As any keen golfer knows, golf isn’t a cheap sport to play and green fees often soar in high season or at weekends. However, there are lots of ways of getting a great deal on a round of golf, all of which are easy to implement and effective. Read on to discover 10 simple ways to get the best Costa del Sol green fees.

Go dynamic

You can find some of the best Costa del Sol green fees at golf courses that use a dynamic booking system. This operates on a supply and demand basis and as a result, always offers the best prices. In addition, you can see a wide range of different prices for each tee time on a given day. All you have to do is choose yours and book!
Rio Real has a dynamic pricing system that offers some of the best green fees on the Costa del Sol. See for yourself.

Be an early bird

Like holidays, flights and hotels, booking early for golf ensures you get the best deals. If you plan your golfing break in Marbella as far ahead as possible, you’re more likely to get the best Costa del Sol green fees.

Leave it as late as possible

On the other hand, booking a round of golf last minute also means you can bag a great deal. This is especially true if you have the luxury of being able play mid-week and can book just a few hours before your game.

Play early or late

Most golf courses on the Costa del Sol offer special rates for golfers who choose to play first or last thing in the day. For example, at Rio Real Golf, the Early Bird and Twilight tee times come with some of the best Costa del Sol green fees.

Get an annual deal

If you have a favourite golf course, why not take out an annual membership? This allows you to play more golf for less all year round. For example, Rio Real Golf has membership packs that include 40 or 60 green fees. 

Be a friend

Some golf courses in Marbella have special deals for their clients. Rio Real Golf runs the Amigo Card scheme, available in four categories, designed for every type of golfer. Find out which one suits you

Stay and play

Another way of getting the best Costa del Sol green fees comes at courses with a hotel. You’ll often find deals for accommodation and golf, giving your discounted fees for both. Rio Real Golf & Hotel have a Pure Golf Hotel deal – find out more. 

Play 9 instead of 18

Opting for a 9-hole game instead of the usual 18 will save you money on green fees on the Costa del Sol. It also makes the game quicker so you can fit a round into a busy schedule. Or play golf more often.

Get a special promo

All Costa del Sol golf courses run special deals throughout the year and these usually include extras such as a buggy, refreshing beer at the end of the game… Keep an eye on your favourite course’s website to stay up-to-date with the latest deals. To be the first to know about special promos at Rio Real, why not sign up to our newsletter

Play in a group

Our final tip for getting the best green fees on the Costa del Sol involves finding a group of you to play. Most golf courses offer special rates for group bookings. For example, at Rio Real Golf, in a group of 8 golfers, 1 plays free. Find out more. 

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There are over 70 golf courses on the Costa del Sol so you’re literally spoilt for choice. This makes deciding which one to play at regularly or while you’re on holiday something of a challenge. To help you pick a course that offers the best playing experience, we’ve put together a list of the criteria that make up a good golf course. Then all you have to do is find the one that ticks all the boxes.



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Spending four hours on a course to finish 18 holes seems like an age compared to other sports. To help speed things up, we’ve come up with 10 easy ways to play faster golf to ensure maximum enjoyment and minimum wasted time.