Where to Stay: Melia Marbella Banus
For those looking to book a golf holiday, Marbella has to be one of the top destinations to consider. Firstly, the facilities are second to none and in terms of accommodation, food, and shops, there is something for everyone, especially those who prefer a little luxury. There is a great choice of top quality golf courses in Marbella and Los Naranjos Golf Club has to be rated as one of the best.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr, Naranjos Golf Club was opened in 1977 and was adjacent to another golf course designed by the same man. However, in the early ’80s, the two golf clubs decided to go their own way and this led to the addition of a clubhouse at Naranjos Golf Club, which opened up its gates to golf lovers, as a golf club in its own right.
The course itself is a typical Robert Trent Jones Sr. design, with wide, gently rolling fairways, often framed by trees on either side. There are a number of large bunkers situated throughout the 18 holes and water comes into play on a regular basis. This is a golf course that demands thought, before playing every shot if a low score is to be achieved. The large greens are firm and fast and provide a true test with the putter. It’s the greens that can make the difference between a par or bogey on this golf course and being slightly undulated, the ability able to read them well will lead to lower scores.
There are four choices at the tee box, which make the course suitable for players of all abilities and the course plays to 6,532 meters at its longest.
The scenery around the course is fantastic and the par-5, 18th hole is a great way to finish a round of golf, with water located just in front of the green, which is overlooked by the clubhouse. The course is always in good condition, even during the winter months, so there should be no hesitation in booking a round of golf at Naranjos Golf Club, whatever the time of year. Include Naranjos golf club as part of your Costa del Sol golf break itinerary today.
The clubhouse itself and other facilities are superb, offering a great choice of tasty cuisine throughout the day. With a tremendous golf course and excellent facilities, it’s little wonder Naranjos Golf Club has hosted the top golf tournaments in Spain and on the European Tour, such as the Spanish Open. It has also been voted as the best golf course on the Costa Del Sol on two occasions and should be at the top of the list, for any golf enthusiast.
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