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About the golf course

Golf Río Real is in a superb location, just 3 km from Marbella city centre. It is built on terrain which slopes gently down to the sea, so many of the holes provide magnificent views of the Mediterranean. One of the finest golf courses in Marbella complemented with a top class boutique hotel with only 30 rooms.

Year built 1965
Designer/s Javier Arana
Manager Luis Felipe Figueroa
President Luis Figueroa
Greenkeeper Fernando López
Golf professional Sergio de Céspedes
Dificultad del Recorrido 3/5
Aprox. tee interval 10 min.
Buggy recommended Not is necessary
Buggy allowed in fairway Si
Maximum handicap (man) 28
Maximum handicap (woman) 36
Club hire from 40€
Buggy from 38€
Trolleys from 7€
Electric Trolleys from 12€
Half hour lessons from 35€
Open to non-members Yes
Driving Range Yes
Nearby airport

Opinions and reviews

Global rating
3.63 /5
Ratio value/price
Received treatment
Conditions & services
Stig Jensen
  • Kind of player Usually play to handicap
  • Rating

    2.5 /5

  • Date 23/01/2022
Heard that there were maintenance work at the course four days before the round. Contacted Golf in Spain to make them change the booking to another one. Rio Real did not respond on the request. Apparently they have 20 holes so they can change the course to 68, six par 3's! You will find out when you arrive and then its too late. I have played Rio Real many times over the years but not any more. You do not travel more than 2000km to play golf and accept a treatment like that!
  • Kind of player Usually play to handicap
  • Rating

    4 /5

  • Date 08/09/2014
We play Rio Real every year on our annual trip to Costa Del Sol. It has never let us down, always in top condition and a warm welcome to boot makes this a definite on the itinerary. Signature hole? - not certain, but the 11th hole alone has become a firm favourite amongst all on the trip. Fair to all handicappers, some big wide open fairways mixed in with some tighter holes makes for good holiday golf.
Ash pickles
  • Kind of player Usually play to handicap
  • Rating

    3.75 /5

  • Date 12/05/2013
Very enjoyable course, well designed and manicured. 9/10.
  • Kind of player Pleased to break 100
  • Rating

    4 /5

  • Date 24/04/2013
Played here April 13. Having not played here for a number of years was pleasantly surprised - course was in excellent condition; green were lush and receptive and tee's were in good condition bearing in mind the high season - only complaint about the course was the loose mowings on some of the fairways but apart from that thoroughly enjoyed the round. Food excellent and reasonably priced in the bar too - well worth a visit
Dougie macgowan
  • Kind of player Pleased to break 100
  • Rating

    4.25 /5

  • Date 05/01/2013
Having played Rio real twice each year over the last 20 years, I couldn't recommend a more wonderful course. Beautiful condition on every visit, amazing scenery and great golfing experience. Can't wait for my visit in 2013.