Apdo. de Correos 147,
Nueva Andalucía, Andalucia 29660
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Original design by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1968); renovated by Kyle Phillips (2014).
12 km W of Marbella
HEADING WEST leave the AP-7 (E15) at exit 181a, and follow the A7 direction Estepona, initially through a tunnel. After 3.5 km take the Nueva Andalucia exit (opposite Hotel Pyr), and bear left direction Nueva Andalucia. At third roundabout take second exit (bear right of the cafe) into Calle el Califa. At next roundabout (Plaza Maestranza) take second exit into Avda Generalife. After o.8 km bear right direction Los Naranjos golf. After 1.2 km at Plaza de Cibeles roundabout take first right (almost doubling back on yourself) and proceed downhill (Av del Prado). After o.7 km at next roundabout turn right. After o.3 km golf is on your right. COMING FROM ESTEPONA leave the N340 at the La Medina de Banus/Los Naranjos exit, approx o.4 km after Nueva Andalucia, in front of the Hotel Pyr. Go back under the N340 via small tunnel (fourth exit from roundabout) and follow above route description.
Real (Royal) Club de Golf Las Brisas is home to the best of three excellent courses occupying neighbouring plots in Nueva Andalucia, Los Naranjos and Aloha being the other two. To enter Las Brisas is to enter a relatively spacious golf oasis, in an area where almost every other scrap of land has been put to residential use. The immense variety and volume of flora here is impressive, so to the very strong Trent Jones layout, which occupies the gently undulating terrain. This is a top-quality course that will test most aspects of your game - tight drives and water hazards on many holes, and quick greens, some elevated, with a myriad of subtle slopes. Variety, vegetation and a distinctly "classy air" is what you’ll remember here at Las Brisas - one of the true aristocrats of Costa del Sol golf. Its worth making every effort to play here - even though visitor' tee-times are very restricted.
Visitors are welcome on a very restrictive basis, particularly in high season (March/April and Sept thru' Nov).
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 24; women 36. Proof of handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
King Juan Carlos I conferred the Real (Royal) prefix on Las Brisas GC in 1995. 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.
2019 Golf World rating: 61st best course in continental Europe.
2020 Golf Digest rating: 8th best course in Spain.
Urb. Guadalmina Baja, 29678 San Pedro de Alcántara, Marbella.
+34 952 88 22 11Visit website
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.
Royal Guadalmina (North & South courses) - clubhouse (2 km); Flamingos; La Zagaleta; Los Naranjos; Royal Las Brisas; Aloha.
Marbella G&CC; Estepona.
Avenida Rotary Internacional s/n, 29660 Puerto Banus.
+34 95 281 73 53Visit website
The 319-room Hotel Pyr Marbella sits o.5 km behind the marina at Puerto Banus, close to several of the best golf courses between Marbella and Estepona. The hotel comprises three Andalucian-style buildings, which are surrounded by manicured gardens that include two outdoor swimming pools. The surrounding neighbourhood is home to many shops and restaurants (including the Hard Rock Cafe Marbella).
Aloha; Royal Las Brisas; Los Naranjos; Royal Guadalmina.
Flamingos; La Zagaleta; Estapona; Marbella G&CC.
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