Golf de Andratx, Spain

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Golf de Andratx is situated in the south western corner of Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands. The 18 hole golf course with 6089 meters and Par 72 winds its way through some breathtaking landscape, adorned with age old olive groves, almond trees and ancient Mallorca stone walls, all features of the course. David Kidd designed the course and managed to optimize the playing terrain of this unique layout, built between steep valleys of the Tramuntana Mountains which offer their protection along with the classic pinewoods and the stark scenery of a Mediterranean archipelago.

In terms of difficulty it is a very challenging course, most suitable for more experienced players, and recognized for its originality, with several extremely raised tees. There are five blind shots which run over a very uneven terrain and large holes protected by lakes along with the natural flora and fauna of Mallorca. As soon as you tee off on the first, you recognize the need for accuracy. The par three second is extremely tight, then the course totally opens up A great feature of this course is its clever design, as there are very few back and forward holes where you never lose sight of the matches in front or behind you.

Hole 6, 609 meters from the championship tee, is the longest hole in Spain and one all golfers look forward to playing. It winds uphill, through trees and water hazards, and is fraught with danger. The tee shot from hole 8, shortly afterwards, offers a spectacular view of the bay in Camp de Mar and the hills around it. Unfortunately player and ball do not always finish this course together due to the seven ponds and lakes divided between six holes. Filled with white quartz sand, the sixty bunkers may bring some fond childhood memories to the fore when playing this course.  Some ancient and others restored Mallorca walls add to natural beauty of the environment.

There are three different tones of green used on the course so that there can be no excuses about being unable to make out where the fairway or the rough are.  This 18-hole course is irrigated with recycled water and collected rainwater and the Club has its own distillation plant, confirming their commitment with regard to protecting the environment.

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