Atalaya Golf & Country Club strives to protect and provide an untouched, natural habitat for the wildlife that make our club their home. Insuring the well-being of all mammals, birds and fish is imperative.

Collaboration with the Benahavís Town Hall

Recently representatives from the Ayuntamiento of Benahavis met with Atalaya’s General Director Andrés Sánchez Garcia to develop a working plan for observing, protecting and controlling the otters that live in the lakes of Atalaya. Biologist Jesus Duarte is in charge of this project, and Atalaya management and staff will collaborate with him and his team in every way possible.

Although otters are rarely seen during the day, they come out at night and in the early morning hours. When they come out, they tend to frequent the same areas every day, and cameras are being installed to observe their activities.

The goal of Atalaya’s collaboration with the Ayuntamiento of Benahavis is to protect the species that are endangered at Atalaya, as well as in all of Andalusia, and to promote their breeding.

Collaboration with “Golf Natural”

In addition to working with Duarte and his team to protect our endangered species, Atalaya is participating in a new project that is partnerning with the University of Malaga, numerous public administrators and many golf courses. This project is named “Golf Natural” and assesses the environmental quality of golf courses on the Costa del Sol.

The goal of “Golf Natural” is to demonstrate the positive contributions of golf courses to the urban environment, serving as refuges and sanctuaries for wildlife and providing balanced ecosystems that help conserve species.

Certifications through the “Golf Natural” programme will be issued to golf courses based on the biodiversity they possess.