Real Club de Golf Guadalmina

A7 km 170, Urb. Guadalmina Alta,

San Pedro de Alcantara, Andalucia 29678

  • Office

    +34 952 883 375
  • Pro shop

    +34 952 886 455
  • Fax

    +34 952 883 483

About the course

  • The Course:

    36 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and seaside.

  • Designer:

    South course designed by Javier Arana (1959). North course designed by Folco Nardi (1973).

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the South course. Also at Real Guadalmina are the 18-hole par-72 North course (5660 m from back tees) and 9-hole par-27 Short course (949 m).






How to get there:

12 km W of Marbella

From the AP-7 (E15) take exit 172 (Ronda / San Pedro de Alcantara). At roundabout after toll follow direction A397 direction San Pedro de Alcantara. After o.6 km go straight over at roundabout direction Malaga. After 1.6 km turn right onto the N340 direction Cadiz / Estepona. After 2.1 km (just after the "Marbella - San Pedro Alcantara" archway) turn right at "Guadalmina" sign and follow road for o.7 km to golf.

Real (Royal) Club de Golf Guadalmina

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1959

Real Club de Golf Guadalmina: Real (in English, Royal) Guadalmina is home to two championship 18-hole courses and a 9-hole short course.

The South (or Sur) course is the second oldest layout on the Costa del Sol, arriving a mere 34 years after the first - Real Club de Campo de Málaga. The South was designed by Javier Arana in 1959, and is renowned for its difficulty, making it more suitable for experienced players.

Most of this excellently maintained layout is played through undulating, tree-lined fairways with plenty of villas tucked-in behind the trees. The fairways are generally quite narrow, and well protected by the tree-line, which puts a premium on straight driving.

The course is almost unique on the Costa, in terms of getting you down to the sea and overlooking the beach. This seaside "experience" is brief, but includes the memorable par-3 11th hole, with its huge bunker down the left-handside - almost as much sand as on the beach itself. With little rough to speak of, it will be the tightish fairways, excellent greens and brief seaside experience that will command your attention on the South.

Guadalmina North (Norte) was designed by Folco Nardi in 1973. This course runs almost parallel to its southern “brother,” and is shorter, more undlating and more wooded than the South course. The layout requires straight driving if you are to stay out of the numerous water hazards.

List of courses: Spain - Costa del Sol


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 26; women 35. Proof of handicap will be requested.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Real Guadalmina is the second oldest golf course on the Costa del Sol; Real Club de Campo de Malaga is the oldest. | King Juan Carlos I conferred the Real (Royal) prefix on Guadalmina GC in 2008. By royal prerogative, at least 18 Spanish golf clubs can now use the "Royal" title, including: Bendinat, El Prat, Guadalmina, La Herreria, Las Brisas, Las Palmas, Malaga, Neguri, New San Sebastian (Basozabal), Pedrena, Puerta de Hierro, R.A.C.E. (Jarama), San Sebastian, Seville, Sociedad Hipica Espanola, Sotogrande, Tenerife and Valderrama. At least two other clubs once carried the Royal title: Royal Menorca (now closed) and Royal Deportivo Las Lomas-El Bosque, now called GC Lomas-Bosque.

Published ranking

South course:
Spain's 65th best course (Golf World, 2022).


  • Hotel Guadalmina Golf & Spa Resort4-star

    Urb. Guadalmina Baja, 29678 San Pedro de Alcántara, Marbella.

    +34 952 88 22 11

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    The hotel enjoys a wonderful beachside location, with the two seaside holes on Royal Guadalmina's South course laid out directly alongside the hotel. Each of the hotel's 178-rooms are spacious and air-conditioned, with flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi, plus views of the sea, gardens or golf course. The hotel's facilities include restaurants and bars, beach club, business centre, outdoor sea water swimming pool, solarium and pool bar.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Royal Guadalmina (North & South courses) - clubhouse (2 km); Flamingos; La Zagaleta; Los Naranjos; Royal Las Brisas; Aloha.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Marbella G&CC; Estepona.

  • Andalucia Plaza4-star

    Urb. Nueva Andalucia s/n, 26990 Marbella

    +34 952 81 20 00

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    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Aloha; Royal Las Brisas; Los Naranjos; Royal Guadalmina.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Flamingos; La Zagaleta; Estapona; Marbella G&CC.

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