Alhaurin Golf & Hotel

Alhaurin Golf & Hotel, Málaga is an 18 hole, par 72 (6405 metre) golf course designed by Seve Ballesteros

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Ctra. Fuengirola-Coin, Km 15, Málaga, 29120 Alhaurin el Grande Spain

Tel: 952595800

Website: http://www.alhauringolf.com
 

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  3.83

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 46
Average Ratings
4.02 ... Overall Rating
4.26 ... The Course
3.80 ... Course Cond.
4.19 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.89 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.80 ... Pace of play
4.20 ... Hospitality.
3.80 ... Prac. Facil.
4.20 ... Food + Drink
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46 ratings & 27 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1506 out of 1971.

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What the club says: This superb course was designed by Severiano Ballesteros and is of international repute. It is situated in the Sierra de Mijas with stunning views of the mountains and beyond. Alhaurin is a challenging track that features lush greens and fairways set amongst the pine trees. Good course management and accuracy is needed if you're to avoid the trees, bunkers and water features. The undulating course is as testing a walk as it is a golf challenge so you might need a buggy if you're to keep your concentration up through the closing holes.


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Reviewed Oct 6 2018 by John W - rated 4 out of 5

Challenging Course

The club is now under new ownership and great efforts being made to restore good will. The Fairways are tight in places with good condition greens throughout. We were warned about previous thefts from buggies and therefore took additional care however other courses in Southern Spain are suffering similarly. The course professional ensured that the day went smoothly and enjoyably for all. I would recommend a visit to this course.
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Reviewed Jul 15 2018 by Shayne S - rated 5 out of 5

Great Course

Loved this course the second time we played. So many blind shots that you need to be very careful the first time you play.

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 86 Handicap: 14.7)
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Reviewed May 31 2018 by Denis S - rated 5 out of 5

a Fantastic course

A very tight and tricky course, you must think about the course layout and play the percentage shot. Do your self a favor and spend 5 euros on the par shot score saver.

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 86 Handicap: 13.5)
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Reviewed Apr 9 2018 by Mark - rated 1 out of 5

Awful.

First off, this course has stunning views on the first nine. But that’s as good as it gets. The tees and fairways are in terrible condition, the bunkers will ruin your clubs with all of the stones that are in them and the greens are average at best. We played on Good Friday and they’d obviously packed the course out, which was annoying but understandable, but we then had a stroppy marshal coming and telling us to speed up, even when he could quite clearly see that we were waiting for people in front to clear and who in turn were also waiting. Past reviews saying that this place is tatty are pretty much spot on. I urge you not to bother with Alhurain, there are much better courses in the area.
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Reviewed Dec 11 2017 by John O - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 22 2017 by William W - rated 5 out of 5
Love this place, played 5 times and always great condition and greatnservoce
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Reviewed Oct 3 2016 by Mike R - rated 1 out of 5

DO NOT PLAY THIS COURSE!!! This was the second time I had played Alhaurin. The first time was a challenge and I mistakenly thought that the fact that it had been a very wet few days and it was raining when we played meant it would be better on a lovely hot day. With stunning views over the hills it must be a better experience second time around...how very wrong I was. The whole course looks like it needs a lot of money spent on it. The greens were atrocious, worse than most fairways you will play. The tees were almost as bad and only areas of the fairway could be regarded as in acceptable condition. The real issue is the layout. I cannot for one minute believe that the great Seve Ballesteros designed this place. Given he was not the straightest player off the tee and loved a recovery shot from a tough spot, it seems mind-boggling that he came up with this. The front nine holes, for the most part, require laser-accurate shots to very narrow fairways followed by approaches to very small greens. If you miss the fairways on the front nine by more than 5 yards, your ball is gone. No Seve-esque recovery shots, just a reach to the bag for yet another ball. The "highlight" of the insanity is the par 5 6th hole where you tee off from about 30 metres above the tiny fairway then sling 90 degrees to the right down a narrow shute of a fairway to a green that, if missed long, left or right, means a guaranteed lost ball. The 9th hole is a long par 4 with lost ball vegetation on the right and OB on the left. Not content with that challenge there are two trees slap bang in the middle of the fairway.
The back nine is a little bit more open and slightly less barmy but there are still stupid holes e.g. the straight downhill par 4 13th where you are best to take a 9 iron off the tee and the par 5 15th where the fairway slopes severely from left to right towards a death drop into the cabbage. As the course was playing firm, good drives were lost into yet another ravine.
There is literally no scope for wayward shots at this course and given that it mainly plays host to holiday golfers, it is no surprise that it has no money to spend on the course. Do yourself a favour and do not play here. There are many far better and far more enjoyable courses in the area.

