December 29, 2016
Lopesan Meloneras Golf Course in Gran Canaria revisted.
Thinking that the Abu Dhabi and Dubai shoot would be the last of 2016, It was great to get a call from my good buddy Cam Proctor who’s the Director of Golf at Lopesan Meloneras Golf Course in Gran Canaria.
I’ve shot Lopesan Meloneras several times before and as Cam is very pro-active in keeping his marketing live and up to date he wanted a few new images to use on the new web site which should role out in Jan 2017. And so with 10 days to go before Christmas Day, I canceled a few Christmas lunches and booked my flights.
My first visit to Lopesan Meloneras was on an instruction shoot with Golf Monthly back in 2010, we mostly shot on the back 9 where several of the holes run along the coast giving an amazing backdrop to the images.
6 years later it clearly shows how well the course has developed and matured, especially the front 9 where the Palms that line the fairways have grown and spread killing and knocking down any misplaced tee or fairway shot.
Maspalomas is the nearest Town, it has a fantastic buzz to the place with some amazing Hotels, great restaurants and a vibrant night life.
The beaches are some of the best you will find with great waves for surfers and smaller pools for the children to play in and explore.
It also has a wonderful array of shops that you can visit and where you can buy clothing and accessories from some of the World’s top brands.
So it’s no wonder that this part of Gran Canaria is very busy. My trip was arranged around hotel availability which wasn’t a very big window of time.
If you are thinking of a Winter or Summer break this is a destination I would thoroughly recommend, my only words of advice is to Book Early to avoid disappointment.