Whilst staying at the Elba Corlota hotel took the chance to try a round of golf for the first time in foreign climes. This championship golf course [the Spanish open has been held there] is owned by the Elba group so got the receptionist at the hotel to ring up and book me a round. I did not have any equipment with me so hired a set of clubs, a buggy and of course the round of golf. I played after 3pm so with the twilight rate and the hotel discount payed a grand total of 60 euro for all. Playing at this time of day there was plenty of time to complete my round of 18 holes well within daylight time.The course I found brilliant with quite a bit of water and a total different experience to playing on what I would describe as soft and spongy fairways and greens total different to the type of grass we play on in the UK. I met up with a Danish couple on the second tee and they invited me to continue my round in their company. In in all thoroughly enjoyed my experience and have certainly caught the bug for playing more golf in warmer climes. Only two disappointments, one is that next time I will take my own clubs as the hire set did leave a bit to be desired, the irons were not to bad but the woods were a battered and had been well used. The second one is a criticism of my fellow golfers for the amount of divots left unrepaired in the greens this is sacrilege its a basic of golf etiquette to repair all divots after you by doing this they will repair much quickly. My final thoughts, only lost one ball all afternoon quite pleased about that. Played my round in shorts and wonderful sunshine conditions, when I returned home later in the week I had to play my golf with thermal underwear on it that cold what a contrast. I say go book and enjoy. [PS forgot to say April to October is what the term as low season in the golfing calender in the Canaries, the price will increase from November as that is when the high season commences]
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