Very enjoyable members course. For the men in our party the only disappointment was that almost all the various men's tees on almost all holes were closed for maintenance, so we had to play off very forward tees - probably shortened the course by some 600-700 yards for us compared with regular visitor tees. The ladies were off the tees they would have used anyway. Fairways were broad, rough was not quite benign and, other than in the water, there were few places to lose balls. The design, especially around water features was really good, requiring precise distance control on some approach shots. Plenty of elevation through the course, without it being a mountain climb. Certainly OK to walk, though electric trolleys made that a lot easier. Nice clubhouse, terrace and bar overlooking the 1st/18th. Got round both times in under 4 hours....maybe course less busy than usual because of the tees maintenance though?
El Bosque is one of the elite group of early creations devised by the great Robert Trent Jones during his Spanish jaunt of the 1960s and 1970s.
Along with the monumental associates like Sotogrande, Las Brisas and Valderrama, El Bosque helps to define the Iberian imprint made by golf’s most celebrated modern course designer.