The province of Alicante is home to an excellent range of golf courses. The majority of courses cater for those on holiday or in the area for short-ish periods, and as a result do not allow bookings more than 7 days in advance (unless booking in large groups). If flexible you should not have a problem getting some green time with as little as 1 days notice. Listed below is a selection of golf courses around Alicante: –
Alicante Golf Club
Open since 1998 this excellent 6,270 metre par 72 course was designed by Severiano Ballesteros. Its location is excellent, bordering the cosmopolitan city of Alicante, and 800m from the popular Playa de San Juan (San Juan beach). At just 20 minutes from Alicante’s El Altet international airport this course is ideally placed for weekend golfing visits.
The course itself is made up of beautiful park areas and splendid lakes. Play consists of long tees and wide greens, with strategically placed bunkers. However water hazards do litter the course with some frequency, and there is lots of OB, making Alicante Golf a course for the more careful player.
Additional facilities available are; a driving range, putting green, chipping green, practice bunker, on course WC, on course beverages, restaurant, snack bar, games room, sauna, pro shop, buggy hire, club hire, trolley hire (electric and manual), golf lessons and club repair.
The course is also home to the luxurious 156 room Hesperia Golf Spa Hotel. This five star rated hotel is tastefully decorated and boasts all the facilities of a luxury hotel. Host to a health and beauty centre, a range of specialist treatments are also available.
Alicante Golf also boasts a good commercial zone, namely the “Ronda Shopping Centre”. This houses a selection of shops, cafes and restaurants of varying sizes, set out in the style of a typical Andalusian village. Most of this is pedestrianised, well laid out and an asset to the course and residential zones.
Golf Courses in Alicante
La Finca (Algorfa Golf Club)
A cracking, relatively new course (I’ve played it more times than I care to remember) near to the inland town of Algorfa see La Finca Golf Course for more information.
Villamartin Golf Course
Probably the most famous course on this part of the coast and just 35 minutes drive from Alicante, watch out for the parrots! see Villamartin Golf Course for extra details.
Real Club de Golf Campoamor
This is a real palm tree and sun, wide open course, which sometimes has a few holes not in play (they swap you to alternative short holes) so check before you book, a nice day out all the same, see Campoamor Golf Course for fees etc.
A quick tip; you may want to pop a couple of extra balls in your bag if you are not used to playing fast courses with water and gullies.