May 2018: Back to Espiche, which we considered last time to be a hidden gem in the area, to take up the challenge once more and not loose too many balls! This eco-friendly golf club offers a clubhouse with restaurant & bar, small golf shop, and practice facilities (putting & driving range). Reservation of tee-times in advance was trouble-free and, on arrival, the staff were, as always, very friendly and helpful.
The course is challenging with its narrow fairways lined with trees, gorse bushes and long grass – if you stray you may be lucky to find your ball and if you stay on the fairway you may be surprised by the roll. Watch out for the fairway obstacles such as walls, gullies and trees. The greens are undulating, fast, wide, and sometimes unforgiving with their surrounding bunkers. From the higher tees, there are spectacular views of the surrounding rugged landscape.
After 18 holes, the club house is a welcome retreat offering spectacular views, an excellent menu, and friendly staff. Lunch was excellent and the home-made sangria to be recommended!
It is advisable to use an electric trolley or buggy and Espiche offers an attractive 2 player+buggy rate. Juniors (under 16) when playing with an adult play for free!
We hope to return in the not too distant future.