hole by hole
Every hole at Aloha has been given its own name as a distinctive feature.
From the first hole "Miguel Ángel Jiménez" there is a long way to go! to the eighteenth "Vistoso" (Panoramic view), with fantastic views of La Concha and our magnificent lake and fountain
Javier Arana has been paid a well-deserved tribute with the great 10th hole taking his name.
Click on each hole for further information:
Miguel Ángel Jiménez
Hole nº 1: 'Miguel Ángel Jiménez'
Par 5 – A long par 5 with water all the way down the left. The tiger line from the tee skirts the trees to the left. The carry over all the trees to the left requires an exceptional shot. For your second shot beware the bunker on the left hand side of the fairway. The green is protected by a large bunker.
Hole nº 2: 'Uresandi'
Par 4 – Water short to the left and more water longer to the right. You need to aim for the left of the fairway. Make sure you choose the right club to avoid the problems from the tee. If you make the fairway you will have a short/mid iron to the green.
This is considered one of the best 500 holes in the world by 'Golf Magazine'.
Hole nº 3: 'Los Olivos'
Short par 4 - A drive or long iron to the left of the fairway will open up the green but beware the bunker to the right which will gather up well hit drives that are slightly right. Not a difficult green.
Hole nº 4: 'Cortavitarte'
Par 3 – Good players will need a long iron to reach the back of the green. There is a drinking fountain at the tee.
Hole nº 5: 'La Fuente'
An entertaining par 5 requiring positioning from the tee and a good second shot. Players can hit a 'power fade' to open up the green to possibly go for the green in two. A more conservative approach would be to hit a shot at the bunkers directly straight ahead from the tee. The trees on the right are placed to hinder the second shot. The green has three levels and pin positions can be difficult. The hole is named after the natural fountain by the lake not far from the green.
Hole nº 6: 'Prunus-Pisardi'
Par 4 – The main problem on this long hole is hitting the tee shot between the two bunkers that define the dogleg. The hole is named after the trees with the purple leaves. There is a drinking fountain and toilets near the green.
Hole nº 7: 'El Ruedo'
Par 4 – A short hole that allows the player to lay up straight and left of the bunker that can be seen from the tee or take a driver and try to hit over the hill. It requires a long drive in order to see the pin; if you are shorter from the tee you have a blind shot to a green hidden away at the bottom of a short hill.
Hole nº 8: 'Peñablanca'
Par 3 – This is the only hole on the course that does not have a bunker. The difficulty lies on the green which slopes severely from left to right. The mountain (La Concha) that features on the Aloha logo is in the background.
Hole nº 9: 'El Jorobado'
Par 4 –. Aim your drive to the left to avoid the right fairway bunker. The green is guarded by a bunker at the front ...
A stop at the 'chiringuito'/half way house for refreshments is advised to prepare yourself for the back nine!
Hole nº 10: Javier Arana
A beautifully designed par 5 named after the designer of the course. It has a double fairway, lakes and fountains. The preferred line is to the right as the fairways all slope to the left. The green is guarded by two bunkers and your chance of par is very much influenced by where the pin has been set on the undulating green.
Hole nº 11: 'Las Aguilas'
Par 4 – Avoid the left hand side of the fairway as the slope gathers your ball into difficult lies short of the willow tree. The second shot is uphill so may require a club or two more. The green slopes severely back to front.
Hole nº 12: 'Cuidiao'
Par 4 – There is a drinking fountain at the tee. This is a strategic and difficult hole with very difficult rough and a water hazard to the left. The second shot is downhill and hindered by the wild olive tree in the middle of the fairway. The green is one of the easiest but is guarded by water and bunkers.
Hole nº 13: 'El Algarrobo'
Par 3 – A very long and uphill hole with a large two-tiered green. The magnificent carob tree on the left of the green, which was awarded the best botanical specimen of the Costa del Sol in 2006, is the origin of the name of this hole.
Hole nº 14: Curluchu
Par 4 – This a right-hand dogleg with 'out of bounds' all the way up the right. The green is raised and protected by a bunker to the left but with no obstacles at the front. Toilets by the tee. To the left of the green there is a fountain on the way to the 15th tee.
Hole nº 15: 'Ronda Road'
Par 4 – Slight dogleg to the right. The tee shot is best played to the right of centre as the fairway slopes from right to left, towards a bunker. This green is large with bunkers to the left and right. The second shot needs to pitch on the green as anything short is gathered up by a small dip in the fairway at the entrance to the green.
Hole nº 16: 'Cancionero' '
Par 5 – Dogleg to the left. It is possible to reach the green with two good shots, but the second needs to carry the bunkers that surround the green. The green has two levels and is very difficult.
Hole nº 17: 'Obelix'
Long par 3: 210m, 181m and 161m are the distances of the three tees. It is advisable to play to the left. The green does not present much trouble. The rock in front of the bunker on the left of the fairway is the origin of the name of this hole. If you play with a buggy drive on the path until you will find the roundabout with easy access the green.
Hole nº 18: 'Vistoso'
Par 4 – Probably the best finishing hole on the Coast where the player can choose between a drive, with the risk of reaching the water hazard to the left, or a shorter iron eliminating such risk.
The second shot will consequently vary enormously. The green has two tiers and has a hidden bunker at the rear.
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