MARK NOLAN “El Valle GOLF COURSE is excellent but Condado is something very SPECIAL”

Hello Golfers,
Welcome to the latest edition of the golf review on Condado De Alhama services.
I played in the Hi-5 pro-am at El Valle last Sunday, and had an absolutely fantastic day out, The format was a 4-man Texas scramble with one pro and three amateurs making up 25 groups that all started at the same time through a shot gun start, and yes I started on the 14th which is the furthest point on the golf course.
I turned up at El Valle at 9am where we were given coffee and biscuits, we were then assigned our pro, we got a young man from Canada called Brad Clapp.We were then given a goody bag which contained  a polo shirt, hat and pen. Everyone then walked out to their assigned starting tee box. After a few holes the marshalls came around with ham rolls, coke, water and a banana for each player. After the round there was tapas and free beer for all the players. We finished 4th on the day,  with a score of 10 under gross, one less stroke would have given us 2nd  and 2 less strokes would have given us the victory on the day with a first prize of two nights in the Intercontinental Hotel and four rounds of golf.
I would like to thank my playing partners for the day, Brad Clapp… pro, Jean Booth from Mar Menor and Antonio Gonzalez from Madrid who all performed fantastic on the day, Had our putters performed on the day we could easily have finished 16 under.
The cost for the day was €65 which was great value for money and I would highly recommend anyone who gets the chance to play in one of these events, It was great to be playing with a top class pro, and the gap between these guys and the pro’s on the European tour is so small that it shows the difference between success and failure of a touring pro when you get to this level.
I am also a member of the Mar Menor golf society and last Saturday night we had our annual “get over the winter blues” dinner dance. The event took place in the La Perdiz restaurant in Pozo Aledo which is close to San Javier. It is a traditional Spanish restaurant, and 140 of us sat down to a seven course meal of the finest Spanish cuisine. The night cost €30 and included a seven course meal and all the beer or wine that you can drink for the night. There was music playing after the meal until 2am and it was refreshing to see Irish, British and the local Spanish sharing a packed dance floor and having a great time. I can only hope that in the future we have as many permanent residents on Condado that will give a close community feeling and that our own society grows into the same success as the Mar Menor society under the guidance of Barry and Grahame. And a big thank you to Jill and Terry from myself and Jacqui for minding the brats for the night which gave us the opportunity to have such a great night.
And now onto our own course at Condado. I played with seven of the pro’s that are playing in the Hi-5 tour at the weekend before they played their event here at Condado and I was asking them their opinion on the course. They said that they thought that El Valle was excellent but that Condado was something very special. They said that in a couple of years when the grass completely beds in that it will be up to Ryder cup standard, So I don’t think I need to say much more, when the pro’s are telling you that you have something special you tend to believe them.
As for myself I am still trying to break 80, I seem to have three disastrous holes in every round, but the fun is to keep on trying and I am sure that I will shoot 79 or better soon.
I look forward to playing golf with everyone in the future in the golf society
Chat soon
Yours in golf
Mark

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