Today we played our “home” course La Reserva Club de Golf – the one in Sotogrande where we are based. We played with our “landlord” Mark who is a fairly handy golfer. Again Steve was happy to have some male company on the golf course and Steve’s competitive streak came out as he challenged Mark to a dual. It is a lovely course and left the first two courses we have played in Spain so far for dead.
It was another lovely day. Mark got off to a good start and was three up on Steve at one stage. Steve clawed his way back to one down and then Mark got to three up again with three to play. Steve won the 16th and 17th so he was one down with one to play. His drive was errant and ended up down the bank under a tree but he pulled out a Bubba Watson special to land just right of the green. Both Mark & Steve had to chip on and Mark putted in for a four to take the match one up. There will be a re match of course – watch this space.
Meanwhile back on planet SUNGRL, the only thing going really well was the tan. Not my best day at the office but as Steve said some people would give their right arm to play a course like we were playing so I really can’t complain. What’s a few double bogeys between friends. I did par all the par threes though : )
This golf course was opened in 2003 and was designed by Cabell B. Robinson. It is considered to be one of the best courses in Spain and has a lovely clubhouse. The clubhouse is based on the design of a typical Andalusian farmhouse.