Los Flamingos Golf Guide
Los Flamingos golf resort is located just a 15-minute drive from Marbella and approximately 30 minutes from Gibraltar. It is home to three courses, Los Flamingos, Alferini, and the newest course smaller executive course, Tramores.
Los Flamingos golf 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.
By far the most popular course is the Flamingos course. At around 5.800 meters in length, it is not one of the longest courses but some tight fairways and numerous water hazards can cause quite a few problems. The first couple of holes are not the easiest to start your round with the first tee over a ravine and a lake on the right-hand side. A couple of the holes seem to have been forced into limited spaces, especially the par 3- 4th hole 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 shot 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 as the whole resort is nestled in a very picturesque area.
The LPGA held the Spanish Open on the Los Flamingos golf course in 2010 and has been home for a number of years to the senior's circuit. The Club has hosted other important tournaments such as the European Senior Final, The Daily Telegraph European Seniors Match Play championships.
- 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
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