Javier Pintos

I live in Marbella (Spain) since December 2020 after living all my life in Argentina except for 2 years in Dominican Republic and currently play off a 2 handicap. Since 2004 I have worked in the golf industry, having been General Manager at Punta Blanca GC (Dominican Republic) and after that developing Lets Golf Argentina and WeGolf Argentina, Golf Tour Operators based in Buenos Aires. My job has taken me to some of the world’s top venues such as Pine Valley, Cypress Point, Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Shinnecock Hills, St Andrews Old Course, Carnoustie, Royal Dornoch, Oak Hill, Winged Foot, National Golf Links, Seminole, Turnberry, Muirfield and many more. My favourite courses are Oakmont and Winged Foot West and every course in Scotland. I am a Member at Golf Club Argentino and Royal Dornoch.

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Atalaya (Old) 07/04/2021

24th Southern Spain - Best in Area 72nd Spain Ranking
I had played this one back in 2009 but the review just got lost so wanted a proper round to do a precise review about it. Though I remembered most of it a replay would he...

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Alhaurin 30/03/2021

36th Southern Spain - Best in Area
There are still many courses yet to play around La Costa del Sol and in order to have a complete idea of what the destination offers it is important and necessary to play...

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Guadalhorce 23/03/2021

44th Southern Spain - Best in Area
This is one I had in my radar for quite a long time but it just didn’t happen until last Sunday when we played the National Mitsubishi Circuit organized by fellow friends...

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Villa Padierna (Flamingos) 13/03/2021

34th Southern Spain - Best in Area
Since based at La Costa del Golf I have tried to meet and review as many courses as possible in order to have a wider and better knowledge of the golf offer here but also...

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Guadalmina (Sur) 26/02/2021

15th Southern Spain - Best in Area 57th Spain Ranking
It was a long awaited one, we have been working with them and sending customers since long ago but for one thing or the other it never came together to play it. Now livin...

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Guadalmina (Norte) 26/02/2021

43rd Southern Spain - Best in Area
In 2 consecutive days I was allowed to play and test these 2 famous courses which I had never been to before and the final word is they are both worth. I first played the...

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The Home Course 25/02/2021

23rd Washington - Best in Area
Played this one a while ago during a trip that included 27 holes at Chambers Bay the previous day (I loved it) and then we played a Public Course before heading to this o...

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Alcaidesa (Links) 20/02/2021

25th Southern Spain - Best in Area 84th Spain Ranking
This was my second time on the course after a round back in November 2008 during the IGTM Event. I certainly remembered most of the course but some details were off my mi...

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Torrequebrada 20/02/2021

31st Southern Spain - Best in Area
Back in 2006 while working in the construction of Punta Blanca GC in Dominican Republic I was able to meet José “Pepe” Gancedo who was working on White Sands and had also...

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Mijas (Los Lagos) 20/02/2021

10th Southern Spain - Best in Area 31st Spain Ranking
Last week I gave a ride and played Olivos which I liked and found a very good option here in the area. Many fellow golfers and friends have said to me that this one was b...

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Mijas (Los Olivos) 13/02/2021

32nd Southern Spain - Best in Area
Although many in the area told me I should play Lagos the chance to play Los Olivos appeared first so why not! Close to Santana and in a similar piece of land this course...

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Santana 13/02/2021

16th Southern Spain - Best in Area 58th Spain Ranking
This course located in Mijas along a valley was one of the biggest surprises I had in all my golf rounds at La Costa del Sol. The designer made a great job in taking adva...

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El Paraiso 05/02/2021

22nd Southern Spain - Best in Area 68th Spain Ranking
Last week I played 13 holes (10 to 18 and then 1-2-3-9) but wanted to do all 18 in one afternoon so yesterday after my friend Robert’s kind invite we played all 18 in a f...

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Chaparral 03/02/2021

21st Southern Spain - Best in Area 66th Spain Ranking
This was a course which I always passed by on my trips to La Costa del Sol but had never been able to play. I can’t blame myself as there are many good courses here and t...

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Santa Maria 29/01/2021

53rd Southern Spain - Best in Area
I was welcomed to this very friendly Club by GM Mikel Artaza and experienced not only the course but some very friendly members from UK, Germany and Spain. It was a very...

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Santa Clara 27/01/2021

54th Southern Spain - Best in Area
I had played Santa Clara back in October 2007 during my honeymoon and though I came back many times to La Costa del Golf (now my permanent home) the chance of a replay ha...

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Mendoza 24/01/2021

39th Argentina Ranking
I played this course on a very cold winter day where the course was in good condition but with dormant bermuda yellow due to the time of the year. It is a very scenic cou...

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La Quinta (A & C) 20/01/2021

35th Southern Spain - Best in Area
I am not used to rainy and cold days here at la Costa del Sol, but now as my permanent home this might going to happen every January and February! One of the pending roun...

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Real Las Brisas 28/12/2020

4th Southern Spain - Best in Area 6th Spain Ranking 24th Continental Europe Ranking
I have been coming to the Marbella area for over 12 years and played many of the courses around the area, but have never had the luck of having a proper round of golf at...

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La Canada 24/12/2020

23rd Southern Spain - Best in Area 69th Spain Ranking
La Cañada is one of those nice surprises you find out once you go play it. We have been working with them for some years but although I was able to scout many courses in...

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