Designed by Scottish architect Tom Simpson, famous for his golfing layouts at Tumberry and Muirfield, the Costa''s oldest course was opened by the Spanish Royal Family in 1925. The course is part links with seawater lagoons, and part parkland with the fairways forming avenues between the trees which are home to flocks of colourful parakeets.
El Parador Malaga de Golf hosted the Turespaï¿½a Masters Open de Espana in 1992 and 1999, which were won by Vijay Singh and Miguel Angel Jimenez. The course measures 6024 metres in length and is suitable for players of all levels of ability, though some holes present a real challenge.
At the 12th, for example, a perfect drive is required in order to reach the green in two and avoid the eucalyptus grove on the right. Guests staying at the joining Parador, part of the state-owned hotel chain, can play 50% green fee between November and February.