Golfing in the Costa Blanca
Increasing numbers of British golfers are discovering the delights of a golfing holiday in the Costa Blanca region of Spain
The Costa Blanca runs from Valencia in the north to Torrevieja in the south and is a region renowned for its wonderful mild winter climate - one of the healthiest on earth, according to the 'World Health Organisation'.
The scenery is quite spectacular, with rugged mountain backdrops, sparkling blue sea and the golden sand of some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. When it comes to nightlife and dining out there is something for everyone in this region. Whether staying in the cosmopolitan cities of Valencia and Alicante, or the vibrant tourist resorts of Denia, Torrevieja and Benidorm, you will find an abundant choice of excellent restaurants and atmospheric bars.
The average winter rainfall in the Costa Blanca is actually less than any other area of Spain, including the Costa del Sol, which is why more and more golfers are making this their winter golfing destination. There are many first class courses to choose from, all less crowded than their counterparts in the Costa del Sol or the Algarve and also less expensive. In the north near Valencia, El Saler was host to the 2001 Spanish Open and is rated one of the top five courses in Europe. Also in this area, El Bosque is rated number 5 in Spain.
One golf resort which has become a firm favourite with our golfers in recent years, is the Villaitana Golf Resort Hotel on the outskirts of Benidorm. Set on the top of a hill overlooking the resort of Benidorm, and with its own two fine courses, Villaitana is the perfect location for combining a relaxing golf break with the lively nightlife of Benidorm.
Near Denia, we have Oliva Nova, considered by many to be Seve's best design, and La Sella, another fine course. The Alicante area has 4 excellent courses in Bonalba, Alenda, Alicante North and El Plantio. Further south, the resort of Torrevieja is within easy reach of the courses of Villamartin, Campoamor, Las Ramblas and the splendid La Finca.
Bonalba Alicante Hotel
Enjoying a quiet location, adjacent to the excellent Bonalba Golf Course, yet only 10 minutes drive from the centre of Alicante, the Hotel Bonalba Alicante is the perfect resort for a relaxing Costa Blanca golf break
Husa Alicante Golf Hotel - Alicante
The four-star Husa Alicante Golf Hotel is located in the San Juan district of Alicante, only 15 minutes from Alicante International Airport and within a few minutes from the city centre.
La Finca Golf Resort Hotel - Algorfa
Located on the La Finca golf course, just 30 minutes from Alicante airport, the superb La Finca Golf and Spa Resort is modern five-star hotel, perfect for a relaxing Costa Blanca golf break.
Melia Villaitana Golf Resort Hotel - Benidorm
Located 20 minutes from Alicante, Meliá Villaitana Golf Resort Hotel was designed to simulate a Mediterranean village. It is located between two golf courses designed by Nicklaus Design and has fantastic views of the Gran Bahía on the Costa Blanca.
Sol Pelicanos Ocas Hotel - Benidorm
Located 300m from Benidorm's Levante Beach, the Sol Pelcanos Ocas Hotel consists of 2 buildings, the “Pelicanos” and “Ocas”. and is the perfect venue for those who like to combine lively nightlife with their golf.
Alicante Golf Club - Alicante
Situated in San Juan, a suburb of Alicante, the Alicante course is a Seve Ballasteros design. The course is fairly flat with wide fairways and the greens are large and fast.
Bonalba Golf Course - Alicante
Opened in 1995 and situated close to Alicante, the Bonalba golf course is set in a rolling valley with the mountains on on one side and views of the ocean on the other.
Las Ramblas Golf Course - Torrevieja
It may not be the longest course in the world, but what it lacks in length, this Pepe Gancedo designed course more than makes up for with its challenging layout.
Villaitana Levante Golf Course - Benidorm
Designed by the great Jack Nicklaus, the Villaitana Levante is an American style course with broad fairways and skilfully shaped greens. At 6,844 yards off the championship tees, it provides an enjoyable challenge for all levels of golfer.