La Cala

La Cala

La Cala

La Cala | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

La Cala is one of the more well-known Spanish resorts on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts, and is located just 30 minutes from the city of Malaga and the Malaga International Airport. Its location is one of few resorts by the Mediterranean that is not actually on the coast, with La Cala situated a few miles inland.

Its geographical location provides a stunning setting for three championship golf courses, all of which wind their way through the natural habitat brilliantly. Renowned golf course architect Cabell Robinson has done a terrific job with the three courses, creating a testing and exhilarating experience. 

Away from the course, La Cala Resort is also the home to a Racquet Club, which aims to provide racket sports for everyone. There are weekly tournaments and friendly matches, with beginners and experienced players all feeling welcome. The resort is also home to La Cala Spa, which has a range of treatments, massages and therapies, including one of the best hydrothermal circuits in Spain.

La Cala Hotel is the home to stunning accommodation options, from the standard Classic Rooms, up to Superior Rooms. They are all built with private balconies or terraces, to enjoy the sublime views of the natural surroundings and the golf courses which wind their way through said scenery. All rooms come with en suite bathrooms and LED TVs, to help guests unwind after a long day.

La Cala is a stunning resort, and certainly one that golfers should have on their bucket lists. All three courses are glorious, and its location makes it an incredible place to stay.

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La Cala Overview | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

Three Championship Courses

La Cala is the home to three superb championship courses, each presenting its own unique challenges. The three slot seamlessly into a natural undulating backdrop of stunningly beautiful trees and flowers, rich with birds and wildlife. Designed by the renowned Cabell Robinson, each 18-hole course has been created to ensure a testing, yet truly exhilarating experience.

Campo America
Campo America, formerly known as the North Course, is a stunning place to play golf, and one of the three glorious courses at La Cala. There are amazing views of the Sierra de Ojén and Mediterranean Sea while playing Campo America.

The course has wide but undulating fairways, allowing players to attack with driver on a lot of holes. However, with small, raised greens, accurate approach shots are required. There are just a couple of water hazards on the course, coming into play at both the 9th and 16th. 

Campo Asia
Formerly known as the South Course, the Campo Asia is the oldest of the three golf courses at La Cala. The course is much narrower than the Campo America, with accuracy from the tee being the key to a good score. 

The back-to-back par-5s at the turn, holes 9 and 10, offer good scoring opportunities. The 9th is a hole that just continues to turn right, from tee to fairway, and then from fairway to green. The back nine starts with another par-5, which also has a dog-leg, with the green sitting in front of some of the properties on the resort.

Campo Europa
The Campo Europa is the newest of the three courses at La Cala, and it is arguably the easiest of the three thanks to its generous fairways and flatter terrain. 

There are a number of bridges over the River Ojen, which winds its way through the course at several points. Water hazards also guard both the 3rd and 14th greens. The 14th is one of the longest par-3s in the world, measuring more than 250 yards from the back tees. 

La Cala Golf Academy

Along with the three championship golf courses, the La Cala Resort is also the proud home to the La Cala Golf Academy. There is a state of the art driving range, as well as a short game area which features putting, chipping and bunker facilities. 

The La Cala Golf Academy is also the home to a six-hole par-3 course which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The par-3 course is the perfect place for beginners to learn about the nuances of the game, and in particular, around the greens. 

There is also a team of PGA-qualified professionals on hand at La Cala Golf Academy who are ready to coach players of all ages and abilities. There are a variety of tuition programs, including on-course lessons to teach course management.

La Cala Hotel

The La Cala Hotel is the centrepiece of the resort, and provides a stunning range of accommodation, which is designed to accommodate guests from all walks of life. 

There is a range of rooms available at La Cala, with the Classic Room being the standard. Each Classic Room is designed to ensure a peaceful night’s sleep, and comes with an en suite bathroom and its own private balcony or terrace.

The Superior Rooms are light, generously proportioned and furnished with restrained grace, to be both spacious and supremely comfortable. These are larger than the Classic Rooms, while the Family Rooms are generous in size, and each is tastefully decorated in an Andalusian style. Each of the Family Rooms has two separate areas, and are designed for a comfortable stay at La Cala.

La Cala Spa

The La Cala Hotel is also the home to the La Cala Spa, which is full of natural light and welcomes guests in to relax. The spa is the home to one of the most complete hydrotherapy circuits.

There is a Tepidarium, Herbal Steam Bath, Hamman, Dry Sauna and Igloo, as well as Kneipp Foot Baths and Aromatic Sensation Showers. The Spa also has indoor and outdoor Hydromassage Hot Tubs and a climate-controlled Indoor Swimming Pool, along with a Relaxation Lounge and Sunny Terraces with expansive views.

There is a range of wellness activities on offer at La Cala Spa as well, including functional training, indoor cycling, pilates, body toning and conditioning, stretching and Chi Kung. 

La Cala Sports Club

Golf is not the only sport on offer at La Cala Resort. The La Cala Sports Club is also the home to tennis and padel courts, with three new padel courts having recently been constructed at the resort.

The La Cala Sports Club aims to provide the opportunity for everyone to play either tennis or padel. There are weekly coaching programmes for both adults and juniors in both sports, with coaching for beginners and experienced players alike.

FAQs about La Cala

Where is La Cala located? 
La Cala is located in the southern part of Spain, just outside the seaside town of Fuengirola. La Cala is situated a few miles inland from the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, halfway between Marbella and Malaga.

What is the nearest airport to La Cala? 
Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport is the nearest international airport to La Cala, and is just 25 miles to the north east by car. The airport operates daily flights to a number of European destinations, including several flights each day to the United Kingdom. 

What golf facilities does La Cala offer?
La Cala Resort is not just the home to three championship golf courses, but there is also a stunning Golf Academy as well. 

It has a glorious driving range with grass tees, as well as putting, chipping and bunker facilities for golfers to hone their short game skills prior to a round on one of the stunning golf courses. The Academy is also the home to a six-hole par-3 course, which is perfect for beginners to the game to learn on the course.

Does La Cala offer golf lessons? 
The team of resident Golf Professionals at La Cala Golf Academy are available to pass on their expertise and teach all levels of golfers through a wide variety of tuition programs, including on-course lessons to teach course management.

What are the green fees at La Cala? 
Campo America is the most expensive of the three golf courses at La Cala, with a green fee costing €117 in the high season. That comes down to €100 in the mid-season and €65 in the low season.

The prices for Campo Europe and Campo Asia are also incremental in the three seasons. At their most expensive, they will both cost guests €105, with those prices coming down to €90 and €60. 

What accommodation is on offer at La Cala? 
There is a range of accommodation options on offer at La Cala Hotel, with stunning views of the surrounding scenery and the golf courses. Classic Rooms, Superior Rooms and Family Rooms are the choices, with each coming with their own private balcony or terrace. 

What other resorts and courses are nearby? 
There are plenty of other golf courses in the nearby area to La Cala, with the majority of those on the Mediterranean coastline. Santana is next door, while Calanova, Miraflores, Chaparral, Cabopino and Santa Maria are all within a few miles. There are also several golf courses in both Marbella and Malaga. 

Visit La Cala’s website here.