AMERICA - Campo America is a 6,009 metre par 72 with five par fives. The topography is similar to Campo Asia but the wide fairways make this a slightly easier driving course. There are fewer fairway bunkers as well but the changes in elevation put a priority on correct club selection. The first three holes offer birdie opportunities to get the scoring going along nicely. After the start, no two holes are alike requiring skilful shots to the greens. The finishing holes are a delight, from the spectacular short 16th with its lake and fountain, the 17th with a tricky narrow green to the downhill 18th, a fantastic par five. This course requires accurate and well-judged shot-making on the approach as nearly three quarters of the greens are perched or slightly elevated.
ASIA - Campo Asia is not overly long at 5,925 metres but requires accuracy from all the tees. Drives that find the fairways will give the opportunity on most of the holes to attack the pins with the approach shots for potential birdies. Both the fairways and greens are well bunkered, and the majority of the tee shots, many of which are quite dramatic to comfortably wide landing areas, are either downhill or level. The four par fives, with the exception of the 1st, are reachable in two. Beware of the apparently concealed contours of the greens. The signature hole is the par-3 2nd, offering panoramic 360 degree views of the resort to Mijas village and the Mediterranean. This is an exciting course which puts a premium on accuracy and distance control.
EUROPA - This course contrasts with Campo Asia and Campo America with multiple tee positions, wider fairways and bigger, more receptive greens. They are not severely contoured but are well-bunkered and will be easier for the average golfer. The par 71 course measures 6,014 metres. The layout of 14 of the holes is visible from the tees that also offer fantastic views of the resort and the mountains. The Ojen river plays a part in eight holes, cutting across three fairways. There is one main bridge that measures 45 metres and four smaller bridges over the river. The 14th is at the maximum limit of what is allowed for a par 3 at 233 metres. The 11th is the longest hole. The par 5 measures 524 metres.
HOW TO GET THERE
Turn off the highway at La Cala de Mijas and you will see a sign for the golf course, which is about 6 kilometres away. There is also another way to get there, from a road located between Mijas Golf and Alhaurín Golf.