Santa Maria Golf and Country Club is located in Elviria, close to Marbella, with easy to access from the main N340 coastal road. This course, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, started life as a 9 hole course, with the second 9 hole opening in 1996.
It is a hilly course stretching down the valley, with a very unusual feature of taking a tunnel to the new 9 hole course the other side of the motorway. Due to the steep elevations, a buggy is recommended, at least for your first visit. Despite the proximity to the motorway, the countryside is beautiful and the course is in excellent condition, including streams and lakes for challenge and beauty.
It has a real club feel with lots of permanent members, but visitors are welcome and staff are friendly and helpful. On the blog you can read tips from the golf pro Dean Symonds to help you prepare for your round. Comments on TripAdvisor say that it is quite expensive, with green fees for 75€ in low season and 100€ in high season, but it is a very popular course with locals and tourists alike.
As well as the main 18 hole course there is a picturesque putting green, tennis courts and bowls club. There is also a restaurant with large terrace in a beautiful location, which comes highly recommended.
What you need to know about Santa Maria Golf & Country Club
- 18 hole, par 70 course
- Length 6,144 yards
- Welcomes non members
- Address – Santa María Golf & Country Club, Carretera Cádiz – Málaga, km 192
- GPS Coordinates:50067, -4.76716
- Telephone – +34 952 831 036
- Website – santamariagolfclub.com
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Insider’s Tip – Play off the blue tee if you’re mid to low handicap player, choose the yellow if you’re over 25
Where to stay?
Santa Maria Golf & Country Club is just outside Marbella, to the west, in the Elviria area. Due to its location, you can choose Marbella as a base and include the Nueva Andalucia golf valley courses on your agenda too, or opt to be slightly closer to the airport in the Mijas Costa area.
Both options offer lots of courses and plenty to do, with Marbella offering top class restaurants and nightlife, and easy access to the famous port of Puerto Banus with its designer stores, super yachts and supercars. Alternatively, Mijas Costa has the bustling, cosmopolitan town of Fuengirola, with excellent beaches and plenty going on and staying here can represent better value for money.
Feel free to browse our selection of Costa del Sol vacation rentals, which are grouped into different areas to see what accommodation and location best suits your group. You can book golf tee times, accommodation and extras on our website and we’re here to help if you need anything special or have any questions.