Your Golf Travel explain why with a hop, skip, and a jump you could, and should, head to this Spanish golf resort …
Getting there … On the Costa Blanca in Spain, for me, Las Colinas is one of the best courses in the region, and I have been lucky enough to play my fair share of golf in Spain. Equidistant from both Alicante and Murcia Airport, you’ll be hitting the fairways in no time and with top weather and the Troon “member for a day” standard of service, quality is assured as well.
When to go … Any time is a good time, but when the weather is grey at home this is two hours and 30 minutes on a plane from London to reach sunny skies and positively balmy temperatures.
Who to take … With the boys! Your Golf Travel visited on an office trip along with Mark Crossfield, one of the most prominent PGA Pros on YouTube!
What to do … According to the eminent Mr Crossfield – HAVE FUN!
Favourite feature … One of the best holes on the course is actually the shortest, with the par-3 seventh hole measuring just 122 yards … this just goes to show that you don’t need to make a par-3 over 220 yards just to make it difficult! The seventh’s difficulty and enjoyment of course, lies in its elevation change. With a drop of around 30ft from tee to green and just a wedge needed, it’s a very daunting prospect and believe me, you’ll have your fingers crossed when your ball’s flying towards the green. Either you’ll get it just right, finding yourself pin high or, in my case, 40 yards through the green … ouch!
– Driving your ball into the correct part of the fairway is very important as this can really shorten some holes which curve to the left or to the right. There are definitely some birdie chances for the lower handicappers and easy pars for the higher handicappers to rattle off if you can get this part of your game going.
– Understanding your distances is also really important at Las Colinas as many of the holes feature forced carries. Again a session on the range is a good idea so you can get a feel for how far you’re hitting it on the day. If you’re unsure on a yardage, take an extra club. Missing long often won’t be as disastrous as leaving it short!
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