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Las Ramblas Golf Club in Spain left reader Malcom Vaughan with a sour taste in his mouth.
Las Ramblas Golf Club in Spain left reader Malcom Vaughan with a sour taste in his mouth. (Courtesy photo)

Golf at Las Ramblas in Spain leaves a lot to be desired, reader says

I played the Las Ramblas Golf Club in Spain last week with a friend, and we were notified that there were only nine holes available. The whole front nine was closed for the forseeable future; therefore, we could play the back nine twice.

There was no offer of a refund or reduction in the green fee and a request was met with a blanket refusal. Having been dropped off by taxi and already placed an order for another one five hours later, we decided to play.

It took almost four and a half hours to complete the 18 holes, as we were following a Spanish person who had taken his wife, mother-in-law and young son with him onto the golf course. Only he was playing, or trying to: He hit at least two balls from every tee and three on some occasions!

No amount of comment from us could make him understand he was holding up the whole course, and it was obvious he didn't understand the rules of golf and course etiquette. No rangers or marshalls were around, and we only managed to play through his party on our 10th hole, when they stopped for a picnic beside the tee. Nobody was interested in our grievances when we finished, and if that is golf in Spain, I've had my last round!

Malcolm Vaughan

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  • Inta Group Collapse

    Paul Ginsberg wrote on: Jan 5, 2010

    i was booked with 10 players to tee off at your golf course on 04/11/09, the total was 370 euros, via 4golf.com. I had to rebook again due to the collapse of the Inta Group.
    Can you please confirm whether you received any funds from the Inta Group for these sessions pleas?