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“Great course. A classic in Marbella.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Golf Rio Real

Golf Rio Real
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great course. A classic in Marbella.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Only one problem: buggies not allowed in the fairways. The service is good but the refreshments very expensive.

Visited June 2013
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“As good as it gets in spain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

I love this golf course it is always in great condition winter and summer . I played it last week and it is in tip top shape

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Lovely little course”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

A very pleasant golf course, not to long as a 16 handicapper I found the greens a little slow, but the front 9 was very tight and very pretty, and the back 9 a little longer but more open. I would recommend, club house quite small but food was OK.

Visited June 2013
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London, England
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97 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Nice course shame about no buggies on fairways”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

This was my 3rd visit to play Rio Real last weekend with 7 others. The course was in very good condition, the greens were rolling well and fairways in good shape too.
The bunkers were terrible unfortunately, with lots of stones and little sand.....I guess the trick is to stay out of them!
The back 9 has all the attractive holes with water features etc. The 11th, 12th and 13th in particular.
We really enjoy playing this course but find it frustrating that buggies aren't allowed on the fairways. Golf in Spain always seems to be slow anyway but this adds to the frustration and is a pain carrying 5 clubs across the fairway to play your shot.
I could understand if you teed off at 8am hen the course has just been watered but after 1pm surely the rules should be relaxed!?
I should add that this club has an excellent club house with a nice bar overlooking the course. A nice way to wrap up the day having a cold beer on the terrace.

Visited June 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A great golf course”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Beautiful setting, within easy reach of central Marbella. A lovely clubhouse with nice verandah terrace for food and drinks. The only downside was the poor quality of the "sand" in the bunkers, which was more like little stones or grit than true sand,and on 1 or 2 holes, the closeness of the main dual carriageway road that runs along the coast.Otherwise, a very attractive course and quite challenging.

Visited June 2013
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