Santa Clara Golf Club Marbella
Santa Clara Golf clubhouse is a view to behold in itself, a terracotta temple with huge marble steps
that lead up the three storey building to the restaurant terrace that overlooks the old established
course.The course built to blend into its natural surroundings offers the players with a few wide
open fairways to tease out the drivers and then narrows as it winds its way into the hills. Old gnarly
oak trees stand guard to the entrance of a few greens forcing the players to be creative with their
shots and think their way around this testing course.
Marbella Club & Country Club
Marbella Golf Country Club, home of the Gecko Pro Tour. Familiar to the players who visit the Gecko
Pro Tour office and use the clubs training facilities. This magnificent course, with its club house
resembling a 5 star hotel, gives the players a taste of playing golf at a club that gives you a real
country club feeling.
The course itself was designed by the Robert Trent Jones senior who went on to become the most
influential golf course designer in history.
Situated only five minutes from the swanky Marbella Town centre the Marbella Golf Country Club is
one of the most challenging tests of golf in the Cost Del Sol. The first hole bears testament to the
thoughts of the course designer. The par 4, doglegs left to an elevated green completely surrounded
by irregular shaped bunkers. “The bunkers should never afford an opportunity to get the ball close
without a superlative effort” was a quote from Robert Trent Jones senior on his design of the hole.
The second hole par 5 wiggles its way up to the green following the contours of the hills and again
the designer was quoted “There is no straight lines in nature”