Santa Maria Golf Course, Costa Del Sol, Spain-索尼a350

Sports-and-Recreation Much more than a golf club, Santa Maria Golf Course is an impressive resort based around a charming 19th century Andalusian finca, now its clubhouse. Once the owners of the finca would have woken to the sound of birdsong, rather than golf buggies abd shoes crunching across the drive, but, apart from some luxury developments in the hills, the views across to the La Mairena protected nature reserveare the same as they would have been in times gone by. Regarded as one of the best courses on the Costa del Sol, the first nine holes were designed by Antonio Garcia Garrido in 1991, with a further nine designed by the clubs technical team added in 1996. Nature plays a leading role at Santa Maria. The course traces the contours of two valleys and the plentiful natural vegetation, streams and four lakes provide natural hazards. Spacious greens and elevated tees are the name of the game here along with the water hazards. There’s water from the first hole, where you need to clear a lake with the tee shot, to the last – where the view from the tee can be a bit intimidating, with a tree lined water hazard in front of you and to your left. The original owners of the vast hectares of land around Santa Maria Golf Course sold part of it to developers some 15 years ago, but the idea was always to develop only high end homes, which would appeal to nature lovers looking to escape from Marbella (just five minutes away). Low density development was a priority, and the result is an exclusive choice of homes for those who want to be near the best beaches of Marbella, yet in the Heart of nature. Santa Maria Golf Course is one of the most visited courses on the Costa del Sol, Spain. It is managed so well that it can be enjoyed by it’s regular members and overseas visitors. The course spreads out from the clubhouse which was once to be a 19th century finca before the land was turned into this lush green course and some controlled villas and town houses around the boarders. Santa Maria is an interesting and enjoyable course to play and offers a varied eighteen hole challenge. Apart from the dog legs the green and flag can be seen from the elevated tees and from the 15th you can see all the last holes stretching out into the distance. The course follows the contours of two valleys and challenges the golfer with four lakes, streams and many bunkers as well as its natural vegetation running along the side of many fairways. Antonio Garcia Garrido designed the first 9 holes in 19991 with the clubs technical team adding the second nine in 1996. The Course is about 1 km from the Mediterranean Sea by Elvira, 10 minutes from the famous Marbella and has a location of seeming far away in the mountains but actually always close to the sea. There’s water from the first hole, where you need to clear a lake with the tee shot, to the last – where the view from the tee can be a bit intimidating, with a tree lined water hazard in front of you and to your left. Santa Maria is proud of its reputation as a social golf club and positively encourages visitors. The clubs restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner to anyone who wants to enjoy the green scenery, good food and tranquil atmosphere. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: