LOS LAGOS -Mijas Golf, probably the busiest and most popular golf complex on the Costa del Sol, has two 18-hole courses of which the older is Los Lagos, first opened in 1976. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, it features wide fairways, large raised greens and an abundance of bunkers and water hazards. Los Lagos was aptly named for there are eight lakes in and around the course. Nonetheless, there is virtually no rough and relatively few trees, giving an overwhelming impression of freedom and space. At 6,348 metres, Los Lagos is one of the longest courses on the Costa del Sol, and one of the most popular in Andalucía.
LOS OLIVOS - Designed by American Robert Trent Jones, Los Olivos is the antithesis of its “brother”, Los Lagos. The Los Olivos course is younger (1984) and shorter, there’s less water and the fairways are tighter. The terrain is more inclined and features more trees. The greens are smaller and many are in an elevated position. This course is one you should definitely play. Both courses pay homage to the architect's philosophy “difficult par, easy bogey”, with very little rough, plenty of water and relatively flat. The Club House is an old Andalusian cortijo (farmhouse), and beside it, one can feel the continual buzz on the terraces of the Restaurant, where the variety of our clientele can be noticed; Mijas Golf has managed to mix, with success, the residents on the area with visitors from all over the world.
HOW TO GET THERE
Take the Fuengirola-Coín turnoff and follow the road called Camino Viejo de Coín. The golf course is about 3.5 kilometres from the highway.