Costa del Sol
Designed by Gary Player, El Paraiso golf was opened in 1973 and is one of the oldest established courses on the coast. For more than twenty years it has been a mecca of golf, whether you are a low handicap or just wanting to enjoy a round of golf on your holiday. The course offers golfers of all ages and abilities an exciting challenge. The setting is incomparable – lush fairways are punctuated by meandering streams, flanked by palm trees and an abundance of exotic fauna, including oleander, jacaranda and mimosas. Lakes provide a home for water birds and the golf balls of the unwary! With many good golf holes to choose from, without doubt the 6th, a dogleg left par 5 must be the best hole on the course. The drive has to be accurate to avoid two well positioned bunkers, left and right, and your second shot must favor the left centre of the fairway to miss the lake that catches any wayward ball. Finally, your approach has again to be accurate to a two tiered green to give you any chance of that elusive “birdie”.