COURSE of the MONTH

INDEX

Jun 06 - St.Patricks, Ireland
Jul 06 - Teia, Catalonia
Aug 06 - Stanley Park, Canada
Sep 06 - Portmarnock, Ireland
Oct 06 - Sant Cebria, Catalonia
Nov 06 - Papendal, Netherlands
Dec 06 - Horsholm, Denmark
Jan 07 - Shandon, Ireland
Feb 07 - Portal del Roc, Catalonia
Mar 07 - Terrey Hills, Australia
Apr 07 - Jones Beach Park, USA
May 07 - Gualta, Catalonia
June 07 - Stackallen, Ireland
July 07 - Sant Jaume, Catalonia
August 07 - Waverley, Australia
September 07 - La Rosaleda, Canary Islands
October 07 - Fornells, Catalonia
November 07 - RGSC, Ireland
December 07 - Centenary Park, UK.
January 08 - Chia Laguna, Italy.
March 08 - Royal Meath, Ireland.
April 08 - Imjelt, Norway.
May 08 - Les Goelands, France.
June 08 - Les Moulins, Verbier, Switzerland.
July 08 - Glenville, Ireland.
Aug 08 - Lloret Papalus, Catalonia.
Sep 08 - Southern Cross, Australia
Oct 08 - Overbetuwe, Netherlands
Nov 08 - Fermoy, Ireland
Dec 08 - St. Moritz, Switzerland
Jan 09 - Larkspur Park, Ireland
Feb 09 - Lleida, Catalonia
March 09 - Glanville Hall, Australia
April 09 - St. Stephen's, Ireland
May 09 - Kristtornskogen, Norway
June 09 - Bussloo, Netherlands
July 09 - West Palace, China
Aug 09 - Canberra International, Australia
Sept 09 - Teyco l'Ampolla, Catalonia
Oct 09 - Cloghogue, Ireland
Nov 09 - El Torrent, Andorra
Dec 09 - Colegio Medico, Chile
Jan 10 - 2Club Golf, Ohio, USA
Feb 10 - Mas Pages, Catalonia
Mar 10 - Locarno, Switzerland
Apr 10 - Erin's Isle, Ireland
May 10 - Queen Elizabeth Park, Canada
June 10 - Heerde, Netherlands
July 10 - El Vendrell, Catalonia
Aug 10 - Deerpark, Ireland
Sep 10 - Nuolen, Switzerland
Oct 10 - Tennis Mora, Catalonia
Nov 10 - Koekange, Netherlands
Dec 10 - Collinstown, Ireland
Jan 11 - Utsikten, Norway
Feb 11 - Pazo da Touza, Galicia
Mar 11 - Seapoint, Ireland
Apr 11 - Groningen, Netherlands
May 11 - St. Anne's, Ireland
Jun 11 - Bonarea, Catalonia
Jul 11 - Central Park, UK.
Aug 11 - Boiro, Galicia.
Sept 11 - Ring Commons, Ireland.
Oct 11 - Bryne & Kro, Norway.
Nov 11 - Vall d'Ordino, Andorra.
Dec 11 - Claycastle, Ireland.
Jan 12 - West Golf, Germany.
Feb 12 - Wolvega, Netherlands.
Mar 12 - Hcap 1, Catalonia.
Apr 12 - Valley View, Australia.
May 12 - SRV, Koh Chang, Thailand.

Course of the Month - Bonarea, Catalonia.


Bonarea Pitch & Putt is part of the Bonarea Foundation, a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote sports and leisure activities among people in their environment. This increases the attractiveness for people of living and working in the nearby towns (like Massoteres) and rural areas such as Segarra and employed by the Stern Food Group, The course opened in 2006. Course irrigation is delivered entirely through the use of sewage sludge from the meat factory complex.
Bonarea has a driving range where one may use all kinds of clubs, a putting green and a bunker where one can warm up and prepare.
Index One hole is No. 17. There's a ditch across the fairway, as there is on 15 and 16. There's Out of Bounds all along the left and a tricky green.

The second fairway is relatively uncomplicated and there's a fairly flat green. Over the green is Out of Bounds in the practice ground.
The pitch on the eighth must fly the lake (front water hazard). From the tee one can only see the top of the flag (blind hole) and there's just fifteen metres between water and green. The green is lower than the tee. The green has many undulations and a slight fall from the sides towards the centre.
The downhill fifteenth fairway has a ditch, usually dry, halfway to the green and a few trees on the right that should not come into play. The green is flat.

The course is located in the municipality of Massoteres near Guissona Solsona. Boanarea boasts a Club house, equipment shop, changing rooms, restaurants with special menus included with green fees (very cheap!), putting green along with lessons. Payment is by credit card only (no cash!).
The course is funded by economic contributions of the Stern Agricultural Cooperative, CaixaGuissona Food Corporation and SA Stern, being integrated within the social social club of the Food Group Stern.
It all began on 17 October 2006, under the influence of forty-five subscribers of the course. An Assembly was formed, statutes were adopted and it was decided to form a Board and advance this project together.
The club was admitted to the Catalan Pitch and Putt Federation and now fields teams and players in all of the championships of Catalonia.
The most important activity that the club regularly organizes is tournaments. Anyone who wishes may participate in these events, whether or not a member or subscriber of the course.
One of the bigger Catalan clubs, Bonarea currently has approximately 600 club members.


(special thanks to Quim Riera for the information provided for this article)
The Bonarea website can be found here...


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