The Isla Canela golf course, situated on the outskirts of Ayamonte, is a fantastic golf course for both those staying in the Huelva region as well as the eastern Algarve due to its ideal position on the Portuguese-Spanish border. Despite it being a fairly straightforward golf course, the Isla Canela offers its players a range of invigorating challenges so that it can be played by both amateurs and low handicappers.
The Costa de la Luz is known for its consistently warm and reliable climate meaning the fantastic Isla Canela golf course can be enjoyed nearly all year round. The Isla Canela is a popular golf course amongst both amateurs and low handicappers due to its range of tee off options and straightforward nature. Just because the golf course has been described as ‘straightforward’, by no means does it mean it is a boring golf course. The architects of the golf course have perfectly blended the natural landscape into the spectacular golf course that stands today. The landscape was originally a marshland, meaning a range of unique obstacles have been created throughout.
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Golf buggies are not an essential at the Isla Canela as it is very walkable with little undulation across the golf course. Whilst the golf course is fairly flat, there is still an abundance of hazards to trip players up and hinder their scorecard. There are some tricky dog-leg holes shaped around the landscape’s natural fauna consisting of orange, olive and eucalyptus trees. The Isla Canela is widely renowned for the immaculate condition of its greens and perfectly manicured fairways, so it comes as no surprise that it is one of the best-known golf courses in the area.
Due to its stunning coastal location, players are provided with beautiful sweeping views throughout the golf course. On a windy day, players must bring their A-game as a strong gust could send your ball wayward into a rough area or hazard. Those even with a low handicap will find themselves challenged should the wind interfere with their game.
The most demanding hole on the Isla Canela golf course includes the 14th hole with a stroke index one. Here, golfers must overcome a tricky left dog leg to then conquer a lengthy closing stretch. To heighten the challenge, the dog leg is lined by large eucalyptus trees ready to capture any wayward shots. Once players reach past the dog leg, they are met with a large lake protecting the right side of the fairway; this hole demands a lot of accuracy.