Atalaya Golf & Country Club International
Crta. de Benahavís Km. 0,7
29680- Estepona - Málaga
Telf: +34 952 882 812 -&- +34 952 882 811 - Fax : +34 952 887 897
Latitude: 36, 48431379
Longitude: -5, 02040863
Designer by: D. Bernhard v. Limburger y D. P. Krings
18 Hole course
Nearest City: Estepona
Nearest airport: Málaga
Nearest major route: N-340
President D. Alexander Hanschke
Director D. Andrés Sánchez
Secretary Dª. María Isabel Martín
Professional D. Fernando Vega Cabeza
Teacher D. Fernando Vega Cabeza
Golf Club Secretary
Atalaya Golf & Country Club has been one of the most popular clubs on the Costa del Sol since opening in 1968. Located between Marbella and Estepona, it is suitable for all levels of play, from total beginners to international pro´s, due to the flexibility of its tees. Atalaya also has one of the most extensive driving ranges in Spain, where tuition is offered in several languages.
Atalaya owes much of its charm and beauty to the fact that it was created back in 1968, before the rash of golf urbanization development that has seen courses spring up all over the Costa del Sol. It was a slower pace of life in those days, when the design of a golf course was the priority rather than packing in the apartments on the edge of every fairway.
Skilled ground staff have not only maintained the quality of the courses over the years, but created a perfect ambience around the clubhouse with pretty fountains surrounded by richly-colour beds of flowers.
The fact that it is a members’ club open to green fee paying guests gives it a distinctive edge over its newer, flashier competitors. There’s always a convivial buzz around the clubhouse where members and guests alike are made welcome on the terrace or in the bar.
Easy to find, on the road to Benahavís, its central location, close to the beach and within a short drive from some of the region’s most luxurious hotels, make it a favorite venue for visitors.
Set against the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Blanca mountains, its two magnificent 18-hole courses - the Atalaya Old Course and the Atalaya New Course - are lined with mature eucalyptus trees, cactus and palms and pink and white azaleas that fill the air with an unforgettable and intoxicating scent.
Washed by the Mediterranean Sea, the Costa del Sol extends along more than 150 kilometers of coastline in the province of Malaga, in the southern Iberian Peninsula. Its name, the “Coast of the Sun”, is not due to mere chance: with over 325 sunny days a year and a benevolent climate, this is a paradisiacal place with beaches to suit all tastes.
Atalaya`s Old Course. 18 holes, Par 72
• 6146m • 5860m • 5034m
The Old Course was designed by Bernard von Limburger, the 1925 German Golf Championships winner who became his country’s finest golf course architect of the time. With its wide fairways and large elevated greens, this championship course provides a challenge to golfers at all levels. Elegant and mature with spectacular views of the magnificent La Concha mountain, it is the perfect oasis of tranquility on the otherwise bustling and vibrant Costa del Sol.
Its apparently benign parkland aspect with gently sloping fairways makes it an ideal course for the average club golfer - but plentiful bunkers filled with sparkling ‘marmolina’ sand, fast greens, lush vegetation and fairways lined with olive, pine, cactus and eucalyptus trees prove a challenge for single-figure players as well.
Atalaya`s New Course. 18 holes, Par 71
• 5142m • 5044m • 4356m
Atalaya New Course offers spectacular views of the Mediterranean and Gibraltar and is seen as one of the most natural courses on the coast.
Created in 1990 by Paul Krings, the New Course is set further inland, but has a similar parkland feel about it - with gently undulating fairways and large, fast greens. It would be fair to say that, in general, hazards are obvious but still manage to trap the unwary. Care is needed off the tees and the wild hitter will soon encounter difficulties.