Torrequebrada - Southern Spain - Spain

Golf Torrequebrada,
Ctra.de Cádiz km 220,
Apdo. de Correos 120,
29630 Benalmádena,
Málaga,
Spain


  • +34 (0) 952 442 742

  • Golf Club Website

  • Between Torremolinos and Fuengirola, off the N-340

  • Welcome anytime

  • Ana Nyblom

  • José Gancedo

  • Juan Jiménez Rodriguez


Torrequebreda golf course was one of the first designs of celebrated Spanish architect José Gancedo back in the mid 1970s when “Pepe” gave due notice to the golfing world that he had the ability and talent to lay out a golf course in an intelligent and adventurous manner.

Gancedo is renowned for pushing the boundaries of modern golf course design and he would go on to put his highly individualistic stamp on great Spanish courses as diverse as Monte Mayor (which is currently closed), Lerma and La Finca.

Torrequebreda is not too long at around 6,400 yards but length is no indication of difficulty here as the course hugs the contours on a hilly landscape, testing golfers to the full with an array of sparkling water hazards, doglegged fairways and cunningly-placed greenside bunkers.

The tree-lined fairways rise and fall over the challenging terrain, twisting one way then the other, rising here then dipping there on a real roller coaster golf ride that sees many visiting golfers return for a stern examination of their golf game year after year.

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Description: Torrequebreda golf course was one of the first designs of celebrated Spanish architect José Gancedo back in the mid 1970s... Rating: 8.2 out of 10 Reviews: 18
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Andreas Holmgren

Great course and can only concur with the previous review. I and the kids are not short from the tees and the challenge of reaching 2 on the par 5s is a challenge due to the fact that the tee shot is extremely challenging either you are out of bounds or in perfect position, play passive and you are a goner. The 3rd and 11th par three are one of the best I f have played from the white tees as technical golf shots come. The only down side is the lack of maintenance in the rough as limited staff thanks to co-vid. Big thanks to Anna the club director for greeting us in a 1st class way.

July 20, 2020
9 / 10
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Raimondas

Torrequebrada was played two times at the middle of February of 2020. Torrequebrada golf course offers 18 holes with very enjoyable. Large and undulated greens, interesting placed bunkers and lakes. Many shrubs and trees besind the fairways. Also nice highlights palm trees, pines and olive trees. Impresive surrounding views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains. Spectacular is the term that could be use to define the Torrequebrada experience. This par 72 golf course offers a large variety of holes appreciated by players of all levels. The course isn’t excessively long, but my opinion it is one of most challenging golf course in Costa del Sol. Accuracy and smart game are keys as you navigate the fairways. At the first look is not big deal for long hitters to reach few of par 5 greens with second shot, but required risk and very depend on wind direction. First of all here mostly windy and calculate distance include slope is not easy. Greens are wide but hilly & slow – to avoid 3 or more putts necessary attack pin very careful. First round was for warming up and reconnaissance. All rounds was played from white tees.

Torrequebrada Golf Course - Photo by reviewer

The first hole par 5 very good for start. The tee shot will have to go above the olive trees to reach the upper part of the fairway, so the ball stays to the right in the valley. Long hitters can take challenge to reach the green with two, but very careful concerning it surrounded by bunkers. Next one par 4 for brave and accuracy. From the high elevated tee, you look down to the fairway, which is situated by a large bunker and out of bounce on the right side. The green is situated in high and is protected by two large cork trees at its entrance and by bunkers on each side. At the next par 3 hole you´ll need to be precise. The hole is downhill, the green narrow but elongated with two slopes at front and back, plus being protected by bunkers on the right and behind. This one could spoil the mood if shot from tee does not go right direction. The hole No. 6 (par 5) require straight tee shot from the high-level tee to be towards the bunker, in the middle of the fairway. Dogleg to the right with an uphill blind approach shot to the elevated green protected by bunkers. Very interesting hole 7: signature hole with marvelous views over the Medi-terranean, playing off a very high elevated tee with an approach shot towards the lake. Dangerous to use driver for long hitters regarding ball easy can reach water. The approach shot is challenging due to the lake and bunkers on both sides of the green. Nice hole 9 with partly blind shot from white tees. Bunkers on the right and behind the green. Water hazard with a large and magnificent group of palm trees behind the green.

Torrequabrada Golf Course - Photo by reviewer

The back nine is more difficult but also have some very challenging and interesting holes. My favorites holes are 10, 11 and definitely 16! The challenging hole 10 from a narrow tee, a precise shot down the fairway is recommended. The longer hitters can play their approach shot above the olive trees on the left. Another way is blind shot through the trees. Next par 3 tee shot above a large lake. Large green with many slopes and undulations, protected by bunkers in front, left and behind. Hole No. 16 from white tees is really challenge for all types players. Long hitters must choose correct line and for average hitters is challenge to reach fairway through water hazard. The tee shot needs to be directed to the olive tree in the left center of the fairway. The approach shot is towards a highly elevated and very undulated green with a frontal lake and bunkers. Enjoy the views of this hole!

It‘s not boring course definitely. Maintenance and quality of the fairways and greens in high level. I guess they really take care about surroundings. Prices biting, but on the other hand the price is worth the quality. Staff very friendly and kind. Clubhouse wide and well equipmented. Clubhouse wide and well equipment with acceptable range of all necessary items for golfers. Club carts is new and well prepared. Actually buggies is not necessary if you are ready to walk a bit hilly course.

Torrequabrada Golf Course - Photo by reviewer

As every golf course rating is always a subject with a lot of subjectivity, depending on various criteria and personal point of view to importance things, my personal opinion depends on 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. My priority is challenging and value for price criterias. Torrequebrada golf club gets:

1. Challenging - 5*

2. Condition - 5*

3. Service - 4*+

4. Surroundings - 4*+

5. Value for the price - 4*

Definitely looking for back next time.

