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How to find... Your complete guide to the Costa courses, including maps for locating each one

Featured Course Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort, breathtaking golf with unbeatable views

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Take the E-15 Road direction Málaga- Motril and take Exit 274 towards Caleta De Velez. Follow signs to the golf course, approximately 2 km alongside the highway.

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Baviera Golf Urb. Baviera Golf, Caleta de Vélez 29751 Málaga ✆ (+34) 952 555 015 ✴ (+34) 952 555 015 ➩ info@bavieragolf.com ➲ www.bavieragolf.com

This number relates to its position on the main map page, which gives a general overview of the Costa del Sol.

A short description of how to get to each golf club, especially the all important Km. number for the correct turn off from the main road.

A more detailed road map giving directions to the club. Follow the white line for the best route, observing sign posts and the key below. Petrol Station

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Issue 52. February 2010 Cover Image & Above: Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort Published monthly by Costa del Sol Golf Guide SL Apdo de Correos 465, La Cala de Mijas 29649 Malaga, Spain Telephone: +34 952 467 733 Email: info@costadelsolgolfguide.com Web: www.costadelsolgolfguide.com Publisher: Paul Lambert Telephone: (+34) 627 195 163 Email: paul@costadelsolgolfguide.com Sales Manager: Kenny Plumb Telephone: (+34) 663 266 851 Email: Kenny@costadelsolgolfguide.com Printed by: P & R Grafis Camino de Coin, Km 2. Poligono Fransisco Cano. C/ Olivar de Don Pedro. 29647 Mijas Costa, Malaga, Spain Designed by: www.Qreative.es


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Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort Feel Alcaidesa

Feel the sea, feel Alcaidesa

Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort means enjoying the only Links-type golf course in the south of Spain, 18 holes with spectacular views over the Mediterranean, Morocco and Gibraltar; a second 18-hole, Heathland-type course, kilometres of practically virgin beach, restaurants, hotels and properties for living all year round. Alcaidesa is a Resort where you will find style, nature, views, security, and the best golf all wrapped up in one place, located in one of the most exclusive areas in the south of Spain.

Due to the original features of the terrain, from Alcaidesa the sea views are always breathtaking. Furthermore, the fact that this region lies between two areas of outstanding natural beauty makes it even more attractive.

The beach, which runs parallel to the golf course for more than 2 km, has all the amenities. This explains why, year after year, it has been awarded the Blue Flag.

Sea, beach and golf

Feel the golf, feel Alcaidesa

At Alcaidesa, the harmony between the Links-type golf course, the beach and the extraordinary ever-blue sea fit

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36 magnificent holes spread out all over the resort. Apart from the classic Linkstype course, which has been Alcaidesa’s flagship since 1992, since 2007 there is a new Heathland one, which recovers the gently undulating landscape and typical groves of the area. Thanks to Dave Thomas, the famous golf course designer, this golf course is now the best setting for any type of golf championship. Since 2005 Alcaidesa Golf S.L.U has obtained the quality and environmental certifications ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. The design and


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functioning of the golf course counts with all the quality and environmental requirements. The Resort has its own sewage treatment plant which incorporates the latest technology providing quality water for irrigation of the golf courses. The Links Golf Course Designed by Peter Allis and Clive Clark, it was opened in 1992. The terrain at Alcaidesa is characterised by its gentle slopes going down to the sea, ending on a beautiful beachfront of nearly 2 km, to which many of its holes run parallel. Its 18-hole course starts and ends at the new Club House. The difficulty of the course lies above all in the prevailing winds. One of the special characteristics of the course are the breathtaking views over the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and Africa. Its total length is: 5,776 m. The Heathland Course Alcaidesa’s new 18-hole, 72-par course, has been designed by Dave Thomas, former Ryder Cup player and famous for the design of many internationally-renowned courses. This course boasts a variety of natural landscapes ranging from a plateau area (holes 1 to 5, 17 and 18) resembling a heathland-type course, with wide fairways and superb views over the Mediterranean and the mountains, to the valley area through which the holes twist and turn their way, also featuring various water obstacles. Its total length is: 6,430 m.

Welcome to the new Clubhouse Alcaidesa Alcaidesa’s new Club House is situated between our two golf courses, majestically standing on the highest point of the resort, and offering unbeatable views of the Costa del Sol. With its avant-garde architecture, and its 3000 m² of surface area, it is a fine example of how to blend space and the Andalusian style, it has become an architectural benchmark. Taking care of the details When designing the Club House, it was important to take into account the spectacular surroundings of Alcaidesa, with the intention of making a building open to the countryside, achieving a perfect combination of tradition and modernity, recovering elements from local Andalusian architecture, wishing to create a pleasant space where the visitor can enjoy the scenery, not forgetting about good food that incorporates many aspects of the tasty local cuisine.

The Clubhouse - 3.000 m2 of services • Restaurant with a capacity for seating 200 persons. • Terrace overlooking the golf course and the sea. • Lounge with a fireplace. • Multi-function room for meetings and banquets, which may be divided into 3, and with a capacity for seating more than 300 persons

The perfect place to celebrate • Spacious terrace for private events. A multi-function room for meetings and banquets with a capacity for seating more than 300 persons, a spacious area for parking, a new restaurant with a capacity for seating up to 200 persons, a new driving range with 72 bays and a new fleet of electric buggies, all make Alcaidesa Golf Resort the ideal venue for celebrating any type of events.

• Central patio for all type of events. • Pro-Shop of more than 200m² with the most exclusive brands on the market. • Spacious changing rooms. • Parking for more than 150 vehicles.


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Live in Alcaidesa Residential area Alcaidesa has all the amenities to provide year round living. Two hotels, restaurants, supermarket, a pharmacy, a fire station, its own sewage-treatment plant, private security, parks and children’s play areas, and coming soon, a shopping centre, an international school and a further two hotels.

From a spatial point of view, it is important to highlight 3 basic or functional areas: a nautical-sports zone, a nautical-shopping/ business zone with dry dock and dry marina, and the nautical- shopping/business-leisure zone. The central area will finally have a land surface area of 130,590 m2 and a sheltered water surface area of 139,705m2 with space for 798 mooring berths for vessels with lengths of between 6 to 40 metres. Privileged location

Driving range A project, a reality Alcaidesa Golf Resort, together with its Club House and two golf courses, has a magnificent driving range with 72 bays, half of which are covered, as well as a large practice area with putting green, bunkers and an approach area. Driving range: 110 m Length: 310 m Surface area: 24,250 m² Golf academy An academy for the golfers of the future. Tuition can be given, both individually or collectively, and in various languages as well as on the golf course. Preparation for obtaining a golf license is also available.

A mear 10 minutes drive from Alcaidesa Resort, Alcaidesa Services S.A is developing a Marina in La Línea de la Concepción. It`s situated at a dock with excellent conditions of shelter and depths and is leewardly positioned regarding the east winds coming from the Strait of Gibraltar and open to the Bay of Algeciras. Accessed by land directly from the promenade in the city of La Línea de la Concepción, the harbour zone is just five minutes’ walk from the city centre and from the Gibraltar border. Its privileged situation with regard to the city is going to allow its perfect symbiosis and integration extending the current city centre toward the sea. The zone where the Marina will be situated in La Línea de la Concepción already has hotels and a Conference Centre, which will be complemented by the 31,235m2 surface area which will be dedicated to Port leisure and shopping/business facilities.

Alcaidesa is privilegedly situated where the Costa del Sol starts, just 15 minutes from Gibraltar and its airport, beside Sotogrande and its golf courses, surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty and a low density of buildings. Moreover, it is easily accessible by main road and motorway, being less than one hour from Malaga airport. Alcaidesa group Alcaidesa Group creates and develops spaces which provide solutions for the growing demand for enclaves specialised in outdoor sports, likewise events and celebrations. Their new golf course and Club House are together with the future Marina, milestones which drive the development of this privileged land in southern Andalusia thus converting Alcaidesa into a reference of prestige, elegance and sports. Call 956 791 040 or visit www.alcaidesa.com


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Comeback King Karlsson Wins Commercialbank Qatar Masters

Thanks to a flawless final round 65 (-7), former European No.1 Robert Karlsson proved he is back to his best comfortably winning the Commercialbank Qatar Masters, Presented by Dolphin Energy, by three shots from defending champion Alvaro Quiros on the last Sunday in January. It was a fairytale return for Karlsson who spent five months on the sidelines last year after suffering from blurred vision caused by fluid behind the retina of his left eye. Seven birdies in what was the best round of the week at Doha Golf Club brought him his tenth European Tour title, the famous Mother of Pearl trophy and a cheque for $416,660. “I would have been very, very happy coming out of this tournament with a top 20, which is was what I looked at early in the week,” said Karlsson, after receiving the trophy from Qatar Golf Association President Hassan Al Nuami and Commercialbank Group CEO Andy Stevens. “The first three rounds, I made a few stupid mistakes, gave away a few easy shots. “But I felt like things were coming, so I was very happy with where I was standing today. It’s a topclass field, so I knew I had to do something special. But if you go out and shoot 65 in the last day of a tournament from being a couple behind, you usually have a good chance. Obviously today was my day.” Karlsson, who went in to the final day two shots off overnight leaders Bradley Dredge and Paul Casey, enjoyed a daylong battle with playing partner Lee Westwood, ironically the man who succeeded the Swede as European No.1.

But with the best round of the week, Karlsson romped to a final total of fifteen under par despite a swashbuckling performance by Quiros. The Spaniard proved his love for Doha Golf Club with a final day 67 (-5) including some spectacular shots that saw him claim second in what has been the best title defence ever seen in the thirteen-year history of the tournament. “Really, I was very lucky – I holed a 30m putt on the ninth and chipped in twice so I am very pleased even though I was just a few centimetres away from an eagle on the last,” said Quiros. “But it’s a good defence. I was looking for a top five finish so I have to be happy.” Dredge and Casey both slumped to final rounds of 74 (+2) to finish in joint fifth on eight under par with England’s Oliver Wilson, who shot a closing 71 (-1) despite being involved in a car crash on the way to the course. The biggest threat to Karlsson’s comeback appeared to be in the hands of world number four Westwood. Unfortunately, problems with the driver meant a closing round 0f 70 (-2) and a share of third place with Australia’s Brett Rumford on eleven under par. “I struggled with the driver, once I smashed the face in yesterday and I think I hit two fairways after that with the driver, which is not like me at all,” said Westwood. “So every credit to Robert – I hit some good shots coming in and got within one of him. But then he hit a good shot into fourteen and finished with a couple of birdies for the grand slam finish so he’s a deserved winner.”

While Karlsson’s return to form will be a major boost for the 6ft 5” Swede in his journey back to the world’s top ten, his performance in Doha will have brought a huge smile to the face of Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie who will be determined to have a fit and fired up Karlsson in his team to face the US in October. “When I look back on what Lee did last year, I just remind myself, I actually did the same thing the year before,” said Karlsson “It’s good to remind yourself that you’re one of the guys that have done that as well. It’s always good to have that in the back pocket. You’re very happy every tournament you win or every time you’re up on the leaderboard, that’s what you strive for and try to get more used to the situation. That’s why I play golf.” Final Scores: Karlsson (SWE) Quiros (ESP) Rumford (AUS) Westwood (ENG) Dredge (WAL) Casey (ENG) Wilson (ENG)

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Quiros made the best title defence ever seen in the thirteen-year history of the tournament.


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Azahara Mu単oz at the new Atalaya Golf training facilities

Azahara Mu単oz has been using the golf facilities at Atalaya Golf for over 11 years with her personal golf coach Fernando Vega Cabeza (Professional of the Atalaya Golf Academy). Last year Azahara won two golf medals, in the British Amateur and Mediterranean Games, before going on to win the two first tournaments she played as a professional and coming second in the U.S. qualifying school. She is now making use of the new 3,500 m2 short game area designed by Craig Cook - former design assistant of Robert Trend Jones - and roofed tee at the driving range. This area has just been opened for professionals and their pupils. Contact Atalaya Golf on (+34) 952 882 812 or visit: www.atalaya-golf.com


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“Whack from the Track” Challenge Golfing legend Sergio Garcia hits 675 yard drive Etihad Airways, a diamond sponsor of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship (ADGC), hosted European Ryder Cup star, Sergio Garcia, at its inaugural ‘Whack from the Track’ golf challenge at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit, host of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. To celebrate the airline’s partnership with the ADGC and on the eve of the tournament, Sergio was invited to drive a golf ball along the longest straight of the Yas Marina Circuit, attempting to beat the Asian long drive record of 721 yards set by Sweden’s Henrik Stenson in 2007. Sergio was unsuccessful in beating Henrik’s record, however still drove a phenomenal 675 yards. The ‘Whack from the Track’ challenge follows Etihad’s hugely successful ‘Swing from the Wing’ challenge, a long drive competition

from the wing of an A330 aircraft held from 2005 to 2007, where Henrik’s record was set, and last year’s ‘Shot from the Yacht’ event, where US Masters champion Trevor Immelman took part in hitting ten golf balls from the superyacht ‘Aviva’ over the sea and onto a putting green in the grounds of the Emirates Palace Hotel.

As well as taking part in the ‘Whack from the Track’ challenge, Sergio met students from the British School Al Khubairat, who were present as part of Etihad’s “My First Golf Lesson” promotion. Sergio also took part in a Par 3 challenge, where he had to hit ‘from Abu Dhabi to Tokyo’, as part of Etihad’s promotional launch of their new Japanese route.

Sergio Garcia said: “This is certainly one of the most fun golf challenges I have been involved in and it was a great way to prepare for the tournament. The circuit is incredible and while I did not beat Henrik on this occasion, I do intend to do everything I can to win here in Abu Dhabi this week. I also hope that Fernando Alonso will win for Ferrari later this year when he drives in the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.”

As the diamond sponsor and official airline for the 2010 ADGC, Etihad is involved in a series of promotional activities surrounding the tournament as well as flying the players, officials and their equipment to the UAE. The ADGC took place 21 - 24 January at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club.


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La Quinta Golf & Country Club continues to invest

Undeterred by the economic climate, La Quinta Golf and Country Club, has initiated a “Plan de Adaptacion” which includes renovation of the golf course irrigation system and the redesign of key holes.

decree set out by the Junta de Andalucía. The new decree requires golf clubs to review all aspects of the management of their course, in particular, environmental efficiency of water use and safety standards.

The new irrigation system will allow a more efficient use of water and the ability to water greens and fairways independently. In addition, a planting programme to include many indigenous plants will reduce water requirements in non playing areas. Two new par 3´s will also be constructed to allow the course to comply with the new safety standards whilst simultaneously enhancing the layout of the course.

Situated in the heart of the Marbella Golf Valley, only 5 minutes away from Puerto Banus, La Quinta Golf and Country Club is managed by Troon Golf – the worlds leader in golf course management - and is one of the most prestigious courses on the Costa del Sol. Designed by renowned golfer Manuel Pinero and now home to the Benahavis

Work began in November 2009 and Scott Evans, Director General of La Quinta Golf & Country Club commented “This is a considerable investment at a very uncertain time but demonstrates the commitment of the Board to re-establish La Quinta as one of the very best facilities in the region.” La Quinta, in conjunction with Ramon Davila of Promotur, is delighted to be one of the first golf clubs in Andalucía to follow the new

Senior Masters, the 27 holes form part of the La Quinta Golf Resort which includes a 170 bedroom five star hotel and Moroccan influenced SPA. Pinero added “La Quinta is very dear to my heart and my home, I’m delighted to see all the improvements and certain the new layout and playability of the course will be much enjoyed by all the members and visitors alike.” For additional news and information visit their website at www.laquintagolf.com call on: 952 762 390 or follow La Quinta Golf and Country Club on Twitter.


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Calanova Golf Club Interview with Golf Director Manolo Fernandez

Monty Bordelon, Calanova’s Golf Pro

A message for Calanova visitors? I would like to tell visitors and residents to come and see for themselves the fruition of the magnificent work of our team here at Calanova. The negative comments of a few should not put off the majority and we really are one of the best value for money courses on the coast. (Buggy included at all timesand we will be maintaining low season rates until March 2010.) I would also like to take this opporunity to thank all the friends of Calanova Golf who continue to support us.

14th green, a par 5 of 550 yards

It would be fair to say that you have had some problems with the greens at Calanova this year. What caused these problems? The problems started when we spiked the greens in late August, probably the hottest week of the year. The combination of sand on the greens and the sweltering temperatures(Also the hottest September in 10 years) resulted in 5 greens (Holes 2,7,9,12 and 18) being severely burnt. These greens are protected from the wind and suffered most from the heat. Why did the problems persist? The main reason was that the grass roots were severely damaged, and added to the fact that we had no rainfall until very recently,the recuperation of the greens (and antegreens) has been a slow process. How did you tackle them? Firstly, we spiked very very finely the areas affected with a mix of L- 93 seeding, fine gravel and sand. We also added fertiliser high in nitrogen and amonic acids,but the main solution came from the hard work and dedication of Juande and his technical team

Did the golfer understand the situation? At this point I would like to express my thanks to all our regular clients and collaborators who have continued to support the club during this difficult period. We suffered some cancellations but at all times our aim was to inform the client in advance of the problems, which I think was the correct way to approach things. We also took the decision to keep our rates at low season prices, in compensation for the condition of the course. When a golf request was made, we advised the client of the situation, and the special price, and the golfer could then make up his own mind to play or not. Many players commented that the course was better than they expected! How are things going with the treatment? The greens are looking much better, and should be back to their previous condition in about 3 or 4 weeks. Our ante-greens and fairways are, according to our greenkeeper, better than ever. This should enhance our reputation as a course that gives good value for money

Manolo Fernandez


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San Roque Club members donate cheque to Coordinadora Abril The San Roque Club has been a loyal collaborator with the charity Coordinadora Abril for many years and this year, albeit being a financially difficult year for all, is no different. San Roque´s 2008/09 Captain Chris Harris had the great idea of collecting money during the weekly competitions enjoyed by the members at the club. Mr Harris also pledged to double the amount out of his own pocket and donate the full sum to the charity at the end of his captaincy which also just so happens to be in time for Christmas. Yesterday both San Roque Director Guillermo Navarro and Chris Harris presented the cheque for €1500 to Coordinadora Abril´s president Juan Antonio Ortiz who expressed his delight adding “this year more than ever, we need as much financial aid as we can get so thank you once again to San Roque and Mr. Harris for their invaluable help”.

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Miura Golf Enters the Hybrid Market with the Precious Edition Utility Clubs This type of trajectory will help the mid to low handicappers with approach shots on long par 4’s and second shot par 5’s with a ball flight that will be able to hold today’s harder greens. Golfers will be amazed at how easy it is to hit a draw or a straight shot with the Miura Utilities. The design of the sole radius makes those tough shots out of the rough far less intimidating”, says Bill Holowaty, VP for Miura Golf North American Operations.

Katsuhiro Miura has created a Tour Quality Hybrid which uses a carbon plate to the crown to create a low center gravity in the head. The mid/high trajectory with mid/low spin and a slight draw bias virtually guarantees performance. These utilities sit square at impact. The solid sound and feel of these utilities instill confidence in the golfer and allow him/her to take dead aim at the green.

Fishy but True Albusgolf, a Barcelona based company, have come up with the unique and innovative idea of Ecobioball. a green but really white golf ball. This is the first ever ecological and biodegradable golf ball which contains fish food in its core, making it perfect for playing golf close to marine environments. Ideal for practicing golf on cruise ships, beaches, jetties, seafront hotels and resorts, oil rigs, boats, yachts, and near reservoirs, lakes, rivers and all other marine environments. Ecobioball is 100% safe for marine flora and fauna, is manufactured using noncontaminating materials, and is certified as a biodegradable and non-toxic product. Once the Ecobioball has been hit into the water, its external layer biodegrades in less than 48 hours, releasing the fish food contained in its core into the surrounding water.

