Played at beginning of March 2021 and was really satisfied. First of all very acceptable price for green fee with buggy (it is advisable to take). Also all in one – small but pretty driving range, practice green, clubhouse and first tee at the few steps. Concerning architecture and picturesque this golf course is pretty nice and not boring with some of attractive views. In general condition of fields and surroundings were average, but fairways playable, greens was very fast (what was surprised) and unpredictable. Golf course is not very challenging, but concerning unpredictable greens you must be very careful to atack pin from every distance. I was played from yellow tees and most of par4 was easy. All you need is some accuracy and bit distance from tee. For long hitters mostly par 5 greens are reachable by two and some par 4 – by one! (1st, 4th & 8th with favorable wind are reachable with first drive). There are water hazards on the 3th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th holes. So you can find hazards and hilly landscape here for challenge, but if play safe it is not big deal to putt nice digits on scorecard. Concerning picturable views is very pleasant to play here. Game success depends on wind also. Cozy clubhouse. As was mentioned buggy is recommended. I‘m not old man and can walk a lot, but quality of game will be very average I guess. Value for price I found very high. Staff is other part of this golf club and definitely not the bright side. I am well aware that times are not favorable now, quarantine and so on. But elementary customer focus and courtesy should not be forgotten, especially since there aren’t really many customers at the moment.
No doubt every golf course rating is always a subject with a lot of subjectivity, depending on various criteria. I always rating by the following criteria: course complexity or challenging, fields condition (especially greens & fairways), service (only what you can get: buggie, club rent, condition of clubs, the amount of choice and etc. except staff and other subjective things that depends on your or staff mood), surrounding views or pleasure to the eyes and definitely value for the price. All criteries will be rating from 1 to 5 stars. Concerning Marbella Golf Country Club my personal opinion is follow:
1. Challenging - 4*
2. Condition – 3,5* (could be better)
3. Service - 3*
4. Surroundings - 4*
5. Value for the price - 5*
I‘ll back here to play again next time.
Date: April 07, 2021