Off course

Nov 01, 2011 No Comments by

Los Arqueros Golf has an original layout and is set among the mountains of Sierra de Ronda. It was the first golf course to be designed by Severiano Ballesteros. As the designer himself says,”Los Arqueros is a good course for players of all kinds – a reasonable challenge for the average golfer and a tough test for professionals”. It is a mixed course situated less than an hour from the international airports of Málaga and Gibraltar, and only 10 minutes from Marbella.

Arriving at the course and able to park easily, we visit the adequately stocked pro shop. The assistant informs us that this is the last day of the 88 Euro “value” deal for 2 players’ Inc. buggy!


On the first tee the starter is helpful and friendly we hit two drives down the first and are directed to the FREE fresh fruit adjacent to the tee, the sun is shining what could go wrong?

EVERYTHING! the course that lies ahead of us is in appalling condition. Uncut fairways, scruffy surrounds and bumpy greens with sand patches.

18 holes of this disappointing round later (where the only redeeming feature was more free fruit at the turn) we retire to the bar where we end up having to order our own drinks as the waiters seem “on par” with the course.

All courses need to dress and tine the greens and this is always understood by members and visitors alike, but this experience was unsatisfactory in every department.

The”value” 88 Euro turned out to be anything but!

Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club

Ronda road (A-397) Km. 44´5
ES-29679 Benahavís, Malagá

0034 952 784 600 |

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