La Cañada Golf Course is the Costa’s first municipal golf course. Just over three decades ago, the opening of the Sotogrande golf course spawned the interest of so many locals from the village of Guadiaro, San Roque, who wanted to have their own local course; that it piqued the attention of Robert Trent Jones, who offered to design a 9 hole course free of charge.
The town hall provided the land and La Cañada’s first 9 holes were opened.It proved to be so popular that a decade later, with financial help from the First Tee Programme it was extended to 18 holes with the new front 9 designed by the architect Dave Thomas and since then a clubhouse has been fittingly added. A story of true community spirit with a very successful ending!
La Cañada Golf Course (Spain)
Located in a raised area of Guadiaro, this is a very pleasant course to play with amazing views of the Mediterranean, the local mountain range and the River Guadiaro. This 5917m long, par 70 course offers a good mixture of shots and features plenty of water and well thought out obstacles. Beautifully designed to retain its natural features and feel, migratory birds are often found resting on the course. The greens consist of beautifully maintained Bermuda, Raigrass and Pencross grasses.
Its name comes from the gully (“cañada” in Spanish) which is on the 18th hole. This course has no big difficulties except the wind factor that comes into play at certain times and will give all level of players an interesting game that will require the use of all your clubs.
Renowned as an extremely friendly and welcoming course, many just can’t resist returning time and time again to enjoy the ambience and good game it offers on your golf holiday. The clubhouse provides comfortable changing rooms and a restaurant and bar. Clubs, golf trolleys and electric golf carts can all be rented and the club also has a driving range, chipping green and a pitch and putt course. Club Professional D.Juan Quiros is at hand for those wanting tuition.
La Cañada Services
Services: Pro shop, Club House, Restaurant, Buggies, Practice Balls, Practice Putting Green, Practice Chipping Green, Golf Club Rental, Hand Trollies, Electric Trollies, Club Storage, Golf Academy, Individual Lessons, Group lessons, Locker Room, Showers.