Cabopino Golf Course, Spain

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Cabopino is situated opposite the marina after which it is named, between Fuengirola and Marbella,Spain. With 5,170 meters long and has a par of 71 this golf course was designed by the Madrid architect Juan Ligués and has spectacular views of the sea and the beautiful natural surroundings, including a large number of magnificent spreading pine trees.

The course was inaugurated in 2001 and consists of three par-3’s, two par-5’s, and thirteen par-4’s. The longest hole is the 14th, a 456 meters par-5, and the shortest is the 13th, a par-3 which is 134 meters from the yellow tee. The route map for the first nine winds around the neighboring valley and back to the club house, following some tight fairways, especially hole 5, stroke index 1 on the card. The signature hole is the 3rd: a gargantuan drop to the fairway is followed by the need for an accurate second as a large bunker protects the elevated green.

Water is a factor to consider on more than five of the holes, and its presence can serve to make playing at Cabopino Golf Club a thrilling, and somewhat daunting, experience. Generally, this is a tight course, meandering around bunkers, bumps and hilly long greens all kept in excellent condition. Although Cabopino is golf course where golfers with a high handicap will enjoy using all of the clubs in their bag and lower handicaps will have to take a risk on every shot if their want to get round with a good score.

On arrival you will find ample parking, club house with excellent changing facilities and good bar and restaurant facilities as mentioned. The pro shop is well stocked and the staff members are always extremely helpful.