The Miura Hybrids come in 17*, 20* and 23* degrees. The head cc sizes are not overly large, but are certainly big enough to be easy to hit. Price: $239.00 with standard Nippon NSPro 950 steel shaft with other shaft options available at different price points. “After a few shots with the Miura Utilities, golfers will notice more of an iron like ball flight, not the typical hybrid boring trajectory.

“What will impress golfers the most is the consistency in distance from the clubs. This was Mr. Miura’s vision. He wanted the Utilities to flow perfectly into a set of irons.” “After working with the Miura Utilities, golfers will have the ability to achieve a higher ball flight without any loss of distance. From the tee box, rough or the center cut of the fairways the Miura Utilities will stand up to any hybrid on the market”, Holowaty added. For more information contact David Poulton on (+34) 685 990 138


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What is the Two4One Golf Card ? The Two4One card is a membership that provides the golfer with many benefits on the golf courses in the Costa del Sol, mainly Two for the price of One. That’s incredible, How does it work? Once you have purchased your Two4One card, check out the benefits in the directory and book your golf, restaurant, hotel or lesson directly as normal, stating you are a Two4One card holder. Arrive at your tee time as normal, show your card and collect your discount. How much is it? 54 Euros, but cheaper if you buy online at www.golftwo4one.com , you only need to use the card twice to get your money back. Who is buying the card? Mainly residents and people who come to the Costa del Sol on a regular basis, to play golf. If you are a husband and wife you really only need to buy a card between you, as the majority of the offers are Two for the price of One. Where can you buy them? Online at our website www.golftwo4one.com , any WIN Sports bar, (where card holders get Two4One drinks), The Red Dragon Golf Bar in Fuengirola, Woody’s in Los Boliches, Barry’s Bookshop in Bonanza Square. We also have registered agents that sell them. How do the golf courses/restaurants benefit? The courses/restaurants/hotels get a chance to show case their establishments. They get a chance to meet new clients and show them what they have on offer You might like their memberships deals or driving range or even like eating in the restaurants, it’s a good way to introduce new clients to your course. What courses are involved? Most of the main courses you would play, have a look at the directory online, benefits are added and updated all the time Where is there a list of benefits? You can pick up a directory at all the participating establishments or look on the website under benefits. It’s not just golf is it? No, this year we have added a number of very good restaurants like the Mijas Playa, La Hacienda, Roca Tranquilla, Dos Leones and La Tamisa Restaurant, La Masia, Moochers in fuengirola, all haveTwo for One offers. There are golf lessons and hotels all with Two for One offers. If you were looking for a weekend away with some golf, this card offers the best value. What are the best Two4One offers? That’s hard to say there are so many, for example a card holder and his partner can play Calanova including a buggy for 55 € (in low season ) which is really only 27.50 € each, but that’s only an example there are many similar offers. You can drink in any of the WIN Sports bars Two for One, just show your card, that’s a great benefit, drink half price wile you bet and watch the football !! Just to sum up, why should people buy the Two4One card? The main reason is that the card saves you lots of money, but also it introduces you to courses you might not normally play or restaurants you perhaps hadn’t thought of eating at. If you have given up golf because of the cost then this is a very good reason to start again. People are very surprised at how much work the courses here have done over recent years, for example, new club houses, new layout etc. reasonable membership offers. If you play golf and like to eat out this is the best value offer of the year.


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Travellers Guide Turismo Costa del Sol / www.visitacostadelsol.com

Nobody from any country in the western world will find any fundamental differences between southern Spanish society and the one they left behind. The real difference will probably be the climate, since few western countries outside the Mediterranean basin enjoy such a luxury. The people are, of course, different, and they speak a different language and have different customs, but it is the marked friendliness of the Andalusians, their gastronomy and their traditions – all different from ours - that prompt most people to come here in the first place. The climate on the Iberian Peninsula is generally stable, and as far as meteorological science permits, weather forecasts are reliable. The seasons are fairly predictable, with periods of rain in the Costa del Sol from the end of September to the end of November, and in March and April. Rain and sunshine can alternate on any given day during these periods, and it is rare to have rain falling for more than two or three days at a time.

The beaches on the Costa del Sol are largely sandy, but there are also many pebble beaches where foot-ware is advised. Tourists coming to the Costa del Sol in winter are advised to take umbrellas and raincoats, although such items can be purchased cheaply in local shops. Opening hours for shops tend to change from winter to summer. In general, summer shopping times are from 10 in the morning to 1.30 or 2 in the afternoon, and from 5.30 to 9 at night. In important tourist areas, many shops open later than nine in the morning, and remain open during siesta time and until quite late at night. Spanish law permits supermarkets to open on Sundays in large tourist areas during the summer period. Bars, restaurants and cafeterias have more flexible opening hours, generally in accordance with the requirements of their clients.

Public institutions and banks open only in the mornings, although more essential services may be available in the afternoons as well. The banks close on Saturdays only in summer, while savings banks (cajas de ahorros, to all practical purposes, similar to banks) always close on Saturdays. Health care is comprehensive on the Costa del Sol, with a complete network of hospitals and health centres all over the province of Malaga. Tourists from the European Union should carry the new European health card, which substitutes the old E-111 form. In any case, emergency treatment is immediate, with or without a card, which is necessary only for subsequent paperwork. Public safety in the province of Malaga, as in all of Spain, is in the hands of the National Police, the Guardia Civil, the Autonomous Police and the Local or Municipal Police. These police forces work together, and people with problems that require immediate police attention can call on any of them. The easiest way of calling the police is by phoning 091, the National Police number, or calling to any police station in person. English is the second language on the Costa del Sol, and it is spoken to some extent by most people in positions of authority in the province of Malaga, especially in the coastal areas. English is less widely spoken in the interior of the province, except in large towns or tourist areas. Tourism offices usually have personnel capable of communicating in English, French and German. Electrical current in Spain is 220 volts, and the electrical plug used is two-point. Adaptors must thus be used for any electrical appliance that does not use the two-point plug, and transformers must be used with appliances that use a different voltage. It is advisable to take these with you.

All Town Halls have a lost-objects department, although found objects are frequently handed in at the nearest police station. If handbags or wallets have been left in bars or restaurants, it is worth going back to check with the management: they generally keep them for a week or so before handing them over to the police. Given the cosmopolitan character of the Costa del Sol, there are places of worship for most major religions, with Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and other minority religious centres on the coast. Useful Contacts Costa del Sol Tourist Board Office hours are from 9 am to 6 pm from Monday to Thursday, and 9 am to 3 pm on Fridays. ✆ (+34) 952 126 279 ➩ op1@costadelsol.travel ➲ www.visitcostadelsol.com Andalucia Tourist Board Jose Lázaro Galdiano, 6, 28071 Madrid ✆ (+34) 951 29 93 00 ➩ www.turismoandaluz.com ➲ www.andalucia.org Spain Tourist Board Jose Lázaro Galdiano, 6, 28071 Madrid ✆ (+34) 913 43 35 00 ➩ turespaña@turespaña.es ➲ www.tourspain.es ➲ www.spain.info Spanish Golf Federation C/ Provisional Arroyo del Fresno Dos, 5, 28035 Madrid ✆ (+34) 91 555 26 82 ✴ (+34) 91 556 32 90 ➩ rfeg@golfspain.com ➲ www.golfspainfederacion.com Andalucian Golf Federation Calle Sierra de Grazalema, 33 - 5 - 1ºB. 29016 Málaga ✆ (+34) 95 222 55 90 ✴ (+34) 95 222 03 87 ➩ Contact via website ➲ www.golf-andalucia.net


Alhaurín Golf Ctra A-387 Km 3.4 (Fuengirola-Coín, passing by Mijas Village) Estimated driving time from N-340 and A-7, 20 and 15 minutes. Alhaurin Golf Mijas Village

Marbella

A-7 / E-15

Malaga

Marbella

N-340

Malaga

Fuengirola

February 2010 Green fee. €38 2 Green Fee + Buggy. €92 The best value for money membership opportunities on the Costa del Sol For more information call: 952 59 58 00 Information: reservasgolf@alhauringolf.com

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Fine Dining Costa del Sol Golf Guide

Kamakura at The San Roque Club How to find...

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The San Roque Club C.N. 340 KM 127 11360 San Roque (Cadiz) ✆ (+34) 956 613 030 ✴ (+34) 956 613 012 ➩ info@sanroqueclub.com ➲ www.sanroqueclub.com Open from 8.00 pm Closed Sundays and Mondays

With a reputation as Spain’s leading, most authentic Japanese restaurant, Kamakura serves up the freshest sushi, sashimi, tempura and teppanyaki dishes in relaxed, traditional surroundings. The restaurant also offers a beautiful private function room where clients can host an intimate special event. The Kamakura Deluxe Take Away now allows you to enjoy exquisite Japanese cuisine in the comfort of your own home, with the same freshness and quality offered by Kamakura at San Roque Club.

Schilo at Finca Cortesin How to find...

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Finca Cortesín, Ctra. de Casares s/n, 29690 Casares, Málaga ✆ (+34) 952 937 800 ✴ (+34) 952 937 881 ➩ info@hotelcortesin.com ➲ www.fincacortesin.com Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8.30 pm

Magna Cafe has fast become somewhat of an institution in Marbella on the Costa del Sol. Situated at Magna Marbella Golf it has an enviable location with amazing views of the golf courses, mountains and the sea.

at Magna Marbella Golf

Magna Marbella Golf Calderón de la Barca s/n 29660 Nueva Andalucia ✆ (+34) 952 92 95 78 ✆ (+34) 610 368 202 ➩ info@magnacafe.com ➲ www.magnacafe.com Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Enjoy a fine dining experience crafted by the hand of the inimitable chef Schilo Van Coevorden. He will impress and surprise you with a mix of Arabic and Asian influences and piquant world flavours. Service is intuitive and intelligent and all ingredients used are of high quality as you will see in the open kitchen. Some spices are even cultivated in the gardens of the hotel. A delightful and elegant dinner for your senses that should not be missed. The prestigious Conde Nast travelling guide for 2009 placed the Hotel Finca Cortesin on its 2009 “Hot List”. The subtitle of the Conde Nast magazine is “Truth in Travel” so for the Finca Cortesin to have made its hot list is a real accolade. The 2009 Hot List includes over 100 hotels and resorts and are judged on design, service and amenities. Only three other properties in the whole of Spain managed to make the list.

Magna Café How to find...

They say that to get to know a country first you must know its cuisine. If you would like to get to know Japan, visit Kamakura, probably the best Japanese restaurant in Spain. Its superb cuisine is only surpassed by the authentic Japanese architecture.

25 Neil Waller of www.marbellainfo.com says “Magna Cafe has a great dining terrace that offers some fantastic views of Gibraltar and the Med in the day and the lights of the coast at night. The restaurant also has an impressive wine cellar that allows you to buy any of the wine on their wine list if you enjoyed it during the meal. They also have some quality ports which are highly rated and Jamon Iberico legs. No doubt Magna Cafe is sure to keep customers returning time and time again. Not just for its location and surroundings - but mainly for its excellent food.”


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Fine Dining Costa del Sol Golf Guide

Finca Cortesin

TikiTano “Restaurant to Remember” How to find... Ctra de cadiz Km. 164 Urb. Guadalmansa 29680 Estepona, Malaga ✆ (+34) 952 79 28 20 ✴ (+34) 952 79 31 50 ➩ info@tikitano.com ➲ www.tikitano.com Open daily from 1-4pm & 7.30-11pm Closed Mon. & Tues. from 1st Nov.

El Lago

Apart from the usual a la carte menu, we offer our Wall Street menu, starting from just 25€ for 2 courses, which gives the perfect final touch to a great game of golf. The exceptional setting of TikiTano restaurant gives a unique opportunity to organize any special event such as a wedding, corporate function or anniversary - and let’s not forget Christmas or New Year and that much needed Hair of the dog day!

Inaugurated in the summer of 2000, restaurant El Lago was the quest of the Greenlife Estates business group to create an innovative restaurant that included creative cuisine and a very personalized service.

at Greenlife Golf How to find...

… where simple ideas and quality combine to produce imaginative and delicious dishes. We aim to excite and satisfy the most travelled gourmet and tantalize the taste buds of the most enthusiastic diner. Our head chef, Ewald Fichthaler, and his team of dedicated internationally experienced chefs have created the menus in TikiTano with great care and passion, offering a variety of dishes with an Asian touch, without losing the Mediterranean roots.

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Urb. Elviria Hills Avda. Las Cumbres s/n 29604 Marbella ✆ (+34) 952 832 371 ✴ (+34) 952 839 082 ➩ restaurante@restauranteellago.com ➲ www.restauranteellago.com Open every day (July & August) for breaktfast, lunch and dinner

The wine cellar follows under the same lines with over 300 national references, this extensive and exclusive list is constantly being updated making sure the latest tendencies are being incorporated. Situated in the beautiful backdrop of Greenlife Golf, Elviria Hills, Marbella, the restaurant offers views of the golf course and picturesque lake. Years of dedication have made El Lago a reference point for Andalucian Cuisine being awarded a prestigious Michelin star in 2005.

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Alcaidesa LINKS COURSE

Course Information Links Course: 18 holes, Par 72 5866m • 5582m • 5006m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Driving range, Putting green, Golf Lessons, Buggies, Clubhouse, Restaurant

How to find...

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From the A-7 Exit Km.124, Alcaidesa. Take 2nd exit towards Fire station. The Club house, at approx. 1 km is located in the middle of the two courses. The San Roque Club

Gibraltar Km 124

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Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort Avda. Pablo Cerezo s/n. Alcaidesa San Roque, 11360 Cádiz ✆ (+34) 956 791 040 ✴ (+34) 956 791 041 ➩ golf@alcaidesa.com ➲ www.alcaidesa.com

The topography of the terrain in Alcaidesa Links consists of rolling hillsides sloping gently to the sea and ending in a stunningly beautiful beach. It has almost 2 km of beachfront. A considerable number of its holes lie next to the beach, between sand dunes only partially covered by vegetation. The course has an uninterrupted 18-hole round beginning at the first hole by the Clubhouse and not returning to the latter until the 18th, also located by the Clubhouse. The difficulty on the course mainly concerns the prevailing winds in the area. One of the peculiarities that most impresses the visitor are the spectacular views of the Mediterranean, the Straits of Gibraltar and North Africa, and the unobstructed views of the sea from virtually any location on the course.

The New Clubhouse Standing majestically on the highest point of the resort offering unbeatable views, the avantgarde architecture and 3000m² surface area has set a new benchmark - a fine example of how to blend space and the Andalusian style. The design the Clubhouse takes into account the spectacular surroundings of Alcaidesa. Open to the countryside, it is a perfect combination of tradition and modernity. Elements from local Andalusian architecture create a pleasant space for visitors to enjoy both the scenery and tasty local cuisine.


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Alcaidesa HEATHLAND COURSE

Course Information Heathland Course: 18 holes, Par 72 6373m • 6047m • 5272m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Driving range, Putting green, Golf Lessons, Buggies, Clubhouse, Restaurant

Golf Academy & Driving Range Future golfers practise their art at our Golf Academy whilst the experienced players work at improving their game. Private and group classes are available in several different languages, covering beginners, experienced players or those wishing to obtain licences. There are even special courses for children. The driving range has 72 booths, half of which are roofed, and a large practice area with putting green, bunkers and pitching area. The range is 110 m wide, and a length of 310 m caters for the longest of hitters.

Apart from the classic Links-type course, which has been Alcaidesa’s flagship since 1992, since 2007 there is a new Heathland one, which recovers the gently undulating landscape and typical groves of the area. Thanks to Dave Thomas, the famous golf course designer, this golf course is now the best setting for any type of golf championship. The new course designed by Dave Thomas Ltd offers a variety of natural landscapes ranging from the plateau area (holes 1 to 5 & 17th & 18th) where the course has the feel of a Heathland course with wide fairways & outstanding views of the Mediterranean sea & the local mountain ranges, including the sierra Nevada, to the river valley where the holes meander along the valley & incorporate various water features/hazards.

How to find...

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From the A-7 Exit Km.124, Alcaidesa. Take 2nd exit towards Fire station. The Club house, at approx. 1 km is located in the middle of the two courses. The San Roque Club

Gibraltar Km 124

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Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort Avda. Pablo Cerezo s/n. Alcaidesa San Roque, 11360 Cádiz ✆ (+34) 956 791 040 ✴ (+34) 956 791 041 ➩ golf@alcaidesa.com ➲ www.alcaidesa.com


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San Roque OLD COURSE

Course Information Old Course: 18 holes, Par 72 6494m • 6134m • 5174m Handicap: Men 24, Ladies 32 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Covered and 2 tiered driving range, Practice areas and putting greens, Buggy and trolley rental, Pro shop, Golf Academy, Equestrian centre, Spa, Tennis & paddle courts, 2 restaurants

How to find...

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From the A-7 Exit Km 127. Turn off the main road into the club’s private road. Just 1 km uphill to the clubhouse.

Formerly the summer residence of the Domecq sherry family, The San Roque Club sits on an enviable backdrop surrounded by lush hills & historic Cork Oak woods. Host of the 1997 Ryder Cup Gala Dinner, it was used as a base for both teams. Venue for the Spanish Open 2005 and 2006 as well as the European Tour Qualifying School Finals from 1993 to 2007, The San Roque Club holds a place in the heart of many a Tour professional.

The San Roque Club

Shopping Center

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Km 127

Sotogrande

Opened in 1991, and designed by the legendary Dave Thomas, the Old Course is rarely outside the top 5 courses in Spain. The first 9 holes wind through Cork Oaks whilst the back 9 are dominated by water hazards. Holes to look out for are the dogleg on the 13th, the challenging 17th and the 18th hole which can either make or break your game adding a spectacular finish to some of the most beautiful 18 holes you will ever play.

Membership The San Roque Golf and Country Club is almost unmatched for scenery and elegance. Membership is about exclusivity and the sense of belonging to a family of privileged golfers benefitting from the unique experience the club has to offer. The natural beauty of the area, historic clubhouse, two championship 18 hole courses, equestrian centre, tennis and padel courts, gymnasium and renowned Japanese Restaurant Kamakura make it one of Spain’s top clubs. Being a member is not just about playing rights, the club has an important social season with regular tournaments, interclubs, corporate and social events.

The San Roque Club N-340 Km.127 11360 San Roque (Cadiz) ✆ (+34) 956 613 030 ✴ (+34) 956 613 012 ➩ info@sanroqueclub.com ➲ www.sanroqueclub.com

MEMBERSHIP @ SAN ROQUE CLUB

If you would like to compliment your existing Spanish or overseas membership then our Seasonal Membership may suit you. Select 4 months of the year or 20 rounds per year and pay San Roque´s lowest annual fee. Call +34 956 64 65 70 for further details.


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San Roque NEW COURSE

Course Information New Course: 18 holes, Par 72 6497m • 6079m • 5017m Handicap: Men 24, Ladies 32 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Covered and 2 tiered driving range, Practice areas and putting greens, Buggy and trolley rental, Pro shop, Golf Academy, Equestrian centre, Spa, Tennis & paddle courts, 2 restaurants

Restaurants

Designed by Perry Dye and Seve Ballesteros the New Course opened in 2003, since then it has blossomed into a mature and well respected course which can hold court with the best of them in the area. Celebrating its first European Tour tournament after only 3 years – the Spanish Open 2006 - the course has already won a multitude of fans the world over. The design depicts a links course in many holes and it also has many unique Dye features which is rare for a European course.

