Designed by Antonio García Garrido and former Ryder player and three-times Wordl champion Manuel Piñero.
La Quinta offers panoramic views over Marbella’s Golf Valley. A successful round on this course requires not only accuracy in order to avoid its trees, water hazards and the large albeit shallow sand traps along the fairways, but also stamina, for it is unforgivingly up and down. Deeper bunkers lie in wait for stray approach shots to the greens.
The most difficult hole is considered to be the long 15th with its dogleg to the left. Since it first opened La Quinta has added an extra nine holes and replace several holes on the original course.
The third loop of nine, which can be played either separately or together with the other course, leads you back to the clubhouse past the piñero-managed golf school near the 6th hole.
The clubhouse is one of the best equipped on the coast. La Quinta is developing a reputation as host of the prestigious charity Pro-Am Protagonistas tournament organised by top Spanish broadcaster Luis del Olmo.
The competition attracts world class Tour professionals as well as public figures.
How to get there: Take the exit road “Benahavís” from the new motorway or “Ronda” from the N-340. Signposts at the roundabout behind San Pedro de Alcantara will direct you to the golfcourse (app. 1 km.)
Number of holes: 18
Designer: Antonio Carcía Garrido, Manuel Piñero
Nearest town: Malaga, 78 Kms
Nearest airport: Málaga, 70 Kms