Font del Llop golf course is nestled in a high sided valley close to the town of Aspe, blending naturally into the local scenery and the main feature of the course is a small river (formerly used in beer production) which runs through the course and which inter-links five ponds positioned to catch any errant shots. The name Font del Llop is translated from Spanish meaning Wolf’s watering hole.
Although not overly long by modern standards this course has to be handled and managed well by all standards of golfer, particularly on the opening five holes which are ‘tight’ and which ‘squeeze’ you and my advise would be to put away the driver on these holes and use a small wood or hybrid club and hit the ball ‘where you can see it’ rather than letting loose with the ‘big dog’.
After these opening holes the course ‘opens up’ a little to give the golfer some relief and I particularly liked the 491 meters (yellow tees) par 5 9th hole which raises gently uphill but allows you the options of playing ‘right’ or ‘left’ of the water hazard that runs the length of the fairway up to the green.
On the back nine holes the course finishes rather uniquely with a sequence of par 5, par 3, par 3 and finally par 5 with the final hole somewhat summarizing all that you have seen over the previous 17 holes.