La Canada - Southern Spain - Spain

Club de Golf La Cañada,
Ctra de Guadiaro km.1,
11311 Guadiaro-San Roque,
Cádiz,
Spain


  • +34 (0) 956 794 100

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  • Robert Trent Jones Snr, Dave Thomas

  • D. Antonio Arjona Bueno

You have to feel some sympathy for a course like La Canada where it is completely overshadowed by near neighbours Sotogrande, Valderrama and San Roque – all of which lie within a five mile radius of here. With top Spanish golf course competition like this, it is easy to understand why the course is often overlooked by visiting golfers.

For twenty years La Canada was a fine 9-hole set up, until the club appointed Dave Thomas in 2002 to add an additional nine holes, extending the original Robert Trent Jones Senior layout to a full 18-hole course.

The Thomas holes now form the front nine, laid out near the main road, whilst the RTJ back nine occupy the more undulating landscape, characterized by fine bunkering and interesting greens. The better holes on the card are undoubtedly the par five 10th and (stroke index 1) hole 12 but the best is saved until last where a heroic tee shot is called for at the 18th, across an intimidating ravine, with fine views of the Guadiaro river and Mediterranean Sea in the background.

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Description: You have to feel some sympathy for a course like La Canada where it is completely overshadowed by near neighbours Sotogrande, Valderrama and San Roque... Rating: 4 out of 6 Reviews: 2

This is a good track for what you pay; and is generally cheaper than many of the other courses in the area. Good practice facilities to warm up with, understated clubhouse that perhaps doesn't take the usual advantage of may Spanish courses in terms of being able to view your groups coming down the 18th - which is a great teeing off hole over the chasm. its a very fair course and if you're playing well you can make a score around here. there's a couple of silly holes on the back nine (Par 5 13th) but some tough ones too (12th and 14th). it can be a little scraggy in parts but perhaps its the usage it gets, so perhaps not quite as manicured as some of the private courses nearby ..... a good add on course though if you're heading out on a golf trip to the area.
4 / 6
La Canada
June 07, 2013


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this is as good a "true" public course as you will find (i don't think Pebble Beach for example is really a public course). the new nine doesn't quite mesh with the back 9 and the new 9 has some very good holes - the 7th for example is a very very good hole. a good value round - not a must play but certainly worth an outing if you have time.
4 / 6
La Canada
September 17, 2010


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