Reasonable rates, good management and a friendly atmosphere in this traditional British-style golf club have made it extremely popular. Designed by Gary Player, El Paraiso offers a challenge to players of all levels. The course, set in Paraiso valley and traversed by streams, many of which are hidden, winds round two lakes and through hundreds of trees.

The wide fairways are bordered bu heavy rough. The 6th hole is generally regarded as the best on the course, a par-five dogleg left where your drive must steer clear of two well-poitioned bunkers, left and right, and your second shot should be aimed to the left in order to avoid landing in the lake. The green has two tiers.

El Paraiso have a special category of “overseas membership” designed to make it easier to reserve tee times, especially during the busy winter month, ideal for visiting golfer who only spend part of the year here on the Costa.