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Golf Courses Near El Campanario
19 June 2015 @ 09:20

Andalucía is one of Europe’s most popular golfing destinations, with over 100 courses. The enviable climate and choice of golf courses in stunning locations with spectacular sea and mountain views, make it a firm favourite with golfing enthusiasts from all over Europe and beyond.

El Campanario is perfectly situated for golf lovers, with several of the most popular and exclusive golf clubs located within easy reach. Here are just a few.

El Campanario

El Campanario is a very gentle  9-hole, par 3, Pitch & Putt golf course, designed by Manuel Pinero. Perfect for all levels of players. It is also the first Footgolf court in Marbella, a new sport for the whole family. Dedicated instructors can provide golf lessons for children and adults of all capabilities.

More seriously…….

Los Flamingos Golf Resort

Designed by the renowned architect Antonio Garcia Garrido, this 18 hole, par-71 course is set in beautiful natural surroundings on the Mediterranean coast, making it a joy to play!

The course’s manicured greens are abundant in size and its fairways of mixed width, making some a real challenge, where precision is vital.

In its short history, Flamingos Golf Club has already achieved well-deserved international renown for the high level of quality it offers and has hosted prestigious tournaments such as the European Seniors Championship in 2002, 2003, 2004 and the 2010 Spanish Women’s Open.

Los Naranjos Golf Resort – Nueva Andalucia

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.

Marbella Golf and Country Club - Marbella

The course is situated in the Marbella hills, and is tucked away in and in a charming location . Reputedly good fairways and greens which are maintained well throughout the day. There is a fine driving range located close to first tee. A buggy is strongly recommended.    

El Paraiso

Designed by Gary Player in 1973, El Paraiso is one of the more established courses on the Costa del Sol and is just a 10 minute drive from El Campanario.

Surrounded by hills, trees and plants with magnificent views of the coast, El Paraiso achieves a content and peaceful atmosphere. This lovely 18 holes course, with its strategically positioned lakes and bunkers, helps provide an enjoyable challenge and a rewarding experience for golfers of all abilities.

Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club

Designed by Seve Ballesteros, Los Arqueros is set in rolling foot hills of Benahavís, only 10 minutes drive from El Campanario. Encompassed by magnificent views of the sea and mountains, Los Arqueros is a course which will challenge players of all levels, with every hole different to the last. The clever design creates a course which follows the contours of the land and blends in with the natural surroundings, making your visit an unforgettable experience.

 

Peter Charon owns a lovely 2 bedroom 2 Bathroom Apartment at El Campanario which is available for rental all year round. Special rates out of season for golfers are available. www.apartment-in-costadelsol.co.uk



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