At Lauro Golf, where one of the interesting touches is that each of its holes bears the name of a famous Spanish bullfighter, you will find a course of considerable natural beauty. It stands next to the protected forest of the Sierra de Mijas and the course, carefully levelled for the parkland layout, has been planted with pine, orange and lemon trees.

Many of the fairways are cut between lines of olives trees and, to make the course even more challenging, there are serveral formidable water hazards. Watch out for the water protecting the 9th and 18th greens near the clubhouse, an old “cortijo” built around a shaded central patio with an attractive open-air restaurant.

Another particulary challenging hole is the 4th, where the steep uphill slope makes the pin seem much closer than it really is. From Málaga airport and Torremolinos, Lauro Golf is about a 20 minute drive alogn the C-344 road toward Coín.