Some of the most exclusive golf courses in Spain

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“Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, a luxury Tuscan palace sits in the hills above Marbella surrounded by three exclusive golf courses with sea views in the distance. Set in beautiful landscaped gardens, the hotel has a stunning beach club, eight tennis courts, an amphitheatre for open-air performances, one of Spain’s top spas and a choice of five stunning restaurants.” ~ Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Villa Padierna Golf Club surrounds the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel in an environment that not only encourages guests to practice this sport, but also provides a great place for relaxation and well-being. This confers a sense of tranquillity and harmony to the entire resort. The golf club is located in a small valley, where the climate is mild and spring-like year-round. And it also has spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. On a clear day, it is even possible to sight the Moroccan coastline! It is located in the heart of the Costa del Sol, just a few miles away from Marbella and close to cities such as Seville, Granada or Gibraltar.

Villa Padierna Golf Club has three 18-hole courses:

  • Flamingos Golf, par 71
  • Alferini Golf, par 73
  • Tramores Golf Club, par 65

The Club and exclusive golf courses have a well-deserved international reputation, since it has been host to the final of The Daily Telegraph European Seniors  Match Play Championship. The same course hosted the Spanish Women’s Open (a Ladies European Tour event).

True to the hotel’s commitment to the golf game and its unbeatable location, Villa Padierna Palace Hotel has decided to add the Michael Campbell Golf Academy to its facilities, a school that provides the techniques used by the Winner of the U.S Open 2005, to its facilities, offering international quality training for future champions, through counselling from golf professionals, nutritionists, biomechanics, psychologists and physical trainers with extensive experience.

At Villa Padierna Golf we are proud to offer 3 Golf courses with different difficulties and levels for all types of golfers. Flamingos Golf, our first inaugurated course, suitable for nearly every handicap category, bright fairways and big greens. On the other side, our second course, Alferini Golf, designed for the experienced golfer, a long Par 73, narrow fairways with huge greens, every club from your bag will come into play. Tramores Golf, our third course, ideal for a short round of golf, the only 18 hole Executive Course in this area, available for all handicap levels and beginners.

The most exclusive golf courses in Spain features:

1. Flamingos Golf

This 18 holes course boasts a pristine landscape, with lots of different varieties of trees and spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. The Greens are generous in size; the fairways are narrower on the first part of the course, where more precision is required than in the second; the bunkers are filled with crushed white marble sand; the fairways are covered in Bermuda, except on certain holes where grass has been used, whilst the greens and tees are covered in Penncross. Flamingos Golf has hosted prestigious tournaments such as the European Seniors Championship in 2002, 2003, 2004 and in the year 2010 the Spanish Women’s Open.

Designed by: Antonio Garcia
Par: 71
Professional tee: 5.714 m. Slope: 128

2. Alferini Golf

It is an ideal 18 holes course to hold large competitions and tournaments as well as to enjoy a pleasant, relaxing day. The golf course is fully integrated into the landscape, a reflection of the work that has been done to preserve nature and to take care of the environment. In 2015 it was candidate to host the Solheim Cup.

Designed by: Cristobal Guerrero
Par: 73, and four tees per hole
Professional tee: 6.641 m. Slope: 144

 Tramores Golf 

Tramores Golf Club is nestled in a beautiful landscape between two valleys with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. The third course of the Villa Padierna Golf Resort, it is home to the Villa Padierna “Michael Campbell” Golf Academy where members can learn from experts. Tramores is a fast course and very technical yet very entertaining, ready to be enjoyed. This is a great opportunity to improve short game in less time than in a traditional golf course.

Designed by: Cristobal Guerrero
Par: 65, White: 3,486 m.
Professional tee: 3.486 m.

Villa Padierna Palace Hotel is the ultimate place in Marbella to stretch out in the sun and totally relax. Soak up the rays by the pool surrounded by tall cypress trees, and then head to the spa or the Wellness Clinic for a special programme designed to suit your individual needs. With both a golf and tennis academy, this is the place to come to improve your game.

For further information on hotel amenities and these exclusive golf courses visit SLH

Villa Padierna Palace Hotel currently has a 4.5 out of 5 star Tripadvisor review rating from over 900 reviews.

Villa Padierna Golf currently has a 4.5 out of 5 star Leading Courses review from over 50 reviews.

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    If there is one thing that I have learnt, it is the more I see, the more there is to see! My name is Tracy Burrows and I am the managing editor of Out There Global, a community driven travel magazine platform for cost effective, luxury, unusual and extraordinary but mostly immersive travel ideas around the globe. From Jan 2014 - Dec 2016 I managed the blog (a United Nations World Summit Award Winner: Culture & Tourism 2016 & National Geographic partner). I was also consulting editor at MOZambique Magazine, and contributor at Sawubona Magazine (South African Airways inflight magazine). Prior to my career I obtained a tourism marketing degree, and graduated from a 2 year 'Hospitality Management in Development Program' in California. Following this I acquired a journalism diploma and since it's been all about travel and writing! And my nourishment comes from all those who have impacted me: family; friends; and strangers alike. So thank you for inspiring me, and for joining our journey!


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