Quality of Course
Value for Money
Good resort course
The courses are attached to the Islantilla Resort which will probably mean that in the next 6 months the prices are going to take an upward hike as it has just been purchased by Hilton and is in for a refurbishment.
But, the golf course... As with many throughout Spain, don't forget that whatever club you need, take an extra one!
There are three nines here, Blue, Yellow and Green. The Green is the tougher 9 (19-27), the Yellow maybe just the easiest. The course is in need of a refurb itself - cart paths are broken and some, you even feel you may fall out of the buggy! There is definitely a need for the sprinklers to get an overhaul as many only point one way and the ensueing 'bog' that you need to play from or drive through is a good pointer as to why we played pick and place all week. The parts of the fairway that were not suffering from overwatering are in very good condition, as are the fairways.
The greens are very furry, but this could be because there was an enormous storm on arrival and overnight before our first game, meaning they were letting them recover..... but I would not put money on it being the case. They did run fairly true and also had a bonus of being very receptive.
Bunkers had something many UK courses don't - sand!
I didn't use the driving range, but all seemed to be happy with it - included a practice bunker and extra putting green to complement the small one by the clubhouse.
The clubhouse is very friendly and welcoming. Booze is plentiful and the food is really good (100% better than the hotel at present).
Is a return trip on the cards? Maybe if the company that I went with gets favourable rates and friends decide to go again next year.