Golfing on the Marina Alta
The Costa Blanca is home to a diverse collection of superb golf courses suitable for all players of all levels. The regions courses stretch from Valencia all the way down to Benidorm and along this coastal stretch White Coast can secure preferential rates and organise your golf holiday from start to finish. We can offer you the best accommodation for large or small groups, organise transfers, green fees, club hire and book the best restaurants for the well earned eats and drinks.
The Alicante area with courses such as Alenda, Alicante, Bonalba, El Plantio and Font del Llop will offer a superb golfing experience to golfers of all standards.
The area around Benidorm has a smaller selection of golf courses available such as La Galiana (a personal favourite), La Sella, Oliva Nova and Villaitana but these courses are always in excellent condition and re-visited by many satisfied golfers on a regular basis.
The Poniente course at Villaitana is a little gem of par 62 and along with the par 72 Levante Championship course offer stunning sea and mountain views.
La Sella is a championship course of the highest quality and has held LPGA competitions featuring some of the worlds best women golfers.
For those golfers planning on playing golf on the Costa Blanca North you just have to pay some of these courses a worthy visit.
Alicante Golf – Seve Ballesteros designed course is on the outskirts of Alicante cityand close to the San Juan beaches and is unique because the course is par 72 consisting of six par 3 holes, six par 4 holes and six par 5 holes. On the par 5 14th hole you actually play over old Roman ruins and the lake on the 9th hole is in the shape of an ‘S’ for Seve.
The course is relatively flat but there are long distances between greens and tees and therefore a buggy is almost a must.
There are excellent practice facilities with a 70 bay driving range, practice bunkers and chipping and putting areas.
The clubhouse and facilities are open all year around from 08.00 till 18.00 in
the winter and 08.00 to 21.00 in the summer months.
Bonalba – This course was designed by Ramon Espinosa and was opened to the public in 1993 and is located just outside Alicante just a short distance from the beaches of San Juan and is very much a true golfer’s course.
Bonalba is a genuine par 72 championship layout of 6,367 metres (7,004 yards) from the white tees and a handicap slope of 132 which indicates the level of course difficulty.
The course designer has incorporated water hazards, numerous dog-legs and undulating fairways and greens in his plans which ensure that you do not just ‘grip it and rip it’ but need to plot your way around this course.
La Galiana – This course designed by Moon Masters S.L is located just north of Gandia was opened in February 2011 and at 6,025 metres (6,628 yards) from the yellow tees features wide generous fairways but with 11 strategically placed lakes and numerous bunkers protecting excellent greens.
La Sella – Designed by Ryder Cup and major winner, Jose Maria Olazabal this 27 hole layout with the 18 hole championship course of 6,113 metres (6,724 yards) from the yellow tees is surrounded by the Montgo National Park near Denia.
La Sella recently hosted the European LPGA Nations Cup and features long narrow fairways with numerous blind dog-legs and undulating greens and is one of the most difficult courses in Spain.
Oliva Nova – Oliva Nova Golf is a par 72 course of 6,310 metres from the white tees and was designed by the great Seve Ballesteros and is generally flat and therefore easy to walk and is very close to the beach with sea views.
Although the course has wide fairways the strategically placed bunkers and water hazards make this a golfing challenge and the 170 metre (yellow tees) par 3 is the signature hole with a stream bordering the green and is considered one of the best and most difficult short holes in the region.
Villaitana – Formerly known as Real de Faula at Benidorm; this complex has two courses with the par 72 Levante championship course of 6,226 metres (6,849 yards) from the white tees has excellent views over the Mediterranean sea and Sierra de Finestrat mountains.
Featuring rolling fairways, deep bunkers with large and undulating greens to test all standards of golfer and the par 62 Poniente course of only 4,941 metres (5,435 yards) from the white tees being ideal to sharpen those short game skills.