April 02, 2020
7 / 10
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Thomas

Superb course, really surprised me, had no expectation and was really amazed after the round. It's a proper park course with a good layout and good condition. The staff here are super friendly! I'll be playing here again, no doubt!

February 21, 2020
7 / 10
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Bananas

I have been playing courses around this area for many years however Torrequebrada has somehow slipped the net. What a mistake. We played here in October 2019. The course was in superb condition, certainly superior to most in the area, with slick greens and well defined fairways/rough. The course itself is a delight, interesting but fair holes, with elevation changes and beautiful views. All of this without the ‘tricked up’ nature that seems to plague some Southern European Courses. An excellent test of golf and a genuine delight at the end of our trip. We will certainly be returning.

November 23, 2019
8 / 10
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Alex Grant

Played last Sunday morning and pretty much had the course to ourselves for most of the way. Fun to play with some really oblique dog legs and interesting drives off the back tees. Some of it feels very tropical. Sadly let down by conditioning; a lot of rain 2 nights before and several holes down by the road were clearly the worse for that. Could be a really good course to play with some love and attention.

January 30, 2017
6 / 10
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François Gacougnolle

When you go to the Málaga-Marbella region, you expect most of the courses to be built on undulating terrain, but maybe not as much, or not as “wild” a design as Torrequebrada, which occupies the heart of the town of Benalmádena just south of Málaga. Already, finding the entrance of the club is not easy, even with a GPS: it is located in a severely downhill, winding lane, and the only sign visible when driving is… when you go uphill, whereas most first time visitors come from the highway way on up. Just the first reason to qualify the course as a “hidden gem”!

Torrequebrada Golf Course - Photo by reviewer

Torrequebrada is a course which is best played with a buggy, there is no doubt about that. The hills between and around which the fairways meander are steep, and many. This makes for some unusual holes, pretty much throughout the course. It takes a bit of strategy thinking to go round, rather than length off the tee. Take the first three: The 1st hole is an uphill par five, not long at all at 435 meters from the tips. You face a big hole, and the fairway seems to start only 100 meters away. In fact, you see a tree, and a big bunker, because after these “markers” there is a big dip. Driver is not an option here because the fairway continues uphill in a narrow corridor toward the elevated green. The par-four 2nd seems to lack a real fairway because of the hill on the left, which one should carry, and the trees on the right at the foot of the hill, and the second shot is again to a sharply elevated green, a blind one therefore. And then the third is a “pocket” par-three, 90 meters from the back, barely over 60 meters for ladies! Here, precision with the wedge is the master word as the green is far from flat and is surrounded by deep bunkers. And on from there to new adventures!

Torrequebrada Golf Course - Photo by reviewer

Other scenic and unusual holes include the 7th (313 meters par-four), the tee is very elevated, the tee shot is over a city street to a somewhat narrow fairway and using the driver is probably not a good idea as there is a lake barring the hole well within the range of long hitters. The green is tucked into the left corner of the hole behind the lake, and you can barely see a third of it from the tee. The final hole is also a grand view: the tee is located to the left of the fairway, at the top of a hill, which allows the player to see both the eighteenth and the sixth fairways, then the clubhouse and the mountains in the background. The tee shot is across a ravine, with a sharp slope on the left if you miss the fairway on this side, and bunkers on the right. Then the approach shot must be precise, as anything left of the elevated green may dribble down the steep hill into a very deep set of bunkers, and anything right into another large bunker running the length of the green. The only real option to miss the green is long, but your ball will be caught in the rough on a steep incline.

Despite all of the hill climbing, there is a lot of water on the course, as nine holes include water hazards around their greens.

Playing this surprising course was a lot of fun, a bit dampened however by the condition of the greens at the end of the season: the drought had damaged some of them quite a bit and many had to be resurfaced with new “tiles”. This affected the putting a bit, but not to the point of spoiling the game as the flags were placed accordingly. Another visit when the course is in optimal form would be most welcome. In the meantime, we certainly enjoyed cool drinks and good food at the reasonable Spanish prices on the terrace of the clubhouse, overlooking the 18th green and fairway.

October 29, 2016
6 / 10
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Brian mole

Nice course played April 2015. Very poor welcome,very poor front of house/receptionist. Be prepared to be ignored for a while whilst checking in. Visitors are unwelcome but once you get on the course it's worth the trouble.

April 15, 2016
8 / 10
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Alan Partridge
To me the best course on the costa Del Sol. Always in good condition and always challenging (3rd is a lob wedge shot par 3!) always play this course when in the area but generally rotate the others. Miquel Angel Jimenez has been known to be spotted practicing to, so you never know you may get to see him as well.Every hole I find enjoyable and I will be playing again...
October 12, 2015
8 / 10
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Maciej Nachtlicht
Having played Finca Cortesin, San Roque New, Alcaidesa Links and La Reserva, Torrequebrada was a nice finish to our tiring golf trip. Some of the holes were very challenging, but in general it was a good course for a good amateur. Most of the holes are sheltered from the wind. The restaurant serves good food at reasonable prices, so in general an enjoyable experience.
March 27, 2015
8 / 10
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paul
This is a lovely track and perhaps one of the best courses in this part of the Costa. Very friendly welcome, practice facilities a little scruffy and 'down the road' a short distance. But course itself is well laid out, some good holes and good mixture of challenges. Course in good condition, its a course though that would be difficult to walk round the whole way as it feels like a long track. the cluster of holes from the 7th-11th are very enjoyable and varied. Nice big clubhouse aswell with good views from outside balcony over the course towards the sea. The golf trip i go each June always play here, its always on their itinerary every year ...
June 07, 2013
8 / 10
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