Parador Golf Club boasts the fact that it is the oldest and most established golf club on the Costa Del
This grand old lady of Andalucía was first established in the early 1920’s with links to Queen Victoria
who often spent time in the Malaga region and promoted the construction of the golf club. In 1925
Harry Shepard Colt (Who designed and built Wentworth), began his construction on what was then a
crude nine hole course. A further nine holes were added under the watchful eye of Tom simpson
(who built Muirfield and Turnberry) to create the now existing 18 holes (6173m par 72)
The golf course itself is situated at the exit of Malaga airport and is built on what is now naturally
protected marsh land that runs parallel to the Malaga beach, giving this course an almost tropical
links feel to it. Immaculate green carpets of fairways work their way along the beach, thick reed
bushes dense with bird life surround the lakes that encircle the elevated green. The current course
record on the oldest course in Andalusia is held by local golfing hero Miguel Angel Jimenez who went
around in 62 strokes to win the 1999 PGA Turespana Masters.
Guadalhorce Golf Club
Guadalhorce golf club was built on an old country estate which dates back to the 16th century. The
Colmenares Country House was converted into this stately mansion and the private golf course of
Guadalhorce was created. Guadalhorce was inaugurated in 1989 and since July 2003 his Majesty
King Juan Carlos 1 assumed the role of the clubs honorary President.
In 2009 the golf course was re-designed by one of the clubs famous members and the legendary
Spanish golfer Miguel angel Jimenez, who uses the club and it facilities to train and practice.
The course itself lies in the fertile plains of the Guadalhorce valley and has two distinct parts to it.
The front nine actually has a typical English parkland feel to it with long flat fairways and large
superfast greens, while the back nine has a more sculptured feel about it with its large raised greens
surrounded by interlocking ponds. The fertile soil of the flood plains provide nutrition to an array of
plants and trees like Jacarandas and Boganvillias that give the grand club and its course flashes of
colour. In all Guadalhorce golf Club is a grand stage for golfers and the players on the Gecko Pro Tour
were in for a Majestic afternoon’s golf in its fairways.