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“Great Golf Course and Hotel but”
Review of Almenara Golf Club

Almenara Golf Club
Ranked #6 of 16 things to do in Sotogrande
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Our 8th visit to Almenara was as good as ever. The Greens, Tees and Fairways were in very good condition. The courses offer a great challenge and were fairly quiet, so progress was swift. However what was once a lovely restaurant now serves an evening buffet that was mediocre at best. It seems management have decreed that this offer is best - how wrong they are. We will golf here again, but will eat out! Shame!

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Fairways were poor in February. However, it is quite a pretty course, and the speed of the greens gave a good indication of what La reserva and Valderamma would be like

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

The accommodation was very well presented, very clean and everything provided with friendly staff.

The resort is great, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, Ice bath was 10 Euros per visit but well worth it.
Evening meal top quality buffet 25 Euros including a beer or wine.
Beer 3.50 Euros with free bar crisps/nuts, coffee 2.50 Euros

Almemara golf consists of 3 loops of 9 holes. Alcornoques (Corks) Lagos (Lakes) & Pinos (Pines)
Greens were in good condition fast undulating and true.
Fairways were poor. I would say 50% of the fairways were bare or very little green. The Pinos being the worst.
Bunkers were very poor about 60% had very little sand or none at all.
2 practise putting greens one outside the pro shop very, and the other next to the 1st tee on the Lagos.
The distant between holes & each course is very long and hilly.
The chipping area with 3 practise holes was at the driving range which was off the complex about ¼ miles away.

Alcornoques is very hilly course with very undulating fairways and greens. Some holes guarded by water at the side. The 5th par 3 is only 127 yard but drop down 70 feet to a thin green.

Lagos like the name suggests has a lot of holes guarded by water with very undulating fairways and greens. The 7th par 3 is 180 yards, but you have to carry 150 yards over water.

Pinos is a mature pine course. With undulating fairways, tight holes with O/B’s, doglegs and undulating greens.

I found all 3 courses very testing (20HC) because of the design and undulating fairways and greens. If you get 30 stableford your playing well.

Trolley 7 Euros, Buggy 28 Euros, 18 holes should be 65 Euros around.

At £290 for 4 days bed breakfast, 3 rounds of golf, fights & transfer it’s a good deal

3  Thank holiday4mee
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gomezcava, Director Comercial at Almenara Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2013

Thanks very much for your review.
We have been changing the kind of grass in the fairways around that period, thats why you saw the fairways with no enough density. As a golfer you are we know you understand we have to undertake this works in The course.

We hope to see you soon in our club, it is always a big pleasure to have high level clients like you.

Best regards

Antonio Gómez Cava
Golf Dept.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Very good, fast, true greens. The fairways were a bit patchy, and the front 9 we played - The Pines- is pretty tight. A good test of golf.

Thank MyLittleTownBristol
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gomezcava, Director Comercial at Almenara Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2013

Thanks very much for your great review .

We hope to see you soon and enjoy our beautifull golf club.

Kind regards
Antonio Gómez Cava
Golf Dept.

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Reviewed October 28, 2012

I just played 9 for reasons of time.
Enjoyable and challenging.
Good landscape.
You can consider this field as a mountain course.

Thank Antonio54C
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