Los Flamingos Golf
Los Flamingos Golf is situated within a top class golf resort on the Costa del Sol
The Los Flamingos golf resort is located just 3 minutes from the main N340 coastal highway and just 20 minutes from central Marbella and approximately 30 minutes from Gibraltar.
This impressive resort now comprises of 3 courses, Los Flamingos, Alferini, and the newest course Tramores . The later used to be the executive Par 3 course. Another 9 holes where added recently and although it is only 3.268 Meters of the red tees, it is well worth playing.
The LPGA held the Spanish Open on the Flamingos course in 2010 and has been home for a number of years to the seniors circuit. The Club has hosted other important tournaments such as the European Senior Final, The Daily Telegraph European Seniors Match Play championships.
The course opened in 2001, though the conservation of existing trees and the re-plantation of shrubs and trees gives it a mature feel. Greens and tees have been sown with Pencross and Bermuda has been used on the fairways.
At around 5.800 meters in length, it is not one of the longest courses but some tight fairways, especially on the front 9 and water hazards can cause quite a few problems. The first couple of holes are not the easiest of starters with the first tee over a ravine and the lake on the right.
A couple of the holes seem to have been forced into limited spaces, especially the par 3- 4th and the crescent shaped par 5- 6th .
The course opens up a little on the back nine , though the Par 4- 10th is tough requiring an accurate tee short and a second shot across the lake if you are to reach the green in regulation.
For nearest to the pin try the Par 3 12th which allows little room for error. There is not a great deal of open driving holes, the 6th may be the best for space. The views from some of the holes over the sea on a clear day are quite impressive and the whole resort is nestled in a very picturesque area overall. The latter end of the back 9 are quite steep in places so we advice a buggy if you are not used to a good walk.
The Flamingos golf resort is home to the luxury Hotel Villa Padierna, an impressive hotel on many levels and a true king amongst golfing destination on the Costa del Sol.
- 5* Hotel
- Pro Shop
- Club House
- Changing Rooms
- Practice Balls
- Locker Room
- Practice Range
- Putting Green
- Golf Club Rental
- Electric Trolleys
- Manual Trolleys
- Club Storage