The 18-hole par 71-course of Santa Clara Golf Marbella opened in 2001. This golf course was designed by Enrique Canales Busquets and it is located just a few minutes from Marbella’s city centre and its amenities. In addition, high quality customer service and excellent golf course maintenance make Santa Clara a historic golf course on the Costa del Sol.
The course has undergone a series of renovations in different fields since 2017. These include improvements on the itinerary that started in 2017 and are due to b finished in 2019, as well as a new more dynamic and intuitive web page for users and a new commercial policy focused on green fees commercialization.
The possibility of playing from the old hole 3 (par 4) directly towards the green as if it was par 3, disappeared because of the trees that had grown in the tee. Thus, the initial phase of the renovation works that started in 2017 focused on the alterations in this hole. It changed from a par 4 short 240-metre dogleg to a par 3 180-metre long with elevated tees. As a result, this is a large golf hole with high views of the green.
During 2018 Santa Clara Golf Marbella has been played as a par 70 and two par 3 one after the other are played: hole 2 and hole 3.
The second phase of this itinerary renovation is planned for 2019. Hole 2 will be modified and changed from being a 198-metre par 4. Consequently, the exit tees will be placed back and a new green will be built just behind the exist tees of hole 3.
All these alterations will provide the option to play the new par 4 like a par 3 if players want to take a chance and play directly towards the green. However, they will have to do it playing over the stream located on the left side of the hole and without a direct view of the green.
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