Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Spain
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Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Spain
Arcos Gardens Golf Club lies just outside of Arcos De La Frontera, which is in view from many spots on the golf course. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain - No. 3
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Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain - No. 3
The par-4 third hole at Arcos Gardens Golf Club features a generous fairway before tightening up at the green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain
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Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain
The rolling countryside is in view at Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain - Greens
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Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain - Greens
The greens at Arcos Gardens Golf Club are mostly massive and undulating. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain
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Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain
The views at Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Spain include Arcos De La Frontera. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain - No. 6
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Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain - No. 6
The par-3 sixth hole at Arcos Gardens Golf Club plays 206 yards from the back tees over water. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain - No. 7
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Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain - No. 7
The short and tight par-4 seventh hole at Arcos Gardens Golf Club plays downhill the whole way and is drivable for long hitters. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arcos Gardens Golf & Country Estate in Spain
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Arcos Gardens Golf & Country Estate in Spain
Arcos Gardens Golf Club is part of a new residential and vacation complex just outside Arcos De La Frontera in Andalucia, Spain. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain - Construction
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Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain - Construction
A new clubhouse is currently under construction behind the ninth hole at Arcos Gardens Golf Club. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain - Olive Tree
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Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain - Olive Tree
Arcos Gardens Golf Club winds through an old olive tree forest. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain - No. 16
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Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain - No. 16
The par-5 16th hole at Arcos Gardens Golf Club heads straight downhill with the Arcos De La Frontera city in the distance. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain - Clubhouse
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Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain - Clubhouse
Golfers can enjoy a drink on the patio of the country inn after a round at Arcos Gardens Golf Club. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Arcos Gardens Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain

One of the top new golf courses in Spain to emerge over the last few years in the southern state of Andalucia is the Arcos Gardens Golf Club, just outside the historic city of Arcos De La Frontera.

Arcos Gardens was designed by the Landmark group and is set through an old olive grove forest on rolling countryside. It's an especially playable golf course, as fairways are generous, and there isn't anything too penal about it on a calm day.

That said, the greens here take on a life of their own - often massive and very undulating - and can be difficult to read. There are five sets of tees here playing up to 7,382 yards long.

Arcos De La Frontera, perched atop a cliff a few kilometers away, is visible from many holes here, especially once you get up into the high level holes on the back nine. The par-3 15th and par-5 16th offer both elevated tee shots and the best views on the golf course, set on the highest ground.

The course is part of a new residential and resort estate, Arcos Gardens Golf & Country Estate. The country house hotel is 300 years old. A new clubhouse for the golf course is currently under construction, but a large driving range and short game area is open.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.
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