The New Course


The New Course

Opened in 1990, this Paul Krings designed course presents an intriguing test of golf. Paul Krings has been responsible for the design of a number of European golf courses, including the prestigious GC Schloss Maxlrain in southern Germany. Set in the hills above the Atalaya Old Course, the New Course rewards accuracy off the tee, rather than out and out length. A number of the fairways and greens feature slopes and elevation changes, requiring careful shot selection.

The course provides wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, the Mediterranean and Gibraltar and thanks to its location away from busy roads provides a tranquil setting in which to enjoy your round of golf. Wildlife abounds throughout the course, including the lake on the picturesque 4th hole and there is a natural wood in the centre of the course, featuring cork oaks, olive and carob trees. Although there a few climbs, the course is perfectly walkable, however in the heat of the summer players are best advised to hire a buggy.

The New Course is included in our multi-year investment strategy designed to continually maintain and improve its presentation and playability throughout our 12-month golfing season.

The first tee is a short distance from Atalaya´s Golf Academy providing convenient practice facilities to warm up before the game. Make sure to stop for a coffee and a snack at the Old Course café as you make your way to the New Course, where you will also find a number of water fountains to provide refreshment during your round.

Course Map


Front Nine

Hole 1

Par 4. Hcp. 10
• 302m
• 294m
• 257m

A straight uphill hole to start. A driver or 3 wood should leave a direct short iron into the green. The bunker should not come into play.

Hole 2

Par 5. Hcp. 6
• 464m
• 458m
• 403m

A narrow hole where both the drive and second shot should be kept left of center. The third shot needs to carry a large bunker protecting a raised two tier green, which slopes from back to front.

Hole 3

Par 4. Hcp. 12
• 284m
• 279m
• 244m

An uphill hole requiring a 3 wood or long iron to the center of the fairway which has trouble on both sides. The second shot should be played with a short iron. There are no bunkers surrounding the green, but there is water to the left.

Hole 4

Par 3. Hcp. 8
• 147m
• 145m
• 110m

A beautiful medium length par 3 played across the lake. The bail out area is to the right.

Hole 5

Par 4. Hcp. 14
• 258m
• 250m
• 219m

A short par 4 recovery hole, it is advised not to use the driver to attack the green, but to leave yourself a short iron approach. The green is protected by 3 bunkers.

Hole 6

Par 5. Hcp. 2
• 440m
• 437m
• 387m

An uphill par 5 which curves to the left. Following a drive to the top of the hill the fairway splits in two. It is advised to try and play along the top fairway.

Hole 7

Par 4. Hcp. 18
• 231m
• 231m
• 211m

A very short downhill par 4 which always requires less club than you think. The green slopes towards the bunkers on the right, so try to keep your approach on the left side.

Hole 8

Par 4. Hcp. 4
• 310m
• 298m
• 245m

Driver to the right side of the fairway which slopes heavily from right to left. A good drive will leave a short iron approach to a two tier green.

Hole 9

Par 3. Hcp. 16
• 122m
• 118m
• 107m

The shortest par 3 on the course. Aim towards the right center of the green, as the biggest problems are to the left. Take care with the crosswind.


Back Nine

Hole 10

Par 4. Hcp. 9
• 274m
• 267m
• 247m

Beginning the back nine is a par 4 with a steep inclination from right to left. A good drive should leave a short iron approach to the green which has trouble to the right.

Hole 11

Par 4. Hcp. 13
• 271m
• 260m
• 231m

A par 4 with no bunkers. A long iron should be sufficient to place the ball in the fairway. The approach will then be a short iron looking for the right center of the green.

Hole 12

Par 3. Hcp. 7
• 214m
• 206m
• 148m

Play towards the left side of the green on this long downhill par 3. Bunkers are situated in-front and behind, with a steep slope on the right side of green.

Hole 13

Par 3. Hcp. 11
• 167m
• 162m
• 135m

A par 3 which requires a precise long iron or wood, protected by shrubs to the right and a steep bank to the left. Play towards the right side.

Hole 14

Par 5. Hcp. 1
• 474m
• 469m
• 421m

A semi-blind par 5 from the tee, the drive should be aimed in the direction of hole 16. The fairway slopes down into the green entrance, and should roll in from the right hand side.

Hole 15

Par 4. Hcp. 15
• 240m
• 234m
• 207m

There are two ways to play this short par 4 recovery hole which offers a very reasonable birdie opportunity. Attacking players should take on the right half of the green. The more conservative should use an iron to the fairway and a short iron to the green.

Hole 16

Par 4. Hcp. 5
• 285m
• 282m
• 241m

Finding the right line can make this a reachable par 4 from the tee, but the safer option is to take a long iron towards the right and let the slope take the ball downhill towards the green.

Hole 17

Par 3. Hcp. 17
• 151m
• 151m
• 147m

Always play to the left side of this medium par 3, taking the bunker on the right side out of play. The green has two tiers.

Hole 18

Par 5. Hcp. 3
• 545m
• 545m
• 430m

The longest and straightest hole on the course. A strong drive and well placed second shot are required in order to reach the green in regulation. The large green is on two levels, protected by water at the front.