If you’re looking for quality, class and style in a golf course Las Brisas will not disapoint. This is a very strong layout and It’s hard to find fault with anything about this place as everything is done well. Unlike some of the courses nearby, this is clearly a purpose built venue, as, although the course ebbs and flows through natural landscape the placement of hazards, trees and course furniture are somewhat unatural, so it’s clear you are on a relatively recently modernised golf course. With that comes some great perks, such as the ease and flow for the first time visitor. The clubhouse, range, putting green and Pro Shop are all within easy access, which all helps to make the experience smooth and seamless. There have been changes to the layout in 2014 by well renowned architect Kyle Phillips, but the original Trent Jones Snr design doesn’t feel like it would have been massively different, as the routing of the holes follow the landscape so well. There have been KP recognisable stamps, such as the dramatic and visual bunkering and the quality and difficulty of the putting surfaces.
The excitement gets underway from the very first hole, as this starts from the highpoint of the course giving a superb view. The elevation changes within the first 4 holes are so dramatic that you could be excused for asking yourself if you need a buggy or a caddy just to get round, but this soon settles down after the superb par 3 third. That said, there are very few flat holes and the designer has done everything to use the natural topography to create drama without comprimising playability.
Words to describe the experience here would include classy, dramatic, challenging, exciting and fun!
I would certianly love to be a member of this course, as it offers so much variation in shot making and club selection that I can’t imagine you would ever tire of playing here. I also get the feeling it’s a true members club, where the competition and social side would be well organised and as good as anything in the area. If you are fortunate enough to get a round here make sure you allow time for visit to the halfway house on the way through. I can’t imagine there are many better places for a deliciously prepared snack and a cold cerveza!
Date: September 15, 2019