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La Cala Golf & Spa Resort

4.1   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 176 reviews | Post Review | Website
| HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

La Cala Golf & Spa Resort, Málaga is a 54 hole resort wiht the America, Aisa and Europa Courses. A resort, parkland golf course designed by Cabell B. Robinson.

54 holes | Par 71,72,72 | Resort | Parkland


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Golf Guide to Marbella, Malaga and the Costa del Sol

Address: La Cala Resort, apdo.deCorreos 106, La Cala de Mijas, Málaga, 29649 Mijas Costa Spain

Tel: 00 34 95 266 9033

Golf Pro: David Leadbetter Academy | Tel: 00 34 95 266 9037

Website: http://www.lacala.com


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Golf club hire  Club Hire
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room
Accommodation  Accommodation

Situated in the hinterland of Mijas Costas and Marbella. Just 30 minutes from Malaga airport and Marbella. The hotel has 107 rooms with air conditioning and heating, balconies or terraces, WIFI, out door swimming pool (not heated), gym, squash court, ja

  • Societies Accepted to Play
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Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 36

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Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.13

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.4
(based on 176 reviews)

5 star
100
4 star
52
3 star
19
2 star
4
1 star
0
 

HIGHLY RATED

99%

would play again or recommend


4.5

The Course

4.2

Course Conditions

4.2

Value For Money

3.9

Pace of Play

4.5

Facilities & Service

4.5

Hospitality

4.3

Practice Facilities

4.4

Food & Drink

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James C rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 14 2022

Europa

We played the Europa course because I had read "A dramatic course but easier for the average golfer, with generous fairways, flatter terrain and slightly larger greens than Campo America and Asia."
I think that is highly misleading. The fairways were not flat and Europa felt like it was built wherever they could fit it in and hence all the fairways were somewhat on the side of a hill, so even a good shot could end up rolling off sideways into hazards, so unfairly punishing a good drive. Unless you could place your tee shot fairly precisely it was something of a lottery.
Compared to the other courses we played (Rio Real and Torrequebrada) the fairway conditons were bare and hard and some of the greens were somewhat diseased, although they did run true.
Overall it felt like what it was, a busy large resort designed to get as many people on it as possible. Our round took about 5 and a half hours to play - we were queueing at nearly every tee and there were no marshals to do anything about it.

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Thomas M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 4 2018

Lovely La Cala

All three courses at La Cala are always a challenge but a joy to play nonetheless. Great views of the Mediterranean if you're having an off day!

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 99 Handicap: 26)

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John R rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 9 2017

Played 2/10/17. Difficult course with some scary drives and some even scarier 2nd shots over the 'river' - more like ravines. Bunkers plentiful and shallow but sand hard packed and shots difficult to control. Greens lightening fast. Hired clubs - very good standard (Taylor Made) Fell in love with with M2 Rescue wood.

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Peter G rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 20 2014


Stunning location, tight undulating fairways, greens were a bit bobbly and some long carries just to hit the fairways. Not suitable for short hitters with no bail out options I was ok but others in the group struggled on some holes. 240 yards for a par 3 with no bail out is stupid for a resort course. A few tweaks and it could be great for all standard of golfers. Nice not to be surrounded by holiday apartments for a change
(Round played: Oct 2014 - Score: 82 Handicap: 11.8)

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Darren M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 19 2014

Outstanding course! Visually stunning and a tough test of golf. Some of the scariest landing zones I have scene. Fantastic if playing well but if not take balls, camera and a smile.

(Round played: May 2014 - Score: 86 Handicap: 17.7)

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Martin W rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 13 2012

Probably one of the best courses that I have ever played, it is incredibly interesting with each hole offering something different. Not to mention the spectacular views from every aspect. I also enjoyed the other two courses but I just feel that this one is a touch above. The whole resort is amazing with friendly staff who give you a very warm welcome, the breakfast buffet is delicious and much enjoyed by the pool. I would thoroughly recommend La Cala.

(Round played: Sep 2012 - Score: 97 Handicap: 20.1)

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Andy F rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 22 2010

I've just come back from playing all three courses at this resort.

As a 20 handicapper I found each course very challenging. We started on the Campo America. A beautifully laid out course that I found the easiest. There are some breathtaking holes on all three courses, buy with my playing partner we liked this one the best.

We went on to play the Europa which has water and ravines on at least 8 holes, go off track here and you suffer as I proved. There were some holes that not only demanded that you be straight but you also better be long or your ball is a goner.

The last course was Asia which is slightly flatter than the other two but the fairways are narrower, though go off track and you probably would find your ball to drop out.

There is a deal to play all three courses for 150 euros, but you have to book and pay in advance and tee off before 10.00am. Otherwise it cost 57 euros to play each course which is far cheaper than other local courses (we played Mijas in between, we were charged 70 euros for a course that was in shocking condition, greens that were all over the place and generally we felt ripped off).

We are planning to come back and stay in the La Cala hotel as they have an attractive 1 week deal.

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Chris M rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 21 2010

Played all 3 courses September 2009 and had 1st tee-time each day. Beautiful watching the mountains changing colour as you play. Our group of 4 booked an apartment at the bottom of the hill near Mijas Costa, about 3 miles from the course, as they are very cheap and the apartments are larger than at the course itself.
The golf cost us 150 Euros for the 3 rounds which included buggies, which I thought very good value and far cheaper than most courses in the area. The 3 courses were very different from each other - all very challlenging but not impossible for a 20 handicapper.
I am just waiting for the flight prices to come down a bit before I book again for this September!

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Peter T rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 29 2009

The three courses are nearly always busy and provide a fair challenge to the average golfer. Remember to check the green fees before you go as they offer reasonable packages from time to time. Otherwise prices can be extortionate. Be patient with the British officials who buzz around in their buggies urging you to keep up with the game in front. They can become irritating at times.

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Pete H rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 4 2024

Great club, great courses, great accommodation, great holes. Only the greens so so disappointing - bobbly & sandy & inconsistent pace.

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Duncan M rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Feb 27 2024

La Cala Asia Feb 2024

A varied and challenging course given its relatively short length. Course condition a bit shabby in places but maybe because only in February.

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Graham H rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 5 2024

Great service from all staff. Courses are varied and interesting but of course very hilly.
Hotel restaurant and bars are great. Hotel rooms could do with a little updating, more plug sockets etc

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Thomas M rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 31 2023

Challenging Mountain Course

Beautiful course in the hills above La Cala de Mijas with deceptive hills and vallleys. Requires straight driving as anything slightly off fairway can roll to unusual positions leaving side hill lies or nestled in Bermuda grass.

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Mike R rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 8 2023

Toughest course at La Cala; in good condition

Often cited as the easiest of the 3 courses at La Cala, it certainly doesn't play that way. Some very straightforward holes, like the 1st, but some of the most difficult on the property: 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 14th and 15th. You really need to play well here to score well. Condition was very good given the challenging weather through the summer. La Cala is a tough place to play golf but it offers probably the best value golf in the area.

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John W rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 13 2023

Nice Course

Good condition, work ongoing on several tees, take plenty of balls, its tough to score well on all holes

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