The first thing to surprise us at Lauro was starting at hole 19 ...no, not the bar! This is a 27 hole course so our first nine included 19 to 27 and then we played the first nine. Before starting we did get a friendly piece of advice from the steward. Watch your belongings at some points on the course where apparently intruders have nipped in and stolen from golfers' buggies.
We were indeed using buggies, about twenty of us, so we were surprised to find ourselves setting out behind about the same number of golfers on foot and pulling caddies. Apart from the heat, they must really have suffered on some of the hills. The result was that it took us over 5 hours to complete the 18 holes.
Another surprise was the lack of directions at some green-to-tee positions. We got lost a couple of times and had to make lengthy detours in our search for the following tee.
The course itself is a good challenge and interesting to play. The sand in the bunkers could do with some refinement. The fairways are broad enough to hit comfortably, but you have to face occasional blind tee shots over wild vegetation. Certainly makes it interesting.
Our final hole (9) is a real challenge with a substantial area of water to clear in front of the green. I imagine it has made or broken many a round of golf here.
I was fascinated by the texture of the grass on the greens. I had often listened to the commentators on SKY talking about the nap of the grass on greens. Lauro presents you with this challenge. You have to look carefully at the green before putting. With the nap, your ball will fly. Against the nap, your ball will pull up suddenly.
After your round you can enjoy a drink and food at the open air restaurant. It was just amazing to see half of a tasty b/b chicken turned out with chips for just €6.00.
Try Lauro; just don't get caught behind walkers and don't get lost. It's a course worth booking.
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