Kamakura Restaurant & Deluxe Take Away. Probably the best Japanese restaurant in Spain. Its superb cuisine is only surpassed by the authentic Japanese architecture. Bar Jerez. A meeting point for, members and visitors alike, who may enjoy a morning coffee, an afternoon snack or an evening drink on the terrace which looks on to the Old Course.

It is a challenge for scratch and low handicap golfers, but with five different tee positions and fairways that are wider than those on The Old Course, it is also possible for higher handicap players to enjoy. Nevertheless, the course is designed to reward canny tactics and skilful drive placement. Water hazards guard four of the greens, also defended by more than 100 bunkers.

Weddings & Banqueting in the Bolero Restaurant and Fountain Terraces.

How to find...

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Shopping Center

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Km 127

Sotogrande

The San Roque Club N-340 Km.127 11360 San Roque (Cadiz) ✆ (+34) 956 613 030 ✴ (+34) 956 613 012 ➩ info@sanroqueclub.com ➲ www.sanroqueclub.com

SPECIAL OFFERS : UNTIL 15 MARCH 2010 NEW COURSE

OLD COURSE

Inc. buggy

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€140 For two

€260 For two

DISCOUNTED ONLINE RESERVATIONS Click on “last minute” to reserve offers with a 10% discount

www.sanroqueclub.com

Golf & Country Club

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Almenara Golf Club

Course Information Oaks & Lakes: 18 holes, Par 72 6083m • 5910m • 5013m Pines & Oaks: 18 holes, Par 72 6095m • 5926m • 4861m Lakes & Pines: 18 holes, Par 72 6252m • 5996m • 5136m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Driving range, Putting green, Golf academy, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Pool, Sauna, Gym, Hotel How to find...

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Almenara is a truly glorious and unspoilt 27-hole complex divided between Los Lagos (The Lakes), Los Pinos (The Pines) and Los Alcornoques (The Oaks) - each very special for their individuality. The greens are usually very quick, which can require some creative thinking and feel to navigate. Los Lagos is a stunning part of the course and a true test of golf. As you would expect from the name, water comes in to play on four of the holes. Los Pinos begins with a Par 5 leading straight downhill before winding its way through a series of superb holes more representative of a parkland course. This provides a good contrast to Los Lagos, yet retains the need for excellent course management. Los Alcornoques is perhaps the most exposed to the elements of the three sides, and mixes up a selection of holes to test your nerve and accuracy.

Sotogrande Golf

Almenara Golf Club Avda. Almenara, s/n Sotogrande 11310 San Roque ✆ (+34) 902 18 18 36 ✴ (+34) 956 58 20 04 ➩ info@sotogrande.com ➲ www.sotogrande.com

www.holgolf.com

info@holgolf.com

tel: (+34) 902 021 838

Signature Holes Each of the nine holes has it’s own unique character and standout holes - whichever you play, you won’t be disappointed. The tricky par 3, 7th on Los Lagos is a challenge rewarded by its setting - a long iron or wood over a lake to the green which is protected by a bunker at the front. On Los Alcornoques, club selection is vital at both Par 3’s - depending on the wind the whole character of this course can change. The Par 4, 7th requires a solid drive before a second shot over a stream which cuts diagonaly between the fairway and green. One of our favourites!


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La Reserva Golf Club

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 6448m • 6048m • 5104m Handicap: Men 24, Ladies 32 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Electric trolleys, Driving range, Putting green, Golf lessons, Gym, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Pro Shop

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The 6,000 m2 Clubhouse has been designed in the purest Andalusian style. It has areas for the exclusive use of members, like the exceptionally large changing rooms, gymnasium, lounges and other member-only facilities. The interior has been very carefully thought out, with handmade wrought-iron fittings and hand woods, lending a rustic and refined ambience. The restaurant has been influenced by the hand of the catering consultant, Ferrán Adriá, of NH Hotels, and the Club´s kitchen staff have been trained at the “El Bulli” catering workshop.

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Hole 17. Par 4. 433m • 386m • 325m At stroke index 1, the 17th is a test even to players of the highest level. A classic long par 4 with an impressive lake running along the entire of the right-hand side of the hole right up to the green.

La Reserva de Sotogrande is an exclusive golf club situated in a spectacular location, with stunning views of the sea and the mountains. It has an 18-hole golf course covering a surface area of 72 hectares, a driving range, and one of the most salubrious clubhouses in Spain.

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Sotogrande Golf

Club de Golf La Reserva Avenida de La Reserva s/n 11310 Sotogrande ✆ (+34) 956 78 52 52 ✴ (+34) 956 78 52 72 ➩ lareserva@sotogrande.com ➲ www.sotogrande.com


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Valderrama Golf Club

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 6356m • 5498m • 4873m Handicap: Men 24, Ladies 32 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Electric trolleys, Driving range, Putting green, Golf lessons, Pro shop, Clubhouse, Restaurant

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Having received numerous awards, Valderrama is widely recognised as being the best course in Europe and one of the top golf courses in the world. As early as 1988, Valderrama began to host the newly-launched Volvo Masters, the flagship tournament of the PGA European Tour, and continued to do so until 1996. In 1997 the Club hosted the 32nd Ryder Cup, won by Europe in a most thrilling finish. Valderrama remains today the only club ever to have hosted golf’s pinnacle event outside its traditional homelands, USA and Britain. In 1999 and 2000, Valderrama went on to host the first two editions of the World Golf Championships - American Express Championship, which were won by Tiger Woods and Mike Weir respectively.

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Valderrama is a private Members’ club, but a limited number of starting times are offered for visitors most days of the year.

Signature Holes Hole 4. La Cascada. Par 5. 516m. Robert Trent Jones classified this hole as one of his best par 5s, and described it as a delight to the eye. From the first landing area you look up towards a green that is about 120 feet long and 40 feet wide. Behind it, a spring sends water cascading down along the right side of the green, finally falling about 10 to 12 feet into a lake that sits to the right of the green. Hole 17. Los Gabiones. Par 5. 490m. From a good driver, the second shot presents the player with a tantalising question: do you try to carry the water for a possible birdie or eagle, or lay up?

Sotogrande Golf

Valderrama Golf Club 11310 Sotogrande, Prov de Cadiz, Spain ✆ (+34) 956 791 200 ✴ (+34) 956 796 028 ➩ greenfees@valderrama.com ➲ www.valderrama.com

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RCG Sotogrande Real Club de Golf

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 6304m • 5874m • 5147m + 9 hole, Par 3 course Handicap: Men 24, Ladies 30 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Electric trolleys, Driving range, Putting green, Golf lessons, Pro shop, Clubhouse, Cafeteria, Restaurant Tennis, Paddle, Gymnasium and Swimming pool, Sauna, Jazuzzi

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The final hole is long, with a slight incline and has the widest fairway on the course. Out of bounds on the left should not come into play. Although it does not appear to be very much uphill on the second shot, it is rare to see people over this green.

RCG Sotogrande is often voted to be among the top ten golf courses in Europe – and rightly so. “Sotogrande Old”, as it is called by the locals, boasts mature vegetation with pine, cork oaks, eucalyptus and giant palm trees enhancing the natural beauty of the surroundings. The greens are large with typical Trent Jones contours - and the tees are very long, some would say excessively so, but they allow for variations in pin placement and the length of hole.

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The seventh is widely considered the best on the course. It doglegs to the left with out of bounds on the same side. The drive should be played slightly right of centre. A precise second shot is required to a narrow, well-guarded green. Any shot bouncing on the left edge of the green will kick towards the centre, so favour this side and stay dry!

Founded in 1964, Real Club de Golf Sotogrande is located on prime golfing land close to the beachfront between the river Guadiaro and Sotogrande marina. Anyone lucky enough to have played at one of Spain’s foremost members’ clubs will be able to confirm Robert Trent Jones was right to take pride in what is an extraordinarily good design.

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Real Club de Golf Sotogrande Paseo del Parque s/n, 11310 Sotogrande, Cádiz ✆ (+34) 956 785 014 ✴ (+34) 956 795 029 ➩ reservas@golfsotogrande.com ➲ www.golfsotogrande.com

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La Cañada Golf Club

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 5754m • 5235m • 4554m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Trolleys, Driving range, Putting green, Golf academy, Pro shop, Rental clubs, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Bar

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From the A-7 Malaga-Algeciras Exit Km 132. From Algeciras-Málaga, Exit Km 131 towards Guadiaro.

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The only municipal course on the Costa del Sol, and a key factor in the fact that the town of Guadiaro produces more Spanish champions than any other place in the country. The front nine is relatively new, opening in 2001, and was designed by Dave Thomas. The back nine is the original nine holes designed by Robert Trent Jones and opened in 1982. The signature hole is the 18th which is played over the dramatic La Cañada gully. You will enjoy views to the Rio Guadiaro, Mediterranean and Valderrama. The course has excellent irrigation and drainage facilities, so is always in very good condition. This is a popular course with a large membership. The variety of the holes, and dramatic views of the countryside make La Canada a delight to play.

Club de Golf La Cañada Carretera de Guadiaro Km. 1 11311 Guadiaro San Roque ✆ (+34) 956 794 100 ✴ (+34) 956 794 241 ➩ reservas@lacanadagolf.com ➲ www.lacanadagolf.com

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Signature Holes La Canada’s final three holes are a pure joy. The 16th travels dramatically downhill as it wends its way among a tapestry of trees until it reaches the green. The par-3 17th will doubtless cause havoc to many a player’s card. Although measuring just 135-metres this short hole provides the original “all duck or no dinner” tee shot. Just when you think it can get no more difficult the 18th tee provides a spectacle which is sure to cause a further tightening of the tummy muscles. The drive on this 338m hole has to carry about 180m before it arrives out onto the fairway; anything less will require a re-load and three off the tee, and so on!


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La Duquesa Golf & Country Club

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 6062m • 5577m • 4885m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Trolleys, Electric trolleys, Driving range, Putting green, Golf lessons, Pro shop, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Gym, Sauna

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From Málaga take the AP-7 highway up to the 153 exit near Estepona; then follow A7 towards Algeciras until you reach Manilva, Km.143

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Suites Duquesa Golf is the Resorts 5 Star hotel, overlooking the sea and the golf course. Exquisitely decorated with marble and stucco, it also features a Thalaso Spa.

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The 4th, 5th and 6th holes are known as AMEN CORNER, with a stroke index of 1, 7 and 3 respectively. An outstanding hole is the spectacular par 3 17th, stroke index 16. The wind force will affect your approach, you could play a 7 iron, a pitching wedge or a sand wedge, for this 108m shot. The views on the Africa and the Mediterranean are truly spectacular. Only the 10th and 18th have water hazards, and a total of only 45 bunkers does not make things too difficult for the player. Even the trees, mainly olive, pine and palm do not obstruct the course to any great extent.

Known as Robert Trent Jones’ hidden treasure, La Duquesa is one of the Costa del Sol’s most spectacular and varied courses. With long fairways, the front and back nines offer two distinctly different challenges. The first nine holes are what some refer to as ‘English-style’, with narrow fairways and high greens. The fourth hole, with its magnificent views, is particularly beautiful - but it can easily cause trouble on your scorecard. The second nine are easier, with wide fairways, although the greens present additional difficulties, providing spectacular views over Duquesa Port, to the mountains and Gibraltar. On the fifteenth the view even stretches as far as Marbella.

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La Duquesa Golf & Country Club Ctra. Urb. El Hacho s/n, 29692 Manilva, Málaga ✆ (+34) 952 890 725 ✴ (+34) 952 893 005 ➩ info@golfladuquesa.com ➲ www.golfladuquesa.com

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Doña Julia Golf Course

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 6021m • 5528m • 5211m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Electric trolleys, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Golf lessons, Pro shop, Driving range (under construction)

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Exit the main N-340 coast road at the Benahavís ‘cambio de sentido’. About 1km to the clubhouse.

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Dona Julia is a new 18 hole, par 71 layout designed by the famous designer Antonio Garcia Garrido. It is set within a huge new development by Casares in the West of the Costa del Sol. The front seven holes go up into the hills with fantastic views of the sea (particularly from the highest part of the course on the 8th tee). Then the back 11 proceed to come down the hill giving a different perspective entirely from the front 7 holes. What you notice about Dona Julia is the overall quality of the course, everything is just how it should be and the fairways are spotless. The greens likewise and they are huge. In all an excellent course for the money and sure to be a firm favourite because although it is tough it is also fair so should suit all levels of golfer. After the game wander into T’s Bar. Newly opened by Stuart. Relax and enjoy drinks and food on their sunny terrace.

Signature Holes Toughest hole: 10th. Par 4, 405 metres. Stroke index 1 hole and rightly so. Tee off over a valley to a small fairway that runs from left to right in front of you. If you do mange to find the fairway, you have a long second to the large green with water to the right, slicers beware!! Best Par 3: 12th, 176 metres. Long and to a raised green, the hole sits between 2 large mounds on either side so looks very sheltered. Be straight and long enough and you have a great chance of par but pull it left or push it right and you will struggle on this hole.

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Doña Julia Golf Club Carretera A-7 Km. 146, 29690 Casares, Málaga ✆ (+34) 646 105 585 ✴ n/a ➩ donajuliagolfclub@hotmail.com ➲ www.golfdonajulia.com

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Casares Costa Golf

Course Information 9 holes, Par 34 • 2238m • 2044m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Trolleys, Electric trolleys, Pro shop, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Driving range (under construction)

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West of Estepona town just after exit 147 on the North side turn right at the roundabout. Heading for Casares, the clubhouse is approx. 1km on the left.

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Casares Costa Golf Ctra. Casares, km 0,7 29690 Casares - Malaga ✆ (+34) 952 937 895 ✴ (+34) 952 937 765 ➩ info@casarescostagolf.com.es ➲ www.casarescostagolf.com.es

The objective of the course at Casares is to entertain - and it does this very successfully. Its 9 holes are spread out with a varied design over the flat terrain of a valley and stand out for their fairways, on which precision is one of the keys to a good game. With three par 3’s and one par 5, the course offers golfers the possibility of playing all sorts of shots. The course is not overly long - the par 5, 7th is the longest at 472 m, whereas the 4th hole is the shortest. The prettiest hole of the course, and one of the prettiest of the Costa del Sol, is the 8th, as acknowledged by the majority of the Club’s members. This may be due to the fact that it is a hole for recovery - it measures 298 metres, is completely straight and the green is surrounded by vegetation. The stylish clubhouse is a great place to relax in the bar, or out on the terrace.

Signature Holes Toughest hole: Without doubt the par 5 7th that demands a long and straight drive if attempting to hit the green in 2. Out of bounds on both sides of the fairway and water in front of the green add to the difficulty of the hole. The majority of golfers will lay up to the right with their second shot to give themselves a wedge onto the green but a tough hole in every aspect. Best Par 3: 4th. Only 100 metres in size but the tee is raised over 80 feet above the green making club selection interesting. Short or long and your in the water. We suggest hitting the green!


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Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 6351m • 5884m • 4852m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Trolleys, Electric trolleys, Driving Range, Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy, Clubhouse, 3 Restaurants, Bar, 5-star deluxe boutique hotel, Spa, 3 swimming pools

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West of Estepona town just after exit 147 on the North side turn right at the roundabout. Heading for Casares, the clubhouse is approx. 2km on the right.

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Measuring almost 7,000 meters from the back tees with over 100 bunkers, Finca Cortesin Golf Club is one of the longest golf courses in Europe and a favourite for big hitters. The natural environment and landscape are one of its most attractive features. Despite its length, this is a course that can accommodate every level of player. Designed by Cabell Robinson and landscaped by Herald Huggan to be in full harmony with nature and the environment, it embodies all the natural character of the area.

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Finca Cortesín, Ctra. de Casares s/n, 29690 Casares, Málaga ✆ (+34) 952 937 884/3 ✴ (+34) 952 937 881 ➩ proshop@golfcortesin.es ➩ reservas@golfcortesin.es ➲ www.fincacortesin.com

Completing the picture of this outstanding resort are a Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy; elegant clubhouse; stunningly luxurious 5-star deluxe boutique hotel; 3 gourmet restaurants (headline Asian, Mediterranean and poolside); an expansive 2,200m2 spa and 3 swimming pools (Olympic, heated and outdoor).

Hotel Finca Cortesin The 5-star deluxe boutique hotel Finca Cortesin is a truly magnificent development. It features an amazing Golf and Spa Hotel Resort with 67 rooms and suites, luxury apartments, penthouses and detached villas - all lavishly appointed and elegantly furnished, with top specifications. Finca Cortesin is an elegant essay in luxury designed by architects Roger Torras and Ignacio Sierra. The hotel is comprised of two Andalucian inspired buildings, and a 2,200 square metre signature spa offering a full range of facilities and treatments for those seeking relaxation and great mental quietude.


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Estepona Golf

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 5893m • 5556m • 5073m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Trolleys, Driving range, Putting green, Golf lessons, Pro shop, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Bar

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From A-7 Malaga-Algeciras Exit Km.153 to A-7 / N-340. At roundabout take 4th exit. Go straight through next 2 roundabouts.

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18 holes of peaceful undulating Spanish countryside boasting stunning sea views from many areas of the course, Estepona Golf provides a fair test enjoyed by players of all standards. Renowned for their superb, consistent putting surfaces, the course features a wide variety of holes. The English owned golf course has for many years focused on the visiting golfer from overseas, with knowledgeable, multilingual staff always offering a warm friendly welcome. The clubhouse has recently benefited from a €400,000 renovation, where a superb selection of multinational food, wine and drinks are available in the comfortable restaurant, bar and terrace.

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Hole 10. Par 4. Hcp. 18 267m • 247m • 235m The signature hole is a beautiful downhill short par 4 with the green surrounded by water. The tee shot is very straight forward if you choose to play safe with just a mid iron to the middle of a large fairway area, however you may feel that at only 250 meters downhill and the wind behind that it is worth having a go with 3 wood or driver. A straight one will make an eagle/birdie very possible - but just slightly out and you are looking at a 6. Decisions, decisions, decisions!!!

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Estepona Golf. Arroyo Vaquero, Ctra. de Cadiz Km 150, Aprdo. 532, Estepona ✆ (+34) 952 937 605 ✴ (+34) 952 937 600 ➩ information@esteponagolf.com ➲ www.esteponagolf.com

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La Resina Golf & Country Club

Course Information 9 holes, Par 29 • 2444m • 2090m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Trolleys, Electric trolleys, Driving Range, Practice areas, Golf lessons, Kiosk, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Bar

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On the East side of Estepona and the North side of the main N-340, at the Selwo Park Exit Km 162.5 and continue 800 metres to the Resina Estate following the signs.

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Situated in the beautiful Resina estate lies the sublime short course of La Resina. The 9 hole layout is made up of 2 par fours and 7 par 3’s. However don’t be fooled into thinking that you will have a round full of birdies and pars, as this course is challenging with a varied terrain of hills, lakes and extreme rough to overcome. Common to all the holes is the quality of the greens. As the greenkeepers come from Valderrama they are in sublime condition, and run perfectly true. We would highly recommend this course for all who want a nice quick 9 or 18 holes, or to all who want to improve their short game. Also a great course for beginners or high handicappers looking to improve their game before moving onto the larger courses. In all great fun and extremely good value for the Costa del Sol.

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La Resina Golf & Country Club. Urb. La Resina, 29680 Estepona, Málaga. ✆ (+34) 951 278 346 ✴ (+34) 952 923 873 ➩ laresinagolf@hotmail.com ➲ www.laresinagolf.eu

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Signature Holes 3rd. Par 3, 133 metres. Stroke index 7 but we found it much tougher. The hole runs right over a gully with huge rough and has out of bounds to the left and behind the hole. If you hit the green you still have a lot of work to do as the green is on 2 levels and runs fairly steeply up from front to back. Two putting from anywhere outside 15 feet is good. 9th. Par 4, 224 metres yellow, 187 metres red. You tee off from high above the green, and with the clubhouse, lake and sea views behind the hole it is extremely pretty but also a lot of fun to approach the green in front of the clubhouse.


