La Cala Resort is located between the Sierra de Mijas Natural Park and the Mediterranean, set in the hills above Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol and is only 20 minutes from Marbella and 30 minutes from Malaga Airport. The estate however, is totally removed from the hustle and bustle associated with the attractions of the coast. With its Andalucian style design, fantastic spa and 3 golf courses, La Cala Golf Resort & Spa is a great choice for a top end holiday, offering everything you could possibly want on a golf break. The La Cala Spa at La Cala Resort provides guests with extensive and innovative spa facilities and stunning views. There are excellent opportunities for relaxation and pampering in the SPA. The hotel has La Terraza restaurant for fine dining but there are also more informal options available.
La Cala Hotel & Golf Resort 4*
The Europa course is a Par 71 measuring 6014m. The fairways are generous from the tees and the greens are slightly larger than on the other two courses at La Cala. The greens are not severely contoured but they are well bunkered to offer protection. The Ojen river plays a part in eight holes, cutting across three fairways, and with players having to cross five bridges during their round, it makes it quite an interesting course.
The 14th is a monster par 3 at 233m and the par 5, 11th is the longest hole measuring 524m. Surrounding the course is lots of local flora including lavender, eucalyptus and olive trees which all help to make this an ideal setting for golf.
The Asia course is a Par 72 measuring 5925m. Built in the mountainous landscape this is a fascinating golf course with a lot of challenging holes. The water hazards protect the greens on the 5th and 12th holes making the approach shots critical. Although water is only present on two holes, around half of the tight greens, already protected by defensive bunkers, require tough approach shots to their elevated positions making club selection and accuracy key to a successful round.
This plus the great variety of holes through the round make the Asia Course at La Cala Golf Club a thoroughly enjoyable test of golf.
The America course is a Par 72 measuring 6009m. It is considered by many as the toughest as well, but equally as enjoyable. It has five par 5 holes, three of these are reachable in two so a great chance for birdies. It has wide fairways lined by semi rough making it quite receptive from the tees although it is hilly and there are water hazards on the 9th and 16th holes. Many of the greens are elevated and require accurate shots in to hold the green. The exciting landscape has you playing from elevated tees, across cavernous carries and playing over fantastically undulating fairways.