The greens are generous in size, but the fairways are slender on the first half of the course, where more precision is needed than on the second half. The bunkers contain white marble chips and the fairways are sown with Bermuda grass except for certain holes that use Ray grass, while the greens and tees have Penncross.
Click here to view the Slope Rating — Conversion Tables. There is a spectacular tee-off with views of the lake to begin the round. Here, the player has to use the left side of the fairway, since the side will help all the balls drop back down onto it. Hole 2 is a long par-3 with one of the biggest greens on the course.
The ideal shot would be a fade keeping to the left side of the green. Hole 3 is a wide fairway with a bunker on the right that is very much in the game. Power hitters should play with a 3-wood or lower to avoid the bunker. On the second shot, one has to avoid the bunker in front and to the side, since they tilt quite sharply.
The choice of club is always very tricky from such a high tee. A very short but challenging par Here, the fairway is very narrow so the player has to be very precise from the tee-off. The green is large with a lot of movement so the pin can be placed in interesting positions. A great par-5 with a dog leg to the right that invites hard hitters to take advantage of the right side of the fairway to try to take the shortest route possible. Average players will need to be accurate with the second stroke because the lay-up area here is slim.
Hole 7 has magnificent views. There is a broad green with a lot of movement. Hole 8, facing the hotel pool, is a par-3 very well-protected by bunkers at the green. The design of this green is unique, riddled with slopes to provide interesting flag positions. One of the most difficult holes on the course, hole 9 is a short but very demanding par 4.
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Book with confidence as all payments are protected, adhering to the Package Travel Regulations. In over 7, happy golfers rated our service Good or Excellent on Feefo, the independent review service. Barcelo Marbella Hotel, Marbella Marbella. Grangefield Oasis, Mijas Costa Marbella. The Arroyo de Taraje stream passes through the course and ends in a lake which is a natural border to the course.
Each of the holes is technically demanding and has hosted the European Seniors Match play and the Ladies Spanish Open. This stunning hillside location boasts views to the sea, golf courses, natural lake and mountains. It is in close proximity to Marbella and Puerto Banus and has the best climate in Spain.
This prestigious development offers you a wonderful lifestyle. Play golf on one of the 3 golf courses, enjoy a day at the Villa Padierna Spa, experience the Los Flamingos sunset whilst dining at one of the 3 restaurants or just spend the day at the Beach Club.