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.
June 12 - Molenhoek, Netherlands.

Course of the Month - Sant Jaume, Catalonia.

The Catalonia region of Spain is blessed with a wonderful diversity of excellent Pitch and Putt courses.
This month we visit one of the earliest Catalan courses, the delightful 9 hole course at Sant Jaume, a short drive south of Barcelona in the Tarragona area.


Sant Jaume Pitch and Putt course.

Not only does the Sant Jaume course have its place in Catalan Pitch and Putt history as one of the pioneering courses, but it also has its place in global Pitch and Putt development as one of the founding courses of Pitch and Putt's most exotic competition, the World Interclub League.
Indeed it was a simple suggestion from course owner, Ramon Carrera, which started the ball rolling. It was Ramon's vision that helped inspire the creation in 2005 of the World Interclub League, a global competition that reaches out to Pitch and Putt players in all parts of the world and offers them the chance to take part in a unique worldwide competition.

Like most Catalan Pitch and Putt courses, the Sant Jaume course, opened in 1994, features two sets of tees, one set for the local distance which at Sant Jaume is 1480 metres, and one set for the International distance which at Sant Jaume comes in at 1180 metres.
The course is typical of Catalan courses, with designers having no fear of placing trees in the direct tee to green line of play. With a course dotted with small palms, it is no surprise to find two of them plonked in the middle of the fairway on the 74m 5th hole.
The complex includes a driving range and cosy restaurant with very friendly and welcoming staff. At this time of year with hot winds blowing in from Africa, a cold beer in the clubhouse is the perfect way to reflect after ones round.


Due to the climatic conditions of the area, the course is harder and faster than those in many other parts of the world, very similar to those in the drier areas of Australia or the western USA and offers plenty of opportunities for a variety of playing styles.

For those interested in tasting the full variety that global Pitch and Putt has to offer, the Sant Jaume course is a must on your list of courses to play, and not only does it have its special place in Catalan Pitch and Putt, but it also holds a very special place in the history of the global development of the sport. In the first weekend of August, when over 300 players around the world step out onto their courses to take part in the World Interclub League for 2007, it will be worh remembering that the seed that become the World Interclub League was planted at Sant Jaume.

You can find the Pitch & Putt Sant Jaume in Google Earth under the following coordinates: 4117'7.23"N - 134'8.01"E

The Sant Jaume Pitch and Putt website can be found here...

for more information about the Sant Jaume course visit the very informative Quimriera website...


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