Whether you are an experienced or emerging golfer there is a course and a club to suit your needs in Alicante. In this article we explain just why the region is so good for golfing as well as giving you some tips to the best golf courses in Alicante.
Why Alicante is so good for golfing
Do we need to list the reasons why Alicante is such a good place to practise your golf skills?
We could go on about the good weather, the clear skies and the absence of rain for most of the year. We could then talk about the convenient travel options, the proximity to beaches and top tourist attractions. But we think our discerning readers already know that Spain in general and Alicante in particular is perfect for both the keen and fledgling golfer.
It’s been the case for many years that the golf industry in this part of the country has been growing and has established itself as one of the main sporting activities available. Altogether there are around 18 golf courses in Alicante that cater for the beginner to the experienced player and to find out about them you should visit their websites, or, of course, take recommendations.
One of the reasons that the area is so popular is that a golf course usually doesn’t exist on its own. Many of the golf clubs based here are more like full scale country clubs, with many other features and services available. Most clubs include a spa, swimming pool and have areas for entertainment and relaxation.
For example, La Finca Golf & Spa Resort in Algorfa, Alicante boasts five star accommodation. Alongside its three 18-hole golf courses there are a number of other sporting facilities including tennis courts and a gym. The hotel spa has a hot tub, outdoor pool and a range of treatments are available. Even if your partner isn’t a golf enthusiast, there is still plenty to do.
Wherever you choose, when you arrive make sure you familiarise yourself with what’s available to get the most from your stay. Most clubs have someone on hand who will speak your language and assist you in finding out about local events and other trips and excursions that you can take advantage of.
There is plenty of healthy competition in the area. However, we still recommend that you book your package at least six months in advance to be sure that you can choose the venue and stay that is right for you.
Top 10 Alicante golf courses
Clubs have their own websites and you can find out more from booking sites such as Booking.com and Tripadvisor. Here to help you we’ve listed ten golf courses that we think are worth investigating further.
1. La Finca Golf Resort
Located in Algorfa, we’ve already introduced you to this outstanding golf club and spa. Opened in 2002 it attracts the best players from around the world and has been designed to take advantage of its beautiful setting and extensive green areas.
2. Alenda Golf
This golf club is located beside the sea in Monforte del Cid. It was opened in 1999 and although it has 18 holes, the first nine holes are intended for beginners. The lanes are wide and surrounded by carob trees.
3. La Sella Resort and Spa
This attractive resort is set in Montgó Natural Park in Denia. There are 27 holes altogether but three different nine hole courses enable you to test and upgrade your skills.
4. Oliva Nova Beach and Golf Resort
This course was designed and built by Seve Ballesteros and 15 of its 18 holes include water obstacles. The setting includes ten artificial lakes and many palm trees.
5. Fond del Llop Resort
This course has an American layout and includes plenty of green spaces, with each one having its own special feature. The course is well-integrated into the local landscape.
6. Villaitana Resort
The two courses at this resort have fantastic views of Benidorm and the coast. Located on a hill, you can choose from the Levante championship course or the Poniente executive course.
7. El Plantío Golf Resort
The shade provided by the 45,000 trees on this golf course near Alicante, make it perfect for summer golf. There is both an 18 hole and a 9 hole course making it ideal for different levels.
8. Las Colinas Golf and Country Club
Located between San Miguel de Salinas and Orihuela Costa, this is a perfect golf course if you want to combine a beach holiday with some sport. There is an 18 hole championship course and it’s considered to be one of the top 100 courses in Europe.
9. Bonalba Golf Resort and Spa
This golf course is quite unique with its five lakes, wide fairways and bunkers. It’s a good course for beginners as they will make sure that you are correctly matched with people of a similar ability.
10. Greenlands Sports Club
This is a small sports complex where you can play pitch and putt, practice your swing in the driving range or complete the 18 holes adventure golf.
These listings are not exclusive. You really should do your own research to find out which club best suits your pocket and your preferences. We hope, however, that whether you’re a seasoned and committed golfer or someone who just wants to give it a go, this list will have inspired you to find out more.
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