David Batallé, The Green Keeper at Camiral Resort

We recently chatted with David about his work at Camiral, read on to find out how he feels about the property. We have asked the man responsible for Camiral Resort golf courses’ success in the main international rankings for some of his opinions.

What is the best part of your job? 

Being part of a product and property that is rated in the top 100 golf courses in the world is an incredible privilege. I’m so proud of working hard with my team, every day, to ensure that the playing areas are constantly maintained and kept the way they should be, always looking their best. I take real pride in the courses and the enjoyment people get from them.

Which is your favourite hole and why?

My favourite hole is the 13th on the Stadium Course. This hole is situated on an island between two ponds, providing a beautiful but challenging starting shot from the tee. Once you are on the tee, its shape and its putting lines are surprising, providing a very interesting and exciting section of the course.

What makes golf at Camiral so special?

Camiral is so special, in my opinion, because as a resort it is completely unique. Most of the holes on the course are played downhill. Replicating this resort would not be possible because of its topography, unlike most flat courses. In addition, there is woodland at Camiral, a feature which is not common in the area. As for the beautiful surrounding views from the resort, they could not be better.

Sum up PGAC in one 3 words…

St. Andrews, Augusta, Camiral…