The Real Club de Golf Guadalmina is a 36 hole complex comprising of two 18 hole courses (North and South), a 9 hole pitch and putt course, a driving range, practice area and golf academy. It is one of the oldest and best-established clubs on the Costa del Sol, with a nice atmosphere.
It is located in a busy, urban area, close to San Pedro and Nueva Andalucia, which is very convenient for holiday golfers wanting accommodation and golf close together. However, some golfers complain of the noise and difficulty to navigate the course due to the surrounding houses and streets, so this isn’t one for those in search of rural peace and quiet.
Guadalmina South is the oldest course on the complex, opening the first nine holes back in 1959, with the second 9 built in the late 1960s. The club itself describes the fairways as narrow and the course as difficult, suitable for experienced players with lower handicaps. However, other reviewers consider fairways to be medium width, with straight holes, gentle doglegs and no blind shots, so you’ll have to make your own made up on that one.
The website CostadelSolGolf.com agrees that it is a tough course due to domed or undulating, elevated greens, dense grass on the fairway and bunkers. They do not recommend the course for anyone with a handicap over 25, but say it’s a real pleasure for low to mid handicap players.
Highlights of this course are the holes played right beside the Med, particularly the 10th hole, which some use as their starting point due to its location and views. The course hosts many important championships and hosted the Ladies Spanish Open in September 2017.
Greenfees are 94€ for the North course and 154€ for the South course.
What you need to know about Guadalmina Golf Sur
- 18 hole, 72 par
- 6,683 yards
- Links and woodland course
- Designed by Javier Arana
- Address – Guadalmina Alta. 29678 San Pedro Alcántara, Marbella, Málaga
- Website – guadalminagolf.com
- Telephone – +34 952 883 375 or +34 952 883 455
- Email – email@example.com
Where to stay?
Guadalmina Golf is conveniently located between San Pedro and Cancelada, about 10 minutes’ drive from Marbella, and close to El Paraiso and Atalaya Golf. Nueva Andalucia is a good location to choose if you want to play Guadalmina golf, as it’s less than 10 minutes’ drive away, and puts you in the heart of the golf valley.
Nueva Andalucia is a predominantly residential area with an amazing density of quality golf courses in stunning surroundings. In just a small area you have Aloha, Los Naranjos, Magna, La Quinta and Las Brisas so you are really spoilt for choice. But Nueva Andalucia isn’t just about the golf, there is Centro Plaza shopping centre with good shops, restaurants, cafes and a bank, several supermarkets and quite a few late night options for drinking, dining and partying. Also, it’s very close to Puerto Banus, which offers yet more options for a great night out.
We have a wide selection of Nueva Andalucia vacation rentals which you can browse on our website, plus you can book your tee times and accommodation together, get discounted green fees and save yourself lots of time by booking everything together with our Live Golf packages.
If you have any questions about golf or accommodation on the Costa del Sol, or want to organise something special for your next golf holiday, our helpful team are here to assist you. Just give us a call or drop us an email – we look forward to hearing from you!