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Flamingos Golf Resort

Course Information Flamingos: 18 holes, Par 71 5714m • 5456m • 4828m Alferini: 18 holes, Par 73 6700m • 6379m • 5667m Handicap: Men 27, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Putting green, Clubhouse, Bar/Restaurant, Buggies, Trolleys, Driving range

Alferini Golf Course

There are few better indications of quality than the honour of hosting a major event in your inaugural year and this was what happened at Flamingos. The Dr Antonio Garcia Garrido designed layout welcomed the European Senior PGA 2002 Championship final, and again in 2003 and 2004. With spectacular views of the sea and mountains, Africa and Gibraltar, a large natural lake around which the whole resort has been built and luxuriant vegetation, this course is one you’ll also want to keep coming back to.

Without a doubt a star project since it was inaugurated in 2007. It has been a real challenge for its designer, D. Cristóbal Guerrero. The specialist press has deemed it a golf course for large competitions because of its length and the technical skill it demands. Set out between the mountains and with magnificent views of the sea and the Resort, this par-73 layout extends to almost 7,000 metres along fairways lined by pines, orange trees, cypresses and holm oaks. It is a glorious place to play golf. Blessed by superb drainage, it’s also perfect all year-round.

Each of the 18 holes represents the garden of a Tuscan Villa, where you will find Roman columns, classical statues and marble bridges on the fairways and corners of the course. Each hole is also defined by its own tree: cypress, orange, nisper, jacaranda, pine, olive, chestnut, pomegranate and many more.

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Exit the main N-340 coast road Exit Km 166 - Cancelada. Follow the signs up to the Hotel Villa Padierna and Flamingos Golf. Flamingos Golf

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Urb. Flamingos Resort, Ctra. Nac. 340, km 166. 29679 Benahavis ✆ (+34) 952 88 91 63 ✴ (+34) 952 88 91 84 ➩ info@flamingosgolf.com ➲ www.flamingos-golf.com

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El Paraiso Golf Club

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 6131m • 5912m • 4998m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Trolleys, Driving range, Putting green, Golf lessons, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Hotel

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Heading towards Estepona, Exit the main N-340 coast road at the 2nd footbridge after the Benahavís exit. Benahavís El Paraiso

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El Paraiso Golf Club Urb. El Paraiso, Ctra. de Cádiz Km. 167, Estepona ✆ (+34) 952 883 835 ✴ (+34) 952 885 827 ➩ info@elparaisogolfclub.com ➲ www.elparaisogolfclub.com

Designed by Gary Player, El Paraiso was opened in 1973 and is one of the oldest established courses on the coast. For more than twenty years it has been a mecca of golf, whether you are a low handicap or just wanting to enjoy a round of golf on your holiday, the course offers golfers of all ages and abilities an exciting challenge.

Hole 6. Par 5. • 442m • 435m • 383m

The setting is incomparable - lush fairways are punctuated by meandering streams, flanked by palm trees and an abundance of exotic fauna, including oleander, jacaranda and mimosas. Lakes provide a home for waterbirds and the golf balls of the unwary! Without doubt El Paraiso Golf Club is a well designed course that golfers will never tire of playing and will look forward to returning for another chance to conquer!

The drive has to be accurate to avoid two well positioned bunkers, left and right, and your second shot must favour the left centre of the fairway to miss the lake that catches any wayward ball.

With many good golf holes to choose from, without doubt the 6th, a dogleg left par 5, must be the best hole on the course.

Finally, your approach has again to be accurate, to a two tiered green, to give you any chance of that elusive birdie.


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Atalaya Golf OLD COURSE

Course Information Old Course: 18 holes, Par 72 6146m • 5860m • 5421m • 5034m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Trolleys, Electric trolleys, Driving Range, Practice areas, Golf lessons, Kiosk, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Bar

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Exit the main N-340 coast road at the Benahavís ‘cambio de sentido’. About 1km to the clubhouse. Benahavís MA547 Atalaya Golf

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Created in 1968, Atalaya Old Course was designed by Bernard von Limburger, the 1925 German Golf Championships winner who became his country’s finest golf course architect of the time. With its wide fairways and large elevated greens, this championship course provides a challenge to golfers of all levels. Elegant and mature with spectacular views of the magnificent La Concha mountain, it is the perfect oasis of tranquillity on the otherwise bustling and vibrant Costa del Sol. Its apparently benign parkland aspect with gently sloping fairways makes it an ideal course for the average club golfer - but plentiful bunkers filled with sparkling ‘marmolina’ sand, fast greens, lush vegetation and fairways lined with olive, pine, cactus and eucalyptus trees prove a challenge for single-figure players as well.

New Atalaya Golf Training Facilities Azahara Muñoz has been using the golf facilities at Atalaya Golf for over 11 years with her personal golf coach Fernando Vega Cabeza (Professional of the Atalaya Golf Academy). Last year Azahara won two golf medals, in the British Amateur and Mediterranean Games, before going on to win the two first tournaments she played as a professional and coming second in the U.S. qualifying school. She is now making use of the new 3,500 m2 short game area designed by Craig Cook - former design assistant of Robert Trend Jones - and roofed tee at the driving range. This area has just been opened for professionals and their pupils.

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Atalaya Golf & Country Club International, 29688 Estepona, Málaga ✆ (+34) 952 882 812 ✴ (+34) 952 887 897 ➩ info@atalaya-golf.com ➲ www.atalaya-golf.com


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Atalaya Golf NEW COURSE

Course Information New Course: 18 holes, Par 71 5142m • 5044m • 4356m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Trolleys, Electric trolleys, Driving Range, Practice areas, Golf lessons, Kiosk, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Bar

Signature Holes There are plenty of scoring opportunities on the New Course, with a solid mix of holes and lengths. The par 4 opening hole sets off from the middle of the Old Course, and requires an accurate drive with trees protecting either side. Doing so will leave a short iron into a raised green. Two of the best par 3’s you will come across on any golf course are the 4th - teeing off with a mid-iron from a raised platform over the lake - and the 13th, a long iron or wood to a two tiered green with a steep bank on the left. Par on either of these exceptional holes is a good score. The long par 5 finishing hole will either make or break your score.

Atalaya New Course offers spectacular views of the Mediterranean and Gibraltar and is seen as one of the most natural courses on the coast. Created in 1990 by Paul Krings, the New Course is set further inland, but has a similar parkland feel about it - with gently undulating fairways and large, fast greens. It would be fair to say that, in general, hazards are obvious but still manage to trap the unwary. Care is needed off the tees and the wild hitter will soon encounter difficulties. The New Course is rapidly catching up with the Old in terms of quality and in the summer months there are great bargains to be had for the holiday golfer. Atalaya Golf & Country Club International also offers splendid practice facilities, including a spacious driving range, six short game areas and three putting greens.

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Exit the main N-340 coast road at the Benahavís ‘cambio de sentido’. About 1km to the clubhouse. Benahavís MA547 Atalaya Golf

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Marbella

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Atalaya Golf & Country Club International, 29688 Estepona, Málaga ✆ (+34) 952 882 812 ✴ (+34) 952 887 897 ➩ info@atalaya-golf.com ➲ www.atalaya-golf.com

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RCG Guadalmina Real Club de Golf

Course Information South Course: 18 holes, Par 72 6021m • 5874m • 5108m North Course: 18 holes, Par 72 5768m • 5644m • 4820m Short Course: 9 holes, Par 27 Handicap: Men 26, Ladies 35 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Trolleys, Electric trolleys, Driving Range, Practice areas, Golf lessons, Kiosk, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Bar How to find...

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The course is about 1 Km from San Pedro on the N-340. Heading towards Marbella the road has been diverted through San Pedro for ongoing works.

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In 2008 His Majesty Juan Carlos I King of Spain awarded Guadalmina with the Royal Appointment, for fifty years of Golf in a mature but always young and very friendly Club. Over the last fifty years Real Club de Golf Guadalmina has hosted very important tournaments such as the Spanish Championship in 1965; the qualifying school tournament for the European PGA in 1995 and 1996; and the PGA championship in 1998.

South Course This is the oldest course of the Gualdalmina complex. It was designed by Javier Arana in 1959 and is renowned for its difficulty, making it more suitable for experienced players. Fairways are narrow and well protected by old trees, therefore requiring good straight shots.

Established in 1959, today Guadalmina offers 17 different nationalities with more than 2.000 members, and one of the best social scenes along the Costa del Sol. Guadalmina has two 18 hole golf courses and a par 3 nine hole golf course, a covered driving range for 40 players and a chipping and putting green. The South course was virtually rebuilt in 2002, with new tees, greens, and the fairways re-laid with turf.

North Course Designed by Folco Nardi in 1973, this course runs almost parallel to its southern “brother”, and is shorter and hillier with more water obstacles. The course requires straight drives down the middle of the fairways as failure to do so may find one of the numerous water hazards hidden in the rough.

Road Diversion

C.N. 340 Km 170. Urb. Guadalmina Alta. 29678 San Pedro de Alcántara ✆ (+34) 952 883 455 ✴ (+34) 952 883 483 ➩ reservas@guadalminagolf.com ➲ www.guadalminagolf.com

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Monte Mayor Golf & Country Club

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 5652m • 5354m • 4800m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Driving range, Putting green, Clubhouse, Restaurant

Signature Holes Hole 3: Par 3. 193m •165m • 109m Probably one of the best Par 3’s on the Costa del Sol. Very intimidating, but a good shot slightly on the right of the Pin will take you safely home. If not, dropping zone, close to the green. Hole 4: Par 5. 425m • 419m • 391m A drive then a dilemma: do you go for the green - Glory or Misery - or do you lag your second shot on to the intermediary plateau? Then, to go to the green, you will pas across a lovely rustic bridge and discover the glorious waterfall cascading over natural marble stone.

Monte Mayor Golf opened in 1989. Designed by José Cancedo, this is a fantastic and challenging Golf Course known as one of the most spectacular on the Costa del Sol. The Golf course is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The valley in which Monte Mayor is laid out clings to the slope of Monte Mayor. The ruins of a 10th Century Moorish Fort crown the summits of Monte Mayor. Monte Mayor’s Fairways are of Bermuda 419. The driving range is breathtaking. Buggies are included with the Green Fee. Starting times every 15 minutes. Amongst the Pros, Alex Cejka, the course record holder (66), practiced a lot here and enjoyed to work all his shots at Monte Mayor. Monte Mayor is frequently voted into the Top 5 as a golf experience not to be missed.

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Leave the N-340 at km 165.6 for the village of Cancelada. Follow the directions for Monte Mayor Golf Club. Monte Mayor Marbella Club Benahavís El Higueral Estepona

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Cancelada Flamingos Golf El Paraiso Estepona

Atalaya

A-7 (N-340)

Marbella

Km 166

Avenida de Monte Mayor, s/n. Apdo. de Correos 962 29679 Benahavís, Málaga ✆ (+34) 952 937 111 ✴ (+34) 952 937 112 ➩ reservations@montemayorgolf.com ➲ www.montemayorgolf.com

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Marbella Club Golf Resort

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 6279m • 5437m • 5050m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 32 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Trolleys, Electric trolleys, Driving Range, Putting green, Golf lessons, Clubhouse, Restaurant

How to find... Leave the N-340 at km 165.6 for the village of Cancelada. Follow the directions for Monte Mayor Golf Club. Monte Mayor Marbella Club

Benahavís El Higueral Estepona

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Flamingos Golf

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Atalaya

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18 is a 495m par 5 that starts from a spectacular high tee. The hardest thing about this amazing tee shot is not to get distracted by the magnificent views of the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and Africa. Your drive will hang in the air forever and if it lands on the fairway you may have a chance to reach the green in two. The brave will take on a long second shot with a wood to a well bunkered green whereas the strategic will lay up and try to make their birdie with a well placed wedge into this large, well contoured green. Framed by the quaint thatched clubhouse and a large ornamental lake, this is truly a great way to finish a spectacular and fun days golf.

The Club offers golf of the most exclusive nature. With start times on average 30 mins apart, over-crowded rounds are not a concern and morning tee times are guaranteed. Players need only concentrate on their game and enjoy a superb day of golf that meets the expectations of the most demanding fans of the sport.

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The Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort is a world class golf course that exceeds even the highest expectations. With a total length of 6,247m, the course is enhanced by carefully contoured fairways, beautiful waterfalls, lakes and strategically placed bunkers, as well as undulating and protected greens, maintained to perfection. The in-house British P.G.A. Professional, Gary Vaulter, has extensive experience teaching all aspects of the game at all levels of ability.

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Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa 29679 Benahavís, Málaga ✆ (+34) 952 889 101 ✴ (+34) 952 889 102 ➩ reserv.golf@ marbellaclub.com ➲ www.marbellaclub.com

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El Higueral Benahavís Golf Club

Course Information 9 holes, Par 36 2938m • 2682m • 2201m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Trolleys, Electric trolleys, Pro Shop

Signature Hole Hole 4. Par 5. • 489m • 467m • 443m • 394m Featuring one of the most picturesque green settings on the Costa del Sol, this downhill dogleg right hole follows the sweeping contours of the fairway, turning to reveal a peninsula green nestled by the lakeside. An accurate drive is required if the player is to successfully reach the green in two. Played to reach in regulation, good judgement of distance with a short iron could equally set up a birdie opportunity, though water is a factor if the pin is placed back right.

Built and maintained to the highest standards, this full length par 36, 9 hole layout is an absolute joy to play. Always perfectly manicured and with incredible putting surfaces, designer Roderick Segar has shown a great understanding and sympathy of the gently undulating terrain on which the course sits. Water forms an integral part of the course - with man-made lakes that are defined by their stylish black slate surrounds contrasting with the breathtakingly beautiful natural lake which comes into play on the 4th and 5th holes. Quick, true greens are up there with the best, and give the opportunity for the greenkeepers to put in some devilish pin positions due to the combination of slopes and hazards. But this course is perfect for golfers of any level, either for a quick 9 holes, or trying to better your score with another trip round.

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Exit the N-340 at the Benahavís ‘cambio de sentido’. Follow the road for about 5 kms, then turn right at the crossroads. Monte Mayor Marbella Club Benahavís El Higueral Estepona

AP-7 Motorway

Malaga

Cancelada Flamingos Golf El Paraiso Estepona Km 166

Atalaya

A-7 (N-340)

Marbella Exit Benahavís

Urb. Capanes Golf. Km. 3,7 Ctra. de Benahavís, 29679 Benahavís ✆ (+34) 951 242 139 ✆ (+34) 639 793 542 ➩ reservas@elhigueralgolf.com ➲ www.elhigueralgolf.com


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Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 5729m • 5306m • 4819m Handicap: Men 36, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Driving range, Putting green, Chipping area, Club rental, Squash, Sauna, Gym, Tennis, Paddle, Golf lessons, Pro shop, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Bar, WiFi

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Access the Ronda Road from the East side of San Pedro de Alcántara. Also with access through the Benahavís road. Los Arqueros

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AP-7 Motorway

Malaga

San Pedro Nueva Andalucía Estepona

A-7 (N-340)

Marbella

Road Diversion

Los Arqueros G & CC road Km. 44,5 (A-397) San Pedro Alcántara ✆ (+34) 952 784 600 ✴ (+34) 952 786 707 ➩ caddiemaster@es.taylorwimpey.com ➲ www.losarquerosgolf.com

Los Arqueros is the first golf course on the Costa del Sol designed by Severiano Ballesteros in 1991. In the last years all efforts have focused to obtain the environmental certificate (ISO 14.001), Health & Safety (OHSAS 18.001) and Quality (UNE 188.001), thus positioning Los Arqueros probably among the very few golf courses in Spain to have achieved it. Los Arqueros offers an interesting round of golf suitable for low and high handicap players. Accuracy and direction rather than length are the key factors in producing a good round. The topography of the course follows the natural contours with contrasting landscapes including three lakes and several streams which make each hole a different challenge. The excellent conditions of fairways and greens together with the enviable setting and magnificent views of the mountains and Mediterranean sea makes a visit to Los Arqueros an unforgettable experience.

Signature Holes Hole 3 - Par 4, 361m: Possibly one of the most beautiful holes on the course, with a large lake and raised green. Hole 13 - Par 5, 458m: Considered the best hole on the course with wonderful views over the Mediterranean. Complicating matters is a stream running along the right side. Problem-free green. Hole 15 - Par 4, 376m: One of the best par 4’s on the course. The fairway veers slightly to the leftm leading to a wide green with numerous downhill slopes.


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La Quinta Golf & Country Club

Course Information Course A + B: 18 holes, Par 70 5602m • 5370m • 4748m Course A + C: 18 holes, Par 71 5915m • 5667m • 4991m Course B + C: 18 holes, Par 71 5749m • 5507m • 4881m Handicap: Men 26, Ladies 34 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Golf Academy by Manuel Piñero, Driving range, Clubhouse, Hotel, Restaurant, Spa, Sauna, Pool, Fitness centre, Games room, Kids Club How to find...

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Take the Ronda Road from San Pedro. Straight at traffic lights, then at 2nd roundabout turn right. Follow signs to the club. Los Arqueros

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La Quinta Ronda Road Estepona

AP-7 Motorway

Malaga

San Pedro Nueva Andalucía Estepona

A-7 (N-340)

Marbella

Road Diversion

Club, Urb. La Quinta Golf, Nueva Andalucía, 29660 Marbella ✆ (+34) 952 762 390 ✴ (+34) 952 762 399 ➩ reservas@laquintagolf.com ➲ www.laquintagolf.com

La Quinta Golf Club has 27 holes, divided in 3 courses of 9 holes, which can be combined to have more playing options. Each are integrated in the natural surroundings of the area, from which one can view the Mediterranean sea and the mountains that encircle Marbella. Course A, San Pedro, has open fairways and short yardage, therefore, woods and long irons are mainly used in this course. Course B, Ronda, a fabulous course with narrow fairways and more difficult greens. Surrounded by amazing houses and villas from the Spanish high society, this uphill course leads to the Ronda mountains. Finally, Course C, Guadaiza, although easier than course B, there are many slopes and a few dog legs. There is also La Quinta Golf Academy - equipped with the most modern facilities, such as the digital swing analysis system.

Quality & Service The landscaping and the course quality together with the quality of the services are the main objectives of the renovation project that the club has been working on for the last three years. The quality is also clearly shown in the services offered by the club. A good example is the interval between each tee-time, which has been amplified for the comfort and benefit of the players - and the club has also incorporated a Bag Drop service in order to simplify the check-in process from the moment the player arrives to club parking until they are on the first tee.


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Los Naranjos Golf Club

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 6457m • 6038m • 5143m Handicap: Men 27, Ladies 35 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Trolleys, Electric trolleys, Driving Range, Putting green, Golf lessons, Kiosk, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Sauna

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Exit the highway at Nueva Andalucia and follow orange ‘golf club’ signs to the course.

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Bullring Casino San Pedro

Dreamers A-7

Marbella

Los Naranjos is one of Spains best golf courses. World famous golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. considered it one of his finest European designs and it is indeed a true Championship course. Measuring 6.500 meters from the professional tees it features wide fairways, strategically placed hazards and large undulating greens. Suitable for all levels of players, Los Naranjos is firmly established as one of Spain’s most popular golf courses, welcoming visitors all year round. Noted for its beautiful clubhouse, welcoming atmosphere and large orange groves. The Los Naranjos greens are firm and fast, recently renewed they feature A4 Agrostis bent grass. The fairways and tees are Bermuda 328, an ideal surface for a warm climate. The tees are terraced and long with expansive fairways on the front nine, and big undulating greens.

