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Islantilla Huelva » El Rompido (North) Surrounded by a beautiful natural area, Las Marismas del Rompido, El Rompido boasts magnificent sea views. Opened in June 2006, the par72 18-hole north course is a monument to modern golf, intelligent and entertaining – as described in the Peugeot Guide to Europe’s Top 1000 Golf Courses. It is modern because it combines power with precision; intelligent because it makes you think about your shots before hitting; and entertaining because its medium-sized greens will entertain both the most skilled player and those with the highest handicaps. The course blends into the beauty of its natural surroundings but beware of the water features that come into play on holes 5 and 10. Huelva » El Rompido (South) Playing to a distance of 6168m from the back tees, the par-72 South course opened in October 2003. Designed by Alvaro Arana, the course runs alongside the clubhouse and is divided into two courses with very different characteristics, both in terms of technique and the landscape. The pine forest alternates with olive trees and wetlands, requiring golfers to use strategy and precision in their strokes. The course, which can be played easily on foot, offers spacious greens known to be among the fastest in Andalusia. The combination of tropical grass and winter grass gives the fairways a comfortable, pleasant feel. 68 Huelva » Islantilla Designed by Enrique Canales and Luis Recasens the 27 hole course in Huelva opened in 1992. The complex extends over three hundred hectares and will eventually include an Olympic training village, equestrian centre, yacht harbour and casino. The magnificent Andalusian style clubhouse offers all the desired comforts and facilities. In 1995 it hosted the Turespana Masters won by Alex Cejka, plus various Challenge Tour tournaments, including the APG of Spain. This has given a great category and reputation to Islantilla, which in 2000 has been listed among the top 100 golf courses in Europe. 27 holes, three different layouts surrounded by lush vegetation and with stunning sea views. Huelva » Isla Canela Located to the north west of Isla Canela, the club of the same name extends over a salt marsh crossed by small seawater streams. The layout has gentle slopes, formed by dunes, and a beautiful landscape dominated by broom brush, eucalyptus, olive and orange trees some of which require consideration when playing some fairways. Isla Canela is pleasant to walk with nothing more severe than a four metre climb. Natural lakes border a number of holes, and the greens are generally large and well- protected by bunkers. The par five 7th is reachable in two but beware the river to the right of the green. The construction of strategically placed tees means Isla Canela is enjoyable for golfers of all abilities. The club also offers very good practice facilities.