Within a large 500-acre resort on the Costa Dorada, you’ll find forty-five holes of seaside golf available for play at the Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community. This comprises the two championship 18-hole layouts, named Hills and Lakes, and a 9-hole track called the Ruins.
The pine and olive tree-lined fairways of the Hills course are situated an hour’s drive to the south of Barcelona, close to the popular resort of Salou, and because they’re routed around a coastal bird sanctuary, golfers are never short of avian company within this wonderful Catalonian nature reserve.
Managed by Troon Golf, the impressive golf complex at Lumine has been used in recent years as a winter training base for elite golfing groups such as those from the Austrian and Finnish Golf Federations.
You’ll find a fine quartet of par threes on the Hills course and the best of these short holes is probably the 195-metre 8th, which is fronted by water and surrounded by four rather large and menacing sand traps.There’s also a scintillating set of long holes on the scorecard with both three-shotters on the front nine (at holes 2 and 7) doglegging to the left and the two par fives on the back nine (at holes 11 and 16) doglegging in the opposite direction to the right.
January 10, 2014