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Marbella is well-known among golf lovers for being a great place to play golf in Europe. Situated on the southern coast of Spain, golf trips to Marbella offers a tremendous lifestyle of sandy Mediterranean beaches, upmarket boutiques, lively bars, and world-class golf courses.
However, the main attraction, without doubt, is the golf courses and one of the more recent courses to open in Marbella is Santa Clara Golf Club.
Recently, this golf club has been welcoming players since 1998 but with many golf courses having opened long before then on the Costa del Sol, this makes it a relatively new course, par 71 is designed by Enrique Canales Busquets and is located just a few minutes from the centre of Marbella, making it a very convenient course to play for those staying centrally.
If you are new to playing golf in Spain or have never tried playing golf abroad before, this Club could be the perfect place for you to start. The course is on mostly flat terrain throughout and with wide fairways and very little rough to be concerned about, you can enjoy your round of golf and get the driver out on the tee.
The greens are large and receptive, meaning you can rely on good shots to land and remain on the putting surface, giving you a great chance of making no more than a two-putt.
However, that’s not to say Santa Clara comes without its challenges and if you don’t like water, you will find the several water carries on this course to be very testing. Water comes into play from the second hole but the main carries are found on the 3rd, 10th, 13th, and 18th holes.
Water is also in play on the 4th, 12th and 16th holes, so accuracy is still required on these holes, even if the fairways and greens look big and inviting.
The great thing about the course is that it provides a good challenge for players of all abilities while remaining fun to play, even for those who would consider themselves to be an average golfer.
You will find holes on this course which are unique and that’s a great feature of playing at this Golf Club, you will not feel as though you have played similar courses elsewhere and will come away more than satisfied with your round.
The staff are very friendly and coupled with the nice clubhouse and great food available in the restaurant, Santa Clara Golf Club provides an easy and enjoyable golfing experience close to Marbella.
The golf course received a recommended award from the Golfer’s Choice Awards 2015 and has continued to deliver a great golf experience ever since. So, the next time you are heading to Marbella for a golf holiday, add Santa Clara Golf Club to the top of your list. Contact us today to include this golf course as part of your golf holiday in the Costa del Sol itinerary