Signature Holes The fourth is possibly one of the best Par 3’s on the coast, with a green guarded by a small river and big bunkers to the left, right and behind. The ninth is a challenging Par 4 dog-leg left. From a solid tee shot you still have a long iron to the green - bogey here is a good result! The famous finishing hole is a long par 5, with the clubhouse behind the green. Before reaching the green there are several problems to handle - not least the lakes to be crossed before you can finally hole out.

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Los Naranjos Golf Club Apdo. 64, 29660 Nueva Andalucia, Marbella ✆ (+34) 952 815 206 ✴ (+34) 952 811 428 ➩ golfclub@losnaranjos.com ➲ www.losnaranjos.com

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Magna Marbella Golf Club

Course Information 9 holes, Par 29 • 1540m • 1358m • 1246m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Trolleys, Electric trolleys, Driving range, Putting green, Golf lessons, Clubhouse, Restaurant

Exit the highway at Nueva Andalucia and follow orange ‘golf club’ signs to the course.

The clubhouse is elegantly furnished with a cosy atmosphere, and houses the excellent Magna Cafe featuring a terrace that overlooks the golf course, which is usually in immaculate condition. The greens are Magna Marbella’s pride and joy - irrigated with water which is distilled via their own plant. This will ensure that they are well protected from disease and should be in perfect condition whenever you visit. If you only have time to get a quick round in, enjoying Magna’s nine green jewels could prove an ideal way to spend it.

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Magna Café has already become an institution with descerning visitors to the Costa del Sol and residents alike. Stylish surroundings, quality creative food & wine, breath-taking views and a ideal location make it a great place to be.

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Located in the Club House of the beautiful Magna Marbella Golf course, and next to the exclusive Magna Marbella development, Magna Café has evolved from being a quaint Club House bar-restaurant to what is now a quality restaurant exuding Marbella’s typically cosmopolitan ambience.

How to find...

Magna Marbella is a nine hole, par 29 course including excellent practice facilities and driving range with golf school. Situated on the top of Golf Valley, although Magna is ultimately catering for a market where time is valuble, they have not economised on the quality and services they offer.

La Dama de Noche

Magna Café

Aloha

Bullring Casino San Pedro

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Magna Marbella Golf C/ Calderón de la Barca s/n 29660 Marbella ✆ (+34) 952 92 92 49 ✴ (+34) 952 92 92 49 ➩ info@magnamarbellagolf.com ➲ www.magnamarbellagolf.com

MONTHLY COURSES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS. PRICES €75 & €90

A Golf course for Adults AND Children

Private 1 hour Golf Lesson. €50 Bring a friend for free video analysis. Practice balls included.

Green fee & 3 coures menu in Magna Café. €35 Includes a bottle of wine

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RCG Las Brisas Real Club de Golf

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 6130m • 5866m • 5593m Handicap: Men 24, Ladies 32 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Driving Range, Putting green, Golf lessons, Clubhouse, Pro shop, Restaurant, Bar, Sauna

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Exit the highway at Puerto Banús and follow orange ‘golf club’ signs to the course.

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Aloha

Bullring Casino San Pedro

Dreamers A-7

Marbella

Founded by D. José Banús in 1968, Real Club de Golf Las Brisas aspires to be the private club of choice for those who appreciate an exceptional golf experience in an inviting social environment. Their focus is to provide excellent service, well maintained facilities, superb dining and a variety of social events and recreational activities for the benefit of members and their guests. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior, every hole at Real Club de Golf Las Brisas has been carefully considered to be both pleasing to the eye and capable of challenging even the most experienced player. Numerous water hazards and prudent bunkering combine with subtle dog-legs to suggest careful planning and good shot making is required in order to achieve the lowest scores.

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Real Club de Golf Las Brisas Apdo. de Correos nº 147 29660 Nueva Andalucía ✆ (+34) 952 813 021 ✴ (+34) 952 815 518 ➩ info@realclubdegolflasbrisas.com ➲ www.realclubdegolflasbrisas.com

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Flaura and Fauna Perfectly complementing the design of the golf course is the harmonious landscaping created by Englishman Gerald Huggan. Much like a botanical garden, plants and trees from all the continents of the world fill the course with imagination and colour. Here you will find rare species from Africa such as the Cape Chestnut and Spiny Acacias, the Indian Laurel and Mysore Ficus from Asia, Chorisia Spciosa from America, the Green Ash from Mexico, and the Whistling Pine from Australia combined with numerous palms and Mediterranean trees.


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Aloha Golf Club

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 6293m • 6007m • 5254m Handicap: Men 24, Ladies 28 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Electric trolleys, Driving range, Putting green, Golf lessons, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Pool, Sauna

Hole 2. Par 4. 331m • 310m • 265m This elegant and picturesque par 4 is just one of the highlights at the long established Aloha Golf Club, designed by the late Javier Arana.

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Overall there’s a wide mix of holes, characterised by mostly wide fairways - although you’ll have big problems if you stray either side of them. All the holes have highly individual, apt names. The second, for instance, is called ‘Uresandi’, the Baroque word for a lot of water - and three lakes certainly is a lot of water. The eleventh is Las Aguilas (Eagles) as the hole is so close to the mountain that twitchers may catch sight of one. Although the club is private, visitors are welcome all year. It’s advisable to telephone in advance - this course is very popular.

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Many will choose to play an iron from the tee for position and take their chances for a birdie on the subtle contours of the green. From the elevated tee, water impedes the narrow landing area of the fairway on the right, with a bunker protecting the green at the front. A back pin position will take some creative shot making and spin control in order to get close.

Most visiting golfers have heard of Aloha, it’s one of the best known courses on the Costa del Sol. Like many of the other older ones it has seen substantial improvements in recent years, particularly the replanting of the fairways and a general upgrading of the clubhouse and changing rooms.

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Aloha Golf Club Urb. Aloha, Nueva Andalucia 29660 Marbella, Málaga ✆ (+34) 952 907 085 ✴ (+34) 952 812 389 ➩ office@clubdegolfaloha.com ➲ www.clubdegolfaloha.com

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9 holes, Par 36 • 2749m • 2494m

9 holes, Par 27 • 952m • 785m

Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only

Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only

Facilities: Buggies, Driving Range, Putting green

Facilities: Driving Range, Putting green, Golf lessons,

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Lady of the Night or Dame de Noche was designed by Enrique Canales and opened in 1991. Specifically designed to be played at night as well as during the day - this course is open round the clock - the plantings perfume also helps keep mosquitoes at bay.

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Take the Puerto Banús exit at the Rio Verde curve, by the BMW showroom.

Las Brisas

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Even though it is only nine holes, it is a Par 36. The joy of a nocturnal game of golf is alleviated with the absence of rough, ensuring that play moves at a steady pace, and the lighting has been carefully and strategically placed so that no shadows are cast.

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Dreamers A-7

Marbella

This unusual and enchanting golf course is located just a few minutes away from Marbella town centre. A fairly new nine-hole par 3 course nestling in the foothills of La Concha, with spectacular Mediterranean views.

How to find...

From the A-7 the course can be accessed via Exit ‘Nagueles’. From the N-340 take the road up that runs alongside El Corte Inglés in Marbella.

It is immaculately maintained, has wide greens and there is plenty of variety in the length of the holes. The third, fourth and fifth offer the biggest challenges. The layout ambles around slight undulations, hills and lakes and offers a very enjoyable and relaxing way to polish your short game.

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La Dama de Noche Camino del Angel s/n, Rio Verde 29660 Marbella, Málaga ✆ (+34) 952 818 150 ✴ (+34) 952 818 413 ➩ reservas@golfladamadenoche.com ➲ www.golfdamadenoche.com

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Monte Paraiso Golf Camino de Camoján, s/n 29600 Marbella, Málaga ✆ (+34) 952 822 781 ✴ (+34) 952 822 714 ➩ reservas@monteparaisogolf.com ➲ www.monteparaisogolf.com

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Rio Real Golf

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 6166m • 6098m • 5321m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Driving range, Putting green, Golf lessons, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Hotel

Signature Holes

This course has been in existence for over fifty years and was named after the Real river, which comes into play on several of the fairways. It’s a scenic course even though it is, on the whole, flat. Inaugurated in 1965, designed by Javier Arana, this magnificent 18-hole par 72 golf course is set in a beautiful sloping valley with challenging greens.

Hole 5. Par 4. 387m • 383m • 343m A tough par 4 where the Rio Real river is in play. The tee shot is driven away from the Mediterranean sea with the prevailing wind coming from your left. Going down the right side of the fairway leaves a shorter second, but a grassy knoll slightly impedes the view to the green from here. The putting surface is nestled amongst the trees on the other side of the river, which is a genuine hazard. A lay up area is provided for those who require three (or more!) shots to get there.

On the par 4 tenth don’t worry if you don’t reach the dogleg on the fairway with the first shot - nobody is perfect! Choose your second shot to the green - if you play short it will be much easier. If you decide to go for it - over the pines and hill - hold your breath until fellowplayers audibly confirm your success. The par 5 thirteenth is the longest and most spectacular hole. Imitate Tiger Woods by reaching the green in three strokes if you can.

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Heading towards Málaga from Marbella, turn off the highway after 3 kms. The golf course can be seen from the highway. Hotel Incosol

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Rio Real Santa Clara Hospital Marbella Km 186

A-7 Los Monteros

Rio Real Golf Urb. Rio Real Golf, 29600 Marbella, Málaga ✆ (+34) 952 765 733 ✴ (+34) 952 772 140 ➩ reservas@rioreal.com ➲ www.rioreal.com

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Malaga Km 187.5


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Santa Clara Golf Club

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 5940m • 5558m • 4856m Handicap: Men 30, Ladies 38 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Electric trolleys, Driving Range, Putting green, Golf lessons, Clubhouse, Restaurant

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From the main N-340 coast Exit Km.187.5 “Los Monteros”. The course is located behind the Costa del Sol Hospital. Hotel Incosol

Marbella Golf

Rio Real Santa Clara Hospital Marbella Km 186

A-7 Los Monteros

Malaga

Making customers feel happy about handing over their hard earned euros is one of the most difficult achievements to attain in business, but is something that Santa Clara manages on a daily basis. The secret is a well maintained, playable and enjoyable golf course combined with an exceptionally high level of service. From check-in to the first tee, somebody is there to offer helpful advice with a smile. The opening hole sits alongside the 9th, 10th & 18th, all of which lead towards or away from the magnificent clubhouse and one of the best practice facilities on the Costa del Sol. Designed by Enrique Canales Busquets, the course has been created with respect for the natural environment, indigenous wildlife and vegetation. Santa Clara Golf Marbella provides a stimulating and unforgettable round for golfers of all abilities.

Signature Holes The course offers a great deal of variety, with a mixture of different length par 4’s which give the opportunity to strategize from the tee. The par 3’s are perhaps where it is most difficult to hold a good score together, with hazards and hillsides to contend with should you be wide of the target. The 13th measures 139 metres from the ladies tee, 182 metres from the men’s, and a massive 208 from the pros. Forming part of the course affectionately known as ‘Santa Clara Corner’, (holes 12, 13 & 14) - what also makes this hole so daunting is the lake which protects the front of the green.

Km 187.5

Santa Clara Golf Marbella Ctra. N-340, Km. 187.5 29603 Marbella, Málaga ✆ (+34) 952 85 01 11 ✴ (+34) 952 85 02 88 ➩ reservas@santaclaragolfmarbella.com ➲ www.santaclaragolfmarbella.com

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Santa Clara Golf Marbella Ctra. N-340 Málaga-Cádiz, Km. 187.5 (Exit “Los Monteros” Behind Costa del Sol Hospital) 29603 Marbella - Málaga - Spain Tel.: (+34) 952 85 01 11 Fax: (+34) 952 85 02 88 reservas@santaclaragolfmarbella.com www.santaclaragolfmarbella.com


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Marbella Golf Country Club

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 5867m • 5444m • 4739m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Driving range, Golf school, Gym/Spa, Jacuzzi, Lockers, Storage, Restaurant, Tennis school

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From the main N-340 coast Exit Km.187.5 “Los Monteros”. The course is located behind the Costa del Sol Hospital. Hotel Incosol

Marbella Golf

Rio Real Santa Clara Hospital Marbella Km 186

Designed by Robert Trent Jones in the late 80’s, this well established Championship 18-hole course is 5,867 metres long with a par of 72. Marbella Golf has an imaginative and impressive layout and the course challenges professionals and amateurs alike. Surrounded by lush green hills and olive trees, Marbella Golf is unique, beautiflly complimenting the natural environment, it encompasses one of the largest green areas left on the Coast.

A-7 Los Monteros

Malaga

Each hole is unique in character and afford views of the azure Meditterranean Sea. The numerous bunkers and lakes have to be successfully negotiated if one is to achieve a good score. Little valleys, ravines and gullies trap the unwary on the first few holes. The 11th requires particular care, with a sharp dogleg right amidst valleys and hills.

El Olivo Restaurant at Marbella Golf El Olivo is remarkable in form and content alike. Recently renovated, its elegant design reflects an understanding of eating according to which it’s not just what you have in your plate but a full experience that begins with the setting. In perfect interplay with the landscape outside -one of the most exclusive areas in Marbella- the art deco interior is like a harbinger of what you can find on the menu. El Olivo offers a creative menu, incorporating international cuisine (from France, Italy or Asia) in an attempt to avoid the “regional food” cliché.

Km 187.5

Marbella Golf Country Club Ctra. de Cadiz, Km 188 29604 Marbella ✆ (+34) 952 830 500 ✴ (+34) 952 834 353 ➩ reservas@marbellagolf.com ➲ www.marbellagolf.com

Revival of a Masterpiece by Robert Trent Jones Snr

Celebrate 18 Holes Restored

Monthly Saturday Stableford League €40 Package: Golf with Buggy - Prizes & Tapas Nov 14th, Dec 12th, Jan 16th, Feb 13th, Mar 13th Best 3 from 5. Finals Day - April 2010 TBA


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Greenlife Golf

Course Information 9 holes, Par 27 1171m • 1142m • 953m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Trolleys, Driving Range, Pro shop, Clubhouse, Putting green, Golf Academy, Clay tennis courts, Fitness Centre, Sauna, Accommodation, Restaurante El Lago

Signature Holes Signature holes have to be special and the second hole at Greenlife cetainly is. When played from the back tee you have little to aim for: a small green surrounded by water and trees. The hole has a touch of the 17th at Sawgrass to it. We can only advise you select the correct club, aim straight and swing true in order to make the putting surface. Good luck! The fifth is a pleasure to play from the back tee. Trees surround the tee and entry to the fairway. A tree filled canyon awaits an errant tee shot and, with out of bounds all along the right and a small green, only the best shot will prevail.

Greenlife Golf is one of the hidden treasures amongst the courses on the Costa del Sol. A sublime nine-hole par three course set in the beautiful surroundings of Elvira Hills, it boasts beautifully manicured fairways and greens lined with olive and cork trees. The variable terrain makes a complicated test for golfers of all levels. You will find longer courses on the coast but none that provide such a challenge to your short game.

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Road A7, exit Elviria at km. 192. Head North and take 4th exit at last roundabout onto Av. de Italia. Continue for another Kilometre. El Soto

The 9th is the longest hole, at 165 metres, and to hit the green only the best shot will suffice. Play it from the back tee - anything else will spoil it. Out of bounds runs along the left hand side of the fairway towards a two tier green with bunkers right and left. If you miss the green, expect a difficult approach requiring a lot of skill. You won’t find many par 3’s as hard as this, so play it as a par 4. You’ve been warned!

Greenlife Golf

Santa Maria Supersol Marbella

A-7 Km 192

Malaga Hotel Don Carlos

Greenlife Golf, Urb. Elviria Hills, Avda. Las Cumbres, 29604 Marbella ✆ (+34) 952 839 142 ✴ (+34) 952 839 082 ➩ golf@greenlife-golf.com ➲ www.greenlife-golf.com

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€28

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From 9th - 21st February 2010. Varied menu with accompanying wines, accommodation and breakfast.

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Santa Maria Golf & Country Club

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 5586m • 5325m • 4657m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Pro shop, Trollies, Buggies, Putting green, Club cleaning, Tennis, Lawn bowls, Sauna, Clubhouse - an outstanding renovated finca with bar, lounge and restaurant overlooking the first tee. Gymnasium & snooker/billiard rooms available to members How to find...

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Exit the main N-340 coast road at Km. 192 towards Elviria. Head North and take 1st right at last roundabout onto Av. de Santa María. El Soto Greenlife Golf

Santa Maria Supersol Marbella

A-7 Km 192

This club has a well-earned place amongst the most elite on the Costa del Sol, offering challenging golf in unparalleled surroundings. It affords views across the course to the Mediterranean, as well as inland to the mountains that lie to the north. The splendid 19th century clubhouseepitomises the charm and character of the club. While not long, the course is full of interest and considered one of the best along the coast; each hole has its own particular character. Many of the tees are elevated and, on a fine day, the views from the 10th to the 16th holes are breathtaking. The opening hole is a fairly straightforward 289m par-4. The tee shot must clear a small lake and avoid the ravine to the left of the fairway. After that only a short iron should be needed to find the generous putting surface, guarded by three bunkers.

Signature Holes The 7th is the first of the par-3’s. At 196 meters off an elevated tee not many players will reach the green - especially if the wind is against! The 11th is a spectacular left-handed dog leg, par-4, measuring just 286 meters. The elevated tee is at the highest point on the course and long hitters will have to avoid running into the lake or adjacent bunker. The feature here is a well-bunkered green with attractive waterfall to its right. Take a moment to admire the sheer beauty of the setting from the ‘mirador’ behind the 11th green, next to the 12th tee.

Malaga Hotel Don Carlos

Santa Maria Golf & Country Club Urbanización Elviria 29600 Marbella ✆ (+34) 952 831 036 ✴ (+34) 952 834 797 ➩ caddymaster@santamariagolfclub.com ➲ www.santamariagolfclub.com

Why join Santa Maria Golf and what makes us different? • Memberships have been available since 1991 • Play on one of the best manicured courses on the coast • Play in weekly members competitions and roll-ups • Play in Interclub matches • Take part in members social events and away trips

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3 Membership Options for 2010. Starting from €1,615 + € 850 Entrance Fee. Please call us for details.


op h S o r P Autumn / Winter Discounts 25% off Nike Clothing Mens & Ladies 25% off Callaway Ladies Clothing 30% off Shoes

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Club Clearance Bargain Barrel Woods – 75€ (Orlimar, Ping Zing, Adams, Masters) Irons Sets – 499€ (Callaway X-20, Mizuno, Titleist, Masters Nike Ladies)

3 Membership Options for 2010. Starting from €1,615 + € 850 Entrance Fee. Please call us for details.

Winter Green Fees

January Sales Starts on the 1st Up to 50% off

Special Offers Callaway X-22 Graphite Irons – 599€

1st February - 31st May 2010

Golf Green Fee

Buggy Rental

18 Holes

€65.00

€25.00

9 Holes

€34.00

€12.50

Twilight

€45.50

€ 17.50

Urb. Elviria, Ctra. Cádiz-Málaga, km 192. Tel: (+34) 952 831 036 - Fax: (+34) 952 834 797 caddymaster@santamariagolfclub.com www.santamariagolfclub.com


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El Soto Club de Golf

Course Information 9 holes, Par 27 • 585m Handicap: No handicap limits Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Trolleys, Electric trolleys, Putting green, Golf lessons, Kiosk, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Sauna

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Exit the main N-340 coast road at Km. 192 towards Elviria. Head North and take 2nd exit at last roundabout onto Av. de España. Continue to El Soto Urbanisation. El Soto Greenlife Golf

El Soto golf club is a jewel in the hills of Elviria. It is a 9 hole short course which is very interesting and enjoyable to play. This course is a great introduction to the game for beginners, ideal for juniors and seniors, and also for the experienced player to sharpen up their shortgame. The distances of the holes range from 45 meters to 85 meters making this the perfect course to practise your distance control. There are many water features on the course, again to help with your target practice. The club lays claim to being a lot more than just a golf course, it has a spa, gym, tennis court, paddle tennis court and the El Soto restaurant.

