Manilva encompasses Manilva village, Sabinillas town, Duquesa Port, and Castillo de la Duquesa seaside village. Notably, it's a diverse area that both tourists and locals adore. They appreciate its stunning beaches, traditional village charm, modern town amenities, picturesque countryside, and lively marina filled with bars and restaurants. Additionally, golfers are drawn to the 18-hole course and its close proximity to the renowned courses of Sotogrande, Casares, and Estepona. Remarkably,  Property in Manilva is more affordable than in Sotogrande. This offers a unique blend of affordability and access to some of Europe's top courses. So, delve into the golf courses in Manilva and nearby Casares. Live the dream of residing right on the fairways.

In this post, we’re going to give you the lowdown on the golf courses in and around Manilva and tell you about the golf properties in Manilva and Casares, which allow you to live the dream, right on the fairways.

La Duquesa Golf Course

La Duquesa Golf Course, is the only golf course in Manilva and central to its golf community. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, this 18-hole course is situated near Duquesa port. It offers great value with green fees starting at €40 in low season and €45 in high season, or €65 with a buggy. The practice area provides 16 balls for €1, and there's an affordable set lunch menu at the on-site restaurant.

While previously criticized for greens and tees quality, improvements are ongoing. Positive feedback from golfers praises its value, with one TripAdvisor calling it “the best value walking course on the coast” and another saying “We love it – greens are excellent and the green staff are doing an excellent job.” Memberships are available, and the clubhouse hosts events year-round. Experience affordable golf in a beautiful setting with stunning views.

There are memberships available at the club too, and the club house is a venue for events throughout the year. Highly recommended for good value golf in a stunning setting, with excellent views.

Something for the whole family

If the younger members of the family also want to have a go at golf, a fun way to do it is to visit the Roman Oasis Mini Golf Course in Manilva. It’s open from May to the end of October, has a bar and a kids’ play area and a small menu to enjoy too. Not for the serious golfer, but good fun for sure.

Golf courses near Manilva

Within just a 20-minute drive from Manilva village you have four fantastic golf courses, heading in the direction of Estepona.

Doña Julia Golf Club is near the border of Manilva and Casares, just minutes from La Duquesa. Designed by Antonio Garrido, this par 71, 18-hole course offers stunning views and is rated 8.35 by visitors. It's slightly pricier than La Duquesa, with green fees at €70 in low season and €80 in high season, including buggy. Special offers are available for early bird and twilight sessions. praises its quality, noting the scenic front seven holes with sea views and challenging yet fair layout. Fairways are pristine, greens are spacious, making it an excellent value course suitable for all golfer levels.

Finca Cortesin

Finca Cortesin is located in Casares, just a few minutes’ drive from Manilva and is consistently rated as one of Spain’s very best golf courses. It’s so prestigious that it has hosted the Volvo Match Play Championship three times and is the 2023 official venue of the Solheim Cup, welcoming some of Europe’s and America’s best golfers this September.

Finca Cortesin golf club is an 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Cabell B. Robinson with a 5* experience and top-notch service. The fairways and greens are always in optimal condition and the setting is stunning too. Finca Cortesin is ranked second place by in the Top 10 Golf Courses in Spain and is called “outstanding”. Of course, all this excellence doesn’t come cheap and green fees are €320, including buggy.

Golf in Estepona

A little further along the coast from Casares you’ll find two great golf courses in Estepona.

Estepona Golf is an 18-hole course which claims to offer an “unforgettable game” and you can play 9 or 18 holes. There are offers for packs of Green Fees and Twilight Sessions for 55€ for green fee and buggy.

Valle Romano has an impressive 18-hole golf course designed by Cabell B. Robinson, which is recommended for being well maintained, challenging yet not too difficult, with significant elevation changes and memorable holes. They also have a driving range and practice bunker.

Golf in Sotogrande

Just 20 minutes towards Gibraltar lies the golfing hub of Sotogrande with popular courses like La Cañada, La Reserva, and Spain's top-ranked Valderrama. Explore properties in Sotogrande on our website.

La Cañada Golf Course, a 15-minute drive from Manilva, offers an 18-hole layout by Dave Thomas and Robert Trent Jones. It's the area's first public course, known for varied rounds, well-maintained greens, wooded areas, and views. Affordable green fees range from €62 to €82, excluding buggies.

In Sotogrande, you’ll find La Reserva Club, a must-play 18-hole championship course by Cabell B. Robinson. Ranked third in Spain by, it boasts wide fairways, large greens, and impeccable maintenance. Green fees start at €209.

Real Club Valderrama Spain's top course, is a 17-minute drive from Manilva. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior, it's revered globally and has hosted the Ryder Cup and Volvo Masters. Described as a playable course for golfers of most abilities by the, they say “play Valderrama and prepare to be impressed… very impressed”.

Golf Properties in and around Manilva

There are some lovely golf properties around La Duquesa Golf. We’d recommend looking at the developments of Marina de la Duquesa, Mikanos, Marina Real & Los Granados, close to the port, and Duquesa Golf for the best golf properties in Manilva.

We’d also recommend viewing our selection of properties in Casares, as there are lots of great golf properties, to suit a range of budgets. Our favourite developments for golf properties in Casares are Majestic Gardens, La Perla de la Bahia and the new developments on Dona Julia golf.

If you’re an avid golfer and want to purchase a property where you can be within easy reach of some of the best golf courses in Spain, without paying over the odds, Manilva and Casares are both great choices. Contact us to discuss your options and arrange a tour of the best golf properties to suit your budget.

We are property experts in Sabinillas, with over 20 years’ experience living and selling properties in Manilva and Casares and are here to advise you on the best properties and help you through the whole process of buying property in Manilva. Please contact us to find out more.