During the last decade, Mijas Golf has become one of the most popular
golf complexes in Europe, known by the outstanding condition of their
courses and the friendly atmosphere and excellent service provided to
The professional approach by the golf director D Filipe Perez Cortes
ensures a high percentage of the green fee revenue is invested back
into the courses and service; and it shows.
The courses not only resemble American design but can also match the
service and condition of the best USA course. The Los Olivos course
was constructed originally between 1983-1984, although it has recently
been totally refurbished (2000-2001). The main feature which distinguishes
this course from Los Lagos is the abundance of trees - hence the name
- and its smaller size, as well as fewer water hazards. The greens are
smaller, undulating and well defended. Los Olivos is about strategy,
blending narrow tree lined fairways and elevated greens.
Both courses, designed by Robert Trent Jones pay homage to his philosophy
“difficult Par, easy Bogey” –, they have very little rough, plenty of
water and are both relatively flat. Jones championed the concept of
"Heroic Golf," meaning that if a player wanted to attempt a difficult
shot, they be faced with a risk/reward. That's where Jones became the
first architect to regularly employ water as the ultimate hazard. All
told, Jones designed or redesigned over 500 courses in 40 states and
"At the end of your round you will not only be mentally exhausted,
but exhilerated and delighted that you have not only beaten the bull,
but also enjoyed a very special course."
“Los Lagos” was finished in 1976 & “Los Olivos” was finished in 1984,
both courses are regardes as two of his most wonderful creations in
the “Costa del Sol” The Club House is an old Andalusian cortijo (farmhouse),
and when sat beside it, you feel the continual buzz on the terraces
of the Restaurant, where the variety of the clientele congregate; Mijas
Golf has managed to sucessfully accommodate the local residents with
visitors from all over the world.
The Restaurant offers gastronomy typical of the area as well as international
cuisine, a large selection of dishes. The club's team of professional
chefs regularly prepare the authentic Malagenian and Mediterranean dishes,
for which they renowned throughout the industry.
The Mijas Golf Shop can be found situated in the main building next
to the Golf Reception. In it, you will find all types of equipment and
accessories, such as gloves, balls, shoes, etc. There is a large range
of clothing, including all the latest fashions of the season and the
latest models of golf clubs, including brands such as Callaway and Ping,
at competitive prices. There are two resident golf professionals available