Located in the stunning ‘golf valley’ close to the town of La Cala de Mijas and just a few minutes from the lovely local beaches, the Calanova course is a great course to play during your golf trip to Spain and is suitable for golfers of all playing abilities.
The course is one of the newest on the Costa del Sol and was first opened in May 2006. It’s an 18 hole, par 72 course which is well maintained and of which has been designed with USGA rules and regulations in mind.
A great characteristic of the Calanova course is that it has over 500 sqm of greens, meaning easier approach shots. This also means that there is the possibility of a wide range of pin positions from the simple to the extremely challenging.
Another feature of the Calanova golf course is that the tee positions are spread over a number of different platforms giving players the opportunity to play the course over a range of distances. Some of the elevated tees also make for some spectacular tee shots where players can visualise the flight of the shot before playing their shot.
Due to the beautiful natural landscapes, almost every golf hole will provide you with lovely views to the La Cala de Mijas mountains and the Mediterranean sea.
The course is easily accessible via the N-340 motorway and is just 25 minutes from Malaga airport (AGP).
Length: 5,866 metres (White), 5,773 metres (Yellow), 5,372 metres (Blue), 4,941 metres (Red)
Designer: Julian Garcia-Mayoral
Course Facilities: Club house, pro-shop, buggies, restaurant, practice putting green, golf academy, lessons, changing rooms.
Calanova Golf Club
Urb. Calanova Golf Club s/n
La Cala de Mijas
Tel: (+34) 951 170 194
Tel: (+34) 690 751 084
1st. To give yourself the best opportunity of hitting the green, aim to the right of the fairway bunkers to give yourself the best angle into the green.
2nd. Keep your drive to the left of the two bunkers on the far side of the fairway for the best angle into the green. Take an extra club to the uphill green for your 2nd shot. No rewards for being short.
3rd. A fairway wood or long iron off the tee for position on the fairway for your approach shot is ideal here. When hitting your shot into the green aim slightly left as a friendly bounce off the slope will result in your ball finishing on the green.
4th. Big hitters may take the risk & try to hit the green from the tee. Safe shot is a fairway wood or long iron into position for an easy downhill 2nd shot on to the green.
5th. Straight shot down towards the two bunkers far side of the fairway to set up your 2nd shot. Take one club more for your 2nd shot as the green is uphill & has a large slope back to front.
6th. Depending on the wind this hole can be either a long iron or as little as a 9 iron. Aiming to the left hand side of the green is recommended here to avoid the water hazard.
7th. A drive down the right hand side of the fairway is ideal for a clear shot into this undulating green.
8th. Make sure you have the right club as anything short leaves a tricky chip shot.
9th. A good drive up the left hand side of the fairway is the ideal position off the tee. Aim 2nd shot up the left hand side too avoiding the out of bounds on the right, giving you a chance of getting on the green in three shots.
10th. Drive down the right hand side of the fairway to set up your approach shot to the green. Be careful going for the green in two shots as this green is well guarded with large bunkers.
11th. A good straight drive down this fairly wide fairway is best. Depending on where the pin is, you may need 1 or 2 clubs more as you hit into this large green. This is one of the most challenging greens to putt on.
12th. A short par 4 that requires a good positional tee shot avoiding the large bunker on the right, leaving a short iron into the green. Be careful of the bunker short right as this can catch you out.
13th. Be aware of the wind, as standing on the tee you may not be aware as the tee is sheltered.
14th A perfect tee shot is just short of the bunkers leaving a good view for your 2nd shot. This green is well guarded with bunkers, so choose the right club hitting into the narrow green.
15th A short par 4 where club selection is key off the tee, as there is a hidden bunker to the right of the fairway. Any 2nd shot slightly left should finish on the green, with trouble on the right.
16th A positive tee shot is more important than distance, as the hole is all downhill. Club selection is key for the 2nd shot to a well guarded small green.
17th Club selection again is key to this par 3. The green has a steep tier in the middle.
18th Drive down the left side to avoid the hidden water hazard to the right of the fairway, leaving a short iron into the green.
Calanova Golf Green Fees
|Dates||Information||Our Price||Public Price|
|High Season 1 in 8 Free|
|Dec - Jan - June -|
July - Aug 1 in 4 Free
|01/01/18 – 14/02/18||Buggy Included||52 Euros|
|15/02/18 – 15/05/18||Buggy Included||68 Euros|
|16/05/18 – 14/09/18||Buggy Included||52 Euros|
|15/09/18 – 30/09/18||Buggy Included||68 Euros|