Atalaya (New) - Southern Spain - Spain

Atalaya Golf & Country Club,
Ctra. Benahavís,
Km 0.7,
29688 Estepona,

  • +34 (0) 952 882 812

  • Paul Krings

Visit for a golf holiday at Atalaya (New)

Situated between Marbella and Estepona, the 36-hole Atalaya golf complex is also home to the headquarters of the European PGA. “In-the-know” golfers regard both Atalaya courses as two of the most understated, esteemed tracks on the Costa del Sol.

Bernhard von Limburger designed the classic Old course and it opened in 1968, fifteen years before a ball was first struck on the Paul Krings-designed New course. Both layouts play to a par of 72 but the New is an easier test than its older sibling, even though its fairways are often tighter and more undulating than the Old.

The New is configured with five par threes, five par fives and eight par fours (five of which are under 300 yards) so it is considerably shorter than the Old. Two of the par three holes on the scorecard (4 and 12) are highly rated. The 161-yard 4th plays across a pond to a little, raised green and the 183-yard 12th is the first of two consecutive short holes that cleverly route the course onto lower terrain.

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Description: “In-the-know” golfers regard both Atalaya courses as two of the most understated, esteemed tracks on the Costa del Sol. Rating: 4.5 out of 6 Reviews: 2

Have to admit that I was not massively impressed with this track. A bit of work was being done on the clubhouse when we Atalaya (New) Golf Course - Photo by reviewerplayed which I guess did not help to its 'look', but they were not serving any food till 11am so no breakfast for the early starters apart from a coffee hut at the first tee. Good practice facility though. Course was fair, some nice holes but probably one too many par 3's and a lot of them were close together in the round. They were repairing the 16th and had turned a nice par 4 into a par 3 for the duration of the repairs (but a SI 5 for a 112m hole was a little generous). No refreshments or drinks buggy on the course at all - and one drinking fountain at halfway - so take some water with you. A bit of course knowledge helps on one or two holes.
4 / 6
Atalaya (New)
September 18, 2013

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Atalaya (New) seems to be overshadowed by it's elder course running alongside, (Atalaya Old Course). However when I undertook the challenge of playing 36 holes that the venue has to offer I was astonished to find myself preferring the more exciting, better value younger course. It was agreed by most, in the small group with whom I played both courses, that on the day the hilly challenge presented by the New course was more enthralling and technical than the flat lengthier holes on the Old course. If I were to return to the Costa del Sol I would definitely return to this gem and skip its older counterpart.
5 / 6
Atalaya (New)
January 18, 2010

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October 05, 2011
I had the same feeling even though I still prefer the Old Course with the very old eucalipthus trees of more of 20 metres hight. Perfect surroundings.
December 13, 2011
I fully agree with the fact that the Old Course is better but the New is also tricky and a challenge for all kind of players.