Summer in the northern hemisphere means longer daylight hours and better weather for your favourite sport. This time of the year on the Costa del Sol, however, is low-season and the hottest time to get out on the course. But green fees are at their lowest so it makes sense to benefit from them as much as possible. And to help you do so, read on for ten tips when you play golf in Marbella this summer.

Choose a course with plenty of shade

Daytime temperatures soar in Marbella in the summer so it’s worth choosing a course with as much shade as possible. Go for one of the more veteran courses where you’re more likely to find greenery and mature trees.
Did you know? Río Real Golf is one of the oldest golf courses on the Costa del Sol and boasts some of the finest trees. These plus a cool sea breeze make it one of the best places to play in Marbella in the summer.   

Become an early tee time fan

You might not fancy getting up with the birds for golf, but an early tee time means you get the best temperatures of the day for your game. And even better, lots of golf courses in Marbella have special green fees for the first tee off of the day.

Make the most of low-season green fees on the Costa del Sol

Summer means low season for golf in Marbella so make the most of the best green fees of the year. Shop around and keep an idea open for special deals such as buggy included or extra players for the same price.
Did you know? Río Real Golf has a dynamic pricing system meaning you get the best deals for golf at any time of the year. And you can book in just a few clicks. Take a look and book your round of golf in Marbella now.

Check your equipment

Summer temperatures affect all sports including golf where you’ll find the ball behaving differently. For example, heat makes it fly that much further so choose your clubs accordingly.

Stay hydrated

Drinking plenty of water is a good tip for golfers at any time of year, but never more so than in the summer. Hydrate before you play (at least two hours in advance) and make sure you have a supply of water to last your game.

Play 9-hole golf in Marbella

If the idea of playing four hours of golf in the summer heat doesn’t appeal, think about reducing your game to half. Sign up for 9 holes instead of your usual 18, an option offered by many golf courses on the Costa del Sol.
Did you know? You can play a 9-hole round at Río Real Golf. Check out availability via our exclusive dynamic prices system now. 

Don’t walk, ride

You might fancy the exercise, but walking the entire course in the summer heat can be exhausting. Save yourself the effort and book a buggy when you play. Keep an eye out for special green fee deals that include a buggy in the price.

Dress for the occasion

Loose, light-coloured clothing will help you keep cool out on the course in the heat. Choose garments made with breathable fabric for extra comfort.

Pack a brolly

To help ward off the strongest sun – you’ll be surprised how much cooler it is under the umbrella. And you might need it for the rain – the odd thunderstorm does happen in August so it’ll keep you dry while you play golf in Marbella this summer.

Stay and play

And make the absolute most of your golf in Marbella, why stay on the course itself? This gives you easy access to as many rounds of golf as you like and at the best prices too.
Did you know? Río Real Golf & Hotel has exclusive Stay & Play packages that allow you to enjoy boutique hotel accommodation (all rooms have direct views of the golf course) and get in some of your favourite sport at the same time. Book yours now.

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For those of you planning your Marbella golf holiday for this year, getting the best deals will be one of your most important considerations. To ensure you have the opportunity to get the most for your money, we’ve put together six tips. Follow these and you’ll not only enjoy one of the best golfing breaks ever, but you’ll also save money on your Costa del Sol golf holiday this year.

eventos Marbella


New decade and a whole new year of events have just arrived. There’s plenty of the agenda on the Costa del Sol with Marbella taking centre stage for many of the sporting and cultural highlights. Read on for our round-up of unmissable events in Marbella 2020 that you shouldn’t miss. Have your diary handy to take note of the dates!

Deborah Kerr


Since the 1950s when Marbella first caught the attention of the world’s rich and famous, the luxury resort on the Costa del Sol has been synonymous with glitz and glamour. But while some celebrities court the paparazzi and relish their moment in the limelight, others look to get away from it all. This was the case with one of the most famous actresses of the 1950s, Deborah Kerr, who found her own particular haven at Rio Real in Marbella.