Around and About the Golf Courses – Vistabella

Around and About the Courses – Vistabella

The golf course at Vistabella first opened to the public on 26th September 2009 as an 11 hole layout and was designed by Manuel Pinero the Ryder Cup player.

The course was only opened as an 11 hole layout due to problems with planning permission for the final 7 holes but once those issues were resolved we found ourselves deep into the financial crisis caused by greedy banks and completion of the final holes was put on the back burner until the economic environment improved.

Now as we head into 2018 you can see from the ever increasing number of cranes on the horizon that the housing market has shown fresh signs of life and if you visit the urbanisation of Entre Naranjos where the Vistabella golf course is located you will see an explosion of recent building either side of the road leading to the course.

As a result of this the owners of the Vistabella golf course re-commenced work on the final 7 holes approximately 18 months ago with plans to open the course late in 2016 or early in 2017.

Unfortunately the authorities interviened once more with approval of issues surrounding water licences and the initial planned opening period was missed and worse was to come because a whole growing season was missed for the grass to be planted and sewn causing further delays.

However finally all the permissions were received and although the greens had been prepared nearly 12 months previously the grass on the fairways and in the rough was planted in the last weeks of July 2017.

In such a short period of time the grass has grown dramatically the water hazards completed and filled with water and the bunkers have been sculptured and filled with sand.

I walked the final 7 holes last weekend and the course is in excellent condition and looks to be a real test of golf and will undoubtedly be one of the best courses in the area when opended to the public.

The course will open to the public on 3rd January 2018 and there will be a rush of local resident golfers and societies to play this course in January 2018 and has been competitively priced by the owners.

I will over the next few weeks give a hole by hole guide to the new 7 holes but why not make a booking now so that you can be one of the first golfers to play the course and until 28/02/18 I will offer a price of €86 for 2 players and a buggy.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity and look out for the hole by hole review to follow in the next few weeks.