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 - Fornells, Catalonia, Spain.


In the village of Fornells de la Selva, only minutes away from the centre of Girona in the north of Catalonia and 100Km from the French border we have a beautiful Pitch & Putt course called ‘Fornells’. Ideally accessible per motorway, train and road, the course is situated between the woodlands and farms close to the city and offers a sense of tranquillity and peacefulness, not to mention the spectacular views of the mountains and forests surrounding the ancient city.


The course which opened in the month of April 2003 was renowned for it’s technically modern construction, using grasses which necessitated a minimum amount of irrigation. The design and the shaping of the course was cleverly planned to direct any rain water directly to the lake in the middle of the course. In fact the entire project was based on minimising any environmental impact. As a consequence – for example; only a fifth of the 100,000 square metres requires irrigation.

The land is divided up allowing parking for 150 cars, a service area for reception, administration and shop, a club house of 144 m2 and a lovely terrace. The Practice Range of a generous length of 260m is illuminated and the Putting Green allows one to practice all kinds of tricky shots. The course itself with 18 holes between 58 and 111m has a total length of 1.475 metres, and the first nine hole are also illuminated for night time playing. The first holes are considered short, flat, though well protected, others include the inevitable water hazards and the final holes are long and rather hilly. Fornells offers Pitch & Putt fans a course to suit all tastes; the classic, the demanding FIPPA design and the possibility to play after sunset.



The Fornells website can be found here...


En la población de Fornells de la Selva, al lado de la ciudad de Girona y a cinco minutos de su centro, esta ubicado el Pitch & Putt Fornells.

Perfectamente conectado por autopista, tren, autovia y carreteras provinciales y comarcales, está, sin embargo, situado en una zona agrícola y en un entorno entre campos y bosques con lo que la tranquilidad y sosiego es un valor destacado; con unas vistas excepcionales a las montañas singulares de Girona, como el Montseny, Rocacorba, el Far, les Guilleries o el Canigó.

Inaugurado el mes de Abril del año 2.003, en la construcción del campo se emplearon las más modernas técnicas, y en la siembra, se utilizaron semillas que después necesitarían el mínimo de agua para su riego. Dispone de un gran lago central i numerosas marismas creadas en el movimiento de tierras, comunicadas entre sí aprovechando de manera notable el agua de lluvia. Ideado y realizado con criterios estrictamente ecológicos ocupa una superficie de 10 hectáreas, de las que solo se riega una veintena parte del total.

La superficie total está repartida en un aparcamiento para 150 vehículos; una zona de servicios con una casa de 70 m2. para recepción, administración y tienda, una casa-club de 144m2. y una terraza de unos 50 m2; un campo de prácticas con un driving rage iluminado de 100 metros de ancho y 260 metros de largo y un putting green de unos 200 m2; y un campo de juego de 18 hoyos, de entre 58 y 111 metros, con una longitud total de 1.475 metros, con iluminación artificial los nueve primeros hoyos.

Del recorrido total del campo hay una primera parte con hoyos llanos y cortos, la parte central con zonas de agua como elemento a destacar y la parte final con hoyos largos y de acentuado desnivel. Hay posibilidades de ofrecer tres recorridos: el clásico, el de medidas EPPA y el nocturno – los nueve primeros hoyos iluminados -.

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