Playing the Course
Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club is set amongst the beautiful steep mountains with a spectacular view over the Mediterranean.
Los Arqueros, opened in 1991, is a challenging Par 71, 18 hold course designed by the Spanish, Severiano Ballesteros – one of the best players in the world.
Ballesteros design was to create a course which followed the lay of the land and sewed seamlessly in with its natural surroundings. Each hole has its own unique personality which golfers can admire and challenge themselves with.
Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club
The course requires accurate play, especially in some tight tee shots where you may have to forego distance in your drive and opt instead for shorter irons or woods which ensure that the ball reaches the fairway. Hole 8 is especially tricky, as it is a long par 5, with a tight dogleg towards the right which slopes sharply downhill to the green, and a hazardous out-of-bounds area finishing in a stream at the entrance to the green. Watch out too for the 13th hole, with its high tee requiring an accurate and hard-hitting drive to a downhill area guarded by bunkers, and where only careful play will ensure that you save the par. The 3rd hole is also excellent, with a lake to the left of the fairway and a scattering of wide bunkers on the right – but it requires more attention than expected to finish successfully.
However, the most difficult hole is the 6th, as it is not only the longest, but the tee-off shot is the decisive one. Therefore, this is a demanding course which requires a calculated game, and where you cannot afford to take many risks if you want to make your handicap.
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