Santa Maria

El Soto is a great course to enjoy a golf day with a difference to staging your golf societies short course championships.

Supersol Marbella

A-7 Km 192

Malaga Hotel Don Carlos

El Soto Club de Golf Urb El Soto de Marbella, El Vicario, Marbella ✆ (+34) 952 852 124 ✴ (+34) 952 852 120 ➩ elsotoclubdegolf@hotmail.com ➲ www.elsotogolf.com

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Amenities El Soto has a fully stocked pro shop and club repair service, whilst the spa includes a jacuzzi, sauna and a steam room - the ideal place to relax after a round of golf, a hard workout in the gymnasium or after a game of tennis. The gymnasium is well equipped with a treadmill, bikes, cross trainer and all the relevant weight machines, a full set of hand weights and dumbbells. There are abdominal machines together with mats and roll bars, to fulfil all your workout requirements. One full size tennis court and one paddle court can be booked by the hour.


El Soto Club de Golf 9 Holes

18 Holes

Individual

Green Fees

€15

€25

Owner’s Guest

€9

€15

Junior

€6

€10

Night golf is back at El Soto Club de Golf, 29th January 2010 Come and join in this great fun event played with liminous balls, flags and holes 18 hole texas scramble, shot gun start at 7pm 120€ for a team of four (Please note we only have space for 11 teams) Includes 18 hole night golf tournament, meal and drink after nights play and lots of prizes Call El Soto on (+34) 952 852 124 for more information or to book your place

Best membership prices ever! 12 month memberships: Junior - €100 · Adult - €250 · Couple - €350 · Family - €500 · Corporate (for 12 named people) - €2,400 All memberships include unlimited use of the 9 hole par 3 course, gymnasium, spa, paddle tennis and the full sized tennis court. We also run regular, fun and rewarding competitions throughout the calendar year.

We can teach you all you need to know about golf Our Head PGA Qualified Golf Professional, Sean Stiff is also available to give golf lessons. Sean is a short and long game specialist, give your game a full MOT with our winter offer: 30 mins putting, 30 mins chipping, 30 mins bunker shots and 30 mins swing for only 50€ Call Sean on (+34) 952 852 124 to book now.

Urb El Soto de Marbella, El Vicario, Marbella. Tel: (+34) 952 852 124 · Fax: (+34) 952 852 120 elsotoclubdegolf@hotmail.com · www.elsotogolf.com


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Cabopino Golf

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 5417m • 4640m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Driving Range, Putting green, Golf lessons, Clubhouse, Restaurant

How to find...

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Exit the main N-340 coast road at Km.194, marked Cabopino. At roundabout Exit Urb. Artola Alta. Right at next roundabout and follow signs to club.

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Cabopino Golf

Marbella

A-7 (N-340) Km 194

Cabopino Golf is situated on the border between Marbella and Mijas Costa, opposite the charming little marina of Cabopino. The course was designed by Juan Ligues Creus. The layout presents spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding pine forest. Cabopino Golf allows all categories of handicap golfers to enjoy a day out. At the entrance to Cabopino Golf we find the excellent facilities of the golf Academy and driving range. The driving range has a capacity for 60 players, with a depth of 250 mts, and 160 mts, wide distance markers, bunkers, and the natural layout amongst the pine forest make an interesting and challenging practise session. The academy offers classes for individual ladies and gentlemen, groups of children, and corporative groups.

Signature Holes The course with 5.170 mts, and par 71 has three par 3’s, two par 5’s and the rest par 4’s. Amongst the many spectacular holes, the par 4, 3rd would be one to mention. Your tee box perched on the side of the cliff, presents you with a tee shot that has a drop of nearly 200m to the fairway, you then face an elevated green protected by a large bunker. Holes 13 and 15 are also attractive, with streams and lakes. The tenth tee provides a magnificent view of the back nine and the Mediterranean Sea.

Fuengirola Cabopino

Urb. Artola Alta s/n Apartado de Correos 2119 29600 Marbella ✆ (+34) 952 850 282 ✴ (+34) 952 837 277 ➩ reservas.cabopino@aymerichgolf.com ➲ www.cabopinogolf.com

Cabopino Golf School On course classes with professional Francis Navarro

€178,50 for 1 person (5 hours) · €234 for 2 people (5 hours) Offer valid until: 28/02/10. Telephone: 952 837 580

Special offer for all golf lesson students, buy one bucket of balls and get another free.

10% discount on presentation of this coupon


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La Siesta

La Noria

Golf

Golf

Course Information

Course Information

9 holes, Par 27 • 872m • 771m

9 holes, Par 33 2102m • 1966m • 1778m

Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only

Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only

Facilities: Driving range, Putting green, Restaurant, Clubhouse

Facilities: Driving range, Lockers, Dressing room, Golf lessons

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Exit the main N-340 coast road at Calahonda. From the main road to La Siesta is approx. 2 kms. La Siesta

Km 197 Marbella

Km 198 A-7 (N-340)

Fuengirola

Sitio de Calahonda

Urb. Sitio de Calahonda, Calle José de Orbaneja s/n 29649 Mijas Costa ✆ (+34) 952 933 362 ✴ (+34) 952 933 352 ➩ siestagolf@yahoo.es ➲ n/a

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This short 9 hole par 3 golf course is designed by Enrique Canales and opened in 1990. Great views and an undulated course with mature vegetation make La Siesta a pleasant visit. Although a private club, visiting golfers are always welcome. It is certainly a course to sharpen up your short game. The distances vary considerably - from as little as 51m off the men’s tee at the second to 175m at the 7th (possibly requiring a wood for weaker hitters).

La Noria combines a number of technical holes with others where distance is a factor. Three magnificent lakes and a river all come into play. The 2nd is a dog-leg left, 225m par-4. The two-tiered green is protected by the river to the front, a lake to the left and a picturesque waterfall at the back. The 438m par-5 seventh has a bunker to the right of the landing area. It’s important to place the second shot strategically, since the approach is across a river to a splitlevel green surrounded by bunkers.

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Very easy to find. Access from either side of the main N-340 road at the ‘La Cala’ turn off. The course is a short distance north. Mijas / Fuengirola

La Cala Santana

Marbella

AP-7 Motorway

Malaga

Calanova

La Noria Marbella

A-7 (N-340)

Fuengirola

La Cala de Mijas

La Noria Golf & Resort Llando de La Cala s/n, 29649 La Cala de Mijas ✆ (+34) 952 587 653 ✴ (+34) 952 494 407 ➩ lanoriagolfresort@hotmail.com ➲ n/a


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Miraflores Golf

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 5148m • 5148m • 4479m Handicap: Men 27, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Electric trolleys, Buggies, Floodlit driving range, Putting green, Clubhouse, Bar/ Restaurant, Lockers, Storage MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE

The Miraflores Golf Restaurant In the heart of the Miraflores Golf Course, diners enjoy spectacular views from the terrace. Renowned for the quality of its food, it is a must place to visit. The restaurant is open 365 days a year to members and non-members, serving lunch and dinner. The delicious lunch menu is good value and our gourmet dinner and selection of wines is excellent. An ideal place for an intimate dinner, or for entertaining friends or colleagues. It can also cater for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or any special occasion, seating up to a maximum of 140 people. entertainment is provided on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Miraflores Golf follows the gentle contours of the Sierra Mijas foothills and affords breathtaking views to the Mediterranean. Designed by Falco Nardi and opened in 1990, the course has recently undergone considerable improvements. Measuring 5,148 metres from the yellow tees, each of the 18 holes offers a different challenge - on the fifth and sixth, for example, the first shot has to carry over water. The twelfth is a huge 570 metres, divided by a lake - and there’s even more water danger on the fifteenth, where a moat completely surrounds the green. Members and visitors are always warmly welcomed. This is a family orientated club, where young and old, novices and advanced golfers can enjoy the game - from practising at the Golf Academy and playing in well organised tournaments to socialising in the Clubhouse.

How to find...

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Turn off the highway to Málaga at Riviera del Sol, approximately 15 kms East of Marbella - the course is about 2 kms away. Miraflores

Driving Range

Km 198 Marbella

Km 199 A-7 / N-340

Exit Riviera del Sol

Malaga

Max Beach

Ctra. de Cadiz N-340 Km.199, Mijas Costa, Malaga GPS: 4° 42’ 16” W 36° 30’ 08” N ✆ (+34) 952 931 960 ✴ (+34) 952 931 942 ➩ info@miraflores-golf.com ➲ www.miraflores-golf.com

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Calanova Golf Club

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 5866m • 5773m • 4941m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Clubhouse, Driving range, Putting green, Golf academy, Restaurant, Pro shop

How to find...

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From A-7 Exit La Cala de Mijas. At roundabout take 2nd exit. At roundabout take 3rd exit toward Majadilla del Muerto. Follow signs to the golf course. Mijas / Fuengirola

La Cala Santana

Marbella

AP-7 Motorway

Malaga

Calanova

La Noria Marbella

A-7 (N-340)

Located in the heart of the Costa del Sol within the “Golf Valley of Mijas”, only 15 mins from Fuengirola & 25 mins from Marbella. The course has been designed by Aymerich Golf Management to reflect the natural geography of the land and offer some degree of risk which players of all handicaps will enjoy. With spectacular sea and the mountain views from most of the holes, the greens have an average surface area of over 500 m2 and are exceptionaly designed to provide a great experience for all players. Fairways are varied from one hole to another, wide in the landing areas with visible hazards. Rasied tees give a perfect view of the hole and a more spectacular ball flight. Weekend golfers take note – there are no torturous holes, the sort that make you want to call it a day and head straight to the club house for a drink!

Signature Hole Hole 6. Par 3. • 163m • 156m • 134m Stroke index 3. From an elevated tee the view is of a green in a valley below with a small bunker at the front and a larger one to the left; of more significance is the large lake glistening menacingly on the right. The green, which slopes severely from back to front, is colossal and when the new trees, standing like sentries hither and yon, spread their palms the hole will be a photographer’s delight and one which will remain in the memory bank for many a long day.

Fuengirola

La Cala de Mijas

Calanova Golf Club Urb. Calanova Golf Club s/n 29649 Cala de Mijas ✆ (+34) 951 170 194 ✆ (+34) 690 751 084 ➩ reservas@calanovagolfclub.com ➲ www.calanovagolfclub.com

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Beach Club La Familia

Playa el Bombo, open for mid-day and evening meals. Live music on Friday nights. If you are looking for the perfect place on the beach, to soak up the sun and enjoy a drink or meet up with friends for a scumptious lunch or romantic evening meal overlooking the sea or want to celebrate a special occasion ...you will find everything you need at La Familia. You can find us at the beach in Torrenueva (Exit the N340 at km.200), La Cala de Mijas. Drive straight onto the beach, turn right, carry on for another 100m until you reach La Familia. Parking Available.

Torrenueva Playa (La Cala de Mijas) 29649 Mijas Costa, Málaga (España). Tel.: (+34) 687 893 608 - Fax : (+34) 952 465 578 - Email: info@salvadornetwork.com


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Let us make your day

SPECIAL OFFERSUNtil 28thFeb2010 2 GREEN FEES + BUGGY = 90 € Junior free of charge if playing with an adult JUNIOR UNDER 16 WITH AN ADULT + BUGGY = 55 € Golf day at Calanova Green fee + Buggy + three course menu and a drink = 55 € Calanova lovers (Residents only): 10 green fees with buggy = 300 € Early birds and Twilight (without booking): 40 € buggy included Playing lesson with Monty Bordelon (one or two players): 2 hours on course teaching (9 holes), with buggy, and covering the complete game for only 100 €

Bookings: Tel.: (+34) 951 170 194 · Mobile: (+34) 690 751 084 Email: reservas@calanovagolfclub.com · www.calanovagolfclub.com

Manolo Fernandez, Golf Director, would like to greet and thank all future visitors to the course. Email: mafernandez@aymerichgolf.com


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La Cala Resort Campo America

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 6009m • 5600m • 4605m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Driving Range, Putting green, Golf lessons, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Pool, Tennis, Gym, Sauna, Hotel

How to find...

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From A-7 Exit Cala de Mijas and follow signs to the golf course (about 6 kms). The course is also accessible from a road between Mijas and Alhaurin Golf. Mijas / Fuengirola

La Cala Santana

Marbella

AP-7 Motorway

Malaga

Calanova

La Noria Marbella

A-7 (N-340)

Fuengirola

La Cala de Mijas

La Cala Resort La Cala de Mijas 29649 Mijas Costa, Málaga ✆ (+34) 952 669 033 ✴ (+34) 952 669 034 ➩ golf@lacala.com ➲ www.lacala.com

All three La Cala courses were designed by the renowned course architect, Cabell B. Robinson who was previously employed as Robert Trent Jones’ designer in Europe. Campo America is a 6,009 metre par 72 with five par fives. The topography is similar to Campo Asia but the wide fairways make this a slightly easier driving course. There are fewer fairway bunkers as well but the changes in elevation put a priority on correct club selection. The first three holes offer birdie opportunities to get the scoring going along nicely. After that, no two holes are alike requiring skilful shots to the greens. Campo America requires accurate and well-judged shot-making on the approach as nearly three quarters of the greens are perched or slightly elevated.

Signature Holes The testing index 2, sixth. A par-5 that requires accurate shot making to reach the narrow, elevated green. The spectacular, short 16th with its lake and fountain. From the tee you have a panoramic view of the resort. The downhill 18th, a fantastic par five. A par should be easily achieved on this hole but walking off with a birdie or even an eagle will provide a great talking point at the 19th Hole.


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La Cala Resort Campo Asia

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 5925m • 5412m • 4467m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Driving Range, Putting green, Golf lessons, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Pool, Tennis, Gym, Sauna, Hotel

Signature Holes The par-3, second, offering panoramic 360 degree views of the resort to Mijas village and the Mediterranean. The reachable par-5, 14th. The approach shot needs to be very accurate as the green is protected by water on the left and is heavily bunkered on the right. The par-5, 18th, a real risk or reward hole where longer hitters can carry the ravine to set up an iron to the green. However, it is a risky shot that could make or break a round.

Campo Asia is not overly long at 5,925 metres but requires accuracy from all the tees. Drives that find the fairways will give the opportunity on most of the holes to attack the pins with the approach shots for potential birdies. Both the fairways and greens are well bunkered, and the majority of the tee shots, many of which are quite dramatic to comfortably wide landing areas, are either downhill or level. The four par fives, with the exception of the 1st, are reachable in two. Beware of the apparently concealed contours of the greens. Water is present on only two holes and approximately half of the approach shots are to elevated, well-defended greens. The four short holes offer tremendous variety, and although some require a carry over thick rough, all are easily reachable. This is an exciting course which puts a premium on accuracy and distance control.

How to find...

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From A-7 Exit Cala de Mijas and follow signs to the golf course (about 6 kms). The course is also accessible from a road between Mijas and Alhaurin Golf. Mijas / Fuengirola

La Cala Santana

Marbella

AP-7 Motorway

Malaga

Calanova

La Noria Marbella

A-7 (N-340)

Fuengirola

La Cala de Mijas

La Cala Resort La Cala de Mijas 29649 Mijas Costa, Málaga ✆ (+34) 952 669 033 ✴ (+34) 952 669 034 ➩ golf@lacala.com ➲ www.lacala.com


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La Cala Resort Campo Europa

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 6014m • 5705m • 4556m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Driving Range, Putting green, Golf lessons, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Pool, Tennis, Gym, Sauna, Hotel

How to find...

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From A-7 Exit Cala de Mijas and follow signs to the golf course (about 6 kms). The course is also accessible from a road between Mijas and Alhaurin Golf. Mijas / Fuengirola

La Cala Santana

Marbella

AP-7 Motorway

Malaga

Calanova

La Noria Marbella

A-7 (N-340)

Fuengirola

La Cala de Mijas

La Cala Resort La Cala de Mijas 29649 Mijas Costa, Málaga ✆ (+34) 952 669 033 ✴ (+34) 952 669 034 ➩ golf@lacala.com ➲ www.lacala.com

This course contrasts with Campo Asia and Campo America with multiple tee positions, wider fairways and bigger, more receptive greens. They are not severely contoured but are wellbunkered and will be easier for the average golfer. The par 71 course measures 6,014 metres. The layout of 14 of the holes is visible from the tees that also offer fantastic views of the resort and the mountains. The Ojen river plays a part in eight holes, cutting across three fairways. There is one main bridge that measures 45 metres and four smaller bridges over the river. In addition to the sensational 54 holes of golf on offer, La Cala also has Spain’s only David Leadbetter Golf Academy. Practice facilities include a testing 6-hole par three course, a SAM Putting Lab, a grass driving range and putting and chipping greens.

Signature Holes The par-4 fourth twice crosses the river Ojen. Longer hitters can try to cross with the tee-shot but the safer play is to find the narrow fairway with a fairway metal or long iron. This still leaves a long shot to the large, well-bunkered green. The par-5, 11th is the longest hole, measuring 524 metres. It requires a strong tee shot to avail of the contours and set up the second from the fairway. Anything left will end up in the river. The 14th is at the maximum limit of what is allowed for a par 3 at 233 metres.


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Cerrado del Aguila Golf & Resort

Course Information 9 holes, Par 35 2867m • 2752m • 2552m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Covered driving range, Putting green

Toughest hole: The stroke index 1 hole, the par 5 2nd & 11th. Only 502 metres off the yellow tees, but being uphill all the way to the green it would be impossible to hit the green in two even for the monster hitters. If you get a par here you will have done extremely well. Best Par 3: 4th & 13th is 133 metres in length and the tee box sits high above the green. With water in front and to the left of the green it looks very impressive. The green is very large so even if you find it off the tee you may still have your work cut out to make par. In all this is a great par 3.

Perched in the hills inland from La Cala de Mijas, with panoramic views over Fuengirola to the East and Mijas to the West lies the delightful new 9 hole course of Cerrado del Aguila. With a superb driving range and practice area and a delightful all wooden temporary clubhouse (new clubhouse is under construction) you will feel at ease as soon as you arrive. The holes all have generous fairways that are in superb condition, as are all of the greens and tees. There are several small lakes on the course that are brought into play on a number of the holes, and they too are all very impressive to look at, bordered neatly by large rocks. The course is not overly long at 5,504 metres off the yellow tee’s, but with 2 par 5’s well over 500 metres having to be played twice it will provide a test for even the longest of hitters.

How to find...

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Exit the main A-7/N-340 coast road at La Cala, follow signs for Hipodrome Race Course and Cerrado del Aguila. Hipodrome Race Course

Signature Holes

Cerrado del Aguila

Marbella

A-7 (N-340)

Km 200

Malaga Km 201

La Cala

Urb. Cerrado del Águila Camino de Acevedo s/n 29649 Mijas-Costa ✆ (+34) 951 703 355 ✴ (+34) 951 703 354 ➩ info@cerradodelaguila.com ➲ www.cerradodelaguila.com

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Santana Golf & Country Club

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 5986m • 5654m • 4860m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 34 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Putting green, Clubhouse, Restaurant

How to find...

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From A-7 Exit Cala de Mijas and follow signs to the golf course (about 4 kms). The course is also accessible from a road between Mijas and Alhaurin Golf. Mijas / Fuengirola

La Cala Santana

Marbella

AP-7 Motorway

Malaga

Set in 138 acres of picturesque parkland that was formerly an avocado plantation, Santana Golf has been sympathetically laid out by the architect Cabell B. Robinson. The result is a magnificent course with wide and well defined fairways on level terrain, hence easily walkable, where water features play an important albeit not excessive part in the overall design. Wide and well manicured putting greens are surrounded by strategically placed bunkers with crushed marble sand. Technically speaking, Santana Golf is a demanding course as the unique design of each hole is intended to give a continuous challenge, even for the more experienced player.

