Around and About the Courses – La Marquesa

It is true to say that La Marquesa suffered worse than most other courses as a result of the severe storms in September and November 2019 with severe damage being done to the infra-structure of the course.

To make matters worse late in 2019 the course owners were embarking on significant changes to the layout of the course with many new greens being created.

Without doubt the signature hole on the  ‘NEW’ course is the 109 metre (yellow tees) par 3 16th hole which is called ‘Sawgrass’ and is a copy of the 17th hole on the TPC course in the USA where they play the Players Championship which is considered the 5th “major”.

Having played the La Marquesa course for in excess of 20 years I would previously describe the course as ‘bland’ in comparison to many of the other courses in the area BUT having recently played the course this is now far from a fair description.

The layout of the course is now totally different and essentially the front 9 holes are now the back 9 holes but there are many more impressive changes to report.

The overall condition of the course is now excellent with lush, green fairways and well positioned bunkers in good condition and impressive water features on various holes.

Many of the changes to the greens were inspired by local golf hero Miquel Angel Jimenez and are generally built up greens with strategically placed bunkers for protection and are either ‘undulating’ or ‘crowned’ making for smaller landing areas than at first appear.

One of the nice touches is that each hole has a ‘name’.

During these difficult times if you are looking to play a local course which has been priced competitively then I would highly recommend that you book a round at La Marquesa playing of course under the umbrella of the covid-19 safety protocol.