Situated in the foothills of the beautiful Mijas Mountains with breath-taking views of the stunning Andalusian countryside, the idyllic retreat at La Cala Resort, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2019, feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the coast even though it lies just 20 minutes from Marbella and 30 minutes from Malaga airport.
Thirty years on from its opening, Irish-owned La Cala Resort, part of the FBD Hotels and Resorts portfolio, now boasts three superb championship courses designed by Cabell Robinson – Campo America, Campo Asia and Campo Europa – all of which serve up some of the most exhilarating golf you will ever play blessed with spectacular mountain backdrops.
The three courses, along with La Cala Golf Academy’s driving range and six-hole par-3 course, mean that scores of golfers visit the resort every day, so La Cala Resort recently undertook the decision to invest in a major refurbishment and renovation of its clubhouse shop to better service the needs of the thousands of members and visitors who pass through its doors every year.
The shop’s contemporary new look provides a light, bright and spacious environment in which to browse through the wide selection of apparel, accessories, golf balls and hardware from many of the game’s most popular and prestigious brands. To mark the opening of this new retail space, La Cala Resort has added to the range of brands stocked for 2019, with TaylorMade, Titleist, FootJoy, Nike and Adidas now joined by premium apparel brands Ralph Lauren and J. Lindeberg, with the latest Calvin Klein ladies’ collection also now on display
La Cala Resort has also created a special logo to mark its 30th anniversary and this new logo is proudly emblazoned on a collection of FootJoy Limited Edition La Cala 30th Anniversary shirts that have just hit the shelves.
“Since we redesigned the golf shop, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive from members and new and returning guests,” said Robert Mitchell, Director of Golf at La Cala Resort. “Certainly, the modern feel of the golf shop enhances the shopping experience, and with the addition of new brands such as Ralph Lauren and J. Lindeberg, we have noticed an increase in sales and average spend per guest.”
Since opening in 1989, La Cala has grown into one of the largest and finest golf resorts on the continent with its ever-growing range of services and an expanding property portfolio attracting many loyal clients who return time and again to enjoy all that it has to offer. Resort residents can enjoy the luxurious spa plus a selection of excellent restaurants and bars, along with a fine clubhouse restaurant looking out over Campo Asia. There are also further leisure opportunities with a FIFA-standard football pitch, running circuit, gym, tennis and squash courts. The resort offers a good transfer service from both Malaga airport and the coastal towns on the Costa del Sol.
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. The famous coastal city of Marbella is only 20 minutes away, while other popular Costa del Sol seaside towns such as Fuengirola and Estepona lie within easy reach.