About Us

 

The Making of a Dream

It all started back in the nineties, when the forward-thinking businessman Ricardo Arranz de Miguel acquired an undeveloped estate in the municipality of Benahavís, Los Aralillos, with the idea of endowing the Costa del Sol with a one-of-a-kind golf resort for a discerning golf audience, along with high-end residential villas and apartments. Today it is seen as one of Spain's most exclusive neighbourhoods in terms of privacy, security and luxury.

Milestones in Our History

2001

The ball was set rolling at Villa Padierna in 2001. And Flamingos Golf has been the centrepiece of the golfing venue ever since.

2003

Fit for royalty and heads of state, Villa Padierna Palace Hotel is a pinnacle of luxurious living and fine dining on the Costa del Sol.

2007

Following the resounding success of Flamingos Golf, Villa Padierna added a second 18-hole course six years later: Alferini Golf.

2009

Its third 18-hole course, Tramores Golf, turned Villa Padierna into the only luxury golf resort in Andalusia commanding 54 holes.

2014

To grow the game and promote a high-level golf experience, Villa Padierna relies on one of golf's greatest: Michael Campbell.

2001

The ball was set rolling at Villa Padierna in 2001. And Flamingos Golf has been the centrepiece of the golfing venue ever since.

2003

Fit for royalty and heads of state, Villa Padierna Palace Hotel is a pinnacle of luxurious living and fine dining on the Costa del Sol.

2007

Following the resounding success of Flamingos Golf, Villa Padierna added a second 18-hole course six years later: Alferini Golf.

2009

Its third 18-hole course, Tramores Golf, turned Villa Padierna into the only luxury golf resort in Andalusia commanding 54 holes.

2014

To grow the game and promote a high-level golf experience, Villa Padierna relies on one of golf's greatest: Michael Campbell.

2001
Opening of Flamingos Golf

 

Laid out by Antonio García Garrido on undulating land with both mountain backdrops and fabulous sea views, Flamingos Golf is one of Andalusia's most scenic and therefore coveted golf courses.

 

Flamingos Golf hosted the great and good of the game: In 2002, 2003 and 2004, it played host to the European Senior Tour. In 2010, it was the venue of the Spanish Women's Open on the Ladies European Tour, won by Britain's all-time great Dame Lisa Davies.

2003
Villa Padierna Palace Hotel

 

The moment that resonated deepest in the history of Villa Padierna was undeniably the inauguration of Villa Padierna Palace Hotel. Built to house some 1'200 works of art from the owners' Arvi Foundation, it has welcomed illustrious guests from across the globe, including Michelle Obama and her daughter Sasha in 2010.

 

The hotel is currently managed by Minor Hotels Group (under their Anantara brand) and a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

2007
Addition of Alferini Golf

 

Alferini Golf (formerly named Gran Flamingo) was designed by Cristóbal Guerrero Bautista and sprawls across a lush valley with frequent changes in elevation and no real estate developments.

 

Long and tough enough to test elite players, Alferini Golf will make its mark in the history of Spanish golf by playing host to the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España 2022 on the Ladies European Tour (LET) from 24 to 27 November 2022.

2009
The Benjamin of the Trio

 

Tramores Golf joined the ranks of Villa Padierna Golf Club in 2009, converting Benahavís in the municipality with the highest number of golf holes per capita in all of Spain.

 

Tramores Golf was designed by Antonio García Garrido and is the only executive course on the Costa de Sol. It holds special appeal to junior golfers, beginners, and time-strapped golfers. Following a comprehensive overhaul, it will reopen on 1 October 2022.
2014
Joining Hands With a Legend

 

Retired from competitive golf, the 2005 US Open winner of Maori descent has been focusing on sharing his joy and love of golf at the Michael Campbell Golf Academy at Villa Padierna.

 

Michael Campbell and his team have been coaching golf enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, from the aspiring golfer to the junior player wishing to earn a university scholarship in the USA to the elite player competing at tournament level.

2001
Opening of Flamingos Golf

 

Laid out by Antonio García Garrido on undulating land with both mountain backdrops and fabulous sea views, Flamingos Golf is one of Andalusia's most scenic and therefore coveted golf courses.

 

Flamingos Golf hosted the great and good of the game: In 2002, 2003 and 2004, it played host to the European Senior Tour. In 2010, it was the venue of the Spanish Women's Open on the Ladies European Tour, won by Britain's all-time great Dame Lisa Davies.

2003
Villa Padierna Palace Hotel

 

The moment that resonated deepest in the history of Villa Padierna was undeniably the inauguration of Villa Padierna Palace Hotel. Built to house some 1'200 works of art from the owners' Arvi Foundation, it has welcomed illustrious guests from across the globe, including Michelle Obama and her daughter Sasha in 2010.

 

The hotel is currently managed by Minor Hotels Group (under their Anantara brand) and a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

2007
Addition of Alferini Golf

 

Alferini Golf (formerly named Gran Flamingo) was designed by Cristóbal Guerrero Bautista and sprawls across a lush valley with frequent changes in elevation and no real estate developments.

 

Long and tough enough to test elite players, Alferini Golf will make its mark in the history of Spanish golf by playing host to the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España 2022 on the Ladies European Tour (LET) from 24 to 27 November 2022.

2009
The Benjamin of the Trio

 

Tramores Golf joined the ranks of Villa Padierna Golf Club in 2009, converting Benahavís in the municipality with the highest number of golf holes per capita in all of Spain.

 

Tramores Golf was designed by Antonio García Garrido and is the only executive course on the Costa de Sol. It holds special appeal to junior golfers, beginners, and time-strapped golfers. Following a comprehensive overhaul, it will reopen on 1 October 2022.
2014
Joining Hands With a Legend

 

Retired from competitive golf, the 2005 US Open winner of Maori descent has been focusing on sharing his joy and love of golf at the Michael Campbell Golf Academy at Villa Padierna.

 

Michael Campbell and his team have been coaching golf enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, from the aspiring golfer to the junior player wishing to earn a university scholarship in the USA to the elite player competing at tournament level.