El Chaparral Golf Club on the Costa del Sol

 

El Chaparral Golf Club is located just off the main N340 coastal highway just ten minutes drive from Fuengirola and has become one of the most recognisable courses in the area.

After a period of over 12 years ,when the course was closed and left to overgrow, it has emerged as a quality golf course with some of the fastest and well kept greens on the coast. Many visiting golf groups  include the El Chaparral course as part of their golf package itineraries.

Its growing popularity owes, in large part, to its exceptional surroundings, facilities, friendly and professional service and overall value for money.

The stunning scenery surrounding course can be enjoyed from almost every hole. The magnificent sea views, rich vegetation, and the perfume of pines trees have turned El Chaparral into a natural haven and a golfers paradise.

The course consists of 18 holes and was designed by the well know architect, Pepe Gancedo. Situated in one of the most privileged settings on the Costa del Sol. Close to the sea – only 700 meters from the beach and surrounded by a pine tree forest, it is the only course on the Costa del Sol made up of 6 par 5´s, 6 par 4´s and 6 par 3´s.

Though not a excessively long course (5,800 meters ), you will find a large variety of holes that are enjoyed by players of all levels. It is a course that requires skill and accuracy and which the lower handicapper may find pretty difficult in places. However the  course layout and location amongst the pine forest more than makes up for the challenge that awaits.

The first hole will call on your nerves from the start as a large ravine must be cleared to have any chance of reaching the green in two. Memorable holes at El Chaparral include the 8th, 307 meter dog leg left. The elevated tees are embraced by a canapé of pine trees on all sides.

Savy players will try to take out the corner and leave it positioned beyond a tree located in the middle of the fairway. Get this shot wrong and your ball will be lost in the hazard that stretches up the whole right hand side of the hole. Usually a slightly faded tee shot is sufficient to set you up with a clear second shot to the green.

The Par 5 – 17th is a strange but fascinating hole, the elevated tees give you a view over the hole in its entirety. A straight tee shot is required to leave it near the end of the driving range opposite and the possibility of going directly over the trees for the green in two. Fade your tee shot and you can say goodbye to your ball and any chance of paring the hole.

The charming club house at El Chaparral is situated in a prominent position at the heart of the urbanisation. With panoramic views overlooking the 1st tee and 18th greens and the surrounding pine clad countryside, an ideal place to have your after round drink and relax in a tranquil and natural setting.

The facilities include a bar/restaurant, offices, members areas, changing rooms, club fitting centre, a hair stylist, tv lounge and pro shop. The Restaurant is aptly run by Ramon and his team and there is always a decent daily menu on offer at very reasonable prices.

The club house was built in Mediterranean style combining rendered white walls, antique tiled roofs and old wooden beams. It is a focal point of the club, perfectly enhanced by the beauty of the landscaping which surrounds it.

Due to its popularity and value for money many golfing groups put El Chaparral on their itineraries so tee times are at a premium  in the high season.

 

 

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Club facilities

  •   Pro Shop
  •   Changing Rooms
  •   Restaurant
  •   Showers
  •   Parking
  •   Practice Balls
  •   Locker Room
  •   Buggies with GPS
  •   Floodlit Driving Range
  •   Putting Green
  •   Golf Club Rental
  •   Trollies
  •   Club Storage
  •   Individual and Group Lessons
  •   Golf Academy
  •   Club House

 

How to get there

On the A7 (N340 ) Coastal highway direction Fuengirola to Marbella. Some 5 kms west of Fuengirola take the El Chaparral service road turn off on the right.

 

 

 

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