Villa Padierna (Flamingos) - Southern Spain - Spain

Flamingos Golf Club,
Ctra. de Cadiz km 166,
29679 Benhavis,
Malaga,
Spain


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The 18-hole Los Flamingos layout is part of Villa Padierna, a large, up-market residential and hotel estate located just outside Marbella. Opened for play in 2001, it’s the first of three 18-hole courses to open at the resort, the short Tremores and the long and tough Alferini complete the trio. Such is the quality of Flamingos and its facilities, the European Seniors Match-Play Championships have already been held here several times and more of these events are due to follow.

Most fairways are sown with Bermuda grass, tees and greens with Pencross and bunkers lined with white Marmolina sand. The front nine are tighter than the back nine and three of the five short holes are located on the outward half – the par three 8th was originally a short par four hole.

Laid out in a style resembling the garden of a faux Tuscan villa – with stands of cypress, orange, olive and pine trees, streams flowing into lakes and classic columns, statues and marble bridges dotted around the place – the course will not suit everybody’s taste but at least the breathtaking Mediterranean views are the real thing!

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Description: The 18-hole Flamingos layout is part of the Villa Padierna resort, a large, up-market residential and hotel estate located just outside Marbella. Rating: 5.6 out of 10 Reviews: 5
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paul
Advise this is one to avoid, its very average and despite the impressive clubhouse the course is decidedly unimpressive. no real fantastic holes of any note, we played it in Nov 2012 when the weather had been very wet so it wasn't perhaps at its best and the wind was howling which made that tight tee shot on the 9th even more of a lottery than it already is ...! there's better out there elsewhere in the area ....
June 07, 2013
2 / 10
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Ian Henley
Flamingos is a decent enough course that has some excellent holes interspersed with some very average stuff. The start is very tight with the first 5 holes set close to the Villa Padieria hotel. Some of the best and most challenging golf comes around the turn, with the 9th being the tightest of par 4's with danger both sides and rewards if you hit driver as the green can just about be reached by the longer hitters (but note that the landing area is the width of a cricket crease!). The 10th has cunning as you need to place a tee shot to a plateau fairway approximately 180 yards away and you will then have at least the same again over the river and reeds to a semi island green. Shame the lake had no water, a product of another dry summer and scorching temperatures across Southern Spain! The 11th then is a good par 5, uphill to a well guarded green where you will need 3 shots to get home. Flamingos is the original course at the Villa Padieria resort and if you stay here you now have 3 courses to choose from. The Tramores is an intriguing little par 63 where again a premium is on accuracy. However by some distance the best course at the resort is the fairly new Alferini. Alferini is possibly one of the toughest courses along the Costa del Sol stretch (along with Monte Mayor and Valderrama), the par 73 is long, but still demands huge accuracy, you will be stunned by the architecture and terrain of some of the holes and if you play to your handicap I would suggest you have had the round of your life! Playing the 3 courses and staying in the hotel makes an excellent 2 day trip. Ian Henley
November 20, 2010
6 / 10
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Bruce
August 20, 2016

I agree 100% about Alferini being the better course. In fact I can't recall playing as good a course in as good a condition anywhere. How it isn't in the top 100 list on its own I don't know.

BRIAN MOSS
definitely worth a visit. not a serious course like the holy trinity around sotogrande or finca but an interesting course in good condition. you HAVE to be straight but no need to be long. some v good holes 2,4,9,10 come to mind. 1 is weird and unfair. very good restaurant in clubhouse. a little overpriced for what it is (priced more like finca but there are generally good discounts/deals will def be back
September 17, 2010
6 / 10
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polspede
Beutifully maintained , with tour speed greens even weekdays. Course is easy and promotes good scores besides hole no 10. And the Clubhouse - well it's not a clubhouse it's a Palace !!! Try it and You wont be dissapointed.
November 20, 2009
8 / 10
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Goffy
Played Flamingos on a recent trip and whilst it’s not in the same league as a Valderrama or a San Roque it certainly holds its own with most other courses on the Costa. If you have a good day off the tee you can certainly score well as its not overly long but stray away from the generous fairways and your ball could be heading for a watery grave, lost in a deep valley or, even worse, the garden of someone’s villa. I will defiantly play this course again next time I’m in the area.
October 19, 2008
6 / 10
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Julia Roberts
November 09, 2008
Played it twice now, greens fantastic, first 5 holes can kill you. Back 9 opens up a little. Great 18th. Good facility.