The beauty of golf at Is Molas is that it allows you to enjoy not only a usually perfect day, in Sardinia, but also to enjoy nature and bump into centenary trees and animals you would never see otherwise in real life.
At our golf course you will easily find many Mediterranean trees beautifully preserved that are many centuries old.
The oldest is Carob: treasure of the ancient, now almost forgotten fruit.
Along the coastal areas, hot and sunny, in many countries of the Mediterranean basin, wherever there is a natural vegetation, you can admire an impressive, evergreen tree by the unique beauty. Is Molas you can appreciate a specimen 17 meters high by 3 meters diameter and a thick head of hair.
The carob tree, since ancient times, has affected the daily lives and has left indelible traces in the history of our territory has been used as a simple feed, at low cost, for pack animals, in sweets and food preparations that they were made, and still do, with pods and in infusions that our ancestors used to cure diseases of all kinds.
The carob tree is a long-lived, slow growing, known since ancient times.
From this evidence it can be assumed that from the beginning the carob, along olivastro, the majestic tree and the oak, it was a typical tree of the Mediterranean. You can find it at the 5th hole, white course fairway.
Second in line for old age is a 200 years old oak based by hole 5 fairway on the white course.
The wood is hard and tough, and has been used since ancient times for general construction purposes as pillars, tools, wagons (Hesiod, Works and Days 429), vessels, and wine casks. It is also used as firewood, or in charcoal manufacture.
The holm oak is one of the top three trees used in the establishment of truffle orchards, or truffières. Truffles grow in an ectomycorrhizal association with the tree’s roots.
The acorns, like those of the cork oak, are edible (toasted or as a flour), and are an important food for free-range pigs reared for ibérico ham production. Boiled in water, the acorns can also be used as a medicinal treatment for wound disinfections.
Finally, one of the most representatives yet popular trees in the region, a 200 years old olive tree, 12m tall and 2,10m in circumference.
The olive tree, is of major agricultural importance in the Mediterranean region as the source of olive oil; it is one of the three core ingredients in Mediterranean cuisine. The tree and its fruit give their name to the plant family.
Enjoy a walk in this paradise and stop by the centenary trees for a photo!