Parador de Malaga Golf
Parador Golf Club
is the oldest course on Costa del Sol
, built in 1929 it has a mature feel and the length of the course 6024 meters shows it was built in an era when land was not at such a premium. Part of the golf course
is a links layout with seawater lagoons that change with the natural tide, and part parkland with the fairways forming avenues between the trees which are home to flocks of colorful parakeets.
The open fairways are forgiving for high and medium players and the length provides a stern test for low handicap players with some massive par 4 on the back nine. The last 6 holes can seem very long and unless players are confident enough in playing long irons and fairway wood.
Parador Golf Course presents a challenge for amateurs of all levels though some holes do present a challenge particularly the 12th, a perfect drive is required in order to reach the green in two and avoid the eucalyptus grove on the right.