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 - Sant Cebria, Barcelona, Catalonia.

Sant Cebrià is a small village (2.000 people) located near the sea some 50 kilometers north of Barcelona.
Two local entrepreneurs and a golf enthusiast who lived nearby had the idea of building a pitch and putt course in the early nineties, encouraged by the success of Solius.
Pitch and Putt Sant Cebrià opened in October 1994. From the very beginning, its owners had envisaged a long term strategy that emphasized some areas and has been followed since then with success:
· course attractive to all kind of players, well maintained
· importance of the sport aspect (training, competitions)
· good organisation and personalized service
The original design has had some improvements over the years in order to find a good balance to make it interesting to both beginers and good players.
Today, Sant Cebrià is a challenging, not so easy course to play. Its maintenance has always been one of its main characteristics.
It has two sets of tees: Catalan distances (with a total lenght of 1.414 meters) and EPPA distances (with a total of 1.200 meters).
At the sport level, St Cebrià has been called “the source” of Catalan pitch and putt players.
Its team has been five times winner of the Catalan Interclubs and several of its players have been winners of the most important Catalan competitions.
This is probably due to the fact that, since its begining, there has been a well designed program of competitions of different kinds.
The main monthly tournament has special prizes for seniors, juniors and ladies and ends up with an aperitif and a prize giving and lottery ceremony.
Sant Cebrià has also been a pioneer in organising senior and ladies tournaments. A total of about 30 competitions or so are scheduled every year with an attendance between 200 and 300 players in the monthly tournaments.

At the international level, Sant Cebrià has held several competitions: II European Ladies Open, III Catalonia vs Ireland, II European Seniors Open.
It has been taking part in the first WIL finishing in the second place. It ie now participating in the second edition of WIL.
The records of the par 54 course are 45 for the EPPA distances (Joan Martí, 2005) and 46 for the Catalan distances (Mario Gimenez, 1998).

One of the St Cebrià owners, Jose M. de Anzizu is the President of the Catalan Pitch and Putt Federation.
He was President of EPPA from 2002 to 2004 and is now Secretary General of FIPPA.

The owners of St Cebrià built the Teià course, opened in 2004.


(special thanks to Jose Maria Anzizu for the information provided for this article)
The Sant Cebria website can be found here...


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