Course of the Month

October 2014

La Figuerola, Catalonia Catalonia

Take exit 38 from the AP7 motorway, towards Mora de Ebro and just past Vandellos. 11.5 km. from L'Hospitalet de l'Infant and 5 minutes from the beach is the gem of La Figuerola. The 18 holes of La Figuerola Pitch and Putt are spread over 14 acres. It's a varied and entertaining journey for any player. There's a river and a lake along with a ravine and slopes and will test skill and technique. Holes vary in distance between 55 m and 120 metres from the tee.

The lake dominates the front and right of the 71 metres 14th hole. The roadway on the right is Out of Bounds. The large green is completely flat.

There's a 200 metre driving range, a putting green, bunker area, approach area, golf shop, rental clubs and carts, locker rooms with showers, golf school, restaurant and hotel. La Figuerola closes with a (relatively) straightforward 80 metre test. Out of Bounds to the right (on the driving range range) must be avoided on the 18th (below) as must the small bunker on the left. The green is fairly large and flat.

Phone the course on 977054909/647463588.
Course address is: 43891 Vandellos (Tarragona).

The bunker in the centre of the fairway on the Index 2 ninth hole (below) should not be in play unless pitching very short. Missing the green left on this 86 metre hole is dangerous. The green is shaped a little like a roof with scope for plenty uphill and downhill putts.

(Special thanks to Quim Riera for the information provided for this article).