Las Ramblas Golf Club
I have played Troon, Birkdale and Forest of Arden byut this is the hardest golf course in the world. I'm sure when I've played it about 20 times I will know where I am supposed to hit it. The greens are the best in the world...........because no buggar can hit them !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cant wait for August and the chance to get back there
C jane (CJaneF103@aol.com) 6/02
Love this course.Played it 3 times now,its a hell of a test. I have only being playing for 18 months and cant afford to lose anymore balls.
Its a must for all golfers.
Dont miss it.
John Paul Minkley (MagpieFC@netscape.net) 10/01
As with other contributors, loved this course which certainly makes the most of the terrain! Played in June 2001 when greens were average (thank god!) but holes were ragged and bunkers needed raking - little points, but presentation would add greatly to the experience.
New clubhouse planned very soon but otherwise booking no problem, a buggy (essential).
Holes to remember - all of them, especially 1st (elevated tee, good test of hangover)
3rd (dogleg right par 5 with all sorts of trouble)
4th (par 5 with 2 canyons to negotiate - reachable with average drive and 5 iron but avoid the canyons if you go in)
5th (reachable par 4 - local knowledge essential)
7th (par 4 with carry 180yds over canyon to fairway 6 yards wide at narrowest)
9th (elevated tee dogleg left over a pond - go for the green with a favourable breeze)
10th (par 3 150 yds with 150 yd drop on right)15th (only 123 yds but watch it if the pin is - well - anywhere!) and
17th (stroke 1, 440 yds to a plateau green). Other facilities are a short driving range, 2 good putting greens, poorly stocked and expensive shop and a marvellous cool air-conditioned bar to get out of the sun and have a cold lager (400 ptas).
In short, if you play no other course in the area play this one - you'll want to play it again, if only to get your own back.
Jon and Jayne (firstname.lastname@example.org) 06/01
My wife and I played this course in February 00 and again (3 times) in Feb 01. It is our favourite course of the 3 (the others being Villamartin and Campoamor) and was in excellent condition. The greens are fast and added a few strokes to my scorecard after playing on wintergreens in the UK. Most important thing to do on this course is to THINK before you hit. It is advisable to use a fairway wood from some tees as some fairways, (especially the 3rd, a dogleg right) will guide the ball into a ravine if you are too long off the tee.
I still haven't beaten the 4th, 10th and 13th holes, so I'll be back next year.
Len Bailey Burnham-on-Crouch Golf Club (email@example.com) 04/01
Las Ramblas is the most spectacular course in the area. A friend of mine ended up in 10 ravines on the first nine holes alone. It's well worth a visit but I'm sad to say that a few of the holes are not up to standard layout-wise. The course has some of the best holes I've played but also THE worst par-4 ever. I travel to the area a couple of times every year but tend to play the course only once or twice per year. Though it is must to play it at least once if you're in the area!
J. Eriksson, Lidingö GK, Sweden Hcp 4.7 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 12/00
Played this course first in September 1999 and again in September 2000 and it was just fantastic. I play of a handicap of 4 and it is a real test of golf.
Stephen Gault (Stephen.J.Gault@btinternet.com) 12/00
Fantastic course with great scenery. Very challenging and quick greens (about 10-11 on the stimp metre. Advisable for players to develop a high fade into their game to make the ball (ideally a Titliest Professional 90 compression)sit softly onto the fairway. The average one time a week golfer should stay away as they will struggle + hold others up. I highly recommend this course, just remember to plot yourself around it with care.
David Panteny (D.J.Pantenyemail@example.com) 6/00
I've played here many times. It is a great course to play on. Much better then Villamartin and Campoamor. Remember to take with many balls . Your gonna need. It's a funny course where you need a golfcar in the summer. The course is worth to play.
Jesper Baecklund (firstname.lastname@example.org) 04/00
I played this course on a golfing holiday (April 99) with friends who've been going back to this course every year for the last ten years. High handicappers should stay away!! A lovely setting amongst hills and small gorges this is a test for the best. The greens are lightening quick and if you are above the hole on some greens you will be off the green after your next shot!! I definitely intend to return.
John Aspland, (Bawburgh Golf Club) (email@example.com) 11/99
Most beautiful course in the area, very testing as most tee shots over or alongside canyons. Built in the hills with lots of pine trees and rolling fairways. A must for any golfer if in the area. A friend of mine, an 6 handicap, bought his villa because of this course
Peter Walton (firstname.lastname@example.org ) 9/99