Costa de la Luz Cadiz Golf Courses - Gran Melia Sancti Petri
Course designer: Alan Rijks
La Estancia Golf is located in the exclusive area of Sancti Petri, Cadiz. The Golf Course has been managed and remodeled for 5 years by Carlos Aviles, the same engineer who designed ABAMA GOLF in Tenerife.
The Course is peppered with protected natural areas which have been respected in the design of the course and which highlight its beauty. The lakes and streams, as well as forming a significant part of the game, are the natural habitat for the more than 25 species of birds that accompany the player during his/her route around La Estancia.
La Estancia Golf is a course which players of all handicaps can enjoy, presenting different challenges for each level of play, and being very convenient for walking. It also has a large fleet of buggies. Another of the main characteristics of La Estancia Golf are its large, undulating greens which permit many flag positions and give the sensation of playing a different course on each occasion.
The Clubhouse, inspired by traditional Andalucian architecture, with an interior patio worthy of note, provides players with modern changing room facilities, lounges, restaurant and a spectacular terrace overlooking the course, all within a natural environment.
The first 9 holes at Sea and Pines offer spacious fairways. The views over beautifully designed water hazards prepare you for the breathtaking number 6 hole, with its green located just over a large, sandy beach. Holes 10-18 are surrounded by stone pines and without water hazards.
Former Ryder Cup star Manuel Pinero has used the stunning natural surroundings at Sancti Petri Hills to create a beautiful test of golf.
The course is short, so there is no need to overpower it, but fairways are tight and Pinero has ensured strategy and clever shot-making are vital to a good round. Water winds throughout the course and comes into play on almost every hole.