Was played at middle of February 2020 in La Cala (America) and was really satisfied. First of all very acceptable price for green fee with buggy (it is advisable to take). Price was unbeatable and the best in area. This par 72 spectacular golf course is one of three courses in La Cala golf resort and the best (my opinion), perhaps more difficult than the shorter Asia or Europe. Concerning architecture and picturesque this golf course is very nice and not boring with attractive view. In general condition of fields and surroundings were average, but fairways playable, greens could be faster. Golf course is not very challenging, but concerning small green you must be very careful to atack pin from every distance. All you need is accuracy and bit distance from tee. For long hitters mostly par 5 greens are reachable by two. There are water hazards on the 9th and 16th. My opinion these holes are most interesting in course. There is not very much hazards at all and only hilly landscape could be the biggest challenge regarding blind shots or wrong choose approach distance. Concerning picturable views is very pleasant to play here. Game success depends on wind more than hazards. Cozy clubhouse and restaurant, very pleasant staff (the field was very busy but they did their best). As was mentioned buggy is recommended. I‘m not old man and can walk a lot, but quality of game will be very average I guess. Value for price I found very high.
No doubt every golf course rating is always a subject with a lot of subjectivity, depending on various criteria. I always rating by the following criteria: course complexity or challenging, fields condition (especially greens & fairways), service (only what you can get: buggie, club rent, condition of clubs, the amount of choice and etc. except staff and other subjective things that depends on your or staff mood), surrounding views or pleasure to the eyes and definitely value for the price. All criteries will be rating from 1 to 5 stars. Concerning La Cala (America) golf course my personal opinion is follow:
1. Challenging - 4*
2. Condition - 3* (could be better)
3. Service - 5*
4. Surroundings - 5*
5. Value for the price - 5*
I‘ll back here to play again.
Date: March 25, 2020