Since the beginning of January El Chaparral has had a new head greenkeeper and the golf page would like to formally welcome Javier Teruel to the Costa del Golf.

With more than twelve years’ experience in the maintenance and construction of golf courses Javier begins a new project at Chaparral. Since the beginning of the year changes and modifications to the course have been put in place with the eventual aim of improving the overall playability of the course; clearing away a lot of the scrub areas and, generally, making the layout a lot easier on the eye: for example, the GUR area to the left of the 3rd fairway is now in the process of being reseeded eliminating the need for blue stakes and a free drop, making the drive a true ‘risk/reward’ shot.

Javier told me recently: “one of our priorities is client satisfaction and I hope, together with the rest of my team, that we will be able to meet those demands.’’