Sancti Petri Hills Golf Course is a 5,213 yard, par 68 course. The front nine is closer to the traditional championship set up, boasting a pair of par 5s and a triplet of par 3s. The back nine plays host to four par 3s and is the shorter of the two nines. The second nine contains more bunkers than the first and is a set of holes to underestimate at your peril, accuracy of the tee is imperative in shooting low. The course itself is situated in the famous Roche Pine and with the vast majority of holes containing a water feature the courses aesthetics are to be admired.
The course was designed by legendary Spanish golfer Manuel Pinero. Having played in and won some of golf’s biggest tournaments, the former Spanish golfer has certainly tapped into his wealth of golfing knowledge when it came to designing Sancti Petri Hills and produced an up and coming gem.
Sancti Petri Hills is located only an hour and twenty minutes from Gibraltar International airport and with a number of high quality hotels available in the area it makes it an ideal golfing holiday in South-Western Spain.
The short but challenging nature of the course means it is ideal for both high and low handicappers. The course tests a player's course management skills and requires every club in the bag.
Sancti Petri Hills is located in the Andalucia region of Southern Spain, just an hour and 20 minutes away from Gibraltar International airport from which you can fly to from a number of European cities. The course itself is situated only 1km away from the magnificent Spanish coastline providing golfers and their families the ideal place to relax. The combination of high class golf facilities and beautiful sandy hideaways make it an ideal destination for both groups of friends and families.
The course has a unique set up with both water hazards and bunkers being a regular feature along the narrow and undulated fairways. This adds excitement to the round has one false shot could put you out of the hole.
The short nature of the par 4s are tempting for the longer hitters but the advice is to lay up as the greens are often guarded by water meaning the big booming drive is not always the best option.
Clubhouse / Golf Facilities
The Sancti Petri Hill’s clubhouse follows a modern bungalow design and is the ideal spot to bask in the Spanish sun and enjoy a drink after your round. The Terrace Bar is only a short distance from the 1st and 18th hole enabling players to enjoy the splendid view of the first hole whilst sipping on a cocktail.
Although, there is not a full length driving range on offer. There is the chance for players to hone their short game skills on the putting green and chipping area prior to their round. The net facilities also allow players to warm up the full swing and ready them as best as possible for the golf ahead.
The pro-shop isn’t one to miss out on. Boasting the latest range of equipment from the best brands, it is well worth a visit before teeing off. Furthermore, if your clubs have not come on holiday with you then Sancti Petri Hill’s pro-shop has a Taylormade rental service available providing golfers with some of the best equipment possible. As well as the option to hire clubs, you can also take out a buggy or a trolley for the day at affordable prices.
Sancti Petri Hill’s is ideal for both family and groups of friends looking to enjoy a golf break in Southern Spain. The region contains a plethora of golf courses and Sancti Petri stands out as one of the best with the unique course layout coupled with the stunning scenery that surrounds the golf course. Those who make the trip across to Southern Spain tend not to be disappointed by the fantastic range of facilities they can enjoy both on and off the golf course.