Marbella Golf & Country Club - Southern Spain - Spain

Marbella Golf and Country Club,
Ctra. Cadiz - Malaga km 188,
29600 Marbella,
Malaga,
Spain


  • +34 (0) 952 830 500

  • Michael Munden

  • Robert Trent Jones Snr

  • Satu Kääriäinen


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Marbella Golf and Country Club have endured some torrid times since Robert Trent Jones first designed the course in 1989 – the original club went bust and then a motorway was built through part of the property so it’s pleasing to see the course come through such trauma largely unscathed.

Laid out on a difficult, hilly site just outside the fashionable resort of Marbella, the course routing makes the very best use of the available landscape, setting up many spectacular uphill and downhill shots across a number of ravines.

Throw into the mix some excellent bunkering, fabulous green complexes, well placed water hazards and – along with many marvelous scenic views – you have a heady golfing cocktail that almost overpowers with its intoxication.

Apart from the 8th, a lengthy short hole set in an olive grove, the par threes are something of a let down in comparison to the others. To balance against this disappointment, the 2nd is an excellent, double doglegged par five and the nine holes from 7 to 15 (par three 10th excepted) are great examples of the old master architect at his best.

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Description: Laid out on a difficult, hilly site just outside the fashionable resort, the Marbella Golf & Country Club course routing makes the very best use of the available landscape... Rating: 3.7 out of 6 Reviews: 7

Nice course, quite challenging, especially the start. Enjoyable course to play, but to be honest there are better courses to play in the area, so this is more of a play once course for me rather than a regular course when I am in the area.
4 / 6
Marbella Golf & Country Club
October 12, 2015


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really good use of the land and two very distinct nines, the course was in excellent condition and buggies were included in the price which was very necessary given the changes in elevation on the front nine
5 / 6
Marbella Golf & Country Club
October 09, 2015


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This is a beautiful course and club house. Very grand and the presence of a snooker table is always a good sign. The only downer on arriving there at 8.30 am for a 10am tee off was that they didn't start doing breakfast until 9.30!!! Oh well that's 12 x 15euros they lost out on? They did however agree to bring some bacon rolls out to the first tee for us which was a nice touch. The American starter was great and made us feel very welcome and gave some useful tips - namely don't get your driver out until the back nine. The front nine is shorter and quirky with some challenging narrow but shortish holes. The back nine opens up a lot more and it's nice to be able to give the big stick a biff. I would go back here as it had a bit of everything and the members were pretty friendly too when they could easily have had the hump with a slow four ball in front of them on a competition day.
5 / 6
Marbella Golf & Country Club
September 21, 2015


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Wow, the club have three obvious things going for it; firstly the best name for a club in the area, it just shouts out ‘quality’. Secondly, one of the best clubhouses around, what a great building this is and thirdly, fantastic service from the staff on and off of the course. The course however is lacking a little in terms of a regular course – in saying that this is not an easy piece of land to host a golf course and could anyone do any better? Probably not . The front nine is a roller-coaster – not long by any means but so many ups and downs. My pick of these holes are the par-5 2nd which is a great twisting hole, firstly to the left and then a little to the right. Next is the par-3 9th (176 yards) to a great green (shared with the 18th) in front of the impressive clubhouse. The back nine is much flatter with some familiar looking holes; my choices are the par-4 12th, where position off of the tee is key and also the dog-legging to the right par-4 15th. The approach shot to the 18th has a great look about it, again with the clubhouse in view. There are a number of courses along the Costa del Sol that have to contend with un-even land, ravines and difficult topography and that is obvious here – my overwhelming memory is that the course here is very scruffy, especially the tees and the fairways – the club must have this as the focus – with some good looking defined fairways, this course would get much better reviews I am sure.
3 / 6
Marbella Golf & Country Club
August 18, 2013


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A group of 8 played here on 27th March 2012- we were disappointed; we paid 60 euros (incl shared buggy); the fairways are in a terrible state - we have previously played this course and I cannot recall it being as poor as it is now. Greens were fine. Clubhouse is fantastic, food very good but overall we felt let down.
2 / 6
Marbella Golf & Country Club
April 02, 2012


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Hamish Wilson
September 25, 2012
I played this course on 18/9/12 and the greens and whole course was in excellent condition.
The configuration of the course has changed since the original introduction, the 8th is a par four of 375 metres. Best described as "quirky", the holes follow undulating terrain, even with a yardage booklet the distances are difficult to judge. Watch underhit shots roll away from the greens, find too strong shots in bunkers contructed into the hillside above the green leaving a shot Seve would have trouble with. Some long distances between green and the next tee, unwalkable, a buggy comes with the fee. Best holes, the par fives 2nd and 17th. Some others less than memorable. Condition average, currently undergoing some (much needed) redevelopment. Palatial clubhouse, but there is better golf available in the area.
2 / 6
Marbella Golf & Country Club
April 18, 2011


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Nick
April 19, 2011
I played this course back in 2003 and remember the course as being fantastic. At the time we booked it to keep the price down a bit and did not expect much, however came off having thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I do believe there are better courses in the area, such as Monte Mayor, however this is a good course and I would happily play again.
David Jones
April 19, 2011
Nick, do u not think after 8 years it may be time to go back and see if your view holds up? No offence but i trust the guy who wrote that review as he appears to have played it it more recently
jon
April 20, 2011
We are playing there in October, i might have to change the course now based on this review.
Nick
April 20, 2011
I refer to the statement of requiring a buggy. Unless they have picked the holes up and moved them, then we walked no problem. The guy who played in 2008 seems to agree with me. I still believe that there are better courses however. As for going back there are too many courses to play in the world and I must keep that count going up (along with helping my father reach 1000 different golf courses, currently on 890)
enjoyed this course a lot . good condition - first 6 holes are the best part of the course. however not to say that the rest isn t good. Easy to walk and in very nice condition
5 / 6
Marbella Golf & Country Club
October 14, 2008


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Hamish Wilson
October 02, 2012
You must be either fit to Olympic standard or joking. This is very hilly with no flat holes. One par 5 at over 600 yards up a hill of about 45 degrees was enough to finish most walkers!