Rio Real Golf Club on the Costa del Sol

Rio Real Golf Club opened in 1965 and is now a firm favorite for many regular golfers to the Costa del Sol.

Rio Real Golf Club is a  par 72 course,  the front nine offers a gently rolling terrain with a very flat back nine. The course provides a good test for all handicappers and the open fairways means you can usually find your ball.

The mature setting with many palm trees and plants give it a true Mediterranean feel. The courses signature hole is the long par-4 4th hole with its sea view. From the 4th tee check out the position of the 5th green to your left as it is blind shot from your approach up the 5th fairway.

The two most difficult holes on the course if you have not played it before is the 8th which requires two really accurate long shots to reach the green and the 10th which is a blind 90 degree dogleg. A nice hole for the longest drive is the 14th and the 13th for nearest the pin (though all the par 3’s a short)

The course has undergone some considerable reforms in the last year or so but has come out even better for it. From tee to green the fairways, the rough  and plants are impeccably managed.

Rio Real Golf is now s one of the top ten courses on the Costa del Sol and well worth playing  if you are planning a golf holiday in the near future. Golf packages including Rio Real Golf are readily available and easy to book .

Members do have preferential  times reserved each day so it is best to book tee times well in advance if you plan to put Rio Real golf on your holiday itinerary.

The course is one of the more walkable tracks if you need a bit of exercise. There are several water fountains on the course and a drinks buggy.

The Club house has good shower facilities and a nice bar terrace over looking the golf course, putting greens and surrounding countryside.

The Rio Real Golf Resort also  boasts its own impressive 5 star hotel.

Club facilities

Pro Shop
Club House
Practice Balls
Practice Range
Practice Putting Green
Practice Chipping Area
Golf Club Rental
Hand Trolleys

Electric Trolleys
Club Storage
Golf Academy
Individual and Group Lessons
Tennis Courts
Swimming Pool


How to get there

Take the A7 (N340 ) Coastal highway direction Marbella to Malaga Rio Real is located some 3 kms from Marbella and is situated within the Rio Real Urbanisation and is clearly visible from the highway.


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