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Anyone played in Gran Canaria. There for 3 rounds next week Maspalomas, Anfi Tauro and Salobre New. 

Any reviews or input?

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Canary Islands - that sounds like an exotic place to play. Be sure to send us pics. 

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Scotland at this time of year can be a windy,  grey place. Getting away to the sun is a nice pick you up before the season starts.

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Driver Callaway Epic 10.5' Fujikura Stiff

3W Callaway Epic 15' Fujikura Stiff

3-AW Srixon Z565 Nippon Stiff

52', 56' Cleveland RTX 585 Wedges

Putter Taylormade Rosa Daytona

Bags 2017 Callaway Org14 Cart bag or 2018 Srixon Z start Carry bag 

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Photos as requested and a bit of self indulgence

Maspalomas was pretty unexceptional but was in good condition. Pretty flat with tree lined fairways. Course is quite forgiving with very little rough, a good walk. Only one photo

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This is the sands that border the course.IMG_3493.JPG.cf00853683f7a2da3bbd28fb0d84e190.JPG

Anfi Tauro on the other hand is carved out of the mountains and has spectacular views down to the coast. I thought this was by far the best course of the 4 I played. Challenging but not too longIMG_3464.JPG.2ec9bf511799201eccd1afe53fa7866e.JPG

3rd green

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Drive off the 4th, long par 4 and first birdie of the day

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7th green big water carry and picturesque green with waterfall 

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10th green this hole seemed to have been carved out of the mountain.

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12th Tee

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14th tee with a good view of the whole resort

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Final hole waiting to play our second shots. 9th and 18th share the green. 230 yd 3w onto the green for me but a long way away so 3 putted.

I was due to play only one more round at Salobre New but that didn't go as planned. You can't walk this course, there are at least 2 10-15 minute buggy runs up mountain paths between holes This course has had major changes since Oct and they are now playing forward golf with only the forward tees in operation and I think this is because the course is so tight. I lost 6 balls on the day compared with 2 in total for the other 3 rounds. The greens were lightning quick. My usual number of putts per round is low 30s, I came off with 46 (with 3 single putts).I didn't have a good day. Couple of PhotosIMG_3498.JPG.e8ee08a26276d0714b6902d17edbbe55.JPG

3rd was a par 5 dog leg where you drive to the top of the hill leaving you a 200yd carry across a 60ft drop gully. I got lucky and pitch on the hill to run down to the bottom, left with a 52' wedge and 2 putted for birdie.

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Good view of 4th par 4, this is the red tee with a 180yd carry to the 2nd marker post. I needed my rangefinder to judge my line. Just carried. 

With the forward golf, course changes and basically feeling the course was not as advertised  had a word with the Course Director at the end and he kindly offered me a round on Salobre Old the next day.

This was tight but fair and the greens were fast but not as quick as the New Course the day before.  I had my lowest score of the week here with a 78 without holing a putt.

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Tee shot at the 8th really nice par 3.

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12th green with 13th tee in the back ground

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Tees shot on the 13th.

A good week all in all with perfect weather 24'C 

 

 

 

 

 

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Driver Callaway Epic 10.5' Fujikura Stiff

3W Callaway Epic 15' Fujikura Stiff

3-AW Srixon Z565 Nippon Stiff

52', 56' Cleveland RTX 585 Wedges

Putter Taylormade Rosa Daytona

Bags 2017 Callaway Org14 Cart bag or 2018 Srixon Z start Carry bag 

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