Marbella, with its selection of beautifully maintained, lush green golf courses, is a paradise for practitioners of the ‘auld game’. Indeed, even people who have never set foot on a fairway are tempted into trying this venerable sport for the first time when they catch sight of the emerald greens and manicured fairways that look so inviting nestled in the Andalusian countryside.
Such a prospect raises the problem of how to get started. It may sound simple—after all how difficult can it be to hit a small ball until you get it in the hole? But, as anyone who has played the game will tell you, a little advice and a few lessons can go a long way in helping you enjoy the sport to its fullest.
PGA qualified golf pro
Whether you are a newcomer wanting to try your hand at golf for the first time or an experienced player looking to improve your skills, the guidance of a knowledgeable and qualified teaching golf professional is indispensable to ensuring you get the maximum enjoyment from the sport.
In Marbella we are lucky to have the Greenlife Golf Academy, which is known not only because the complete facilities, one of the best in the coast that allow players to practice during the evening. It is also well-known thanks to the multilingual Golf Pro team who give lessons in English, Spanish, German and Russian, furthermore it is one of the most family-orientated around. A selection of affordable packages, offering an integrated approach to the game, are available for all levels of golfers from beginners to those wishing to improve select aspects of their game. They have been designed by the professional team of instructors, lead by PGA Pro Paul Megran, to evaluate an individual player’s strengths and weaknesses, then progress through a series of target-driven lessons to improve that player’s skills.
Juniors have a high priority at Greenlife Golf. The coaching staff understands that youngsters need a structured environment in which to learn the game, so they have devised an extensive coaching/playing programme to help ‘kids into golf’.
Golfing holiday packages
The coaching sessions are not just about hitting the ball, but focus on a range of skills, as well as exercises to improve coordination, balance and all-round athletic ability, all of which are essential to playing a good game but are sometimes neglected in training programmes. The two-hour junior sessions are held at weekends, with a monthly competition for participants to try out their new skills on the perfectly maintained nine hole course suitable for all levels. Its holes have varied designs, and the distances go from 100 to 170 metres, surrounded by the nature and beautiful views to La Mairena Mountain and the Mediterranean Sea.
A popular programme for would-be golfers is the stay-and-play package, which offers a two, five or seven day holiday training schedule. It is the perfect way to learn the fundamentals of the game while enjoying all the services and amenities of the luxury Greenlife Golf resort—just minutes away from some of the best beaches in Marbella.
Apart from the golf facilities you can also be entertained in our well-maintenance tennis clay courts or using our complete gym or the sauna.
Situated within ten minutes of Marbella town centre and 15 minutes from the nightlife of Puerto Banús, Greenlife in Elviria Hills is the perfect place to stay to enjoy the golf, beaches and lifestyle of the area. We have luxury apartments in this part of Marbella for sale and rent. Please contact us for more details.