one of the only oval shaped bullrings in Spain here or take a walk around the narrow streets and have some lunch on the main square ‘Plaza Virgen de la Pena.’ The Church of the Immaculate Conception sits high up in the village, surrounded by pretty gardens that you can wander around and take in the great views down to the Mediterranean.

In the evenings there is no shortage of places to dine, drink and eat.  There are other restaurants in the development other than the restaurant in the golf club. At the top of the development there is a very popular Italian restaurant “Zia Zolas” and opposite this restaurant there is an hotel “Hotel Eurostars Mijas Golf & Spa” which has a restaurant , bar and spa. Also, within walking distance of the main entrance to the development there are two local restaurants “La Morena “ is one of them and an hotel “Hotel Tamisa Golf”

La Cala de Mijas has a laid back atmosphere with small local restaurants and seaside chiringuitos serving seafood.  Fuengriola is brimming with great restaurants. Fish Alley is the famous place to go to find restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world; Indian, Italian, Mexican, Chinese… If you venture down the narrow streets just off the seafront you can also find little squares with restaurants on and tapas bars tucked away that serve great food and wine at very reasonable prices. Fuengriola comes alive at night with lively bars and nightclubs that stay open until dawn.

Tips

Avoid if: You don’t want to hire a car. Mijas Golf is very well located but in order to fully take advantage of all the amenities on offer nearby we recommend hiring a car.

Go there if: You want to stay in a top quality villa or apartment that is close to one of the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol. Mijas Golf offers fabulous mountain views and lots of green space, despite being close to large resorts on the coast.

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