Pals is one of the oldest clubson the Costa Brava, in Catalonia. It is a classic parkland, although it is located a few meters from the sea. However, never during the round its proximity is evident.
As for the course, it stands out for its (excessively) narrow fairways surrounded by trees, something that is not to my liking, and for its interesting and hard greens (something that I did appreciate). In fact, the shade of the trees, which is to be appreciated in the hot Spanish summer, means that in winter, especially if it is wet, the fairways may be quite muddy due to the lack of sun.
It is an entertaining course, although, in most holes, the strategy from the tee is limited to finding the fairway, since the slightest mistake takes you to the wood, from where the recovery is more than complicated.
The round begins with 3 similar holes, and it is not until the 4th and 5th holes when it begins to arouse greater interest. From there we find some noteworthy holes, such as the 9th, an attractive par 3, or the 12th, a long par 4 that turns right around the forest to an elevated geen.
The round is entertaining and enjoyable, especially if you get your ball to travel straight.
Date: October 24, 2019