Reasonable rates, good management and a friendly atmosphere in this traditional British-style golf club have made if extremely popular.
It was designed by Gary Player and offers a challenge to players of all levels.
The course, set in Paraiso valley and traversed by streams, many of which are hidden, winds round two lakes and through hundreds of trees.
The wide fairways are bordered bu heavy rough. The 6th hole is generally regarded as the best on the course, a par-five dogleg left where your drive must steer clear of two well-poitioned bunkers, left and right, and your second shot should be aimed to the left in order to avoid landing in the lake. The green has two tiers.
El paraiso have a special category of "overseas membership" designed to make it easier to reserve tee times, especially during the busy winter month, ideal for visiting golfer who only spend part of the year here on the Costa.
Address: Urb. El Paraiso, Ctra de Cádiz, km 167, Estepona, Málaga.
Green Fee: 49-79 €.
How to get there: Traveling on the coastal road N-340 take the exit at km 167 (Benavista) between San Pedro and Estepona. Travelling from Marbella, leave the road at the sign for "El Paraiso Hotel". The clubhouse is past the hotel entrance on the hill. Travelling from Estepona, change direction at the Benahavis turn and come back to km 167. From there the directions to El Paraiso Golf Club are well sign posted.
Phone: 00 34 659 66 66 65
Fax: 00 34 952 88 58 27