Review for El Encin

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Played El Enfin 2x in July/August 2018. It is an interesting layout with a myriad of bunkers and severely ondulated greens. This gives a lot of strategic options to play the course and makes it fun. Some of the greens are very big, but at the same time narrow or long, i.e. giving little room for error either in distance or direction. For example the 17th green is 60 yards long, while the first green seems only 10 yards deep. From some tees you seem to see only bunkers all over the fairway (11th).

There is a big difference in length from the different tees and from the White (not to mention the black tees) it is 7100 yards long. The course hosted a challenge tour tournament a while back so it is a proper championship course by design/length.

The course is 30 min from Madrid and somewhat strange right next to a highway with a hotel attached. The Greenfee (45 Euros during the week) is quite attractive.

The drawback is that when I played the course was not in good condition greens, fairways and bunkers were not well maintained which lowers the enjoyment quite a lot.

If this course would be with beautiful vistas and in top condition it would be a 6 Ball rating, but this way it is only 4ball. Still worth a trip considering all I think.

Date: August 30, 2018

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