The tight drive at the par 5 2ndAnother great driving hole the 7th17th, do you take on the water?
The last course on our tour of Galicia was the Campo De Golf De Meis, another track that has some breathtaking views. Set in a forest of pines, the holes are cut through the trees with glimpses of the Ria de Arosa mountains, which were surrounded in mist upon our arrival just to add a mystical air.
There is a new clubhouse where you can relax and enjoy the scenery and maybe take your mind off how narrow some of the fairways are here.
The 384-yard, par-4 opening hole eases you in nicely. It’s a dogleg left and if you play to the right of the fairway you’ll have no problem seeing the green. But the second is a monster of a hole: 553-yard, par-5 uphill with a narrow fairway, trees on the right and OB on the left!
Overall you will enjoy the course – it has some really great driving holes with elevated tees so you can see the fairways, which I always enjoy. There are some well-designed par-3s, two of which come back-to-back at the 9th and 10th, where water comes into play on the latter. In fact water comes into play on five of the holes on the back nine.
If you have a great round, you can toast Saint James the Apostle and soak up those views when you get back to the clubhouse – you will have earned them. Better still, after a fantastic round, go to the cathedral in Santiago and thank him yourself.
Another great driving hole at the 8th, very reminiscent of a courses in Surrey, England.