Parador Golf on the Costa Del Sol Golf, Spain

By: Richard Allard



Parador Golf on the Costa del Sol Golf, Spain is situated next door to Malaga airport. Get on the E-15 dual carriageway and exit at the Coin junction and follow directions to Parador del Golf that is clearly signposted.



The Golf course itself was opened in 1925 by the Spanish Royal Family and is the Costa del Sol Golf's oldest golf course and consequently steeped in history, it is here that the pioneers of the sport in the province took their first shots on its fairways.



With a history reaching back sixty years, the facilities of the club are in perfect condition thanks to years of careful maintenance.



The par 72 course is fairly long with long par three's and four's and reasonable par five's.



Parador Golf is an easy walk, being rather flat, and has wide fairways lined with mature pines, olive trees and palm trees.



The golf course has a mature feel and the par 72, 6024 meters course shows it was built in an era when land was more readily available than today.



Designed by Scottish golf course architect Tom Simpson, who was better known for his golfing layouts at Turnberry and Muirfield.



Parador Golf is part links with seawater lagoons that change with the natural tide, and part parkland with the fairways forming avenues between the trees which are home to flocks of colourful parakeets.



Parador Golf presents a challenge for amateurs of all levels though some holes do present a challenge particularly the 12th, a perfect drive is required in order to reach the green in two and avoid the eucalyptus grove on the right.



Parador Golf is a true championship golf course, having hosted the Turespana Masters Open de Espana in 1992 and 1999.



On arrival there is ample parking and good clubhouse facilities including changing facilities and bar and restaurant. There is a driving range and putting area as well as lessons on a group or individual basis if required.



For more information about Parador Golf Holidays and Course Details, Scorecard, Course Plan, Directions and Map visit -

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