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Designed by:  Cabell B. Robinson

Founded:  2004

Course Information:  18-holes, par 72, 5654 metres (yellow tees)

Location:  Mijas

Characteristics

Santana Golf & Country Club is set in 138 acres of picturesque parkland.  It is technically speaking a demanding course as the unique design of each hole is intended to give a continuous challenge, even for the more experienced player.  A magnificent course with wide and well defined fairways on level terrain, where water features play an important albeit not excessive part in the overall design.  The layout of the greens, well protected by green-side bunkers, as well as the many water hazards spread throughout the course, will challenge every golfer and require good course management as well as the use of every golf club in the bag.  Buggy paths are provided throughout the course, beautifully integrated between the rows of fruit trees.  It is difficult to speak of a signature hole as they all have something special to offer.  The long Par-4 18th is one of the most demanding finishing holes along the coast according to the designer, with the lake along the right hand side and a narrow approach to the green.  The 4th hole can only be defined with one word: spectacular.  The views from the tee are magnificent and the ‘Campillos’ stream provides a challenging approach to the green; or what about the 8th hole, with a length of 602 metre (658 yards) considered to be the longest hole of the Costa del Sol and favouring the longer hitter; not to forget the 12th Par 3, playing downhill, with a very large undulating green, many a golfer would be happy to walk away with a three here.

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