HOLE #6 THE CORK OAK

 

HOLE #6 THE CORK OAK

The bunker at the centre of the fairway on the 2nd shot is one of the greatest pitfalls of this par 5, that should not be underestimated despite the amplitude of its fairway

 

Some "camel humps" surrounding the green can save you from possible errors of evaluation

 

Cork Oak (Quercus suber)

Originating from south-western Europe and north-western Africa, it has been naturalized and grows spontaneously across the Western Mediterranean basin. Since cork is a thermophilous species (it dies at a temperature of -5 ° C), it prefers hot and moderately dry conditions. Unlike the Holm oak forest, the cork forest is open and allows the growth of a herbaceous and shrubby vegetation which is compatible with extensive breeding and can be used for sheep farming. The Holm Oak is traditionally employed for the production of lumber, firewood, coal. The Cork Oak is more resistant to fires thanks to the protective action that cork exerts on the underlying tissues. For these reasons, the selective action of man and fires tends to favour the cork coverage over time, to detriment of Holm oaks.