We played both the Fuerteventura golf course, and this one next door to it. Las Salinas was the hands down winner, for several reasons. There are villas close to both courses, but they are far less invasive on Las Salinas, with probably only 3 or 4 shots where a villa comes slightly into play, so there was no real worry of finding a sunbather or a window with a shot. The course was also much less busy than FGC, we put this down to the deals available, it does seem that you can get a package deal on FGC for less than Las Salinas. This suited us, as two of the three rounds we played here we had the course to ourselves. The fairways were well cut and gave plenty of run, and the greens were also well cut and in good condition. No roads come into play at all, (unlike FGC). The course itself is well designed with some good challenging holes. What we weren't so fond of was the picon and rock rough areas where you are expected to play out from. Also the bunkers, far too many of them, far too big and in an appalling condition. I said to my wife when I saw the plants filling the first bunker we came across, " I don't know why they bother with these bunkers", her reply was "they don't". Now I understand that maintaining these bunkers must require some serious manpower, however if you don't have that manpower then lose some of that bunker area. My advice would be that the toughest hazard we encountered was the grass where it had been allowed to grow to a couple of inches, that stuff just grabs your club and won't let go, so the solution is simple, cut right down on the bunkers and let the grass grow a little, same with the picon, just grow some grass, not too long so the ball can't be found but long enough to do the job. This will actually make the course harder, but surely much cheaper to maintain. When we come to Fuerteventura again we will play this course. We would stay either in a villa on the course or at one of the AI hotels just down the road.
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