Situated in the foothills of the Mijas Mountainsin the Andalusian countryside, La Cala’s 54-hole resort is a rural retreat 30 minutes from Malaga airport.The oldest course, Campo Asia, undergo a refurbishment that upgrade the greensto to Bermuda grass.
The resort’s three championship courses Campo America, Campo Asia and Campo Europa are rich with birds and wildlife. Designed by renowned architect Cabell Robinson, each 18-hole layout has been created to ensure an exhilarating experience.
In recent years, La Cala Resort has embarked on a major improvement programme with Campo America being the first in 2018.
In 2019, as La Cala celebrates its 30th anniversary, it is the turn of the Campo Asia, to benefit from major improvements. The course, which was the first of the three to open in 1989 will this summer become the first course on the Costa del Sol to switch to Bermuda grass on its greens.
Following a successful Bermuda grass trial on one of the resort’s practice greens, Campo Asia will close for two months while the work is carried out in mid-summer.
The process, which involves scalping and verticutting to help kill off the existing grasses and allow the switch to Bermuda, is possible because of the the existing Campo Asia greens having good drainage and solid construction. The end result will better year-round putting surfaces, while water consumption and the risk of grass diseases are significantly reduced
Sean Corte-Real, Director of La Cala Resort, said:
— Greens that roll and play better all year-round will be a real asset. But the real beauty of the switch to Bermuda grass is the extent to which maintaining Campo Asia will impact on the environment.
Campo Asia will re-open for play with its new Bermuda greens and renovated bunkers in September this year.