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A five star beach and golf extravaganza in Fuengirola

Updated: Apr 19

Hotel El Higueron, Fuengirola, Spain.

Part of the Curto collection by Hilton, The El Higueron offers its guests an unparalleled five star golf experience showcasing the very best of the Costa del Sol’s Mediterranean style. If you enjoy 5 star golf holidays then this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the best golf, the best dining and the best beach holiday experience all within Fuengirola!

Located on east of Fuengirola the El Higueron is close to the cultural treasures and  epicurean delights of Andalucia’s  capital city , Malaga and the airport that serves it. To the west are the well known attractions and golf courses of Marbella, Estepona and Sotogrande. 

Fuengirola and nearby Benalmadena offer some fabulous golf courses that are literally on the doorstep and will make your 5 star Fuengirola golf holiday a total success.

Right on the doorstep however there are some fabulous courses waiting to welcome.  The location is  minutes away from Malaga airport.

El Higueron Curto collection by Hilton - a hilltop paradise

Hotel features

The views from the hotel across the Mediterranean are captivating, bringing a sense of peace and tranquility. The minimum age for guests is 16 years old which, frankly, helps ensure that the idyll is undisturbed!

The rooms are very special offering unparalleled comfort and serenity. A wide selection of room styles is available aimed at satisfying the needs and wants of the most demanding guest.


There are a dizzying nine bars and restaurants to choose from. The array of fine produce crafted into food of the highest quality will delight and amaze. The star that shines bright in the firmament is the Sollo by Diego Gallegas. The main restaurants are:


 The restaurant was awarded a green star for sustainability in 2020, a prestigious accolade which sits deservedly with Diegos Michellin Star.

La Higuerita

Offers breakfast , lunch and dinner menus with emphasis on wholesome fresh produce

Infinity Pool Lounge

The views from the rooftop bar will fill you with awe. The bar offers a wide range of drinks and cocktails along with a good menu of tapas style starters, healthy and satisfying burgers, wraps and desserts.


Chupadeo Restaurante, El Higueron, Fuengirola, Spain

Open from 9am to 5pm this is the spot to sample authentic “malagueno” cuisine, a real taste of Andalucia. 

Facilities to enjoy of a five star beach and golf extravaganza in Fuengirola

The Higueron Spa facilities include a whirlpool, waterfalls, sauna, Turkish bath, indoor heated pool, salon services and solarium. “Goodbye to stress”, they say, and welcome to the new you!

Hotel Higueron, Spa, Fuengirola, Spain

The Gym is populated with the latest state of the art resistance and CV training equipment designed to help you increase both strength and fitness. There are five collective activity rooms including  “body/mind”, “functionak”, cycling and an outdoor cross training area.

Racquet sports. El Higueron boasts 9 padel tennis courts, 6 with panoramic views, a tennis court, basketball and a sandy area complete with 4 beach volleyball courts. Keep reading to discover more of a five star beach and golf extravaganza in Fuengirola.

The Golf courses

There are 13 golf courses within easy reach of El Higueron. Being located on the eastern side of Fuengirola and so close to Malaga and Benalmadena makes it a perfect chance to enjoy some of the finest golf close to Malaga.

Torrequebrada Golf

Torrequebrada Golf Course, Spain

Rich in history and highly respected, Torrequebrada Golf is an old school championship venue. The greatest players in the world have walked these fairways, Ballesteros, Olazabal, Langer, Faldo and more. 

Torrequebrada Golf has matured wonderfully, the grounds and gardens have a sub tropical feel and make the most beautiful setting for the golf course.

Torrequebrada Golf is a technical golf course. The fairways are kind and wide, however the greens are difficult to hit. On several of the par four holes you might need to ask yourself if the driver is the right choice. It is a golf course that demands strategy and focus. The rewards are huge. To build a decent score on this historically important golf course is deeply satisfying.

Real Guadalhorce Club de Golf

Real Guadalhorce, Spain, Golf Course.

A members club with Royal insignia in the suburbs of Malaga. This is a delightful golf course, a mixture of parkland and sea views, magnificent Palm trees and Pines. The golf course is a joy to play, like Torrequebrada it is always in pristine condition and brings a positive golfing experience to elite and novice players alike.

The clubhouse is a century old cortijo with a fabulous atrium courtyard which makes the perfect place for a post golf drink and lunch.

Parador del Golf, Málaga

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Approaching its centenary, Parador del Golf is a great example of a links course. Over the last 100 years nature has sculpted and buffed this course into the gem we have today. The paying surfaces are well manicured, fairways and greens of a very high standard. The rough is as nature created it, salt bleached trees twisted by the wind into tortured statues occupy the zones where a golf ball should never go. If you love golf then you will get huge pleasure from playing this variable layout. 

Mijas Golf 

From the El Higueron Hotel travelling 12 minutes in the other direction brings Mijas Golf and Santana Golf course into play.

Mijas Golf is recognised as being amongst the best golf facilities in Europe. Home to 36 holes designed by Robert Trent Jones back in the ‘70s the Los Lagos and Los Olivos are both championship worthy golf courses of the highest quality.

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Los Lagos is 7200 yards from the back tees and is a leviathan. When played from the tee appropriate to your swing speed you will have a golf experience that simply cannot be bettered. Both Los Lagos and Los Olivos are walkable, which for me, adds hugely to the positive experience.

Los Olivos is a little shorter than Los Lagos, The fairways are more slender and the greens elevated. All of which make Los Olivos a totally different challenge to its big brother. Fairways lined with Olive trees that give the course its name make accuracy desirable. Great short game skills will be needed to keep things tidy around the greens. The golf courses at Mijas golf are two of the best golf courses in Fuengirola and indeed the Costa del Sol.

Santana Golf

Santana Golf is another creation penned by former Trant Jones designer, Cabell Robinson. Santana Golf is wildly popular with visiting golfers because of its superb condition and playability. 

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Sanatan Golf is utterly charming, set within a former avocado farm; you will be well advised to keep the ball within the generous fairways. I can tell you from experience that avocado trees are not 80% air!

Do you want to experiment an extravaganza golf vacation in Fuengirola? Let's talk!

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