Costa del Sol
It had been a long time since we had been around El Paraiso Golf Club. This “classic” Costa del Sol golf course was founded in 1973 and is one of the few designs of Gary Player in Spain. It’s a traditional members’ course of mainly british residents in southern Spain and a good option with reasonable rates (from 35€ in low season) for those staying around the Puerto Banus, Marbella and Estepona area.
We found the course to be in great condition, even though El Paraiso had to remain closed for various weeks during the heavy rains in spring, specially the greens, making this a very enjoyable course for players of all levels. As the management (the course belongs to the members) wants to improve the course’s image and have some additional green fees available for non-members, we’ve been told that additional times will be made available in the future, specially between 10 and 12, that till now have been exclusively members’ tee times.