Close by its sister courses Aloha and Las Brisas in Marbellas’s Valle del Golf, Los Naranjos opened in 1977 and has just undergone a programme of improvement including new greens and a computer-controled irrigation system.

Like many Robert Trent Jones designs it features long terraced tees and large undulating greens, thought the broad sweeping fairways of the front nine holes are significantly different from the back nine with their extensive orange groves from which the course gets its name.

Under the direction of Christer Sorensson, Los Naranjos is run on the philosophy that “golf means more than just hitting a ball”, and this is amply ilustrated in the clubhouse, which bills itself as a total golfing experience and “the Costa del Sol’s friendly golf club”.