Years of history have made this course—the oldest in Andalusia—both challenging for experienced players and achievable for any golf enthusiast.
Sand dunes, palms, mimosas, eucalyptus and pines skirt the course. Two of the holes run along the edge of the sea. Course facilities include:
-18-hole historic course (1925)
-9-hole links course (no handicap required)
-9-hole pitch & putt (no handicap required)
-Area reserved for professionals and their groups
-Golf school, pro shop, club rental, bag carriers and carts, restaurant/snack bar.
A little history
The course's origins date back to the 1920s and are linked to the British royal family, especially Princess Beatrice of Battenberg, who spent part of the year in the area and was a driving force behind its creation. In 1925, construction began on the original 9-hole course under the technical supervision of Harry Shapland Colt (builder of Wentworth).
Under the direction and design of renowned British architect Tom Simpson (creator of such famous courses as Turnberry, Muirfield and Ballybunion), it was expanded to 18 holes (6173 m, par 72). The course record is held by Málaga native Miguel Ángel Jiménez, set during the 1999 PGA Turespaña Masters.
The course has been used for several PGA European Tour professional tournaments—Turespaña Masters Open de Andalucia (1992 and 1999) and Open de Andalucía (2010 and 2011)— recognition that its quality standards reflect those of the highest levels of professional golf.
The Royal Spanish Golf Federation has also chosen the course for several professional and amateur tournaments.
The course was in good condition though not a very interesting layout. A pro shop that did nothing for the imagination and no clubhouse. Had to have a well deserved bevvy at the hut the interlinks the 3 x 9 hole courses. Ok but there is much better value for money elsewhere.