A well chosen choice...
La Finca Golf Resort was a well chosen choice for my first proper golf trip to Spain. The 'Tour' took in three locations including La Finca itself, Las Ramblas and Villamartin...
La Finca was promised as one of the best courses in the area and they were right. The course is set in a wide valley and from up on high, the course is a spectacular view with arid mountains providing the backdrop.
The first hole is a par 5 and begins with a tee 30ft above the fairway and this sets the tone for the day. The course meanders through well maintained fairways, across water hazards with palms trees and olive trees lining the route.
Some may consider the course hilly in places but most inclines are gradual, so you never feel out of breath. The greens are superb. Flat and true and quick!
Besides the island greens, the two tiered greens and the 'well' greens, the biggest surprise of the day was to find ourselves putting on a 'square' green, yes, a perfectly square green - brilliant!!
The clubhouse and shop aren't much to discuss and as this is on the main hotel complex, its probably not important anyway.
However, what I can say is that without exception, all the staff in this hotel were friendly, helpful, you were always met with a smile but we must thank 'Experience Manager' Raquel for this, she was excellent - not just a pretty face - as were her colleagues on reception.
My only complaint...what a shame the marshall on the course (playing himself on the day) wasn't so polite.... he can only be described as an arrogant arse - perhaps Raquel can give him some lessons on how to treat the paying public!!
All in all, a fantastic resort, modern, clean and one that I would highly recommend!
It's beautiful. It's a little forgiving. It's fun to play, and has some nice holes. All wrapped up in lovely surroundings. It's nice, play it! Say no more!