Cabopino Golf is located at the easternmost end of Marbella facing the Cabopino yachting marina. The 18 holes course was designed by the architect Juan Ligués Creus and has spectacular views of the Mediterranean, as well as beautiful vegetation with a profusion of magnificent wide crowned pines.
The course has three par 3, two par 5 and the rest are par 4. The longest hole is the 14th, a 456 meters par 5 with a wide and undulating green protected at the front and rear with lakes. The most spectacular hole is undoubtedly the 3rd, which according to numerous comments is one of the most beautiful of the Costa del Sol, a par 4 with a high exit and a green surrounded by bunkers at a height of about 80 meters. Also worth mentioning are the 13th and 15th, both par 3 protected by lakes, and the 10th with panoramic view to the Mediterranean Sea.
Cabopino is a course where both, high handicap and more experienced players can enjoy themselves. The course features also a Golf Academy, located at the access to the premises. The Academy has magnificent facilities with a putting green, bunkers and approach areas, practice areas in carpet and grass, according to the play level. The driving range can accommodate 30 players with a length of 200 metres and a width of 160 metres, and includes a wide variety of distance marks for all types of shots. The Academy offers a wide range of classes; private, special groups for children and women as well as corporate courses.
We played Cabopino for the first time in 10 years, and it is a much better course than we remembered. Not long, but it is a good challenge with good greens and a varied layout.
Some tees were a bit rough, but the bunkers were decent.
Very pleasant service, and an enjoyable day.
A very good 'warm up' course for the first day of a golf tour.
On 12.03.2015 we played Cabopino. We did not enjoy it.
Course: Without a Stroke-Saver you are lost. You don’t know in which direction to play as it is very hilly and there are no direction helps. We often also had to look where to go for the next hole. Furthermore we found the course quite unfair for somebody without local knowledge. You could have a fabulous stroke in the middle or top of the fairway and it would roll out of bounce.
Club: The green keepers were all over the show. They even parked 2 buggies left and right of the 4th green so you had to hit one. Furthermore, the pins are not regularly re-placed and there were quite deep “saucers” around the holes. The locker-rooms smelled badly, so we did not try them out.
Costa-del-Sol: The clubs don’t check any reference as result of which everybody can play and many of them don’t have a clue about etiquettes. In Cabopino a 4-ball squeezed in front of us explaining that they had had a cup of coffee. Usually, you have to wait for a reasonable distance to get in the field again. (In SA it is normal to have a 10 Minute halfway break, which is perhaps a good tradition.) Also it happens quite often that the players behind you tee-off at a too close distance so there balls overtake you.
We have lived in South Africa and played many courses also in France, Italy, Germany and now Spain. We also played Miraflores which was quite enjoyable.
Cabopino was the worst of all!
I play this course at least 4 times a year. Played on Friday 12 Dec 14. Fantastic, the course was in mint condition, very fast greens brilliant. We brought 8 on our recent golf trip all said Cabapino was the best course they played. The others were Miraflores and Mijas Los Lagos. This course is a must play if you like a challenge coupled with stunning vistas. Awesome.