By Matt Smith
There is a double delight on the southern tip of Spain as Atalaya Golf & Country Club illustrates the tradition and pedigree that made the Costa del Sol mainland Europe’s go-to golfing destination.
Set amid the 70-plus courses in the Area, Atalaya has something for everyone, with the traditional Old Course dating back to 1968, while the New Course was added in 1990.
Atalaya’s Old Course is held in the highest regard among local golfers and international professionals, with wide fairways allowing generous views of the surrounding mountains and Mediterranean Sea. While the fairways are kind, the glass-like elevated greens on both 18s are a real challenge, with contours posing more than a few problems for even the most accomplished putters. The courses are also open for walks, where visitors can admire the various flora and fauna — including the year-round flowers and the famous swans. Atalaya also boasts a cutting-edge driving range and a PG Golf Academy to help get those youngsters into the game.
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