(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 80 Handicap: 3.5)
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Reviewed Aug 26 2016 by Derek Q - rated 5 out of 5


(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 117 Handicap: 0)
A very difficult course, very hilly but enjoyable.
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Reviewed Aug 26 2016 by Jane Q - rated 5 out of 5


(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 123 Handicap: 33.7)
Very difficult course, very hilly, need to be accurate but very enjoyable.
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Reviewed Aug 1 2016 by James M - rated 4 out of 5
Hot day so some bunkers and greens were dry.

Fairways were excellent.

(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 89 Handicap: 14.5)
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Reviewed Jun 30 2016 by Antonio P. A - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Feb 8 2016 by Newcastle - rated 2 out of 5
Played this on my last visit in November. Not a great experience as the layout is one that punishes good shots. Many of the fairways are so sloped that it's very difficult to play a good shot and even when you do the result is a roll yards sideways of where it lands. Poor in caparisoned to Los Arqueros (another Seve design) where good shots are rewarded.
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Reviewed Dec 2 2014 by pete cheshire - rated 4 out of 5
Opening hole to finish this is a spectacular course that is extremely challenging but great fun if you embrace the challenge. It does have very sloping fairways in places but you do get the odd helpful bounce here and there.
I imagine that Seve had great fun designing this, do take a buggy as it is a long hilly trip. Hang on in the front nine and stay calm and accurate on the back nine and you can score.
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Reviewed Sep 28 2014 by Paul D - rated 5 out of 5
Excellent

(Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 99 Handicap: 22.7)
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Reviewed Sep 15 2014 by Robert V - rated 3 out of 5
Mixed feelings... At times beautiful, at times infuriating. Blind shots and beautiful scenery. I like to carry and walk, tough on this course. Was left furious with the design of the 18th hole where even a perfectly hit drive seems to automatically end up in the water. Was I supposed to tee-off with a 9-iron on a par 5?
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Reviewed Jun 30 2014 by Tom A - rated 4 out of 5
Slopey fairways and crazy greens. Great fun though

(Round played: Jun 2014 - Score: 92 Handicap: 19.3)
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Reviewed May 5 2014 by David H - rated 4 out of 5
A very hilly course and very difficult front 9, the second 9 is far more forgiving, a real challenge

(Round played: Apr 2014 - Score: 99 Handicap: 14.9)
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Reviewed Sep 5 2013 by Allan P - rated 4 out of 5
Interesting course. Found that errant shots on the first 9 generally got scooped back onto the course. Back 9 need precision though.
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Reviewed Jun 16 2013 by Paul D - rated 4 out of 5
BUGGY ESSENTIAL!!! Don't even think about walking this great course, there's a lot of distance and elevation changes, especially between greens and tees.

Great course though with great views of the surrounding areas. Take a lot of balls as there are a lot of blind tee shots and you'll lose loads of balls on your first round there.

On the downside, we visited during the US Open and were shocked to find that the clubhouse closed at 9pm on the Sunday! For a golf resort not to stay open and show the golf is unacceptable really!
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Reviewed May 9 2013 by Tony P - rated 2 out of 5
Played alhaurin last week ..Very challenging three of us played we play off of 16
handicap. lost about 20 balls between us on the front 9..Makes Marbella country club look like a walk in the park. took the fun out of golf Shame situated in hills with spectacular views. Been it seen it done it .wont play again.
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18 holes | Par 72 |

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