La Cala Resort celebrates 30 years of world-class golf, gastronomy, and hospitality

Situated in the foothills of the beautiful Mijas Mountains with breath-taking views of the stunning Andalusian countryside, La Cala’s superb 54-hole resort offers an idyllic rural retreat just 20 minutes from Marbella and only 30 minutes from Malaga airport. La Cala celebrated its 30th anniversary this month with a gastronomic extravaganza and party under the stars.

The event held on Friday 12th July, 2019 was attended by world-renowned golf architect Cabell B Robinson – designer of La Cala’s three championship courses – dignitaries including The Mayor of Mijas, José Antonio González Pérez, and Patricia Navarro Pérez, Managing Director of Tourism Planning, Costa del Sol.

Speaking at the event, General Director of La Cala Resort, Sean Corte-Real, paid tribute to everyone who had played a role in forging the resort’s hard-earned reputation as the benchmark for golf and hospitality in Spain. “From weddings to rounds of golf, spa treatments and hotel stays – every single guest has fuelled our drive to offer a great experience for all to enjoy.”

Corte-Real reserved special mention for FBD Hotels & Resorts, owners of La Cala from day one. He added: “Back in the 1980s FBD decided to buy a plot of land with the intention of building 54 holes with its own hotel, residential areas and the dream of being one of the largest golf resorts in Europe. Today that dream is a reality.”


The three superb championship courses at La Cala – Campo America, Campo Asia and Campo Europa – each present unique challenges and slot seamlessly into a natural, undulating backdrop of trees and flowers, rich with birds and wildlife. Designed by famous golf course architect Cabell Robinson, each 18-hole layout has been created to ensure a truly exhilarating experience. An additional 6-hole, par-3 course and world-class golf academy complete the La Cala experience.

Taylor Wimpey Spain received praise from Corte-Real for its tireless work developing the residential areas in partnership with La Cala as three new luxury residential complexes near completion – the exciting next chapter in the resort’s story. First place in the 30th anniversary golf tournament, held on the same day, was sponsored by Taylor Wimpey. The winner receiving a three-night holiday at the home of golf in St Andrews, Scotland. Additional prizes included an all-inclusive four-night stay at the Castleknock Hotel in Dublin, Ireland, part of FBD’s growing portfolio of luxury hotels.

La Cala resort boasts accommodation of the highest standard, including a newly renovated 107-bedroom hotel, a selection of on-site properties for sale; from attractive 2-bedroom apartments to opulent 5-bedroom villas spread throughout the estate of approximately four million square metres. Residents can enjoy the luxurious spa and a selection of excellent restaurants and bars. There are also further leisure opportunities with a FIFA-standard football pitch, running circuit, gym, tennis and squash courts.

Nestled between the arresting beauty of the Sierra de Mijas Natural Park and the shimmering Mediterranean Sea, La Cala is a genuine haven of tranquillity. It’s the perfect base for exploring Andalusia and Spain’s fascinating cultural cities like Granada, Seville and Malaga.

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As an avid golfer since the age of eleven Dan lives and breathes all things golf.  With a current handicap of eleven he gets out and plays as often as his work life (and girlfriend) allows. Dan confesses to still being like a kid at Christmas when it comes to seeing the latest golf equipment. Having served as GolfPunk’s Deputy Editor, and resident golf geek for the past 13 years and working for golf's oldest brand, John Letters Dan brings to GOLF RETAILING an excellent understanding of the sector.