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In a letter to Jean Kerguen, president of the golf course, on August 22, 1990, Robert Trent Jones puts Spérone on a par with the greatest American courses: "For the splendor of its site and the variety of its holes. "I consider the sequence of the five holes on the cliff to be equal to the most beautiful sequences of Pebble Beach and Cypress Point“.
That's two of the five greatest American courses. The tribute might seem like an exaggeration. No, Robert Trent Jones was not mistaken. His sequence, which starts on the second shot of the 11th and ends on the green of the 16th, is without equal in Europe.
Geological curiosity, the white limestone coast running from Bonifacio turns into ochre granite on the green of the 11th and the par 3 of the 12,, a little marvel nestled between big rocks polished by the wind.
Between two swings, swings, the gaze is lost or wide on the islands of Lavezzi and Cavallo. And when the weather is very clear, Sardinia can be seen. The Italian island is so close that in summer, when the days are long, the gourmets take the boat and disembark in Porto Torres to taste the suckling pig under the ashes (a typical Sardinian dish) and come back to play the Esperone gulf or most favourable moment, when the heat decreases and when the softer light tints the path with pastel colours.
SpéroneThe last masterpiece of Robert Trent Jones, has become one of the great pride of the island of Beauty over the years. For the most southern course in mainland France is also a golf course in the scrubland, a symbol of Corsica.
When the ball leaves the fairways and you're looking for it, you're then immersed in the heady scents of the bushes, myrtle, heather, lavender, thyme and rosemary ... Scents exalted by the heat that intoxicate the senses. The quintessence of the south concentrated on this piece of land, or the middle of the Mediterranean.