A relative newcomer on the Costa del Sol golfing scene, Santa Clara Golf Club first opened its doors to golfers in 1998. Enrique Canales Busquets was the architect here and his remit was to create a course that would suit golfers of all abilities.
The result is a very pleasant 18 holes laid out on relatively level ground with little rough, wide fairways and large, receptive greens, though there are several water carries and one steep climb at the short par four 7th.
Part of an estate that is being developed with luxurious apartments and villas, Santa Clara measures just under 6,500 yards with a par of 71. Such is the quality of the layout, it was chosen to host the 58th Spanish PGA Championships in 2003 – quite an honour for a new course.