El Chaparral Golf Course Costa Del Sol

By: Grahame Simpson

There are over 40 fantastic golf courses on the Costa del Sol, Spain. Here is a story about one of them.

El Chaparral is a beautiful course which is well manicured and according to most golfers they have some of the fastest greens on the Costa del Sol.

El Chaparral is an interesting course which has recently re opened after many years of becoming baron land. I believe there was an argument or misunderstanding between the original owners but I am unsure of all the details. For over ten years the area had some fantastic houses with plenty of land to walk their dogs.

Just over two years ago they started work on the course, re building, re laying the greens and tees, cutting the trees and undergrowth.

El Chaparral has been open for over a year and enjoying great success with its layout, challenge and care of the course.

The course is both beautiful and challenging and is made up of six par 3`s, six par 4`s, and six par 5`s.

The following is some general thoughts on some of the courses holes.

Hole 1 Par 4 319m is a great start with the fairway enclosed by the trees. It is not a long hole but its uphill and it's important to keep the tee shot to the right.

Hole 6 Par 5 446m is nearly all downhill and played from the right hand side the green can be reached in two. There is trees and water surrounding the green especially behind so be short not long.

Hole 8 Par 4 307m is a joy of a hole. You tee off up high and the hole swoops round to the right where nothing good will happen anywhere to the right. If you tee off too long and don't cut the corner of the dog leg you will find tree trouble.

Hole 9 Par 4 315m the last on the front nine where you are unable to see the green from the tee shot. Keep to the left and don't go over the green as it is out of bounds. Some great views of the Mediterranean running parallel with this hole

Hole 14 Par 3 155m can be longer than you think as this part of the course can find some cross wind and the tricky green is well guarded by bunkers.

Hole 18 Par 3 162m the final hole of the round is a simple shot over the gully on to the fairly thin green with everyone watching from the clubhouse.

Not to worry the clubhouse is a beautiful building with great food for the hungry and a large terrace to really enjoy the 19th.

El Chaparral Golf Courses is a really enjoyable course, sometimes a little unforgiving and some holes are definitely target golf.

Also slightly strayed shots and balls can be lost easily which makes scoring hard.

If you wish to play Golf Courses of the Costa del Sol then let www.sungolfer.com help you.

Always enjoy your golf.

Regards,

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