Lauro Golf Club
Lauro Golf offers three popular nine hole courses set in the rolling hills of Alhaurin de la Torre near Malaga
Lauro Golf has its origins at the center of a natural environment and has nowadays 27 holes to be combined 9 plus 9. From the beginning
the design of the complex is based on respect for the environment that surrounds it, not only maintaining every centennial holm oak but also planting thousands of new trees, most of them Andalucian indigenous species.
The course was designed by Falco Nardi who made it technical but not difficult , concentration and the right choice of club will let you get a good score in any of the fifty competitions that Lauro hold each year.
The enlargement of the course, holes 18 to 27 and designed by Mariano Benitez. also requires concentration and cleverness, the course can be played with out a buggy as it is mostly flat although there are two holes at the foot of the mountain which offer exceptional views over the Guadalhorce Valley and Mediterranean sea.
This eighteen holes golf course, designed by Folco Nardi, was opened to the public the 09th of May 1992. Placed a few kilometres away from the town centre and the International Airport of Malaga, the enclave of the course is the only one by its natural beauty.
The Lauro Golf Club House is set in a cortijo of over two hundred years called “El Paredón”. According to people from the area, the cortijo was a hide out for bandits, amongst them one called “Pasoslargos”.
Lauro Golf is an eighteen golf course par 72 and a total distance of 5.971 meters. Each one of the holes designed by Folco Nardi commemorate a famous bullfighter. Let’s see their characteristics:
Hole 1 “Luis Miguel”, par 4, 303 meters
Hole without too many difficulties where you must overcome from the start a lake, and where the green is well protected.
Hole 2 “Curro”, par 3, 131 meters
Easy and short hole where getting the par is not usually difficult.
Hole 3 “Ordóñez”, par 4, 325 meters
Starting tee in a high place, with spectacular views and “out” on the left. The green is highly complicated.
Hole 4 “El Cordobés”, par 3, 185 meters
Hole with a pronounced ascending slope that makes difficult getting the green. There is a gully on the left.
Hole 5 “Bienvenida”, par 5, 461 meters
Dog-leg on the right, with a tree covered rough that makes a lot of pressure. The green is well protected.
Hole 6 “Vázquez”, par 4, 395 meters
Quite a long hole in descending way with a hazard on the right. It seems easier than it is.
Hole 7 “Manolete”, par 5, 530 meters
Very pronounced dog-leg on the left. It is a very long hole that golfers can shorten, but taking quite a lot of risks.
Hole 8 “Ortega, par 4, 303 meters
Although it is a short and straight hole, it is well protected with out bounds on the left and on the right.
Hole 9 “Arruza”, par 4, 322 meters
The first shot must be well calculated given that there is a lake about 200 meters away from the starting point.
Hoyo 10, “Litri”, par 4, 311 meters
In this hole, there is a lake near the green. Its surface has two very big platforms.
Hole 11, “Marcial”, par 3, 119 meters
Beautiful and short holes, with a green surrounded by huge trees.
Hole 12, “Belmonte”, par 4, 313 meters
Dog-leg on the left with magnificent views of the city of Málaga.
Hole 13, “Joselito”, par 5, 549 meters
Very long hole with a quick dog-leg on the left. The green is very well protected by bunkers and a lake.
Hole 14, “Bombita”, par 3, 179 meters
Very long hole whose green has two platforms that will need too much care in the putt.
Hole 15 “Machaquito”, par 4, 318 meters
Descending hole very well protected by bunkers.
Hole 16, “Guerra”, par 4, 415 meters
This ascending holes becomes par 4 though being considered par 5 at the beginning. It is a very long hole.
Hole 17, “Paquirri”, par 5, 485 meters
This hole is in a shallow ascending slope with a very narrow street.
Hole 18, “Frascuelo”, par 4, 329 meters
A very difficult hole to put an end to the round as it is marked by three lakes.