Marbella: A True Golfer’s Paradise

Marbella: A True Golfer’s Paradise

Many experienced golf players praise Nueva Andalucia, a quiet residential area of luxurious villas and apartments. This privileged area of Marbella is famously known as ¨The Golf Valley¨ due to the Championship golf courses found nearby – Las Brisas, Los Naranjos, Magna, Dama de Noche and Aloha Golf Clubs. La Quinta is another Championship Golf Course immediately above The Golf Valley.

Nueva Andalucia is just a few minutes away from Puerto Banus, one of the spectacular and exclusive Marinas on the Mediterranean coast. There are also spectacular views of the Sea, the famous La Concha Mountain as well as the Sierra de Ronda Mountain range.

 

Las Brisas

Golf Las Brisas

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Las Brisas is one of the most prestigious golf courses in Spain. Over the years, it has hosted many international tournaments including the World Cup of 1973 and 1989. The eighteen-hole course was designed in the late 1960s by Robert Trent Jones Senior. Its parkland landscape is particularly attractive and features a collection of trees from around the world such as the Mexican Green Ash and the Indian Laurel as well as our gorgeous Spanish Olive Trees. Experienced golfers should enjoy the challenge of negotiating the narrow fairways that have both river and lake obstacles – and of course strategically placed bunkers! Las Brisas has a team of professional caddies and a superb golf shop stocked with Golf equipment. The clubhouse has excellent facilities, including a high quality restaurant. 

Los Naranjos

 

Golf Los Naranjos

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Robert Trent Jones Senior designed Los Naranjos in 1977. It has eighteen holes and is Par 72. The fairways are gently sloping and filled with hazards such as avenues of palm trees, deep bunkers and lakes. On the back 9 the fairways are lined by gorgeous orange trees – hence the name of the course!

Many famous golfers have visited this parkland course including Severiano Ballesteros and José Rivero who played against each other in the final of the 1989 Spanish PGA Championship. The entire course has beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and the mountains overlooking Marbella. Professional caddies and a range of golf equipment are available for purchase or rent. The impressive Clubhouse includes an an excellent restaurant and inviting bar with a lovely terrace overlooking the golf course and mountains. 

Aloha

Golf Aloha

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This spectacular, Championship course has hosted many international events including three PGA tournaments in the last thirteen years. The parkland landscape is particularly attractive with a selection of trees and shrubs that provide interest and colour throughout every season. There are also magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea and La Concha mountain. This imaginative, eighteen-hole course was designed in 1975 by Javier Arana, and it is sure to test the skills of the most experienced players. The tenth hole is named in his honour and features a challenging river hazard. You can hire or purchase a range of professional golf equipment from the excellent shop located in the clubhouse. 

La Quinta

Golf La Quinta

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La Quinta has three separate golf courses designed by the triple World Champion Manuel Piñero. Each course has nine holes that present the advanced golfer with quite different challenges. San Pedro covers a total distance of 2,690 yards and features wide, sweeping fairways that require a high level of accurate play from a variety of irons and woods. Ronda has much narrower fairways and greens that should test the technical abilities of players with advanced or professional skills. However, the most challenging play is, without doubt, reserved for Guardaiza. It has a length of 3,167 yards and features many hazards, including deep bunkers and areas that are naturally rugged.

Excellent Clubhouse and restaurant facilities including a Pro Shop and SPA.

Magna

Golf Magna

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José María Elguezábal designed this nine-hole parkland course. Although Magna has not hosted an international tournament it still has many exciting challenges that golfers with advanced technical abilities are sure to appreciate. Many players find the fast surface of the greens can severely test the accuracy of their putting skills. Magna is a well-designed course where amateur and professional golfers alike can enjoy a relaxed game full of rewarding play. The superb clubhouse has a welcoming atmosphere and excellent restaurant facilities. There is also an outdoor terrace where players can socialise and admire the beautiful views of the nearby mountain range, San Pedro de Alcántara and the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea.

La Dama de Noche

Golf La Dama De Noche

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This unique, nine-hole course has its name after a plant that only flowers at night and gives off a wonderful scent. It is the first golf course in Europe to be accessible twenty-four hours a day. The course features a technologically advanced lighting system that provides excellent bright illumination. Remarkably, it does not cast any awkward shadows. The lighting allows advanced and professional golfers alike to concentrate on using a full range of technical skills even when playing in the middle of the night. There are many exciting challenges and hazards throughout the course, which is dominated by lakes and a fast-flowing river. There is a clubhouse which has a bar and restaurant facilities and you can also hire equipment such as clubs, trolleys and buggies.