How to find us
In this section you'll find...
- Maps and aerial view/plan
- Directions - for locals (or if you know the area)
- Directions - if you are coming from further afield
- A bit of background to the local area - over on the right.
Lauro Golf is set in the Guadalhorce Valley (Málaga Province, Andalucía, southern Spain) on the A404 between the towns of Alhauríin de la Torre and Alhauríin el Grande close to kilometre marker 14 (you turn off at about 13.8km).
Coming from Alhaurín de la Torre - pass the Albatros (venta/restaurant) on your left hand side. About 200 metres later, turn right into the golf club car park and park there.
See aerial photo below - the bowls rink is situated behind the apartment block which faces the golf clubhouse.
Coming from Alhaurín el Grande - pass the Mirador Hotel (on your left) and a little later Venta la Recta on your right hand side.
On your left - a few hundred metres later, you’ll see a large white arch just inside the entrance to the golf club urbanización - go straight past. Turn left at the next entrance into the golf club car park. Park here. (The total journey distance from Alhaurín el Grande to the bowls club is approx. 6 KM.)
The bowls rink is situated behind the apartment block which faces the golf club house.
From Málaga’s Pablo Picasso Airport - if you are going to use a cab from the airport, it’s about a 20 minute journey at most times of day, otherwise, pick up your hire car and head south towards the N340 coast road.
The N340 is about 0.5 Km from the airport terminal.
Keep in the right hand lane and once you pass the San Miguel brewery on your right, bear right on to the N340 - Torremolinos, Algeciras direction (west). You will turn off right at the next major turn off, about 1.5 Km later - this is the Churriana turn off referred to below.
Now follow the instructions below.
Driving - get on to the N-340 (coast road) and look out for signs to Churriana/Alhaurin de la Torre and/or Coin - the A366/A404 - taking you inland (northerly direction). This turn off is about 3.5 Km west of Torremolinos/8.5 Km east of Málaga.
Once on the A366/A404, for the next several kilometres just keep straight on at each of the roundabouts. Within a few minutes you’ll pass through the edge of Churriana and (within another five to ten minutes/10Km) come to the larger, modern town of Alhaurín de la Torre.
Keep straight on until you come out the far side of Alhaurín de la Torre. The landmark for this is a roundabout with a large pyramid-shaped ceramic "work of art" surrounded by a ring of water. This is opposite the entrance to the urbanización of "Los Pinos de Alhaurín".
At the next large roundabout - turn left - and follow the signs for Coín (A404). (At this point you are approx. 6 Km from the golf course.) You should pass Venta Vazquez on your left, the gun club (Tiro de Pichon) also on your left and then after a few kilometres, the Albatros restaurant, also on your left.
Now follow the "Information for locals" up above - follow the directions from Alhaurín de la Torre.
Local area background information
The Market Garden of Andalucía
Lauro Golf Bowls Club is set in the Guadalhorce Valley between the towns of Alhaurin de la Torre and Alhaurin el Grande.
The valley is an agricultural area and is full of olive, almond and citrus groves interspersed with market gardens growing all sorts of wonderful produce.
Travelling around it’s not at all unusual to see goatherds moving their goats from one area to another, grazing as they go.
Untouched by mass development
but handy for the coast
Separated from the coast by the Sierra de Mijas, "The Alhaurins" have managed to hold off the onslaught of tourism that the coastal towns have suffered, whilst still being handy enough if you fancy a day at the beach or an night on the town.
The valley attracts walkers and cyclists who love to take in the beautiful scenery. But if that sounds too energetic for you, horse riding is popular in the valley and there are several equestrian centres on your doorstep.
Alhaurin el Grande
Alhaurin el Grande is a lively inland town just 35 minutes from Málaga Airport. The scenery around Alhaurin is quite spectacular with the Sierra de Mijas forming a dramatic backdrop to the town.
There’s a full range of shops and amenities in the town, plenty of restaurants and bars, a brand new swimming pool and a sports centre. The town is typically Spanish and throughout the year, there are parades, street parties, processions, etc.
Alhaurin de la Torre
Alhaurin de la Torre is a bigger town than el Grande and has similar facilities including shops, banks, restaurants, a market (Wednesday), sports centre, swimming pool…
It’s fair to say that de la Torre is the more elegant of the two towns. It’s on the Málaga side of Lauro so you would pass through de la Torre on your way to/from Málaga or the airport.
From the club you can get to the coast within 15 minutes.
Like el Grande, de la Torre has regular street parties, parades and processions when all the locals get together to eat, drink and be merry.
Both towns have a lively night life, which goes on to the early hours of the morning.
Málaga is the major city in Málaga Province and has excellent rail and road connections to other parts of Andalucia and Spain.
Málaga airport is undergoing a major upgrade with a new terminal and runway being added to cope with the extra visitors. In mid-summer, it’s already "a little frantic" - hence the expansion.
The elegant old city of Málaga
The city itself is full of old and elegant buildings with the old town being particularly interesting.
It’s a maze of small streets and alleys dotted with tapas bars, street entertainers, historical buildings and interesting shops as well as the now famous Picasso Museum.
Málaga offers excellent shopping, restaurants, entertainment and night life.
There are several first class sports centres and arenas and of course, the ever popular beach area where locals and tourists worship the sun god.
Location map and aerial view of the nearby location
See the “C” marker on the map - that’s Lauro. You can zoom in and out on the map with the plus and minus controls on the top left of the map. Or pan up, down, left and right with the arrow symbols.
You may prefer to view a larger version of the map (it will open in a new window.)
1. New additional car parking 2. Golf club house 3. Main car parking
4. Bowls club now built here 5. Bar La Risa