Opened in December 2003, La Noria is a 9-hole, par 33 golf course situated in the county of Mijas, between Fuengirola and Marbella. It is located on the flats of La Cala and with easy access to the N-340 motorway. The course is totally flat and has a combination of technical holes and others where more distance is required, there is one par 5 of 438 metres and 4 par 4s ranging from 198-310 metres. The biggest difficulty on this course is in the approach to the greens. There are three lakes on the course and a river that crosses the course, forming the course's spine as well as a perpetual hazard. The golf course was designed by Francisco Navarro and is challenging for beginners and experienced players.s.