Golfers Delight: AC Nuevo Portil Golf

Sunday, May 01, 2005

AC Nuevo Portil Golf

Located in Cartaya near Huelva on the spanish Costa de la Luz, the AC Nuevo Portil Golf is a 69 room hotel with adjacent 18 hole golf course. The hotel was built in 2002 and is surrounded by a newly built residential area. When we stayed there in February 2003, construction still was going on, resulting in construction noise disturbing the peace from time to time.

Playing the 18 hole course was somehow strange, as it is situated within the residential area. You play narrow fairways guarded by high fences protecting the neighbours from your slices and hooks. Also, you have to leave the golf course three or four times to pass the roads through the residential area to proceed to the next tee. Despite that, the course offers an interesting layout. Beware of the geese on the lake on the 14th, they might steal your ball.

The hotel itself offers a nice colonial architecture and comfy rooms. What it lacks is nice personnel and acceptable prices for the food. Room service is not recommendable. For my next vacation I'd rather choose the nearby Algarve (see Castro Marim and Parque da Floresta below).


At 7:24 PM, Blogger costaless golf said...

Playing the 18 hole Castro Marim Golf Course was somehow strange and people are worderfully friendly.


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