The Costa Blanca in Spain is the next Golf Mecca, and if you are staying in Alicante, these are the 4 best golf courses you would want to play to maximise your golfing experience in the area.
With a mild winter climate of 18 degrees, no winter greens, close to beaches and nightlife in the narrow streets of Alicante and Elche, without doubt you will enjoy your experience here.
4 Best Golf Courses in Alicante
Situated at the foot of the Sierra de Las Aguilas mountains, the Alenda Golf Club has built a wonderful 18-hole golfing experience with gentle terrain but still a challenging par of 72.
It’s a varied course suitable for all skill levels but you will probably have to use every club in your bag.
The tricky undulating greens in particular demand a good putting line that allows for the slope. Flag positions are changed on a regular basis so each green challenges your ability to read greens and pase.
Designed by Roland Favrat and opened in 1999, the course is mature, well planned and provides a relatively quick round as all the holes are linked together with short distances between the tees and greens.
The first nine holes are medium length, on wide fairways, but still require accuracy rather than strength. For the backside concentration is needed, on this technical part of the course accuracy is definitely more important than your ability to hit it long.
Take particular care at the tricky 16th and be careful where you drive your ball on the last. Many a match has been lost with water down the left, an elevated green that makes everything hit short run down the hill away from the hole.
The course offers the scenic view across the Mediterranean and the mountains with all fairways being lined by both ancient olive and palm trees.
Alenda Golf Course offers facilities such as a covered practise areas; a large open driving range, bunkers and a 9 hole short game practise area.
The club house is ultra-modern and offers a fully fitted gym with classes for all types of health fanatic, a great restaurant with Menu del Dia, Al Carte dinning and Tapas. The well stocked pro shop is friendly and accesible, there are clean and tidy changing rooms with towels available.
The club house boasts fantastic views down to Alicante and the ocean whilst the surrounding mountains where Eagles swoop are just a glance away.
Alenda Golf is within 10 minutes of the Alicante International Airport, an average of 11 million visitors a year with direct flights to most of the European capitals. Alicante’s town centre, narrow streets, great nightlife and golden beaches are just 15 minutes.
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Font Del Llop
Font del Llop is strategically located in the heart of the Province of Alicante. It is 10 minutes away from Alicante-Elche International Airport. The nearest train station is located in Alicante, 15 minutes away from the golf course.
The local temperature is perfect 18º on average to play golf and practice other outdoor sports, having 300 sunny days a year. There are no winter greens.
The golf course Font del Llop was established on May 1, 2010 in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by vineyards, almond trees and ancient olive trees.
The Font del Llop golf course consists of 18 holes par 72, fully integrated with the landscape of the area and, with its American design and based on Scottish coastal links, however suitable for all levels of players.
Each hole is different and has its own strategy. Follow the link below to their website and take a look at each hole to prepare your visit and make the best round. There is easy access areas for driving range practise, it has 12 mats, an short game approach area with a Bunker and a Putting Area.
There is a spacious Club House, where you can enjoy the restaurant with an extensive menu of international food and traditional Spanish dishes based on the Mediterranean diet and the local rice recipes, perfect to relax and regain strength while contemplating the beautiful landscape.
Located in the province of Valencia, very close to Alicante, and right next to Playa de San Juan, the Bonalba Golf Course offers sea views and the perfect climate for golfing all year round.
The design of Bonalba Golf Resort is very impressive, with 5 large lakes, affecting 7 holes, and plenty of bunkers, especially situated to make club choice decisions from the tee.
The front nine holes are more technical in the short game towards the green. A solid short game is very useful to help save the pars. The second nine, more specifically from the 12th to the 18th, the driver will be crucial in getting the ball on the fairway. However, the fairways are generous and wide, but you still have to hit them.
The type of the grass on the fairways is Bermuda in the summer time and Ray-Grass for the winter and Pencross with SeaSide for the greens, which are perfectly suited to the prevailing climatology in the area. The vegetation is typically Mediterranean with an abundance of palm and pine trees.
The Hotel Bonalba is located very close to the entrance to the club house with a great restaurant, pro shop and spa.
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A true test of golf built by Seve.
Severiano Ballesteros designed this fantastic 72-par course that includes six par-three holes, six par-four holes and six par-five holes, meaning that no two consecutive holes are played with the same par in any one round.
This format makes play more varied and entertaining and gives golfers many more chances of scoring a birdie.
Seve also designed 5 large lakes affecting 12 of the 18 holes, resulting in an attractive and challenging course for golfers of all abilities.
Alicante Golf is on located close to the coast, not far to the spectacular San Juan beach and only 5 minutes from the centre of Alicante, and 10 minutes to the International Alicante Airport.
A green haven set in a residential urbanisation, where the course has the benefit of wide fairways lined with thousands of trees and Mediterranean plants.
The course has 18 first-class greens, including the new green at hole 18, providing a stunningly dramatic finale to a round of golf and visible from the rooms in the Husa Alicante Golf Hotel.
Other great features of the course are the practice area, with a natural grass driving range and a fully-equipped short game area.