Destination Golf - August 2017 * - Page 57

The South of Spain has long been a leading destination for golfing enthusiasts from home and abroad, not only for the number of courses it boasts, but also for the quality of the courses dotted throughout the province of Malaga. There are over seventy golf courses on the ‘Costa del Golf’ each offering something unique. One such beauty is that of Baviera Golf Club located alongside the well-known tourist resort of Nerja. Baviera Golf Course is set within a valley that boasts a perfect mirco climate for playing golf, bordering the Sierra Tejada mountain range and the Alhama & Almijara Nature Park, only 55km east of Malaga Airport. The course is surrounded by tropical avocado and mango crops and you might even be lucky to see a peacock or two wandering around the greens. Designed by José María Cañizares, it is a relatively flat 18-hole course characterised by open fairways offering plenty of movement and a wide variety of different obstacles. According to the managing director of Baviera Golf, Ignacio Iturbe, the most emblematic hole is no. 12, a 532-metre par-5 hole. Along the right-hand side, a stream runs from the tee to the green. It is located 200 metres from the beach, with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains that protect it, and the sea as its crowning glory. The Clubhouse underwent extensive renovations in 2008 and now offers state of the art facilities with ample parking spaces, changing rooms, not Volume 3 • Issue 40 57