Course of the Month

December 2012

Roc 3, Catalonia Catalonia

Situated only 20 kilometres from the centre of Barcelona under the directorship of Santi Pardo, Roc 3 offers a floodlit driving range of 180 metres long with 20 mats on two floors at different heights. There are two putting greens and a bunker area. Teaching professional Pedro Campos is available for lessons. The spacious clubhouse features a bar-restaurant, which offers an affordable menu and which has a large terrace with lovely views over the course. Roc 3 is rated as one of the most popular courses in Catalonia.

Index 1 at Roc 3 is the 7th at 69 metres Below the tee is carry a hazard, marked with yellow stakes from where the ground rises to the green. Along with that, there are some very tall pine trees. The major complication of this hole is the green, the most sloped on the entire course. Landing below the hole is recommended. A bunker lurks to the back of the green. The pine to the right of the fairway shouldn't present much of an obstacle.

The 6th is almost as difficult. Rated Index 2 at 67 metres, the principal challenge of this hole is that the green lies just beyond a lake. If the pitch is short it's wet and pitching long will almost inevitably mean a visit to the sand that practically surrounds the green. There's a severe drop from the sides of the green and a tall tree behind

15th is 60 metres and Index 18. The end is in sight and first of all a relatively easy hole, without obstacles between the tee and the green. The green is big but to the right is the slope of the land. To the left side bunkers, Also there is a bunker few metres in front of the green and to the right.

Similar to the third hole but even shorter at 66 metres, the Index 17 4th has a wide flat fairway with an unobstructed view of the green. There's a bunker left of the green and a large slope behind. The green slopes back left to front right.

Telephone the course on 936 562 590 and fax Roc 3 on 936 560 845.

Course address is: Ctra. Bv-2002(Sant Vicenç dels Horts a Sant Boi), km3 , 08690 SANTA COLOMA DE CERVELLÓ (Barcelona).

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