Review by BelgianGolfer of La Zagaleta

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General impression9.5
La Zagaleta Zagaleta New Course9.0
La Zagaleta Old Course9.5
Course maintenance9.5
Facilities9.0
Clubhouse9.0
Value for money10
Hospitality10
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9.4
About the review
Written on: 23 March 2019Played on: 22 March 2019
BelgianGolfer review

I had the opportunity to play the 2 courses at La Zagaleta on an invite, and that was for me the incentive to go to Marbella. First thing you need to know is that both courses are about 2 kilometers apart, so you need to know where you want to go first. New course : Steve Marnoch design. The setting of this track is spectacular. 18 holes you have amazing views from all the area and other holes. The architect named it the most illogical place to build a golf. However a lot of earth must have been moved and a big budget spent to build a playable course. However every hole is a potential disaster (lost ball) as there are ravines to cross or bordering the fairways. To enjoy New to the fullest, you need to have a good day and play to percentages, fortunately I played well. Old course : It's a more 'friendly' design than New, with more room for error, and very enjoyable holes. It also doesn't play too long. The architect Brad Brenz was someone I don't know from other courses, but good work was delivered. Greens were very fast. Maintenance on both course is excellent. Staff is friendly and hospitable. A comment was previously made that there's more staff then people on the course, well that's probably true. We played the 36 holes without having anyone in front of us or behind, it was very enjoyable. If you ever have the chance to visit La Zagaleta, you should do as us and book your flight to Malaga. It's an unforgettable experience.

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BelgianGolfer
BelgianGolfer
40460 points
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Total number of reviews:
250
Average review score:
8.2
Total number of photos added:
8553
Handicap:
17
Member since:
3 May 2011
Home course :
9.4
About the review
Written on: 23 March 2019Played on: 22 March 2019
General impression9.5
La Zagaleta Zagaleta New Course9.0
La Zagaleta Old Course9.5
Course maintenance9.5
Facilities9.0
Clubhouse9.0
Value for money10
Hospitality10
BelgianGolfer review

I had the opportunity to play the 2 courses at La Zagaleta on an invite, and that was for me the incentive to go to Marbella. First thing you need to know is that both courses are about 2 kilometers apart, so you need to know where you want to go first. New course : Steve Marnoch design. The setting of this track is spectacular. 18 holes you have amazing views from all the area and other holes. The architect named it the most illogical place to build a golf. However a lot of earth must have been moved and a big budget spent to build a playable course. However every hole is a potential disaster (lost ball) as there are ravines to cross or bordering the fairways. To enjoy New to the fullest, you need to have a good day and play to percentages, fortunately I played well. Old course : It's a more 'friendly' design than New, with more room for error, and very enjoyable holes. It also doesn't play too long. The architect Brad Brenz was someone I don't know from other courses, but good work was delivered. Greens were very fast. Maintenance on both course is excellent. Staff is friendly and hospitable. A comment was previously made that there's more staff then people on the course, well that's probably true. We played the 36 holes without having anyone in front of us or behind, it was very enjoyable. If you ever have the chance to visit La Zagaleta, you should do as us and book your flight to Malaga. It's an unforgettable experience.

Helpful?
BelgianGolfer
BelgianGolfer
40460 points
Ambassador
10 / 133,110
worldwide
1 / 4,558
Belgium
Total number of reviews:
250
Average review score:
8.2
Total number of photos added:
8553
Handicap:
17
Member since:
3 May 2011
Home course :
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