Cerrado del Águila Golf & Resort is one of the finest nine-hole courses on the Costa del Sol. It is located in a stunning setting close to Fuengirola (eight minutes by car), in the Mijas Golf Valley, not far from El Chaparral, La Cala, Santana Golf and Mijas Golf courses and a short distance from the Costa del Sol racecourse complex. This course is unquestionably an ideal enclave for golf lovers.

It was opened in 2007 and its designer, Francisco Navarro, took full advantage of the available land, undertaking major earthworks to achieve flat and wide fairways that are extremely comfortable to play.

It is not common to find a course with these features on the Costa del Sol, such a diversity of hazards, including two large lakes, and widely varying distances. It forces you to use all the clubs in your bag, with three par-threes, four par-fours and two par-fives, the longest extending to 567 metres.

Its lakes, long fairways and fantastic sea views create a spectacular experience, with expansive greens for the most demanding golfers. Although the course can be played comfortably on foot, a buggy rental service is also available.

Course director Marco Civiero highlights the beauty of the views – with Fuengirola and the sea in the background – from the fourth hole, a par-three with a lake adding a fresh touch to the fairway and green, and a tee area where wedding ceremonies have been held – taking advantage of the stunningly idyllic panorama.

Most of the fairways are wide, combined with others that require a more technical level of play. The greens are not overly large, but they offer numerous flag positions. From almost every hole there are spectacular views of the Mediterranean.

Open to the public, Cerrado del Águila offers very competitive prices, for both single green fees and a range of season ticket options. The same applies to the rental of buggies, clubs and other products, as well as its academy.

Its facilities include a large practice range, 250 metres long on a slightly ascending slope, with the choice of hitting tee shots off grass or mats.

The magnificent clubhouse has a restaurant and gym, and the resort is complemented by formidable pádel facilities, with a total of nine courts, four of them covered, as well as a tennis court.

The resort also includes a wide range of real estate options, both villas and apartments, at attractive prices.