Spectacular surrounding scenery gives golfers exceptional views of the Mediterranean
Set among steep mountains, the impeccable fairways of Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club merge with the spectacular surrounding scenery, giving golfers exceptional views over the Mediterranean.
Opened in 1991, Los Arqueros is a challenging par 71, 18 hole course designed by the Spaniard Severiano Ballesteros. Considered one of the best players in the world, Seve has used his know-how and prestige to create some 30 golf courses all over the world.
The underlying idea in the design of Los Arqueros was to create a course which followed the lie of the land and blend harmoniously with the natural surroundings. Seve took this philosophy to heart when designing the course, and each hole has its own particular personality.
The result is a challenging course for the experienced player and a genuine test for those who are new to the game. The course requires accurate play, especially in some tight tee shots where you may have to forego distance in your drive and opt instead for shorter irons or woods which ensure that the ball reaches the fairway.
Hole 8 is especially tricky as it is a long par 5, with a tight dogleg towards the right which slopes sharply downhill to the green, and a hazardous out-of-bounds area finishing in a stream at the entrance to the green.
Watch out too for the 13th hole, with its high tee requiring an accurate and hard-hitting drive to a downhill area guarded by bunkers, and where only careful play will ensure that you save par.