First opened back in 1968, the Atalaya Old Course has seen a long overdue revamping under the direction of Mel Pyatt and recent director Derek Brown, who introduced futher improvements which included the reseeding of fairways with Bermuda grass.
This parkland course was designed by Bernhard von Limburger and features wide fairways and fast elevated greens. Eucalyptus, olive and pine trees grow along all the fairways, giving pleasant shade in summer but meting out their own punishment for inaccurate shots. Because of its tee positions, the Atalaya Old course is suitable for any kind of players.
If you happen to be an early bird and manage to tee off from the 10th hole before 9am, you will be well rewarded with a tasty cooked breakfast in the Swiss chalet cluhouse when coming in from the 18th. Practice facilities are excellent and included a 60-bay driving range, a chipping green and bunker practice area.
How to get there: Take the road towards Benahavis which leads off the coastal highway by the Rio Guadalmina, which is the dividing line between the municipalities of Marbella and Estepona and turn left after about 700 metres.
Number of holes: 18
Designer: Bernhard von Limburger
Nearest town: Malaga, 95 Kms
Nearest airport: Gibraltar, 35 Kms.- Málaga, 87 Kms