Golf Finca Cortesin in Spain
By Grahame Simpson
Finca Cortesin is a challenging course in the Costa de Sol Region of Spain. It is a beautiful course to play and be challenged as well as to be immersed in the local scenery. Cabel Robinson has designed a course among the olive, pine and cork tree landscape.
It was established in 2006, and is perhaps one of the longest golf courses in Europe. Spain in fortunate to have some of the premium golf courses and clubs comparable to anywhere around the world and Finca Cortesin Golf Club is also one of them. The country has also produced great golfers like Sergio Garcia and Seve Balasteros. The white tees on the course are formidable, but you can manage from the yellow even if you have a high handicap. This 18 hole course which plays to the par of 72 requires a buggy as some walks between the tee and the green are very long as well as grueling.
The greens are maintained immaculately and have a few mild breaks. Bermuda grass which is used is very good for playing and the club management keeps improving the greens, which makes it very interesting to play on this course. The course is long and has difficult holes however, they space golfers out every 15 minutes at the 1st tee.
It was decided in June 2008 that the World Match Play will be held at Finca Cortesin, which were typically played on the West course at Wentworth in Surrey. This will commence from 2009. This is one of the rare golf courses on the Costa del Sol which does not have any houses in between and this allows you to play in a natural ambience with ample space for each hole. Every hole has been designed different from the other and it is very difficult to say which is the best hole on Finca Cortesin.
On the other hand, there are some holes which deserve particular mention, like the 3rd, which is a lovely par five and has the approach over water. You will get an extensive panorama of the Estepona Mountains from the 10th, which is par three, long downhill and then the next 11th is a extended double doglegged par 5 which is a challenge and very exciting to play. The 13th hole is a par 4 and you have to drive onto the wide fairway which crosses the water hazard making it a tough shot. This bequtiful green is encircled by trees and has bunkers on the left and right.
It is possible to hire golf equipments like clubs, trolleys etc and the pro shop also provides you with the tees and balls. The clubs that the course offer are of a high standard but it is always better to bring your own! Playing golf at Finca Cortesin Golf Club or other golf course in Spain is an excellent experience and if you have the chance, you must play several of the wonderful courses which offer a test to golfers of all handicaps.
The open vast terrain and spectacular landscape makes the Finca Cortesin golf course a delight to play.
About the author
Grahame has started to play and enjoy golf again. He also spends time helping organize golfers, golf holidays. http://www.sungolfer.com will help you play and Enjoy Finca Cortesin Golf Course. Costa del Sol Golf Courses offer great variety of golf in the sunny climate of Spain. Always enjoy your golf. Regards, Sungolfer - The Perfect Round of Golf