Review: El Conquistador
The back 9 begins with an incredible vista. You can see most of the course from this tee box. You can just bomb it on this one and leave a little wedge into the green. Another short par 4 that is great is the 13th hole. It plays almost entirely uphill. Best play is a 3-wood up the fairway avoiding the right side which is a grass ravine. The 14th is a solid par 3 that you need to keep your ball straight on to find the green. The 17th is another great par 3 as it plays from an elevated tee to an elevated green with a huge grass valley in between. Finishing on 18 is no simple task either. It plays uphill toward the clubhouse. You don’t necessarily want to hit driver here, unless you can hit a 10 yard wide fairway strip, it was easier to play 3-wood or even hybrid to the fairway and cut over the pond (same one from 9) to the green.
After all the ups and downs it kind of felt like you were on a roller coaster, but if you can conquer this course, your game is good. For the most part it played fair, but just tough to adjust to all the contours and hills. It might not be your typical tropical golf course, but man rolling through the hillside course of El Conquistador was a fun, wild ride that we conquered.
For more information: www.elconresort.com
+Amazing hillside property
+Variety of holes