A fairly new addition to the golf offering in Cadiz, Golf El Puerto is situated in Puerto de Santa Maria, the lower left hand point of the ‘sherry triangle’. Following the traditional Spanish model of building a great golf course amongst discrete accommodation projects, this course does not disappoint. As Golf El Puerto is situated on the outskirts of this historically important provincial town, they have plenty of room for both, resulting in a test of golf over 6300 metres long.
However, the course offers much more than simply a distance test. With dog-legs, water (there are 9 lakes linked by streams) and bunkers, this admittedly flat course, designed by Spanish golf and Ryder Cup legend Manuel Pinero, is a really interesting place to play.
Keen to establish itself as a well renowned course in the area as quickly as possible, they are already competing with local neighbours such as Sherry Golf, Jerez and Costa Ballena GC for professional undercard and provincial tournaments and having recently poached the head green keeper from Valderrama, you wouldn’t bet against them succeeding in their ambitions! They have already been selected by the Andalucian Golf Federation as the headquarters for the Andalucian Tour and they have hosted the prestigious Copa de Andalucia. Expect a good course in great condition offering a well thought out test of golf with the wind in play on most days.
The modern and clean clubhouse offers all you would expect by way of facilties and the staff are friendly and courteous. This is a golfing and accommodation development that will grow in significance as time goes by and is well worth a round when staying in the Jerez/Cadiz area.