Venue of the Week
Every Two weeks we will be having a promotion to showcase a particular venue or a Golf Course or it could be a Hotel.
This weeks Showcase is Real Club de Golf Guadalmina
Guadalmina was discovered in 1933 by Norberto Goizueta, who sailed with his family on his boat along the coast. He decided to live there. He first grew maize and after the war, a special type of grass, because he already had plans to build a golf course,
The grounds of Guadalmina is relatively narrow at the coast and go inland. Along the ground to the west, lies the Rio Guadalmina. Located on the coast, most of the holes are located further inland.
The golf club was founded in 1959. An 18-hole golf course right away was constructed which have only a few holes sea. The club now has over 2000 members from seventeen different nationalities.
At Guadalimina there are 2 courses The North and the South Courses plus a Putting Green and Driving Range.
This is the oldest course, is renowned for its difficulty, thus making it more suitable for experienced players. Fairways are narrow and well protected by old trees requiring more straight shots.
South Guadalmina, the first 18 holes of the 45 that make up the golf course of Guadalmina, was opened in 1959 and is the second oldest in the Costa del Sol. It is characterised by the fairways that wind through the shade of ancient trees.
The fairways are wide and are virtually free of rough. In 2002 the Guadalmina Sur course was completely renovated and is now, to all intents and purposes, a new course with new tees including “Super-Seniors”. The greens were rebuilt and the fairways re-seeded.
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Guadalmina North is considered less complicated than Guadalmina Sur. Although it covers more ground, is more undulating and contains more trees and water hazards.
The Guadalmina River divides the course from north to south and comes into play on the 17th. If this were not enough, there are lakes on holes 7, 9, 11 and 18. The course was designed by Folco Nardi and opened in 1972. It is shorter and Hiller than the south course and has more water obstacles.
The course requires straight drives down the middle of the fairways as failure to do so may have one ending up in one of the numerous water hazards hidden in the rough.
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Also, there is the Driving range Real Club de Golf Guadalmina has a 40 bays grass driving range, 21 bays covered area, chipping and putting green and practice bunker.
The driving range and the practice areas, like the chipping and putting green make of Guadalmina a great reference of the Golf in Spain and Andalucía.
For more information on the Real Club de Golf Guadalmina please visit their website www.guadalminagolf.com or contact our office on 01782 510800
This modern beachfront hotel with Andalusian influences is set in a private residential area adjacent to the South Course of Guadalmina Golf Club and 3.7 miles (6 km) from Puerto Banús.
Guests can start the day with a buffet breakfast overlooking the Mediterranean Sea or golf course, and enjoy facilities including outdoor swimming pools, thermal spa centre, and on-site golfing with discounted access for guests.
Spacious guestrooms and suites feature light decor with pale marble floors and cream walls; all extend to outdoor patios or balconies and include cable TV,
Prices start from £245
We are members of the Travel Trust Association so all bookings made with us are secure and your money is always safe, something we think is very important in the current economic climate. We are also members of IAGTO, the InternationalAssociation of Golf Tour Operators who support golf tourism worldwide.
Quality Golf Destinations Ltd
PO Box 3186 | Biddulph | Staffs | ST8 9AY