New Course at Zagaleta Country Club. Zagaleta boasts two very exclusive and private championship golf courses – 36 holes of world-class golfing, and with memberships reserved only for residents and hand-picked guests it is without doubt, the most exclusive in Europe.
Unique, that is the word that bests describes the stunning New Course at Zagaleta.
As a European Tour member for over 15 years and a golfer since I was 10 years of age, it is safe to say that I have played on over 300 golf courses around the world. From Links to Parkland and from Heathland to Dessert courses, I thought I had seen and experienced it all until I arrived to Zagaleta´s New Course.Totaling a mere 5,900 yards from the back tees, this jewel can play much tougher than most 7,000 plus yards golf courses, especially if you are too brave and take too bold of an attitude into your round.
As soon as you set foot on the first tee, you get a glimpse of what you are about to face for the next few hours; a splendid array of green tongues that wind through different shades of rocky brown canyons, making you wonder how in earth this masterpiece was ever imagined and furthermore conceived.
As you progress through your round, nothing really changes. You are constantly being challenged and it is a must to keep your focus at all times if you wish to tame this short but daunting layout. Keeping the ball on the fairways becomes primordial, if somehow you manage that task you could be in for a career round as your approach shots onto the greens come mostly from short range.