This is my third posted review for Villamartin the previous two from 2007 and 2017. The style of course remains ‘old school’ and as I previously reported a very strong members club with the obvious supporting visitors coming in from all around Europe. The course will be 50 years old in a few years’ time and remains as popular as ever. It is part of the Quara group that also includes La Finca and Las Ramblas and those courses are much improved in recent years and I really hope that those standards can be applied at Villamartin too. I am a fan of the course and if there was a serious effort to upgrade the presentation, the conditioning and give the place a makeover, then I am sure it would be placed a little higher in the Spanish rankings, with a Top 50 spot the objective, I think.
Favourite hole remains the par-3 17th – played up to 230 yards from an elevated tee to a severe green – one of the very best short holes not just in the area but the country.
Date: August 27, 2019