Santa María Golf & Country Club”, as the name suggests, is far more than a Golf Club. Based around an 18th century “cortijo” which currently forms the Club House, the grounds boast stunning gardens and fine leisure facilities including tennis, swimming and lawn bowling. “Santa María” prides itself on being one of the friendliest international clubs on the coast and the existing membership which is currently held to about 350 members is made up of 14 different nationalities. Set amidst unparallel beauty of the Andalucian countryside, the course traces the contours of two valleys in which the natural vegetation, streams and four lakes form natural hazards. The 7th, a par-3, 200-yard monster, is reached from raised tees and is followed by a dog-leg right par-5 with water on the right. The 11th starts from yet another raised tee, skirts a lake and ends at a green with a waterfall on the right. Located close to Marbella, this course is one of the most popular in the area.
HOW TO GET THERE
Turn off about 10 kilometres east of Marbella. If you are going towards Málaga you will have to take the overpass by the Hotel Don Carlos.