A long and interesting course. Contrary to other reviewers, I though that the very short par 3 was a welcome relief! Greens are very true, but difficult to read. Fairways were excellent, especially considering the number of golfers they get onto this course (of which more later). The course gets off to a punishing start with a very stiff par 4 opener, with a particularly tight approach to a shallow green - anything left is dead in the marshland. I liked all of the par 3s, and the par 5s are open enough to allow a good thrash a fairway wood. The weak hole, in my opinion is the 17th, with a downhill layup at about 230-240 yards. My only problem with El Rompido was too many people, playing too slowly. It is most definitely a golf resort, not a hotel with a golf course, so almost everyone in the very large hotel and apartment complex is there to play golf. They get a huge number of people through, but rounds are inevitably protracted, over 5 hours in our case.
The South course is less crowded and is a very good test.
Date: April 04, 2018