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 Old Course.
The Old Course was designed by Bernard von Limburger, the 1925 German Golf Championships winner who became his country’s finest golf course architect of the time. With its wide fairways and large elevated greens, this championship course provides a challenge to golfers at all levels. Elegant and mature with spectacular views of the magnificent La Concha mountain, it is the perfect oasis of tranquillity on the otherwise bustling and vibrant Costa del Sol.
It's apparently benign parkland aspect with gently sloping fairways makes it an ideal course for the average club golfer - but plentiful bunkers filled with sparkling ‘marmolina’ sand, fast greens, prove a challenge for single-figure players as well.
** Offer is based on the Green Fee Public Rate and based on 1-4 golfers and is covered by one Open Fairways card up to four golfers**
Restrictions: Handicap Certificate required. No play between 9.07-11.27am on the Old Course. Please contact club in advance to book email: email@example.com. All tee times bookings are subject to availability.
LS- Low Season: 1/6-15/9 MS- Mid Season: 1/12-30/1 & 1/5-15/5 HS- High Season: 1/2-30/4 & 16/09-30/11
Ctra. De Benahavis Km , 0,7 Estepona, 36.484834 -5.021548
Members get 25% off total green fees at Atalaya Golf & Country Club - Old Course with Open Fairways. 2 ball saving €50 every time you play!