Opened in 1968, the Bernard von Limburger-designed Old Course makes Atalaya one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs on the coast. Von Limburger was responsible for 74 courses throughout Europe, although Atalaya is his only Spanish course. The New Course was added in 1990 to a design by Paul Krings.
Unlike so many golf clubs in the Estepona area, Atalaya was founded primarily as a golf club, as opposed to a real estate development. This heritage allows both members and visitors to enjoy golf in a natural setting, largely unhindered by residential development.
From the beginning, Atalaya was conceived as an open golf destination, where both members and visitors would find a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Unique to the club is the diversity of its members, where no fewer than 36 nationalities can enjoy their golf in the Spanish sunshine. This diversity naturally attracts visitors from all over Europe and beyond.
Throughout its history, the club has made significant investments in its two courses and in the club’s facilities. The club has an ongoing five-year strategic plan with goals for golf course maintenance and improvement, including a comprehensive tree plan. Over the years, subtle improvements have been made to the original design of von Limburger to offer players a fair but interesting challenge. In 2017, the club made a major investment in the first hole on the Old Course, making it a very attractive opening to any round of golf. At the same time, a new café and terrace was built to provide a convenient and attractive place for refreshment prior to the round while also serving as a “halfway point.” Uniquely, the first tee actually forms the roof of the café!
In 1998, the club built a substantial golf academy and full length practice hole, including all the necessary surfaces and conditions to practice and learn every aspect of the game. Visit our Golf Academy. A fully equipped gymnasium was added to the clubhouse in 2013 and a new outdoor terrace was also constructed in 2001, offering attractive views of the Old Course. More recently, in 2018, a parking garage next to the clubhouse was completed that can accommodate more than 150 cars and, looking to the future, includes a number of electric car charging stations. A complete renovation of the clubhouse and restaurant was completed in 2019, providing an attractive airy space for a drink at the bar or a meal in the restaurant.
The club understands that it wants to maintain its position as one of the premier golf destinations on the coast and that we will continue to invest to ensure the best golfing experience for our members and visitors.