Golf professionals on the Costa del Sol

Golfing schools, academies and coaches

If you’re new to golf or simply want to brush-up your existing skills, you’ve come to the right place. The Costa del Sol is home to a number of golf schools and academies, offering tuition from some of the world’s most highly regarded PGA professionals. So whether you’re a beginner, looking to learn more advanced techniques or work on that low handicap, you’ll find a school and a programme to suit you. 

The Costa Golf Academy

The Costa Golf Academy is one of the Costa del Sol’s most popular golf schools and offers a well structured programme for ladies who want to learn how to play golf from scratch or want to develop their existing skills, knowledge and understanding of the game. The Lady Masters Golf programme prides itself on providing a simple step-by-step guide through every aspect of the game, covering five topics per session and above all, making sure the ladies have a fun yet relaxing experience on the course.

The Costa Golf Academy is based close to the town of Marbella and is headed by a PGA Professional level 3 coach with over 12 years’ teaching experience and AA status. The team believe that if coaching is taken to the lowest common denominator, anybody can change the way they perform.

The Academy offer a variety of other golf packages as well as individual lessons and junior coaching. If you’re planning on tying a golfing experience with a holiday, the Academy are happy to recommend the best hotels, restaurants and bars on the coast.

For more information call (00 34) 952 934326 or email 

David Leadbetter Golf Academy

Priding itself on straight-forward, no-nonsense teaching, the David Leadbetter Academy offers a unique way to learn the ins and outs of golf. Leadbetter is renowned worldwide for his creative coaching methods and theories. He has worked with a wealth of internationally recognised professional golfers such as Nick Faldo and more recently; Masters Champion Trevor Immelman, Order of Merit winner, Justin Rose as well as Michelle Wie, Ernie Els, Ian Poulter, Nick Dougherty and  Charles Howell III.

Whether you want to learn to play golf from scratch or have already established your handicap, each of the academy’s highly qualified instructors will apply the same key principles to your training programme as they did to the pros’.

From the Beginner to Winner programme to Professional Golf Development and Junior Summer Camps, there really is something for every type of golfer at DLGA. And if you can’t make it to the course, set in the scenic hills of La Cala de Mijas, you can sign up for online lessons on the DLGA website.

For more information, visit or call 0034 952 669 037.

Garry Corkish at Padel ‘n’ Sports, Estepona

El Paraiso Golf Club, situated near Estepona, recently opened its new indoor teaching facility – Padel ‘n’ Sports, where budding golfers and the advanced alike can improve their skills with the help of renowned golf coach, Garry Corkish. A member of the European Golf Teachers Federation, with over 25 years of experience in coaching, Garry has played for his county (Berks, Bucks and Oxon) with a handicap of 1.4 and has also scooped club championship awards at three different golf clubs in the UK. He has since spent time in South Africa, where his handicap improved to +2.

Now teaching in Spain, Garry uses simple, straightforward methods and regular routines to improve your game from the word go. He has a keen analytical eye and likes to pass on his philosophy to students; KISS –‘Keep It Simple, Stupid’. Most of his golfing packages begin with a 9-hole playing analysis before putting a tailor-made plan into place, to ensure success.

For more information call 0034 620 722 235
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Elite Golf Academy

If you’re holidaying in or around the scenic Costa de La Luz and fancy learning to play golf at one of the region’s finest inland golf clubs, Benalup Golf and Country Club and its Elite Golf Academy will cater well for you.

For almost four decades, Ívar Hauksson has enjoyed life as a passionate top-level player and teacher of golf. Qualified as a PGA Professional recognised by the European PGA and member of the prestigious PGA in Spain, World Golf Teacher’s Federation and National Coaching Foundation (NCF), Ívar is highly respected in Europe’s sporting circles. Whatever level you’re at, English, German and Spanish speaking Ívar can teach you everything from the basics through to the more advanced techniques, using memorable, effective and above all, fun ways to put long-term consistency into your game. He also uses the latest coaching aids, such as digital video analysis and has fully Authorised Fitting Centre from PING, putting analysing system from TOMI and as well all repairs on golf clubs.

For more information, email or call 0034 606 74 31 81.

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Ivar Hauksson PGA Professional

Tel: 00 34 606 74 31 81

Freddy Valenti PGA Golf Coach

Tel: 00 44 7971 928939
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Garry Corkish PGA Golf Coach

Tel: +34 620 722 235
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Peter Millhouse PGA Advanced Professional

Tel: 00 34 649 127 617
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