Salobre (Old) - Canary Islands - Spain

Salobre Golf Resort,
Autopista Gran Canaria 1 km 53,
35100 Maspalomas,
Gran Canaria,
Spain


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The Old (South) course at Salobre Golf Resort comprises 18 holes of a 36-hole golf complex within a residential estate near Maspalomas on the south coast of Gran Canaria. Ron Kirby added an additional nine holes to the property in 2008, creating an 18-hole North course which complements the original South layout.

Designed by Roland Favret and opened for play in 2000, the South course measures just over 6,700 yards from the back tees with a par of 71. Palm-lined fairways weave in and out of old lava outcrops, leading to tiered greens that demand accurate approach play – though thankfully, only two holes, the 3rd and the 15th, have water hazards protecting the putting surfaces.

There are five par threes on the scorecard and they vary enormously in length, from 125 to 225 yards. The best short hole of the three on the front nine is the 6th, played to a long green with out of bounds on the right hand side. The most spectacular hole on the course is the 205-yard 14th where the tee shot is played across a gaping barranco to a small green on the other side – if ever a hero shot was required then it’s at this hole!

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Description: The Old (South) course at Salobre Golf Resort comprises 18 holes of a 36-hole golf complex within a residential estate near Maspalomas on the south coast of Gran Canaria. Rating: 4 out of 6 Reviews: 3

Some nice holiday golf to be found at Salobre. When I played a couple of years ago this course was called the South course and was the Salobre (Old) Golf Course - Photo by reviewer more established of the two 18's.

The resort style course is set on hilly terrain about a kilometre inland from the sea, giving some glimpses from the higher holes, but mostly it's view of the surrounding hills and mostly unobtrusive houses.

This course wasn't as spectacular as Anfi Tauro, but was in the better half of courses on Gran Cranaria and with warm, dry weather, was a nice enough to play whilst on holidays.

4 / 6
Salobre (Old)
November 11, 2017


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A short but tight layout set in a valley with holiday villas on both sides (fortunately far enough back that they don't entrude on the course). We played in early November, which seems a good time of the year to come with temperatures in the mid 20s. The course itself is interesting and reasonably well maintained. Despite being constrained by the valley the holes pretty well manage to keep themselves separated. The constrained space does mean that some of the holes are a little short with at least 2 of the par 4s drivable and all bar one of the 5s reachable in 2 for the moderately long hitter. However the course makes up for its lack of distance by keeping the driving areas and the area around the greens pretty tight. Anything errant will be punished with a penalty. This keeps the course interesting and provides a fair challenge.

A couple of gripes though. It is expensive particularly if you're not staying at the adjacent Sheraton hotel,. The tees were pushed forward when we were there with no chance to play off the back pegs, and finally there is an internal out of bounds beteween 2 holes which is a personal pet hate. All the more so as this OB does nothing to prevent either hole from becoming easier. Also a brief word about the New (North) course- unless you particularly enjoy crazy golf give it a miss. All it needs is a windmill in the middle of the fairway and you're there! A couple of quirky holes is fine, but 18 of them? No thanks.
4 / 6
Salobre (Old)
November 10, 2014


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A really nice mountain course with some testing holes. Holes to look out for are 3rd, 5th, 9th & 13th. Good condition but pretty pricey, as are all of the courses in Gran Canaria. Paid £110 for a round including buggy which given the terrain is essential. Given that you would pay the same for a top notch UK track it put a bit of a downer on the experience, but was told that all of the courses on the island have a price matching agreement which keeps prices high!
4 / 6
Salobre (Old)
February 25, 2009


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Gran Canaria Golf
January 23, 2014
Good weather means higher prices ¿why? Water is not directly coming from the sky so irrigation and water result= the most important cost at the golf budget and finally this is what you're paying.. the cost of the good weather