El Cortijo Club de Campo
As one of Spain’s lengthiest golf courses measuring an impressive 6.3km, the El Cortijo Club de Campo bears a fantastic challenge no golfer could ever forget. Designed by Blake Stirling and Marco Martin, two golf architects responsible for several world-class courses, this golf course is not to be missed on your next golf escape to Gran Canaria.
These are among the most challenging greens we've seen! Quick and undulating beyond belief - even the professionals commented on this during the 2003 Spanish Open here, won by Sergio Garcia. In addition to the greens, you will have the Atlantic breeze, six lakes, six hundred palm trees and the usual big bunkers to contend with. Despite only having opened in 1999, this course has already played host to several of the world’s best golfers which acts as a true testament to its quality. Despite attracting 6,000 visitors every year due to the unforgettable round of golf it consistently provides, each and every inch of this course is perfectly manicured.
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The El Cortijo Club de Campo’s landscape was formerly used for farming, therefore players are spoilt with a mass of palm trees for a stunning tropical backdrop. However due to the landscape’s former purposes, golfers must face the challenge of playing the course in three valleys, but they will be greeted with much beautiful native flora whilst doing so. Whilst the El Cortijo Club de Campo undeniably poses as a challenge to even some of the most skilled players, its design allows golfers to play off an impressive six different tees therefore all players irrespective of skill level can appreciate this fabulous course.
The front nine holes of this course have a links style to them, and are open to the effects of the prevailing winds swept over from the Atlantic. Despite the chance of wind likely to hinder your scorecard, you will certainly be grateful for the coastal setting due to the magnificent views provided from the tees. The back nine seem to have been designed in a slight contrast to the first; they were designed more with a traditional American course in mind, with several lakes strategically placed in order to swallow up inaccurate shots. The greens here are expertly contoured, and result in very quick run off. It would not be inaccurate to say that these greens can be impossible to read; golfers are urged to play with accuracy and strategy here.