Aloha Golf Club in Marbella on the Costa del Sol
The Aloha Golf Club is located within the prestigious Nueva Andalucía urbanisation just two minutes drive from the world renowned marina of Puerto Banus on the Costa del Sol.
This impressive course is characterised by varied vegetation all around. Each of the 18 holes is unique and interesting as it winds its way through the natural and picturesque surroundings.
The cultural autonomy of the Basque region of Northern Spain and is reflected in the names given to the holes and includes at the Aloha golf course.
The first hole is named Tu tranquilo (Take it easy) to the second Uresandi (lots of water) describing the existence of three lakes at Aloha. Third hole named Los Olivos (Olive trees), fourth named Cortavitarte (short), fifth named La Fuente (Fountain) describing the fountain situated, sixth Prunus-Prisardi (Plum trees) to the seventh hole El Ruedo (Bullring). The eighth hole celebrates the magnificent view of the Penablanca Mountain and is aptly named Penablanca. The ninth is called El Jorobado (The hunchback). While the tenth, originally the first hole of the course is named after the course designer Javier Arana.
The mountains offer a view of eagles and is best seen from the eleventh hole named Las Aguilas (The eagles) while the twelfth due to its difficulty level is termed as Cuidiao (be careful). The El Algarrobo (Carob tree) comprises of the thirteenth hole while the view from the fourteenth tee inspired the name of Curlucho. The fifteenth hole is on an ancient track to Camino Ronda, a town uphill.
After mountains and lakes and eagles, its time to celebrate and hum a tune at the sixteenth tee for Cancionero implies a merry singing mood! From the seventeenth Obelix to the last named Vistos describing the excellent view of the Aloha golf club.
One of the signature holes is the stunning 12th, a very picturesque Par 4 played from an elevated tee box down onto a huge landing area lined with trees and bushes. There is a water hazard to the left of the buggy path. If your tee shot is well placed it will leave you with around 150 meters to the green which is protected by bunkers on either side and a lake on the left.
Everything about the Aloha golf club exudes excellence and makes for a memorable golfing day out.
All the facilities at the club are first class from the pretty pro shop , club house and restaurant to the practice area and outing greens.
It is not easy to book golf if you are a visitor as the club is mostly members only. A couple of tee times are made available each day in the high season with some extra summer deals on offer between 12.00 and 15.00.