With summer well established, conditions for golf on the Costa del Sol has changed. In the heat, you’ll be wanting to spend less time on the course and starting your games earlier. You should also be taking a look at your equipment and accessories. Are they prepared for the summer months? Check out our list of must-have summer accessories and see if yours fit the bill.

Best gear for summer

Lets start with your outfit. This summer, don’t just grab your usual polo and shorts; invest in some clothes especially designed for the hotter temperatures. Take a look at the new range of polo tops from Callaway.
The Swing Tech polos add much more than just style to your golf on the Costa del Sol. They help you move more freely, a definite plus for your swing and come with UPF50 protection giving you extra relief from the strong sun. And when the going gets tough, Callaway Swing Tech polos also help keep you dry and fresh while you’re out on the greens.
Did you know? In our bid to keep up with the latest innovations in golf on the Costa del Sol, we’ve just added two new holes. Discover how they can help you play a quicker round of golf when the heat is on

Stay safe in the sun

Long hours out on the course in summer mean extra exposure to the hot sun so you need protection. When you’re getting ready for your round of golf on the Costa del Sol, don’t forget to put some sun cream in your golf bag.
Or buy it at the Rio Real ProShop where you’ll find sun and lip creams from the Skin Extreme brand.  They come in three protection factors – 15, 25 and 50, so there’s one to suit you whatever your skin type.  And just an important in a demanding sport like golf, the sun cream is water resistant.
Did you know? The Rio Real ProShop is open during the same hours as our golf course. Pop in for some professional advice from our experienced staff who know just what you need for a game of golf on the Costa del Sol. 

The best view of golf on the Costa del Sol

Rio Real has some of the best views of any golf course on the Costa del Sol and to appreciate them in summer, you need the right eye gear. Take a look at the sunglasses in the Oakley brand. The latest models come with state-of-the-art innovations and new special lenses designed just for golfers. See them in our ProShop this summer.
Did you know? You can get up to 31% off usual Costa del Sol green fees when you book with our dynamic pricing system for a round of golf in July. Take a look and see for yourself

A spring in your step

Even if you’ve chosen one of our golf deals that includes a buggy, you’re still on your feet on the course for a long time. To help keep your feet fresh for all 18 holes, treat yourself to some summer footwear.
Our ProShop stocks the latest range of S-Lite by Ecco. These lightweight golf shoes are perfect for golf in higher temperatures and come in a vibrant range of colours for men and women golfers. All you have to do is choose yours!
Did you know? Summer is the perfect time to play 9 holes instead of your usual 18. Discover five reasons why

Keep a cool head

And lastly in our list of must-have golf accessories this summer, we look at head gear. We’ve got two types, both perfect for keeping a cool head when you’re out playing golf on the Costa del Sol in the summer heat.
Our classic straw boaters add style to your play as well as keeping the sun off your head. They even come with the logo of your favourite golf course. And our golf caps are made with special fibre for extra protection from the hot sunshine. The Ahead brand has several different styles of logo.
Did you know? Our ProShop stocks all the latest golfing equipment and accessories whatever the season. Pop along and see how we can help you up your game. See you there! 

restaurante Río Real


If you've visited Marbella, you'll already know that the resort is a shining star in gastronomy on the Costa del Sol. Marbella restaurants fly the flag high for the best in Mediterranean cuisine with local produce taking centre stage on the menu. The latest arrival to check out when you're next in Marbella is El Club at Rio Real, a new look for the restaurant in the golf course's emblematic boutique hotel.

Green Fees Costa del Sol


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.



As one of Europe’s prime spots for golf, the Costa del Sol is no stranger to hosting golf tournaments. The Andalucia Valderrama Masters recently took place in Sotogrande in June and this summer sees the celebration of the Arana Cup Costa del Sol golf tournament. Taking place at three golf courses in Marbella, this unique tournament pays homage to Javier Arana, widely considered the best Spanish golf course designer ever.