Designed by Scottish architect Tom Simpson, famous for his golfing layouts at Turnberry and Muirfield, the Costa's oldest course was opened by the Spanish royal family in 1925. The course is part links with seawater lagoons, and part parkland with the fairways forming avenues between the trees, which are home to flocks of colourful parakeets.
The Parador de Golf hosted the Turespaña Masters Open de España en 1992 and 1999, won by Vijay Singh and Miguel Angel Jiménez, respectively The course measures 6,204 metres and is suitable for players of all levels of ability, though some holes present a real challenge. At the 12th, for example, a perfect drive is required in order to reach the green in two and avoid the eucalyptus grove on the right. Guests staying at the adjoining Parador, part of the state - owned hotel chain, can pay for 50% green between November and February. Nine holes have recently been added to the original layout.
How to get there: Going on the highway from Marbella, go past Torremolinos and take the exit bearing the name of the golf course. If you are going on the coastal highway, turn off at the Curriana interchange.
Address/Direcciòn: Autovia Málaga - Algeciras, salida Coín - Aeropuerto. 29004 Málaga. Telephone: 951-01-11-20 / 952-38-12-55