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“Golf on the Moon!!”

Amarilla Golf and Country Club
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Golf on the Moon!!”
Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

Visited in Sept 2012. Sadly the very high standard of finish on the greens is not matched by either the fairways or the surrounding landscape between holes. There is clearly a lot of work being done on and around the course. The fairways looked to have been subject to a treatment (dressing) which had gone badly wrong leaving them brown an very bare in many places. There is a lot of building work being done on the perimeter of holes with trenches and exposed wires/ pipes a common feature. Even in areas of the course where no construction work is being done if you miss the fairway, you are left with "no shot" as your ball lands on expansive areas between fairways, which bear a striking resemblance to somewhere the late Neil Armstrong once walked. This is a lot longer than 1 smal step for man and in its current condition it's a huge leap backwards for the golfing kind. My advice would be to steer clear until the building works are done, or demand a massive discount on the green fee!! Will try again in a couple of years and the potential is there to be a great course if the owners get their act together. The holes by the sea are stunning.

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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4 reviews
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“Overpriced and out of date”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

Perhaps many years ago this was the place to be seen and play golf, however now that golf has opened up to the "man in the street" this ones seems to be overpriced and not very well kept.

The shop staff were the most miserable people i met in Tenerife, the clubhouse staff were better but what a missed opportunity at this virtually empty bar / restaurant / clubhouse.

Still it did have great views of the marina and ocean.

Visited June 2012
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West Country
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80 reviews
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“Not a good golf course”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

We finished off a 10 day golf holiday with one round on the Amarilla as it was near the airport. To be fair that was and is the only positive point in its favour. I see another review (now), which describes the surrounds as 'Beirut', this is very apt, but only part of the problem. Most annoying was the way on too many fairways that hitting the fairways resulted in the ball being dumped off the fairway into rough areas or barrancas. Next was pedestrians on the course, followed by grass cutters with a death wish. Any other course, sooner or later the cutter will stop, park somewhere vaguely safe and let you play, here they prefer to keep cutting but eventually pause and wave you on even though they're now parked where you would like to hit the ball. Then there are some fairways where the new developments of apartments are way too close to the fairway for safety. Finally the greens are in a very poor condition, think patchwork quilt. We definately wouldn't do this course again even if it was offered free.

Visited March 2012
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accrington uk
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2012

golf here is to0 expensive the reason being the reason being too many golfers have more money than sense

Visited January 2012
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London, England
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“A little tired but great views”
Reviewed December 8, 2011

Set high on the cliffs above the sea , you can get great views across the ocean. The views inland are less appealing and it is referred to locally as 'Beirut' with half finished developments and scrub surrounding the course itself.
The club house is more of a snack bar and the course is perhaps best suited to those starting golf as the greens & fairways are a bit patchy. Investment in the course and facilities I would think have been kept too a minimum in the last few years , but fine for a bit of fun if you are not too serious about your golf.

Visited December 2011
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