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 - Chia Laguna, Italy.

Chia is idyllically located at the southern tip of the Italian island of Sardinia, some fifty kilometres south of the capital Cagliari. Chia possesses a dream coast of unspoilt beaches. Soft dunes of white sand at Chia are lapped by the warm blue Mediterranean and are wrapped in beautiful natural scenery.
The luxurious Chia Laguna resort is nestled between a lagoon of flamingos and mountains where wild deer roam.

Chia Laguna Resort offers a choice of hotels, luxurious villas, apartments, restaurants, beaches, sports (like five a side football, tennis, swimming, horse riding, mountain biking, trekking and volleyball) a fitness centre and spa, shopping and entertainment. Operated by the Meridien chain, the resort overlooks the lagoon and the sea.

The resort boasts a wonderful Pitch and Putt course, Italy’s first 18 hole Pitch and Putt layout. Professional coaching and a driving range are available.


Chia Laguna Pitch and Putt course.

Although open for a mere three years, Chia’s Pitch and Putt course has already hosted three very significant international events. Jean-Claude Richard of France emerged victorious at an EPPA Seniors Open, which was held at Chia on a rainy Easter weekend in 2004.
In October 2004, Catalonia beat Holland in the first Pitch and Putt World Cup final at Chia. Just last October, Ireland defeated the Catalans by 6.5 to 2.5 in the final of the fifth European Team championship at Chia.

The beautifully-designed course features may stand-out holes. The short third calls for a teeshot to a green between bushes. On the index 2 fifth, the player must plot a course through an avenue of bushes. All through, the natural vegetation is put to cunning good use.
On the seventh the pitch is confronted by gaping bunkers either side of the green. The clubhouse is in sight towards the end of the outward half but there is no respite as the ninth is played over water.



Scores of holiday homes set in the rolling hills look down the course. Water hazards fringed by reeds and rushes are definitely in play on holes 10 and 12. The 13th is a very short pitch over a bunker while the fourteenth looks for a teeshot over a small valley with tiny water hazard. The examination remains tough right to the end. The 18th demands a carry over a water hazard to a green ringed with bunkers.
Elisabetta Serafini, the Communications Director of the Chia Laguna Resort, says, “This Pitch & Putt course is extremely popular with visitors, especially when we have large seminar groups.”
Strategic Director of the resort, Mike Eivers, is convinced of the potential of the Pitch and Putt course and would love to see more major international Pitch and Putt events played at Chia in the future.

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