Villamartin Golf Course was opened more than 35 years ago and is truly a distinguished course. Designed by Paul Putman this 18 hole, par 72, 6151m course is situated in a valley, is both hilly and flat as well as being heavily wooded but perfectly integrates with the natural surroundings. The first 9 holes at Villamartin are definitely higher than the reasonably flat terrain of the back 9 but with dog-legs, spacious greens, water, well placed bunkers, ravines, natural cliffs together with various natural obstacles, Villamartin offers great variation and you will find that you will use most, if not all, of the clubs in your bag.
The Villamartin signature 17th hole, par 3, which some say is one of the hardest in Spain, has an elevated back tee, carry the ball over the ravine and valley to an extremely undulated green (some would say two tiered) which is surrounded by trees and bunkers. The 14th hole is also a hole that requires your concentration and accuracy. The greens are not treacherous but need to be read carefully and together with the trees, ravines and slopes it all adds up to a challenge and a very interesting round of golf.
Newly renovated, the Villamartin Club House follows the original Moorish style but now has extended terraces overlooking the 18th green, updated male and female locker room facilities and garaging for buggies. The well stocked pro shop also has rental facilities for clubs, buggies and trolleys. There is a driving range, practice approach and putting green, bunker and restaurant that serves a full menu or snacks and drinks.
*At the time of writing CLGolf cannot confirm the completion of the renovations.
2018: Spiking 15-16 May & 04-05 September