Atalaya owes much of its charm and beauty to the fact that it was created back in 1968, before the rash of golf estepona urbanisation development that has seen courses spring up all over the Costa del Sol. It was a slower pace of life in those days, when the design of golf courses in Spain was the priority rather than packing in the apartments on the edge of every fairway.
Skilled ground staff have not only maintained the quality of the courses over the years, but created a perfect ambience around the clubhouse with pretty fountains surrounded by richly-coloured beds of flowers.
The fact that it is a members’ club open to green fee paying guests gives it a distinctive edge over its newer, flashier competitors. There’s always a convivial buzz around the clubhouse where members and guests alike are made welcome on the terrace or in the bar.
Easy to find golf in Marbella, on the road to Benahavis, its central location, close to the beach and within a short drive from some of the region’s most luxurious hotels, make it a favourite venue for visitors.
Set against the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Blanca mountains, its two magnificent 18-hole courses - the Atalaya Old Course and the Atalaya New Course - are lined with mature eucalyptus trees, cactus and palms and pink and white azaleas that fill the air with an unforgettable and intoxicating scent.
Atalaya New Course
Atalaya New Course offers spectacular views of the Mediterranean and Gibraltar and is seen as one of the most natural courses on the coast.Created in 1990 by Paul Krings, the New Course is set further inland, but has a similar parkland feel about it - with gently undulating fairways and large, fast greens. It would be fair to say that, in general, hazards are obvious but still manage to trap the unwary. Care is needed off the tees and the wild hitter will soon encounter difficulties.The New Course is rapidly catching up with the Old in terms of quality and in the summer months there are great bargains to be had for the holiday golfer.
** Offer is based on the Green Fee Public Rate**
Restrictions: Please telephone in advance to book. All tee times are subject to availability. Offer is based on 1-4 golfers and is covered by one Open Fairways card up to four golfers.
Ctra. De Benahavis Km. 0,7, 729680 Estepona, 36.48479 -5.021559
Members get 25% off total green fees at Atalaya Golf & Country Club - New Course with Open Fairways. 2 ball saving €50 every time you play!