Calanova

It is clear that Cabell B. Robinson has opened a jar of exquisite essences, designing a spectacular & aesthetically superb layout.

La Noria Marbella

A-7 (N-340)

Fuengirola

La Cala de Mijas

Ctr. La Cala-Entrerrios, s/n Valle del Golf de Mijas 29649 Mijas Costa, Málaga ✆ (+34) 951 062 560 ✴ (+34) 951 062 562 ➩ info@santanagolf.com ➲ www.santanagolf.com

Signature Holes 4th. Excellent use of the natural features have been made on this very challenging Par 5 hole. Difficult decision: keep left to avoid the bunkers, aim second shot towards the right and hit third shot into the putting surface. Beware of the arroyo (stream) in front of the green. This hole is a true test for a championship golfer. 10th. The second nine opens with a Par 5 with a generously wide fairway and overwhelming scenic beauty. Play right of the bunker, followed by a long iron short of the lake. The receptive long green is defended by bunkers.


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El Chaparral Golf Club

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 5649m • 5402m • 4594m Handicap: Men 26, Ladies 34 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Trolleys, Driving range, Golf academy, Clubhouse, Restaurant

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Only 1.5 kms to the north of N-340. Coming from the west turn round at the first ‘Cambio de Sentido’ after Km 203 and approach the turning from the east.

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Mijas Costa

A-7

N-340

Fuengirola

Cambio de Sentido El Faro

El Chaparral Golf Club Urb. El Chaparral N-340, Km 203 29648 Mijas Costa ✆ (+34) 952 587 733 ✴ (+34) 952 587 744 ➩ reservas@golfelchaparral.com ➲ www.golfelchaparral.com

El Chaparral Golf Club has become one of the most attractive golf clubs on the Costa del Sol, the result of the determination and efforts of Antonio Rubio’s family business. With a premium service from the moment you arrive: a wooden roof covers 90% of the car park, immediate welcome service, collection of golf bags, specialised staff, impeccably decorated changing rooms. With an original design by Pepe Gancedo, this is the only golf course on the Costa del Sol with 6 par 3’s, 6 par 4’s and 6 par 5’s. With a total length of 6000 metres, it offers a wide variety of holes and is quite a challenging course, requiring high levels of accuracy and skill. When you have finished your game you can enjoy excellent service and food in the barrestaurant, either inside or outside on its terraces, surrounded by pine woods and beautiful views over the Mediterranean.

Signature Holes The eighth is a tricky par 4 which requires a tactical approach. You tee off from an elevated position with a dry bed water hazard running down the right hand side of the hole, an iron off the tee is the play here leaving a fairly short iron into the green. The par-3 tenth is probably the most picturesque hole. Tee off is from an elevated position, with Mediterranean views, to a green approximately 30ft below. The green slopes from back to front so avoid going too long – it plays a bit shorter then its yardage.


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Mijas Golf LOS LAGOS

Course Information Los Lagos: 18 holes, Par 71 6367m • 6007m • 5148m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Electric trolleys, Buggies, Driving Range, Golf lessons, Clubhouse, Restaurant

How to find...

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Exit A-7 Fuengirola-Coín. At the roundabout, take the 5th exit onto A-7053/Camino de Coín. The course is about 3.5 kms from the highway. Mijas Golf

Hotel Byblos

Marbella

AP-7 Motorway

Malaga

Marbella

A-7 (N-340)

Malaga

Km 209

Created by Robert Trent Jones Senior, golf course architect par excellence and world renowned for his work that spreads from the Mediterrranean to the Pacific. Trent Jones believed that “every hole should be a hard par and an easy bogey”. Mijas Golf International lives up to that belief, maintaining the sanctity of par with Trent Jones’ hallmarks of strategically placed water and sand, yet offering the high handicapper generous but gently undulating fairways and a general impression of wide open space. This is a very popular golfing complex with two superb courses.

Signature Holes

Los Lagos, the oldest, dates back to 1976 and is one of the longest on the coast. It is characterised by wide fairways, large raised greens and more than a sprinkling of bunkers; lakes feature prominently on eight of the holes. It has a very open feel, however, as trees are sparse and there is only a little rough.

The 8th is the longest par 3 at Mijas Golf Club. 209 meters from the pro tee, 200m from the yellows and 143m from the ladies. There is water is everywhere, so the safe shot on this hole is to play short of the green.

No hole so characterises this course as much the 5th - some 617 yards (564 metres), curving seeming endlessly around a boundary wall and over a full 100 yards (91,44 metres) of fairway bunker, it approaches the green through a narrowing funnel with out of bounds left and large lake to the right.

Km 210

Camino viejo de Coín, Km. 3.5 Urb. Mijas Golf. 29649 Mijas Costa ✆ (+34) 952 476 843 ✴ (+34) 952 467 943 ➩ teetimes@mijasgolf.org ➲ www.mijasgolf.org

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Mijas Golf LOS OLIVOS

Course Information Los Olivos: 18 holes, Par 70 5840m • 5562m • 4880m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Electric trolleys, Buggies, Driving Range, Golf lessons, Clubhouse, Restaurant

Signature Holes The second hole is a long par 4 for high handicappers. Perhaps best to play as a par 5, watch that bunker on the right. It is a long second shot to the green. Keep to the right. The eighth might be the most difficult par 3 on the course but the par three 14th. is not too far behind. All the problems here are on the left side of the green. Safe shot is short or to the right of the green. Be Happy. Settle for a four. Now you can start thinking about the long and difficult 15th. Prepare yourself for a long green and settle for a five, one over par.

Los Olivos, also designed by Trent Jones and built by Cabell Robinson, opened in 1984. Los Olivos complements Los Lagos, but offers a tighter challenge. This par 70 course measures 6386 yards (5840 metres) was completely refurbished by Cabell Robinson during the season 2000-2001, following Trent Jones’ original design concept. The main feature which distinguishes this course from the other is the abundance of trees – hence the name – and its smaller size, as well as fewer water hazards. The greens are smaller, undulating and well defended. The Club House is an old Andalusian cortijo (farmhouse), and beside it, one can feel the continual buzz on the terraces of the Restaurant, where the variety of clientele can be noticed; Mijas Golf has managed to mix, with success, the residents on the area with visitors from all over the world.

How to find...

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Exit A-7 Fuengirola-Coín. At the roundabout, take the 5th exit onto A-7053/Camino de Coín. The course is about 3.5 kms from the highway. Mijas Golf

Hotel Byblos

Marbella

AP-7 Motorway

Malaga

Marbella

A-7 (N-340)

Malaga

Km 209

Km 210

Camino viejo de Coín, Km. 3.5 Urb. Mijas Golf. 29649 Mijas Costa ✆ (+34) 952 476 843 ✴ (+34) 952 467 943 ➩ teetimes@mijasgolf.org ➲ www.mijasgolf.org

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Torrequebrada Golf

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 5852m • 5763m • 4881m Handicap: Men 27, Ladies 35 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Trollies, Buggies, Putting green, Driving range, Golf lessons, Pro shop, Ultrasonic club cleaning, Courtesy buggy for golfers and clubs, Clubhouse overlooking the 18th - with modern facilities, terraces, reception rooms for private functions and a bar/restaurant How to find...

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Look out for Hotel Torrequebrada, on the south of the main road, and exit there. The course is after the Marina Golf Apartments. Torrequebrada Golf

Km 220 Marbella

Km 221 A-7 (N-340)

Hotel Torrequebrada

Malaga Torrequebrada

Ctra. Cádiz Km. 220 Apdo. de Correos 120 29630 Benalmádena-Costa ✆ (+34) 952 442 742 ✴ (+34) 952 561 129 ➩ bookings@golftorrequebrada.com ➲ www.golftorrequebrada.com

Torrequebrada golf course opened in 1976, and was designed by Jose Pepe Gancedo, one of Spain´s most promising golfers. Torrequebrada is considered one of the best courses in Spain and was host to the 53rd Spanish Open Championship in 1979. Golf Torrequebrada is now leading the way on the coast to provide a top level service to all golfers ensuring that their golf is enjoyed. In 2007 there were some major changes at the club, primary the total replacement of the irrigation system on the course which has made a fantastic difference to the condition to the fairways and greens. New Pro Shop, Caddymaster and changing rooms have been updated to make the areas more appealing and modern to all golfers and mirroring the standard expected from a golf course of this standard.

Signature Holes Very few of the holes let you just drive without thinking – although the fairways are quite forgiving, the course is complicated by a number of dog legs, elevated tees, ravines and water hazards. For nearest to the pin try the very short 3rd hole to give everybody a chance - don’t be put off that Seve Ballasteros once scored a 7 here. If you’re driving well you can cut the corner from the elevated tee on the par 4 5th. Another challenging hole is the par 4 15th with an iron off the tee for position then 150m ( 165 yards) all carry to the green.


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Benalmádena Aymerich Golf Center

Course Information 9 holes, Par 27 • 655m • 550m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Driving range, Bowling Green,Putting green, Golf academy, Proshop, Restaurant, Trolleys

Signature Holes

Aymerich Golf Center Benalmádena

How to find...

Hole 7. Par 3. 59m. A hole that demands accuracy due to the three bunkers surrounding the green. Hole 8. Par 3. 100m. The longest and most complicated hole on the course, with views to the sea, and a waterfall that crosses the left of the hole, making the green very narrow. The green is also defended by two bunkers to the right.

This superb nine hole pitch & putt course with two-tier driving range has recently been added to the Aymerich Golf Management portfolio. Holes range from just 46 meters to 100 meters, but plenty of hazards and interesting features make it a fun layout. Aymerich are keen to encourage current players and visitors to take their golfing experience to the next level as well as giving them confidence to progress from the nine hole to full eighteen at other Aymerich courses.

Direction Malaga on A7/E15, exit at junction 222, Arroyo de La Miel, take a right at roundabout/petrol station and drive to next main junction, A368, turn right and then see golf course on your right.

Hole 9. Par 3. 77m. The green is well defended by three bunkers to the right and a lake to the left. The fairly flat green shouldn’t cause too many complications.

The new improved golf school will cover everything from golf theory and etiquette to technique. Adults and young golfers who are just starting out will be given all the help they need to get the most out of their game.

Fuengirola

A-7

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Km.222

Málaga

Benalmadena Golf

from N-340

Ctra de Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena Pueblo, 29639 Benalmadena, Malaga ✆ (+34) 637 504 858 ✴ (+34) 952 887 897 ➩ benalmadenagolf@aymerichgolf.com ➲ www.benalmadenagolfcenter.com

Benalmádena Golf School

On course classes with professionals Sevi Montes & Jorge Figueroa €178,50 for 1 person (5 hours) · €234 for 2 people (5 hours) (Classes also include video analysis) Offer valid until: 28/02/10. Telephone: 637 504 858

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Alhaurin Golf

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 6045m • 5712m • 4865m + 9 hole, Par 3 course Handicap: Men 36, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Hotel, Restaurant, Bar, Buggies, Trolleys, Putting green, Chipping green, Driving range, Terrace

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From Fuengirola: Take the road A-387 towards Coin. Pass by Mijas Village. After 10 minutes the course is on your left hand side. From Marbella: Take the Ojén road from ‘La Cañada Comercial Center’ to the Coín-Fuengirola exit, and head for Mijas. Alhaurin Golf Mijas Village

Marbella

A-7 / E-15

Malaga

Marbella

N-340

Malaga

Signature Holes

Alhaurín Golf is a truly beautiful course overlooking the Mijas Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. Apart from its magnificent Severiano Ballesteros designed par 72 course, Alhaurín Golf features superb practising facilities with a spacious natural grass driving range, putting green, chipping green and a pretty 9 hole par 3 academy course.

The signature hole is number six, a par five dogleg right with the most amazing tee positions and views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The drop in height from the tees is absolutely unique, and leaves most players with two more shots to reach the green, well protected by bunkers but not difficult to putt. This is one of those holes every golfer must play.

The course is made up of 5 par fives, 5 par threes and 8 par fours providing a balanced game for low and high handicappers alike. Water only comes into play on three holes and greens are lightly guarded by bunkers in most cases. The trees and plants within the course are typically Mediterranean with plenty of pine trees, Spanish oaks, cypress, orange trees, palms and olives plus a wide range of aromatic plants like thyme and rosemary.

The most difficult hole at stroke index 1 is the par 4 9th. At 404m from the back tees, it is a long way, uphill to a raised green which slopes from back to front. Take plenty of club!

Fuengirola

Ctra. Comarcal 426 Fuengirola/Coin, Km 15, 29120 Alhaurin el Grande ✆ (+34) 952 595 800 ✴ (+34) 952 594 195 ➩ reservasgolf@alhauringolf.com ➲ www.alhauringolf.com

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Lauro 27 Golf

Course Information 27 holes, Par 72 01-18: 6151m • 5816m • 4929m 10-27: 6078m • 5771m • 4979m 19-09: 6073m • 5701m • 4912m Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Electric trolleys, Buggies, Driving Range, Golf lessons, Clubhouse, Restaurant

Signature Holes 13: Par 5. “Joselito”. Possibly the most difficult hole with out of bounds at both sides, a lake at the entrance of a small green and a bunker behind that cannot be seen from the fairway. 26: Par 3. “Tragabuches”. This par three is less difficult than it seems. The fear of the gully makes many players hit the ball too much to the right. 27: Par 5. “Niños de Écija”. The nicest hole and with the best views of Lauro Golf, protected by water on the right at the start and on the left at the entrance of the green.

Lauro Golf is a course moderately flat that can be played without buggy. The designers intended that every shot was a challenge for the player, who must keep the concentration all the time and choose the right club. Some holes change their difficulty depending on the direction of the two main winds of the area, Levante and Poniente. Designed by Folco Nardi and inaugurated in 1992, course and nature bond happily together. Partly in a protected, construction-free area, Lauro commands superb views over the sea and mountains. Combining technique and strategy, this is recognized as one of the best courses along the coast. The addition of a further 9 holes in 2003 provided an overall layout which becomes increasingly spectacular as the (literally) thousands of trees mature.

How to find...

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A) Exit N340 onto the MA-426 to Coin. Continue through Alhaurin de la Torre to Lauro Golf course. B) Exit the N-340 onto the A-404 (& C-344) Coin road near the airport turnoff. Pass through Alhaurin de la Torre. Lauro Golf Coin Road

Torremolinos

N-340

Malaga

Exit A-404 / Coin Marbella

Km 231 A-7 / E-15 Malaga

Lauro 27 Golf Ctra. A-404, km. 14 29130 Alhaurín de la Torre ✆ (+34) 952 412 767 ✴ (+34) 952 414 757 ➩ info@laurogolf.com ➲ www.laurogolf.com

Lauro 27 Golf Resort & Residential

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MEMBERSHIPS Annual membership from 450€

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Ctra. A-404, km. 14 29130 Alhaurín de la Torre (Málaga) · Telephone: (+34) 952 41 27 67 · www.laurogolf.com


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Guadalhorce Club de Golf

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 6194m • 5860m • 4992m + 9 hole, Par 3 course Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Electric trolleys, Driving Range, Golf lessons, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Tennis, Sauna

How to find...

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From Malaga airport. On the Algeciras / Motril-GranadaSevilla highway, towards Malaga, take the exit Parque Technlogico-CartamaCampanillas (near Carrefour shopping centre) and after aproximately 7 kms, take the exit Mercamalaga (House in ruins as landmark). Turn right at the intersection and follow the signs “Campo de Golf”. The course is located 4 km from that point. Total distance from airport approx. 15 kms.

Guadalhorce Golf Club was inaugurated in 1990 and is typified by its friendly family atmosphere. Its impressive Andalusian mansion was built at the end of the 18th century, and is a green oasis in the midst of the busy capital. Apart from the usual club house facilities there are two swimming pools, tennis and paddle tennis courts, basket ball and even a football pitch, although most of these facilities are only available to club members. The Par 72 course was originally designed by Kosti Kuronen, but much of it has now been re-designed by one of its most famous members, Miguel Angel Jimenz. Visitors playing times are limited to mornings only - nor do visitors have full access to the whole of the club’s services. Don’t miss the view from the restaurant terrace - spectacular.

Signature Holes The first nine holes are in a typical English “parkland” style, only two of the holes, the second and fifth are slightly elevated. All the greens however are quite large and fast. There has been quite a bit of earth moving to create a more rugged second nine holes, with the 10th, 11th and 14th to 17th holes being heavily influenced by surrounding lakes and the Guadalhorce river. The 14th hole is a par 4 with a tree in the centre of the fairway. A difficult green, with an awkward approach and undulating greens.

Guadalhorce Club de Golf Apdo. Correos 48 29590 Campanillas (Málaga) ✆ (+34) 952 179 378 ✴ (+34) 952 179 372 ➩ reservas@guadalhorce.com ➲ www.guadalhorce.com

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Parador de Málaga Golf

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 6259m • 5935m • 5308m + 9 hole, Links course + 9 hole, Pitch & Putt Handicap: Men 27, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Driving Range, Putting green, Golf lessons, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Pool, Tennis, Paddle, Hotel 2009©golffoto.es

Signature Holes The 9th is a tricky par-3, difficult to reach on windy days, with a subtly contoured putting surface. Once beyond the half-way hut (delicious tapas!), the par-5 12th is the most difficult on the course. The tee shot plays between encroaching trees, the second leaves no room for error and the approach is to an elevated, stepped green protected to its front by a stream. 14 is, again, a par-5 - if you manage to avoid the sandy rough off the tee, water protecting the green demands a good, straight shot in. Eighteen is one of the trickiest par-4’s along the coast! A double dog-leg, with a dense area of tree waiting for any drive straying left.

By far the oldest course on the Coast and inaugurated by the Spanish Royal Family in 1925. Now consisting of 27 holes, the original 18 holes were designed by Tom Simpson, of Muirhead and Turnberry fame. An easy to walk course, although it is a long one, flat, a mixture of links, seawater lagoons and park land, suitable for all levels of golfers but when yet that sea wind blows offering a severe challenge to even the most experienced of golfers. Mostly open fairways, flat and quite easy to read greens, apart from the 9th, 12th and 15th. The course has been rather underrated of late but is now under new management and in recent years the greens and conditions of the course has been vastly improved. Many visiting golfers like to play this course on the last day of their golfing holiday as it is only a 5 minute drive from 18th or 19th to Malaga airport.

How to find...

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From the Málaga-Algeciras A-7 Dual Carriageway take the Coín exit at Km 231 and follow the signs for ‘Parador de Golf’ Coin

Torremolinos

N-340

Malaga Plaza Mayor

Exit A-404 / Coin Marbella

Km 231 A-7 / E-15 Malaga

Parador Málaga

Autovía A7 Málaga - Algeciras Salida Coin - Km. 231 29080 Málaga ✆ (+34) 951 011 120 ✴ (+34) 952 372 072 ➩ malaga@parador.es ➲ www.parador.es 2009©golffoto.es

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Añoreta Golf

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 6016m • 5833m • 4991m Handicap Limit: 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Trolleys, Driving range, Putting green, Golf lessons, Clubhouse, Restaurant

How to find...

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On the Málaga highway to Motril, there is a signpost to the course at Km 258 - the course is visible from the highway. Approx. distances and time from Malaga airport 33 km, 20 miles, 30 mins.

