NORTE - Guadalmina Norte is considered less difficult than Guadalmina’s South course, although it covers more terrain, is more undulating, contains more trees and has more water hazards. The Guadalmina River bisects the course from north to south - it comes into play at the 17th, for example - and as if this weren’t enough, there are lakes at the 7th, 9th, 11th and 18th holes. The course was designed by Folco Nardi and opened in 1973.
SUR - Guadalmina Sur, the first 18 of Guadalmina’s 45 holes, was opened way back in 1959 and is the second oldest course on the Costa del Sol. It was designed by Javier Arana and is characterised by fairways which wind between mature shade-giving trees. The fairways are wide and virtually free of rough. In 2002 Guadalmina Sur was completely refurbished. It is to all intents and purposes a new course with new computerised watering system and new tees including “super-seniors”. The greens were all rebuilt and the fairways relaid with turf. From the 10th and 11th holes the sea views are splendid. and the par-3 11th now has a bunker running practically from tee to green on the left acting as a buffer between the course and the beach.
HOW TO GET THERE
The golf course is about 1 kilometre from San Pedro Alcántara towards Estepona.