A wonderful day in the sun
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I drove to the Añoreta golf course in my SMART; well it was actually why I had rented it. Marc's son Maarten wanted to drive with me, which was more than okay; it is always fun to be more than one in the car. We quickly lost track of the others in their taxi but the GPS helped us on the way.
The golf is located in the eastern part of Málaga, in the Axarquía district, which is a subtropical area with warm climate year-round due to its geographical location between the northern mountains and the Mediterranean Sea directly to the south.
The golf course was located in the town of Rincón de la Victoria, which was around 15 kilometres from our hotel, so it didn’t take us much more than 20 minutes to get there. The sun was shining so it looked like we were going to be lucky with the weather.
It had been quite a while since I had played gold and I was wondering inn which state my play would be but I was along with friends so I was sure that they would make fun of me any which way I would play. The good thing was that they had played as little as me.
It turned out that the Añoreta Golf Course wass surrounded by small and enchanting towns filled with white-painted houses; I was seriously asking myself in which order this golf course and these houses were built. It was probably the longest non course distances that I ever had met; there could be up to 500 meters from a flag to the next tee. There was almost too far between some of the holes and you would really walk your distance if you don’t take a buggy.
The golf course was really nice and you had many times a ring of houses surrounding the hole, which didn’t matter now because it was off season but I could imagine the sound and the amount of people looking on a summer evening.
The course was only 5.850 meters on the yellow tee but with the distances between the holes and a fair amount of up and downs on the course I definitely recommend a buggy.
The people at the course were friendly and service minded and we never felt the pressure from behind even though we played really slow. We were already one of the last tee offs and we had no problem in letting people by.
The course had an offer at the time where we had two players, a buggy for 18 holes for 95 euro which was more than fair. We ended the play quite late and decided to have a beer in their club house which was nicely situated overlooking the 15th hole. In the club house they served good cold beers and tapas and we left after having spent around one hour there.