Km 257 Málaga

Km 258 A-7 / E-15

Motril

Anoreta Golf was designed by the Ryder Cup Golf champion Jose Maria Canizares and was the first 18 hold golf course to be built to the east of Malaga city. A par 72 golf course it is 6,016 metres long for the professional player and 5,833 metres long for amateurs. First opened in 1990 Anoreta is a challenging course for all levels of player ability. Of varied design and agreeably surrounded by trees and water, which serves to compliment the natural beauty of the area. Some of the holes are spectacular. The 7th with its impressive views of the sea. The 17th hole, par three, is surrounded by a large lake which makes it a truly impressive green. The club offers a wide range of services, club hire, buggies, bar restaurant etc. Also there is a bi-lingual golf school, offering its services to young and old alike.

Location and surroundings With the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada only two hours drive away Anoreta occupies a position of great advantage situated as it is between the surrounding mountains and sea. The climatic conditions at Anoreta are also excellent, permitting the game of golf to be played on every day of the year. The wonderful social atmosphere at Anoreta Golf Club is an ideal place to encounter the friends of your choice no matter of whatever age group. A warm and attentive welcome awaits you, from the director to the caddie master, from the restaurant staff and course personal - all intent in making your stay at Anoreta Golf as memorable as possible.

Anoreta Golf

Avda. del Golf, s/n, Rincón de la Victoria, 29730 Málaga ✆ (+34) 952 40 40 00 ✴ (+34) 952 40 40 50 ➩ info@anoretagolf.es ➩ reservas@anoretagolf.es ➲ www.anoretagolf.es

Contact us for details of our Special WINTER Prices... golf + hotel & apartment accomodation Telephone: (+34) 952 40 40 00 - Email: info@anoretagolf.es - Web: www.anoretagolf.es

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Baviera Golf Caleta de Vélez, Malaga

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 5609m • 5330m • 4744m Handicap: Men 30, Ladies 36 Requirements: Soft spikes Facilities: Clubhouse, Driving range, Golf academy, Trolleys, Buggies

Signature Holes If you want to get rid of some old balls then keep them for the 3rd hole, you might loose a few here. If you get a par then it might be a good idea to frame the score card for posterity. When you play the 7th hole it would be advisable to avoid the cactus garden on the left, not the kind of hazard one might find at home. For the 14th it might be better if you pack some binoculars in your bag, it’s huge, and if you are really unlucky you might get wet. Lastly at the 18th. Do you play with slice? If you do, hallelujah! A hole where you will feel comfortable from the tee.

Baviera Golf has been designed by José María Cañizares, the prestigious professional golfer. Cañizares is one of our most international and charismatic golfers in whose record are 5 tournaments of the European circuit and 2 world championships as well as several participations in the Ryder Cup. Baviera Golf is an even course characterized by its wide greens with many movements and the great variety of obstacles which offer a big range of strokes and an ideal design for all types of handicap.

How to find...

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Take the E-15 Road direction Málaga- Motril and take Exit 274 towards Caleta De Velez. Follow signs to the golf course, approximately 2 km alongside the highway.

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The variety of holes and the unsurpassable views both to the Mediterranean sea and the mountains contribute to make you enjoy and share an unforgettable day.

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Baviera Golf Urb. Baviera Golf, Caleta de Vélez 29751 Málaga ✆ (+34) 952 555 015 ✴ (+34) 952 555 015 ➩ info@bavieragolf.com ➲ www.bavieragolf.com

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* Offer valid October/November 8.00 - 8.30am and December/January/February 8.00 - 13.00pm. * 2 Persons sharing a buggy. * Lunch: Choicce of 2 dishes, Pork or Dorada, with French Fries & Salad. Drinks are not included


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Further afield Spain > Granada

Granada

Text & Images courtesy of the Patronato Provincial de Turismo de Granada. To find out more visit: www.turgranada.es

10 things not to be missed...

4. Ski in Sierra Nevada In the south of Spain, in an earth blessed by the sun, the 3,478 meters of highest summits of the Sierra Nevada Massif guarantee the abundance of quality snow in the most southern ski resort of Europe.

7. Sleep in a House-Cave To sleep in a house cave is an experience that allows visitors to submerge completely in the culture and the form of life of more than 3,000 families from Granada. 8. Taste the Caviar of Riofrío and To Travel across Western Granada The extreme purity of waters of Riofrío, in Loja, provides one of star products of the Granada’s cuisine: the ecological caviar.

1. Visit the Alhambra and the Generalife World Heritage Site, the complex of the Alhambra and the Generalife is the most emblematic, known and visited monument of Granada. 2. Visit the Park of Sciences of Granada To visit the Park of Sciences is to enter a different world. A world where the visitor will have the knowledge of the science history on the tip of his fingers.

5. Swim at the beaches of the Tropical Coast A multitude of beaches and small inlets of crystal-clear water, 320 sunny days a year and an average temperature of 20 degrees.

3. Visit the Albaicin and the Sacromonte neighbourhoods The Albaicín (World Heritage Site) and the Sacromonte are two of the districts with more colour, enchantment and history of the city of Granada.

9. Go Shopping Granada is an ideal place to go shopping. To let you take and cross its streets visiting stores and markets is an attractive and colourful form to make contact with its culture and its people. 10. Enjoy the Tapas and the Cuisine from Granada Little plates of stewed snails, potatoes a lo pobre, battered fish, migas and pinchos constantly pass by the bars of bars and tascas in Granada.

6. Know the Architecture of the Alpujarra To know the architecture alpujarreña is to make a trip in time to find its origins in the Berbers tribes who inhabited this area.

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Santa Clara Granada

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72/3 6380m • 6049m • 5599m Handicap: Men 30, Ladies 38 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Electric trolleys, Driving range, Putting green, Golf lessons, Clubhouse, Restaurant

All the services you need Santa Clara boasts a magnificent Clubhouse with a restaurant overlooking the back 9, offering wonderful views of the snow capped mountains from it’s terrace. Here you can get a wide variety of dishes from the excellent menu, from typical Mediterranean food to sandwiches & hamburgers. There is also a spacious SPA area with Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish baths, thermal showers and a covered 15 meter long pool. An 80 m2 gymnasium contains the most modern sports equipment for the fitness fanatic, whilst four paddle courts are open to rent by everyone.

From it’s inauguration in August 2006, the spectacular 18 hole TPC course at Santa Clara Golf in Granada has developed into one of the best in the Granada region. Designed by D. Enrique Canales and located in Otura, less than 10 minutes from Granada City centre, the course nestles in the foothills of the breathtaking Sierra Nevada mountain range.

How to find...

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Take the N331 Granada road from Malaga. At Granada take the A44 south towards Motril. Turn off at Otura, exit 139. Follow signs to golf.

Created with great respect for the natural environment, the course is one of the longest in Andalucia and will challenge players of all standards. The front 9 with its bunkers, “barrancos” and ‘the hill’ is very different from the back 9 which has some long undulating fairways, a lake and a few well placed trees to contend with - altogether making for an interesting and at times, intriguing game of golf. Try for a birdie on the par 4 6th hole. You never know your luck!

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Santa Clara

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Motril

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Santa Clara Granada Avda. del Juncalillo s/n 18630 Otura, Granada ✆ (+34) 858 702 800 ✴ (+34) 858 702 804 ➩ info@santaclaragolfmarbella.com ➲ www.santaclaragolfgranada.com

Special Offers Green fee 18 holes : Monday-Friday : €42 Weekends & Fiestas : €52 Special Offer Tuesdays & Thursdays : Play a round of golf and enjoy our special Golfista Menu for just €35. Offer only applies to members of all other golf clubs. Please present this advert in order to qualify. A very special golfing experience in Granada

Please contact the club for details of our special Granada Global rates


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Further afield Spain > Cádiz

Cádiz

Text courtesy of the Patronato Provincial de Turismo, Diputacíon de Cádiz. To find out more visit: www.CadizTurismo.com

History, Art & Culture

The province of Cadiz is the southernmost of the Iberian Peninsula . It has a perimeter of 586 Km, 260 of which are coastline. It has a surface area of 7,385 Km, divided up into 44 municipal areas. Its population totals just over one million, with the density being just over the national average.

The province played an important role in the discovery and colonization of America during the 15th century. Christopher Columbus and other famous sailors set sail from these ports on their voyages to the New Continent.

Many cultures have left their mark throughout Cadiz ‘s long history. Examples of this are the “Tajo de las Figuras” cave paintings in Benalup; two Phoenician sarcophagus es currently in Cadiz ‘s Museum; the Roman remains of “Baelo Claudia” at Tarifa, and the “Carteia” at San Roque. The province has over 30 castles and fortresses, many of which are in a good state of repair.

The 18th century, Cadiz’s “Golden Century” was dominated by the growth of overseas trade, giving the city its cosmopolitan character and introducing new liberal ideas and opening the door for democracy which came to fruition with the drafting of the constitution in 1812. The province of Cadiz is an exceptional and unique area, whose qualities will delight those people seeking tourism that reflects true cultural, festive and ecological values, together with the authentic and essentially Andalusian customs and monuments.

Cadiz has an ancient history. The Tarshish and Phoenicians visited these lands more than three thousand years ago. It was here that they built the old ”Gadir” (Cadiz ) around 1,100 B.C., making it the oldest capital in the West. The Romans and the Visigoths also left their marks here. After 711, it was ruled by the Muslims until Alfonso X “The Wise” reconquered it in the middle of the 13th century and it became part of the Kingdom of Castilla.

In the field of religious art, the province also boasts an extraordinary collection of monuments. Good examples of this are the Cartuja in Jerez or the cathedrals of Cadiz and Jerez. As far as paintings are concerned, examples of works by El Greco, Murillo, Zurbarán and Goya can be found in many of the province’s churches and museums.

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Arcos Gardens Golf Club & Country Estate

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6750m º 6279m • 5781m • 5265m • 4756m Handicap: Men 28. Ladies: 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Club house with Restaurant, Bar, Day Spa & treatment rooms, Elite practice facilities, championship golf course.

True Championship Golf Designed by Landmark, creators of PGA West, Palm Beach Polo and the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island the Arcos Gardens Golf Course has been developed as a challenge to professionals, whilst providing an enjoyable experience for amateurs. With five - six tees on every hole and strategically located bunkers and lakes, the course creates a variety of challenges for players. The course has wide, forgiving fairways yet still manages to place a premium on accuracy as you approach the greens.

Surrounded by a vast array of wildlife and plants, with views across the countryside to surrounding lakes and the cliff-top town of Arcos de la Frontera, a round of golf at Arcos Gardens is a true pleasure for all players. World-class Academy & Practise Facilities Complementing the course are some of the finest practice facilities in Europe. Developed in association with Simon Holmes and the Swedish Golf Federation, facilities include a driving range with fifteen target greens, chipping bunkers, and four large practise greens with either Bent grass or Bermuda grass. In addition, the most technologically advanced golf analysis equipment helps players improve their game. Arcos Gardens are proud sponsors of Ladies European Tour player, Beatriz Recari. www.beatrizrecari.com

How to find...

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Gibraltar Airport – 117 Km Malaga Airport- 166 Km Take A7 direction Algeciras. Exit Los Barrios (A381). Exit Arcos de la Frontera (A382). Follow approx 22 km. Exit Arcos and follow signs to golf club. Jerez Airport – 37 Km Sevilla Airport – 87 Km Follow signs to Cadiz to AP4. Follow approx 70 km. Exit Jerez de la Frontera. Follow signs to Arcos (A382). Follow approx 22 km. Exit Arcos and follow signs to golf club. Arcos Gardens Ctra. Algar, Km.3. 11630 Arcos de la Frontera, (Cádiz) ✆ (+34) 956 704 201 ✴ (+34) 956 717 932 ➩ golf@arcosgardens.com ➲ www.arcosgardens.com


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Benalup Golf & Country Club

Course Information 18 holes, Par 73 6104m • 5702m • 5016m Handicap Limit: 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Club House with restaurant and bar with breathtaking views, golf shop, cloakrooms, driving range both on natural and artificial grass, putting and pitching green, caddy master and club storage.

How to find... Gibraltar Airport – 64 km Malaga Airport – 176 km Take A7 direction Algeciras. At traffic lights Guadacorte continue direction Jerez de la Frontera - A381 Los Barrios – Jerez de la Frontera. After 30 km continue to Benalup. Jerez Airport – 53 km Sevilla Airport – 146 km Take A4 – Sevilla – Cádiz. Jerez direction Los Barrios A-381. Exit Medina Sidonia -- >A-393 direction Benalup

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Benalup Golf is situated in a unique environment with stunning views over the “La Janda” valley and the “Los Alcornocales” natural park. Playing golf has to be a pleasure, exclusive but still affordable, with respect for etiquette. Therefore Benalup take a very limited number of players per day in a pleasant atmosphere on a course where nothing is left to chance. The Par 73 Benalup Golf Course, which includes five par 5’s, is the result of the collaboration between several professionals, designed by the architect Baron Paul Rolin, a former partner of Robert Tend Jones. The result is a natural yet very technical course , which offers great variety. Benalup provide a unique all-inclusive green fee, which includes breakfast, on course refreshments, a 3-course lunch and drinks.

Benalup Golf & Country Club The 6104m natural course with various lakes is a real challenge for all types of players. The lower handicaps will certainly enjoy the technical challenge whilst playing from the back tees. The greens are large and on some holes quite undulated. The course can be qualified as flat, with abundant trees and water hazards integrated in the course’s design play an important role in the game’s strategy. There are 7 lakes in total. Hole nº 13, a Par 5, is one of the most spectacular holes with a small lake just in front of the green. The 10th hole 10, a Par 3, overlooks the entire “La Janda” valley.

Benalup Golf & Country Club Calle La Torre s/n, 11190 Benalup-Casas Viejas ✆ (+34) 956 42 49 28 ✴ (+34) 956 42 49 29 ➩ info@benalupgolf.com ➲ www.benalupgolf.com

2 for 1 Offer

- Coffee break - 2 Green Fees + Buggy - On course refreshment - 2 x 3 course lunch - 170€

Offer after 14.00 hrs

Offer valid until 15/02/2010

- Green Fee + Buggy - On course refreshment. 55€ - Drink in the Club House


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Montenmedio Golf & Country Club

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 6260m Handicap Limit: 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Buggies, Electric trolleys, Clubhouse with Bar & Restaurant, Pro Shop, Golf School, Driving Range, Chipping & Putting areas, Changing Rooms, Club Rental

How to find... From Jerez (approx 45 mins) From Jerez Airport follow the “Salida” signs and then pick up signs towards the A4/ E5 motorway and Cadiz. At Junction 668 follow Chiclana and Algeciras onto the NIV road. Continue on the NIV as it turns into the N340 for approximately 39km following signs for Algeciras and Vejer de la Frontera. After you pass turnings for Vejer and Barbate continue on the N340 for approx 4km. Montenmedio is on the right.

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The Montenmedio golf course (6.260 meters, 18 holes and par 72) is different from all other Spanish courses. Not a single building affects its fairways and greens. It is surrounded by forests of wild olive, cork oak and pine trees and has impressive views of the Atlantic, the white villages such as Vejer de la Frontera, Benalup and Medina, and also of the African coast of Tangiers and Espartel. Playing its 18 holes is always fun and surprising: deer, rabbits, ducks and other animals accompany the player along his gentle round. The club house is designed in neoclassic Andalusia style with Asian influences and subtle furnishings and offers excellent golf services.

Signature Holes Montenmedio Golf Course’s 18 holes are spread over the softly rolling Dehesa hills and set amongst many century old trees. Additional to sweepingly generous fairways flanked by a variety of flourishing, indigenous trees – the long, 550m 12th is a model par-5 hole, this very gently undulating terrain presents memorable golf-course scenery. Four par-5 holes are long and complicated by doglegs; most holes are par-4 and a few piquant par-3s complete what is overall a very interesting course

Ctra.N-340 E-5, Km. 42.5 11150 Vejer de la Frontera - Barbate (Cádiz) ✆ (+34) 956 451 216 ✴ (+34) 956 451 295 ➩ info@montenmedio.es ➲ www.montenmedio.es

Ctra. Nacional 340 km. 42.5 11150 Vejer de la Frontera - Barbate (Cádiz) SPAIN Telephone: (+34) 956 451 216 · Fax: (+34) 956 451 295 · www.montenmedio.es


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Novo Sancti Petri Club de Golf

Course Information Course A: 18 holes, Par 72 6476m • 6097m • 5482m • 5206m Course B: 18 holes, Par 72 6071m • 5846m • 5427m • 5185m Course C: 18 holes, Par 72 5720m • 5540m • 5190m • 5046m Handicap Limit: 36 Requirements: Soft spikes only Facilities: Driving range, Chipping & Putting greens, Clubhouse, Restaurants, PGA Golf Academy Novo Sancti Petri

Course A: “Mar-Pinos” is made up of four Par 3´s, 10 Par 4´s and 4 Par 5´s. The first 9 have wide fairways & 3 water hazards. The sixth green has a sensational, picture post card view of the beach & Atlantic ocean. The second 9 are set in amongst the pine trees. Course B: “Centro” is made up of six Par 3´s, six Par 4´s and six Par 5´s. The first 9 holes are flat, with a lake between holes 5, 8 and 9. Holes 10-13 offer unique views of the Atlantic Ocean. The 18th hole has a bunker in the shape of an S in honour of Severiano. Course C: “Campano”. The first 9 holes are Parkland style, requiring long and straight shots to avoid water hazards and pine trees. The back nine has lots of old olive trees, three large lakes and large undulating greens which form a challenge for every golfer.

Novo Sancti Petri is an inviting 54 hole golf resort situated on the coast by La Barrosa beach, just 50 km away from Jerez airport and 30km from Cadiz. Thanks to its mild climate, the area has become an ideal all year round holiday destination for sports lovers, especially golfers. The 3 golf courses are set in an area of 170 hectares surrounded by an attractive resort. Numerous water hazards, pine, cork and olive trees, juniper and carob bushes, greens heavily guarded with bunkers, and the Atlantic sea breeze all combine to ensure your game will be both challenging and enjoyable. The two 18 hole golf courses (A & B) “Novo Sancti Petri” were designed by world famous Spanish golf professional Severiano Ballesteros, whilst “Campano”, situated 8 km from the beach was designed by internationally renowned golf architect Bryan Griffiths.

How to find...

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Jerez Airport - 60 Km Sevilla Airport - 140 Km Gibraltar Airport - 120 Km Malaga Airport - 240 Km From La Barrosa/Chiclana. On the 1st & 2nd roundabouts follow the signs to Playa La Barrosa. On the 3rd roundabout take the third road towards playa/hoteles. Go on until the next roundabout taking the first road (slightly right). On the next two roundabouts continue straight ahead. Shortly after the second one, you should see the golf course on your left. Urb. Novo Sancti Petri, Casa Club Playa de la Barrosa 11130 Chiclana. Cádiz. España ✆ (+34) 956 494 005 ✴ (+34) 956 494 350 ➩ info@golf-novosancti.es ➲ www.golf-novosancti.es


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Further afield Portugal > Algarve

Algarve Oceânico Golf

Oceânico is a major player in the golf tourism market in Portugal with a portfolio of 8 championship courses, including Vilamoura’s ‘famous five’ in the Algarve. The Old Course (pictured) is often described as the Grande Dame of Algarve courses, it meanders throughout impressive pinetrees the principal hazard - over gently undulating natural terrain. Designed by Frank Pennink, this parkland style layout is one of the oldest in the region. The Pinhal Course was the second golf course built in Vilamoura. Inaugurated in 1976, it is typified by rolling parkland terrain covered with umbrella and Atlantic pines that line the fairways. Many of the holes at the Laguna Course convey a links atmosphere, with numerous water hazards and few trees. The Millennium Course is thought to be one of the most beautiful courses ever designed in Portugal, whilst the Victoria Course designed by Arnold Palmer is one of the most exclusive at the resort, and is host venue to the Portugal Masters on the European Tour.

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