Ctra de Cadiz Km 166,
nr San Pedro de Alcántara, Marbella, Andalucia 29679
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Antonio García Garrido
The three 18-hole golf courses at Villa Padierna Golf Club are: FLAMINGOS Golf (par-71, 5714 m from back tees); ALFERINI Golf (par-73, 6641 m) and TRAMORES Golf (par-65, 3486 m).
20 km W of Marbella
Leave the AP-7 (E15) at exit 157 (Estepona/A7) and follow direction San Pedro (N340). After approx 9 km take exit Cancelada. After o.3 km at roundabout go straight over. After o.1 km at second roundabout turn left and go back over the N340, direction Villa Padierna/Flamingos Golf. After o.6 km at roundabout go straight, direction Villa Padierna/Flamingos Golf. After o.7 km at roundabout turn left and follow signs to Villa Padierna/Flamingos Golf.
Villa Padierna Golf Club - Flamingos course: Excellent upkeep and spectacular views contributed to our four-star rating of the Flamingos golf course. The layout itself however, may give rise to slightly more mixed reviews.
With relatively narrow fairways, starting at the par-5 1st, the front-nine is both tight, tricky and technical. Accurate tee shots are critical and good quality approach play is also be needed. A mix of water hazards, OB and deep vegetation lie in wait for anything hit off-line. Thankfully there is a tad more room on the stronger back-nine, even though it starts with the ultra-tight par-4 10th - a candidate for the stroke index 1 hole on the entire Costa del Sol.
A distinctly Tuscan feel has been created around the course, with many small cypress trees (and many other species) having been planted. The inclusion of occasional marble columns and statues also gives this undulating layout some distinctly classical touches - all very much in keeping with the palatial "clubhouse", the Hotel Villa Padierna.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: Flamingos & Alferini - men 27, women 34; Tramores - men & women 48.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Villa Padierna's Flamingos course has hosted several top-level tournaments including European Senior Tour and Ladies European Tour events (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Flamingos).
Urb Flamingos Golf, Ctra de Cádiz, Km 166, 29679 Marbella.
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The opulent Villa Padierna Palace Hotel is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection, and is now home to three 18-hole golf courses (Flamingos, Alferini and Tramores).
Villa Padierna (Flamingos, Alferini & Tramores courses).
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