Golf is a major attraction, almost a way of life, with more than 60 golf courses on the Costa del Sol alone, many of which can be found in Nueva Andalucía (Marbella). Their unique setting often means that the courses are as popular for their exquisite scenery as they are for their undulating greens, challenging holes and superb facilities. The Costa del Golf, as the coast is affectionately known, offers a wide program of tournaments throughout the year, open to both professionals and amateurs.