The golf course

The Rio Real golf course was designed by the legendary Javier Arana, considered to be the best Spanish designer of all time.

Located in the most prestigious area of Marbella, just 5 minutes from the town centre, this golf course opened in 1965. The course runs alongside the Rio Real river, from which it takes its name. The river forms an integral part of the course, right up until it reaches the Mediterranean Sea.

The spectacular course, with 18 holes (par 72) and more than 6,000 metres long, is recognised by the Royal Spanish Golf Federation (Real Federación Española de Golf) as one of the best in Spain for its layout, unique beauty and prestige. The course has a wide variety of different species of trees: pines, palms, Casuarinas, olives, cypresses, etc. which make it the ideal place to play golf, both on foot and in golf carts.

Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, you can play all year round, with holes on the seafront with spectacular views.

The course is both suitable and appealing to players of all profiles, thanks to its more elevated holes which require the use of various clubs.

With 18 holes (par 72) and more than 6,000 metres in length, the Royal Spanish Golf Federation considers this prestigious course to be one of the best in Spain.

Golf Academy

Rio Real Golf

At our Golf Academy we offer training that covers all types of shot and areas of the game. All classes keep to a strict scheduled programme. Our teaching system is based on the visual analysis of the flight of the ball; we analyse swing dimensions, with 3D Biomechanics Analysis and a plasma screen, in order to examine up to 50 reference points, with the aim of achieving an efficient and individual swing.


Buggy rental

Club rental

Electric trolleys

Manual trolleys

Buggy Bar


Locker room