A few weeks ago we returned to Calanova Golf (in Mijas, Málaga). Inaugurated in 2006, the course suffered several maintenance problems at the end of 2013, and the owners “recovered” its management in September 2014. We wanted to see first-hand the improvement work carried out since then, including a new fleet of buggies, the complete renovation of the greens, 3,000 square metres of turf for the fringe areas in front of the greens, and new drainage and white marble powder sand in most of the bunkers.
Due to the layout and structure of the plot, Calanova is a course with “tense” drives and interesting inclines from all the tees, with most parts of the course offering stunning views over the sea and Mijas mountain range.
The course balances its undulating layout with strategically placed greens that require players to think twice before choosing the right club to use on each shot.
As far as maintenance is concerned, the current state of the course is magnificent. According to the management, extensive additional improvement work is planned, including signposting, pathways and gardens.
They stress their commitment to restoring and improving the course’s image and continuing to invest in its development during the rest of this year and 2016. We were able to view in situ the new re-seeded practice area, which involved moving 100,000 cubic metres of earth, and the location of the new and definitive clubhouse – with construction due to begin immediately.
All the initiatives undertaken by the club so far have been spot on and – together with their new rates – they position Calanova as a highly competitive option in this middle part of the Costa del Sol between Marbella and Fuengirola.
You can check the new green fee rates at Calanova for this autumn or confirm by yourself the course improvements with the exclusive offer we have only till the end of this August: Green fee + buggy for only 30€ or 2 green fees + buggy for 58€.