Who is the new golf director of Las Colinas Golf & Country Club?

By: March 14, 2023

Since my FAM trip to Las Colinas Golf & Country Club in 2018, I saw many great achievements at the Spanish golf resort.

Las Colinas Golf & Country Club won 3 categories in the World Travel Awards competition in 2021:

  1. World’s Leading Golf & Villas Resort;
  2. ‘Europe’s Leading Resort Villas’;
  3. ‘Spain’s Leading Villa Resort’ at the World Travel Awards.

At the World Golf AwardsLas Colinas Golf & Country Club won the ‘Spain’s Best Golf Course‘ title. In 2022, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club launched Toptracer Range.

It is the only facility in Valencia to have Toptracer equipment installed, making it exclusive to the Spanish region. 

For the above-mentioned reasons, I was surprised to hear about Las Colinas Golf & Country Club looking for a new golf director. As a result of this became Alfonso Castiñeira the new golf director.

It is certain that his predecessor Jon Brook set a high bar for his successors.

Alfonso Castiñeira golf director Las Colinas Golf & Country Club

Las Colinas Golf & Country Club – Who is Alfonso Castiñeira?

He is a former Alps Tour professional who was, most recently, employed as director of golf at the Troon-managed Santa Maria Golf Club in Panama City. It is one of the most exclusive clubs in Panama with a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course (see picture below): par-72, 7,153-yard, opened in 2012.

This Panamanian golf club will be the host venue of the 9th edition of the Latin America Amateur Championship (LAAC) from 18-21 January 2024.

One of Castiñeira’s first tasks at Las Colinas Golf & Country Club will be putting the finishing touches to the resort’s program for the 2023 golf season.

It is shaping up to be the most wide-reaching and inclusive ever the venue focuses on bringing all members of its golfing community together.

Santa Maria Golf Club golf course
Santa Maria Golf Club – Panama

Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has put in place an action-packed calendar for the year ahead for players of all ages and abilities, with plans including

  • new academies for juniors, seniors, and ladies;
  • an increased events program for its popular Ladies Golf League and
  • more mixed competitions, with the climax coming in December with the second staging of the Las Colinas Trophy.

At the heart of the schedule is Las Colinas Golf & Country Club’s acclaimed 18-hole championship golf course a regular host venue of the DP World Tour Qualifying School.

This golf course will benefit from a further period of investment with a continued focus on sustainability.

In addition to completing a two-year bunker renovation program using the ‘Better Billy Bunker’ sustainable system.

Las Colinas Golf & Country Club golf course 1

They will also continue on the course

  • to plant native trees and shrubs and convert the turf to a native plant area,
  • changing to drip irrigation for trees in the process to reduce the amount of water needed per year as well as
  • cutting energy costs.