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The course was designed by Francisco Moreno and opened in 1981. Situated 100 kilometres from Alicante on the way to Valencia, and sheltered from the wind by Cape San Antonio, the course has a perfect microclimate all the year round, and is located in a wonderful natural setting, surrounded by pinewoods.

The course is a gently sloping 9 hole course with well-maintained greens and fairways flanked by palm trees, pine trees and orange trees. Although it has only 9 holes, on the second time around or back nine, many of the holes are played from different tees making it virtually an 18 hole course. Also the 4th / 13th green is large enough to accommodate two separate pin positions for each hole.

The 6th presents difficulties, a par 4 with splendid views from a plateau green requiring a safe and precise drive to the dogleg. The 120 metre 16th is the shortest hole and the 475 metre 5th is the longest.

Although it is not very long, it is certainly challenging as it is plagued by bunkers nearly all the way round - 34 in total, and all of the greens have subtle runs, many of which are difficult to read.

 

1st/10th HOLE

1st Hole: The opening hole is a par 3. The green is guarded by two large bunkers on either side and selecting the correct club for the distance is essential. The approach to the green is slightly raised and often prevents the short ball from rolling onto the green.

10th  Hole: The ground slopes down to a green guarded by bunkers to the left and right. Shorter hitters may need a driver, especially into the wind.

1st Hole
Pair 3
White 158
Yellow 149
Red 132
HCP 15
10th Hole
Pair 3
White 184
Yellow 172
Red 152
HCP 10
**Hoyo1**

 

2nd /11th HOLE 

2nd Hole: The 2nd hole is a short par 4. There is a bunker on the right of the fairway to catch the drive. The fairway rises to the green. It is not possible to see the base of the flag and you must make sure that you have enough club to account for the gradient

11th  Hole: Although sharing the same green as the 2nd hole, the 11th tee is elevated and some 10 metres further back than the 2nd. The palm trees make the drive look tighter than it is. There is a bunker on the right to catch the drive and a small olive tree on the left hand side of the fairway which often seems to be strategically placed.

2nd Hole
Pair 4
White 322
Yellow 308
Red 268
HCP 9
11th Hole
Pair 4
White 343
Yellow 319
Red 285
HCP 8
**Hoyo 2**

 

3rd/12th HOLE

3r Hole: The 3rd hole, a par 5, requires 3 good shots especially if the prevailing wind is against, into a green guarded in the front by a bunker. Short puts can never be guaranteed as the green slopes from back to front and from right to left.

12th Hole: The 12th hole fully justifies it's rating as stroke index 2 especially into the wind. The fairway doglegs to the left and big hitters will have to drive over the trees on the left or face running out of fairway behind the numerous trees. There is also a palm tree strategically placed in the middle of the fairway some 70 metres from the green.

3rd Hole
Pair 5
White 465
Yellow 432
Red 410
HCP 7
12th Hole
Pair 4
White 379
Yellow 373
Red 302
HCP 2
**Hoyo 3**

 

4th/13th HOLE

4th Hole: The fairway rises gently to this stroke index 1 hole. The major difficulty is in its length especially into a prevailing wind. A sharp rise onto the green itself will quickly halt a short ball. The Ladies' tee is over a 100 metres nearer justifying a stroke index of 11.

13th Hole: The 4th and the 13th share a huge green. The farthest flag is hole 13. Centre or left on the fairway is the best approach to the flag as there is a large tree beside the green which will mask the flag for those on the right or just off the fairway on the right. There is also a hidden bunker on the left of the green.

4th Hole
Pair 4
White 390
Yellow 372
Red 282
HCP 1
13th Hole
Pair 5
White 432
Yellow 421
Red 384
HCP 16
**Hoyo 4/13**

 

5th/14th HOLE

5th Hole: On this second Par 5, the fairway drops down to a green guarded across the front by a bunker. It is essential to keep your second shot in the centre of left of the fairway so as to avoid the bunker and trees on the right as the fairway doglegs slightly to the right from a 100 metres out.

14th Hole: There is a bunker on the right of the fairway to catch the drive and a line of trees down the left. The angle of the tee makes the drive far from straight forward.

5th Hole
Pair 5
White 469
Yellow 455
Red 412
HCP 13
14th Hole
Pair 5
White 450
Yellow 438
Red 369
HCP 14
**Hoyo 5/14**

 

6th/15th HOLE

6th Hole: The hole doglegs sharply to the right and demands a long accurate tee shot to reach the corner of the fairway which has a bunker on the right. Big hitters may try to carry the out of bounds and trees on the right to leave a short wedge to the green. The approach to the two tier green is steep and, depending upon the pin placement, no put can be guaranteed.

15th Hole: Again, this is a very difficult hole for driving, approach to the green and putting. Although the 15th tee is some 30 metres nearer the hole than the 6th, it is aligned with the out of bounds fence. Not a drive for the faint-hearted slicer and, even if on the fairway, a second shot to the green over the out of bounds and trees is not unusual!!

6th Hole
Pair 4
White 355
Yellow 344
Red 312
HCP 3
15th Hole
Pair 4
Yellow 326
Yellow 322
Red 315
HCP 4
**Hoyo 6/15**

 

7th/16th HOLE

7th Hole: The 7th is a short Par 3. The green is guarded by bunkers either side and at the back. The green is deceptively difficult to read as it slopes not only from back to front but also from right to left. Leaving your ball above the hole is not advisable.

16th Hole: Although 20 metres shorter than the 7th, the tee is situated much further to the right bringing olive trees and a greenside bunker into play. Again, it is better to leave your put short of the hole than above it on this tricky green.

7th Hole
Pair 3
White 130
Yellow 119
Red 107
HCP 17
16th Hole
Pair 3
White 111
Yellow 104
Red 97
HCP 18
**Hoyo 7/16**

 

8th/17th HOLE

8th Hole: Trees line the left hand side of the fairway and there is a bunker on the right to catch the drive. The tee deceptively points slightly to the right towards palm trees and out of bounds making correct alignment essential. The fairway rises gently to a two tier green guarded by bunkers to the front and the right

17th Hole: This hole shares the same green and tee as the 8th. A good drive will set up an opportunity to reach the elevated two tier green but take an extra club to account for the gradient.

8th Hole
Pair 4
White 312
Yellow 302
Red 268
HCP 11
17th Hole
Pair 4
White 312
Yellow 302
Red 268
HCP 12
**Hoyo 8/17**

 

9th/18th HOLE

9th Hole: This long par 4 is set against the magnificent backdrop of Montgo and is made exceptionally difficult when the prevailing wind is against. Care must be taken over the drive to avoid out of bounds on the right.

18th Hole:  Recently a new tee has been built that makes this a formidable hole, especially against the wind. There is a line of trees on the left and outside the limits on the right, so a long and precise drive is needed if you want to reach the green in regulation.

9th hole
Pair 4
White 383
Yellow 371
Red 360
HCP 5
Hole 18
Pair 4
White 383
Yellow 371
Red 360
HCP 6
** Hole 9/18 **