A memento of the architectural brilliance of Robert Trent Jones and considered as one of his most prized works, Los Olivos is the smaller of the two golf courses, situated within Mijas Golf Course. The golf course was opened eight years after its predecessor Los Lagos, and although is situated in a relatively smaller area, it has 18-holes just like Los Lagos and a host of other unique attributes that give it a cutting edge over Los Lagos.
Los Olivos golf course is punctuated with thick clusters of trees, unlike the plain, smooth and monotonous fairways of Los Lagos. Featuring tighter, undulated and well-defended fairways, with a periodically placed water bodies – Los Olivos golf course is a picturesque gold construct of dense and narrow lined tress and small, and graduating elevated greens.
Los Olivos is an ideal golf course for golfers looking for a challenging set of a game requiring technical abilities and precision. The golf course escalates its degree of challenges, from being broad, expansive and wide open at the start to narrowing all along and even going out of bounds at a side.
Even the shortest holes at Los Olivos measure more than 160 meters. The par-three 8th is placed at 214 meters range and gives a new notch to the intensity of the game. The 9th and 10th holes, situated at par-four and par-five respectively feature mysterious bunkers ready to swallow any shot less than full length.
Beyond this extent, Los Olivos golf course starts immersing into an exquisite panorama of hills of varying altitudes as well as some plush villas and mansions. This adds a generous dab of a homely feel to the course and although the golf course poses the highest degree of challenges at this point, the environment and the ambiance makes the player strive for more and feel at home.
Aside from 18 holes and 70 pars, Los Olivos also features a bar and restaurant on its premises and also offers clubs, buggies, Powakaddy and hand cart facilities.