The Flamingos Golf Resort has an excellent reputation for its immaculately maintained brilliant golf courses and top class amenities. Los Flamingos Golf is among the three golf courses at the Costa del Sol in Malaga, which opened for play in July 2001.
It is the older of the Flamingos Course and a preferred one, for several golfers, with its challenging layout and hazards like trees, lake and stream. Like new Gran Flamingo Course, the old course is animated with pleasing scenery and fascinating holes.
Antonio Garcia Garrido has designed this 5907 meter, 18 hole par 72 golf course and has been planted with numerous trees like orange, cypress, pine, olive, pine, chestnut and carob trees. A lake has been formed due to the Arroyo del Taraje stream on the course.
The golf course is located on the western side of San Pedro de Alcáara amongst the hills. Antonio García Garrido has managed to create an impressive golf course with eye-catching panorama across the Costa del Sol, over the Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar and Africa.
Golfers can enjoy the chic environs of the café-bar, club house, and the natural vista around it. You need to be cautious of the tricky sand bunkers and tapered fairways. This course is a well established and there are several professional golfers who enjoy playing in this club. The vegetation is not very old but a lot of care is taken to provide the golfer with an environment which is full of diverse plantation.
The stream “Arroyo del taraje” flows through the course, testing your accuracy skills from the tee on holes 1, 4, 9 and 10th hole. Other than the stream, 3 lakes also come into play at holes 1, 10, 15, 16 17, 18. The stream terminates lake which makes a natural border for the course. The vegetation has been thought about very carefully and every hole is characterized by unique trees.
After a satisfying game of golf you can enjoy drinks at the terrace of the clubhouse at Los Flamingos or in the outstanding 5 star hotel, with breathtaking panorama. The complex incorporates one of the best hotels in Andalucía with exceptional cuisine, the Villa Padierna. 2003 Senior PGA Matchplay Championships in Spain was played at Los Flamingos Golf course.
There is no doubt that the course has been designed in perhaps the most spectacular enclaves of the Costa del Sol. It can be quite a test of accuracy for an experienced golfer as well as a beginner. There is a short par 3, course on the practice range.
Playing golf at Los Flamingos Golf course is a unique experience, with its wonderful ambiance, contemporary facilities and a personalized service. In a short period of time the Golf Club has already attained well-earned international repute and your game here will be memorable. It is true that Los Flamingos is a taxing course with its tight fairways, but you are sure to enjoy a course which has been maintained to the top level always. It is also a chosen venue for people to host weddings with the wonderful Roman decorations on the course as well as the hotel.