NEW LOS LAGOS: A REALITY (REFURBISHED IN 2012)
Los Lagos (founded in 1976)
With its 6,536 meters, this course is the larger of the two in Mijas Golf. Keeping the original design of Robert Trent Jones Sr., the course has been totally refurbished in 2012. Los Lagos is a course with soft slopes, wide fairways and few forest trees obstacles, but defended by many bunkers and not less than nine lakes, from which the course gets its name, eager to trap each and anyone’s ball. The greens are large and flat with sensitive undulations and the wide tees can be accommodated to reduce or enlarge the difficulty to choice.
Los Lagos is a course suitable for kind of handicap players, being one of the most famous commercial courses of the Costa del Sol.
Most important changes are the larger greens, built to USGA specifications, and at the same time, all the teeing areas have been also distended. A completely new irrigation and drainage system has been installed all around the course, to permit the play at any season of the year (even with/after a hard rain).
New paths have been built on Lagos course which will allow the use of the buggy 365 days per year, avoiding the past problems when rainy days.
Areas that did not used to be part of the game, are now taking place on it, taking advantage of some parts of the land that were a little bit forgotten.
The par of the course is back to the original par 72; the 15th hole will pass from a par 3 to a par 5, and hole number 16, which was a par 4, will become a par 3.
The water is now a more evident feature of the game, there are some lakes participating in several holes at the same time.
New Grass Specifications:
Tees, Fairways & Rough: Hybrid Bermuda Princess · 77
Greens & Antegreens: Agrostis Estolonifera 007 Variety
The course will look different now, the grass will be found only as part of the game, restricted to the course design, which will be supplemented and boosted with more nature areas tan originally and increased by planting 500 more trees, etc.
Finally, the practice area will include a snack-bar with a terrace and viewpoint which will be between the 9th green and the 10th tee, just in front of the Putting Green.