Kareem Kaddouri
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INFINITUM Golf - World Class Experiences

06 September 2022
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Kareem Kaddouri
INFINITUM Golf has always been a golfing Walhalla, but with the recent developments and renovations, you are going to want to plan your trip to Tarragona straight away!

The property boasts two 18-hole golf courses and a 9-hole course, each with its own distinct design and layout. The golf courses are complemented by two state-of-the-art clubhouses, designed geographically to illustrate the region’s breath-taking views, in addition to modern practice facilities, a fully equipped Pro Shop and a bespoke fitness centre. The resort also features one of the finest beach clubs in Spain, comprising eight swimming pools, each with its own charm and personality, a beach bar and one of the region’s finest restaurants, Flamma.

ISPS Handa Championship

After hosting the Final Qualifying Stage of the DP World Tour for numerous years, it was finally time for INFINITUM to host a full DP World Tour event, the ISPS Handa Championship. The first edition was won by local hero Pablo Larrazábal, who claimed a thrilling one-shot victory after birdieing the final hole and closing with a Sunday 62.

Pablo Larrazábal won the first edition of the ISPS Handa Championship held at the Lakes course of Infinitum. (Photo: courtesy of Infinitum)

The tournament was played on the Lakes course. Designed by Greg Norman and opened for play in 2008, the par-71 Lakes course has quickly built a reputation as one of Spain’s most highly regarded layouts. Set to the west of the beautiful city of Tarragona on the Costa Dorada, Norman’s design runs effortlessly around the wetlands of the Sequia Major (an area of protected natural beauty), with water the layout’s chief defence, testing players and their positional play on no fewer than 14 holes.

Lakes Course Renovation

The Lakes Course has undergone a large renovation, making it much more sustainable. (Photo: Infinitum)

INFINITUM Lakes course, which recently hosted the DP World Tour’s ISPS Handa Championship in Spain, has undergone extensive maintenance work this summer with the layout’s fairways upgraded from Rye grass to the more sustainable Bermuda Tifway 419.

The grass is noted for its quick regrowth, which helps the surface to recover from any injuries. However, despite the extra maintenance needed to counter its rapid growth in high summer months, the grass requires 60 per cent less mowing in the winter, which will help ensure the reduction of fuel consumption.

To add to this, Bermuda Tifway 419 has a high tolerance to high-salinity stress – where abnormal levels of salt water can have severe impairments on grasses - and brings a 15 per cent reduction in irrigation needs. Once installed, the Lakes course will also see a further 30 per cent reduction in the use of fertilisers.

The course is set to re-open in September, with tee times available to be booked now via Leading Courses directly below.

Award Winning Beach Club 

There are 8 pools to choose from at Infinitum. (Photo: Infinitum)

The Beach Club at INFINITUM has recently been shortlisted by the 29th World Travel Awards in ‘Europe’s Leading Beach Club 2022 category.

There are eight swimming pools and to complement the setting, visitors can enjoy the local gastronomy and culinary delights at one of the four food and beverage locations on site. Flamma Beach Foodhouse restaurant – as well as its Cocktail Bar – where panoramic ocean views deliver a dining experience like no other. Tasty tapas can be found at Gusto, with poolside cuisine reserved for Beach Club guests, while the Pura pool serves healthy salad dishes made from local produce.

Sustainability

Having achieved GEO Certification for the second time through its ‘eco-first’ strategy, INFINITUM has recently announced the installation of 535 solar panels to the roof of its desalination plant to run the facility using renewable energy during daylight hours. 

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