The latest addition to Andalucia's golfing family is the Marbella Golf Club course located in the foothills of the Benahavis mountains. Designed by Dave Thomas of Belfry and San Roque Club fame Marbella Club Golf winds betweens pines, cork oaks, quejigos and other indiginous vegetation offering marvellous views down to the sea and across to north Africa. The layout's variety means that players will use all the clubs in their golf bags as the course demands precision and not a little technique.
he 3rd, with a slight dogleg uphill to the right requires care over the second shot to avoid the large lake in front of the wide, horizontally laid green. The 9th offers a spectacular finish from high tees. There is plenty of trees in the middle of the fairway will give pause of thought and futher downn a 150 year old quejigo tree guards the approach to the green some seventy yards out.
ADDRESS: Ctra de Montemayor km 3,8 29679 Benahavis, Málaga
HOW TO GET THERE: At the Rio Guadalmina, which is between Marbella and Estepona, take the road for Benahavis and the course is 3 kilometres away.