The Rio Real Hotel is located just 2 miles east of Marbella. This small (30 rooms), boutique hotel enjoys wonderful views of the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea and overlooks the stunning Rio Real Golf Course. Each of the beautifully decorated guestrooms are equipped with all the modern facilities you would expect from a luxury hotel, and they all have a balcony from which to enjoy the views
You can sample some of the finest Mediterranean cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant, or enjoy drinks and cocktails at the pool bar or the Club House bar. The hotel also boasts a roof top swimming pool, tennis courts and a Spa which offers a full range of beauty treatments.Click to See Golf Courses
Rio Real is a Par 72 measuring 6166m, and it is located in Marbella. Designed by Javier Arana, it is situated on the banks of the Real River, which crosses the course several times. Set in a beautiful valley between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains, this course features tight pine and palm tree lined fairways and well bunkered, slightly elevated greens. The Par 4 4th is a spectacular hole, with its green being right on the coast. This is a challenging course, but because it is fairly flat it can be easily walked.
San Pedro is the original nine hole course at La Quinta and forms part of the toughest course make-up. It is an open course with wide fairways, but finding the correct position off the tee is crucial. The Ronda, named after a beautiful local village is a great nine hole course with narrow undulating fairways and very fast difficult greens. With many blind shots to be negotiated, this is a test of precision and accuracy. The most demanding hole is the long 6th, with requires three good strikes to find the green. The Guadaiza is the newest nine hole course at La Quinta. Set against the backdrop of the awe-inspiring Sierra Blanca mountain range, it enjoys many changes of levels and numerous dog legs that make it just as exciting as the other two courses. It is the longest of the three loops and demands long, accurate drives.
Los Naranjos is a Par 72 measuring 6457m, it is located between Marbella and Estepona on the Costa del Sol, and right in the heart of Europe’s Golf Valley of Marbella. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr. and it makes use of the surrounding orange groves. The front 9 is wide and open and the back nine are much tighter, winding through the orange trees.
The majority of the large, undulating greens are well protected by bunkers and with many water hazards this long course is quite a challenge. Los Naranjos was awarded ‘Course of the Year’ on the Costa del Sol in 2005 and again in 2008.
The Atalaya Old Course is a Championship Par 72 measuring 6146m, designed byBernard Von Limburger. This tree lined parkland course enjoys wide fairways, fast elevated greens, several water hazards and spectacular views across La Concha mountain.
With its versatile tees this is an enjoyable and achievable round for all handicaps. You certainly won’t be disappointed when you play a round on the Atalaya Old Course as part of you golf holiday to Spain.