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Address: Urbanizacion Golf Rio Real, 29603 Marbella, Spain
Phone Number: +34 952 765 733
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Decent course - some tricky holes

Challenging but very playable course near Marbella. Holes run out to the sea allows public to get a bit too close and a couple of the tees are directly under balconies of course... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2014
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Marbella, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We play and review all 40 golf courses on the Costa del Sol (between Gibraltar and Malaga). The Rio Real golf club is 45 years old, large, with attached hotel and golf tutoring. Rio Real is basically a parkland golf course, although not completely flat. Half the holes have moderate slope. A few holes only have elevation tee-to-green of more... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Having played Rio Real on many occasions this is always the first course we go to book and look forward to playing when coming to Spain. As always we were not disappointed. The staff are always very welcoming and friendly and the best club sandwich! Greens were in excellent condition, good variety of holes and always challenging. Looking forward to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Having played many courses over my 50 years of golfing life, this is a wonderful complex. Course well manicured and Greens are in good condition. Hotel room, exceptionally large, and of top quality. Food excellent, staff and service excellent. Nothing is to much trouble. Plenty of buggies available. Will spend more time here on my next visit and would highly... More 

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Peterculter, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Layout of the course is great, some good fun holes. Condition of the greens and fairways was much better than expected having read previous reviews. Definitely recommend a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Have played here several times over the past 15 yrs. Always a favourite. Disappointed with the staff attitude. They wanted to change our tee time for 8 of us back 2 hours. Sent us off the 10th as a compromise. Then came out to make us let a 2 ball through even though they couldn't keep up with us. Then... More 

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Wooburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Excellent course staff could not apologise more for the saline content in water that had affected the greens Open and inviting, well set out Fantastic terrace offering views of 18th when you make it to the 19th! Service and cleanliness excellent

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

In November 2014 a group of 4 of us played here and though the course has a decent layout the condition of the fairways and greens are atrocious, fairways resemble plough fields and the greens patchwork quilts! A real pity :-( I would recommend that you check prior to booking or go somewhere else.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Challenging but very playable course near Marbella. Holes run out to the sea allows public to get a bit too close and a couple of the tees are directly under balconies of course side apartments. Still good time had by all - no lost balls!

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Having played here every year now for ten and always enjoyed it how disappointing to arrive here this time to see all the greens with grass plugs in them - apparently due to disease - but making the course unplayable. The course is now so slow - our round was over 5 hours Management basically ignored our concerns about the... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Good golfing people. Save your money and don,t even think of playing Rio Real. Never been on such a neglected course with greens that make my garden look good. Five hours of hell and no sign of a marshall to move things along. They give you a course guide as compensation which is big of them.

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