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Andalucia » Santa María “Santa Maria Golf & Country Club”, as the name suggests, is far more than a Golf Club. Based around an 18th century “cortijo” which is currently the Club House, the grounds boasts stunning gardens and fine leisure facilities including tennis and lawn bowling. “Santa Maria” prides itself on being one of the friendliest international clubs on the coast and the existing membership which is currently held to about 350 members is made up of 14 different nationalities. Set amidst unparallel beauty of the Andalucian countryside, the course traces the contours of two valleys in which the natural vegetation, streams and four lakes form natural hazards. The course is not long but full of interest and with each hole having it’s own character. Many of the tees are elevated and the views from the 10th hole to the 16th are breathtaking on a fine day. Santa Maria Golf is situated in a superb location on the Costa del Sol, close to the Hotel Don Carlos between Malaga and Marbella. Santa Maria is not only considered one of the most exquisite Golf and Country Clubs on the Costa del Sol, but also one of the friendliest. 43