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Costa del Sol Golf Guide

“My philosophy always has been that every hole should be a difficult par and an easy bogey.” Robert Trent Jones Senior

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Few Golf Clubs can be as proud of their sporting history as Las Brisas. In 1970, the year in which it was officially inaugurated together with Puerto Banús, it hosted the International Spanish Open. In 1973 Las Brisas hosted the Amateur Spanish Open and the World Golf Cup, at which the best players of the time competed, with the title being taken by the United States representatives Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller, the latter establishing the course record of 65. The Ladies’ record of 67 is held by the Spaniard Cristina Marsans. During the following ten years the Club was open to the public, serving the needs of tourism in the area and playing host to numerous guests, with 44,000 players visiting the course in 1975. In 1981 the Banús Group sold the course to the businessmen Herman Sauer

Left: Jack Nicklaus & Johnny Miller, Winners of the 1973 World Golf Cup held at Real Club de Golf Las Brisas Right: World Cup Winners 1989. Australia - Wayne Grady & Peter Fowler

and Juan Romero who decided to transform the Club into a private Club; to do so, they formed the company Sociedad Campogolf, S.A., which holds the Clubs assets, and 1,250 shares were issued. The Club’s facilities and the golf course were improved. In 1983 the Spanish Open was again held at the Club, leading to a resounding sporting success. The Irishman, Eamon D’Arcy, won the Open with the Spaniard, Manuel Piñero coming second. Both he and José María Cañizares managed to equal the course record. In 1983, and after a period of consolidation as a private Club, Herman Sauer resigned from the Chair, with elections being called at which D. Antonio Fortuny was voted in as Chairman. During the following years especially in 1985 and 1991 the Club became the focus of some of the most prestigious national and international competitions

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