While the best ways to improve your golf are always through practice, expert tuition and perseverance, all three of these take time. But the good news is that there are some quick fixes that help your score card look better. Read on to discover six ways to quickly up your game of golf in the Costa del Sol.

Be prepared

One of the best ways to up your golf in the Costa del Sol lies in the pre-game preparation. Make sure your equipment is ready – have you packed the right clubs? Are they clean? And then check that your gloves and shoes fit properly. A glove that doesn’t fit literally like a glove can make all the difference between a good and bad shot.
Get the right equipment at the Rio Real Pro Shop. 

Know the course

Another part of your preparation comes in getting to know the course. Before you start your round of golf in the Costa del Sol, study the layout of the course. Pinpoint the tricky parts, know where the bunkers lie and where you likely to encounter challenges. As they say in business, knowledge is power!
Get the low-down on Rio Real Golf course with our hole-by-hole description. 

Learn the rules

All too often, golfers notch up penalties or drop their scores because they don’t know the rules of the game. Make a habit of regularly consulting the rule book and learning the basics. Investing this small amount of time often means you can look forward to seeing some improvements to your game next time you’re playing golf in the Costa del Sol.
Discover the latest changes to golf rules in 2019

Save energy

Golf is one of the toughest sports around – four to five hours on the course can be physically and mentally draining. Keep your body hydrated and fuelled with food and water during the game – Rio Real Golf has a snack bar right on the course. Save your legs by hiring a buggy for your round.
Check out the latest Rio Real buggy-included offers for your next game of golf. 

Practise the shorts

Golfers tend to spend proportionally much more time practicing their long shots rather than the short ones. As a result, those all-important little shots – often the ones that make all the difference on your score card – are the ones that let you down most often. Make a habit of including short shot practice into your golfing routine. You’ll be surprised how quickly your score improves.

Focus on the positives

As golfers we tend to demand the very best from ourselves and dwell on the bad shots when we don’t deliver. Instead of beating yourself up about that swing that fell short or that missed putt, focus on your good shots. After the game, make a note of the highlights of the game, go over them and remember them for the next round. This positive thinking will do wonders to improve your golf in the Costa del Sol.
These quick fixes are all very well, but practice really does make perfect. Get some help from the Pro and watch your golf cruise up to the next level. 


The history behind Costa del Sol golf courses

There are over 70 Costa del Sol golf courses between Torre del Mar and Sotogrande, the largest concentration anywhere in Europe. Since golf first arrived in the area nearly a century ago, its popularity has grown to the extent that the Costa del Sol now ranks as a top golf destination worldwide. In this blog post, we take a look at the history behind golf on the Costa del Sol.

7 suggestions for the next long weekend in Marbella


The next long weekend in Marbella is just over a week away. With Tuesday 28th February a public holiday in Marbella, this offers the perfect opportunity to take a short break in the resort, treat yourselves to a stay at a boutique hotel and play a round of golf while you’re there.

Marbella luxury tourism rides the crest of the wave

There’s no doubt about it: Marbella luxury tourism is looking forward to an excellent year. On the back of record visitor figures in the summer, the high-end resort on the Costa del Sol has more of the same planned for 2017.