Location:- Malaga Costa del Sol
18 Holes, 6203 Metres – Par 72
Santana Golf course is spectacular to say the least, both for its design (by Cabell Robinson) and its location. It is situated in an old avocado farm, set in 138 acres of picturesque parkland, which has retained all its former flavour.
Located in Mijas’s “Golf Valley”, the layout is flat, very well formed with wide fairways, expansive greens and strategically located paths between the avocado trees.
Between two rivers, with a creek passing through the course that provides the sensation of being in an absolutely natural environment, away from the hustle and bustle of the coast, yet being just a few hundred metres from the sea.
Each hole has two championship tees and two tees for general play for both men and ladies– wide and well manicured putting greens surrounded by strategically placed bunkers, filled with sand produced from crushed marble. The cork oaks along the 5th hole deserve special mention, as they have been present here for more than 500 years.
Santana Golf is technically speaking a demanding course as the unique design of each hole is intended to give a continuous challenge, even for the more experienced player. The layout of the greens, well protected by greenside bunkers, as well as the many water hazards spread throughout the course, will challenge every golfer and require good course management as well as the use of every golf shot in the bag.
It is difficult to speak of a signature hole at Santana Golf Club as they all have something special to offer. The long Par-4 18th is one of the most demanding finishing holes along the coast according to the designer, with the lake along the right hand side and a narrow approach to the green. The 4th hole can only be defined with one word: spectacular. The views from the tee are magnificent and the ‘Campillos’ stream provides a challenging approach to the green; or what about the 8th hole, with a length of 595 metre (650 yards) considered to be the longest hole of the Costa del Sol and favouring the longer hitter; not to forget the 12th Par 3, playing downhill, with a very large undulating green, many a golfer would be happy to walk away with a three here…
One of the most outstanding features of Santana Golf is without a doubt the variety in design, as each and every hole is differentiated by its own characteristics. The final result is a magnificent course with wide and well defined fairways on level terrain, hence easily walkable, where water features play an important albeit not excessive part in the overall design.
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