Chaparral Golf is not just any golf course; it's a distinguished venue that has hosted prestigious regional and national events, attracting both amateur and professional golfers. Designed by Pepe Gancedo, renowned as the "Picasso of Golf," this Parkland Forest course showcases a profound reverence for the landscape and the environment. It skillfully integrates the natural contours of the terrain into the design of each hole, resulting in a unique and characterful experience on every fairway.
As you embark on your round, you'll be enchanted by the harmonious presence of the sea and the mountains, providing a picturesque backdrop throughout your game. The meticulously groomed fairways and greens are gracefully guarded by an enchanting array of lush woodlands, strategically punctuated by well-placed bunkers. Chaparral Golf's proximity to the sea ensures that panoramic vistas grace numerous holes, adding to the scenic allure of your golfing journey. Here, you'll encounter a rich variety of holes that cater to golfers of all skill levels.
For visitors staying in the nearby towns of Marbella and Fuengirola, a round at Chaparral Golf is a must. Especially on a clear day, when the Mediterranean views stretch before you in an unforgettable panorama, it becomes a golfing experience like no other.
Designed by: Pepe Gancedo
Opened for play: 2005
White: 5676 metres (6207 yards), SSS 73
Yellow: 4940 metres (5,402 yards), SSS 72
Red: 4200 metres (4,594 yards), SSS 72
Signature Hole: Hole 8, Par 4, 320 metres (350 yards), SI 4
The 8th is a very tactical hole and requires a confident game management straight from the elevated tee, where the hole doglegs fiercely to the right. Although it is possible to cut this dogleg, the benefits are minimal, and this tactic may even cause a hindrance to the approach shot, with a large tree in the middle of the landing area waiting to block your view. While it is possible for the big hitter to clear this tree and land short of the green, they should be aware of the trees lining the right hand side of the fairway, and the dry water bed outside them. Arguably, the more sensible option would be to play an iron off the tee and leave for a fairly short approach shot to the green to make par.