Club La Santa, situated on the breath-taking, north west coast of Lanzarote, is known for being one of the world’s premier sports and active holiday resorts. It’s a unique destination where families and groups of friends can experience over 30 different sports while rubbing shoulders with great athletes. Offering exceptional standards of professional coaching is fundamental to the Club’s ethos, helping guests to improve techniques and skills, regardless of their chosen sport, fitness or knowledge levels.
When it comes to golf, an exclusive service tailored to individual needs is available from visiting golf professionals who provide one-to-one instruction. This unrivalled service demands unrivalled practice facilities. For this reason, Huxley Golf was called on to create, what is arguably the most comprehensive all-weather short game practice area in Europe.
In September 2013, work began to overhaul the resort’s golf training centre. With guidance from the experienced team at Huxley Golf using their highest quality all- weather surfaces, Club La Santa now offers a magnificent state of the art practice facility. The vast Huxley Golf installation features an 18 hole putting green that is approximately 600 sq yards (500 sq metres), a 300 sq yard (250 sq metres) short game pitching green incorporating two flag positions, a large bunker and tee area, a further 150 sq yard (125 sq metre) practice putting green and three triple-bay practice nets. Installation went smoothly, despite the scale of the project and the island location.
“Education is central to what we do here at Club La Santa,” commented Kaj Justesen, Construction Manager at Club La Santa. “Unlike many resorts, we do not offer a full golf course – there are already plenty to choose from – but what we now have is quite unsurpassed for anyone who is keen to improve their game alongside like-minded individuals. Our resident and visiting golf professionals were asked for their recommendations and it is they who demanded that we only work with Huxley Golf, whose commitment to the highest standards matches our own.”
Lars Aarup, Director of Huxley Golf Andalucía, worked with the team at Club La Santa to design and install the extensive new facilities – a project he relished with his many years’ experience as a landscape gardener and a keen sportsman himself. He said: “What we’ve created here is extraordinary! I’ve not seen anything else quite like it and I’m proud to have been involved. Not only will guests benefit, but the Club will too since the materials we use are top-of-the-range and will stand the test of time, as well as coping with a demanding climate. The minimal maintenance required will be a real time and cost saver for the grounds staff too.”
Huxley Golf provides premier all-weather surfaces for golf around the world. Clients include training and coaching establishments, golf resorts, ranges and academies as well as many well-known golf courses.
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