Los Naranjos is a typical Robert Trent Jones Sr. design with generous fairways and strategically placed bunkers and water hazards. The greens, with Penn A4-grass, are spacious and slightly undulated. The tees are long and have four markers: red, yellow, white and black with course lengths starting from 5.131 metres and reaching 6.532 metres at its longest. Since the opening in 1977, Los Naranjos has been the host of several mayor competitions, including the Spanish Open, and is ranked one of the best golf courses in Spain. In 2005 and again in 2008 Los Naranjos was voted Course of the year on the Costa del Sol.
Tried to play the course today. The facilities like pro shop, restaurant, half way house excellent. A man on a modern trolley presented himself as marshall. "If you have any problem I will take care" he said. Starting from the first we - a two ball - had to wait on the first hole to hit the ball onto the green. 9 minutes intervall tee times!!! The flight in front saw us and let us play through on the second. Next flight was a three ball and never let us play through. All Spanish players. None of them had a maximum handicap of 27 for gents and 35 for ladies. Almost all players were beginners and we had to wait on every hole five to ten (!!!!)minutes. I know he course quite well for the past 25 years. Same problems like in the past. Too greedy for money! Nobody asks for handicap cards. You pay you play!! We ended up at the 8th and stopped playing immediately. Horror at best. No marshall.
I will never ever come back. Basta!
Los Naranjos Golf has nothing to do with golf!! Stay away!!
played this course twice a year, in April and now in September, both times it has been the poor quality of the tee and green, both times I played in the morning, this September be the track in my mind over watered well and teen location was not moved in a week, will not choose to play on this court again