Designed by Pepe Gancede, El Chaparral's quality is underlined by the fact that it is regularly chosen to host prestigious regional and national events, both amateur and professional.
The course is a delightful blend, with every single hole being distinct in character and style. The perfectly manicured fairways and greens are closely guarded by an array of beautiful woodland, while the strategically positioned bunkers should be avoided at all cost. El Chaparral is also unique, in the fact that it is the only course in Costa Del Sol to contain 6 par 3s, 6 par 4s and 6 par 5s.
Visitors staying in nearby Marbella and Fuengirola will certainly enjoy playing El Chaparral, especially on a clear day when the views over the Mediterranean are truly unforgettable.
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.