COSTA AZAHAR SOUTH
The Costa Azahar is a fantastic holiday destination for golfers. We have chosen some of the best golf courses in this region and across into Costa Blanca, Championship courses from areas close to Benidorm like Levant to El Saler which is regarded as one of the top 3 courses in Europe and in the top 60 of the World. There our many 9 holes courses which demand respect and many other 18 hole courses that are not on our list but we love playing them and can tell you more about these.
Below is our pick of courses that we feel a keen golfer should not miss out on. Once we know your requirements we will recommend the best courses to forefill your day, every course we recommend will set you a different standard to achieve each day that can result in a few birdies or a card destroyer !
Take your time to have a read over the courses below and feel free to get in touch and ask any questions.
Levante Golf Course
Desined by the Nicklaus Design Company in 2007, there mission has been to enhance the golf experience, to the high standards established in the career and life of 18-time major champion and golf course designer Jack Nicklaus. The marvellous sea views and finestrat mountains make this 18 hole, par 72, 6226 meters, black tees, Championship American Parkland course "A Must Play".
The signature hole for the course, often described as the best par 3 in Spain, is 230 yards from the elevated back tee and is all carry over a valley and “branca” to a two tiered green. The green is surrounded by trees and bunkers and the view from the tee is spectacular.
Its 106 bunkers and the three large lakes that complete and decorate the course make reaching the hole challenging for both amateur and professional golfers.
El Saler Golf Course
El Saler Golf Course is considered as one of the top 60 courses in the world and within the top 3 in Europe, opened in 1968, hosted the Spainish Open and many Spainish Professional competitions.
The golf course layout is varied, ranging from the beach links reminiscent of the famous Scottish golf courses to areas of typical Mediterranean forest. The par-72 course measures 6335 meters, white tees, spread out over 18 holes, it is long, demanding and challenging but preserves its reputation.
Almost completing the round after plenty of excellent holes, on the 17th par 3, looking out at the stunning sea view with a well bunkered riased sloping green it is breath taking and all this before the classic 18th, par 4 along the beach of the Albufera Nature Reserve.
La Sella Golf
Designed by Doube Masters Champion Augusta Jose Maria Olazabal and opened in 1991, La Sella is now estalished as one of the most difficult golf courses in Spain. The Championship 18 hole, par 72, 6289 meters will give most golfers challenges. The fairways are long and narrow with many blind dog legs that are also tree lined, confirming its reputation as not only difficult but one of the finest courses in Spain.
Jose Marie Olazabal designed another 9 holes which has a more open and a wider feel, you can mix and match the three 9 holes. We would advise to play the orignal 18 holes if you have not played La Sella before, not withstanding the newer 9 holes is well worth a vist.
La Galiana Golf
Foressos Club De Golf
The 18 hole, par 72, 6364 meters course is a fantastic Medeiterranean example of 1500 palm trees, 200 pine trees, 100 olive trees and a wide range of botanical species with a renovated 12th century farmhouse as the clubhouse serving delicious meals, prepared with local products.
Foressos Golf has one of Europe’s largest greens, 70 meters, as well as one triple green involving holes 2, 14 and 16.
Quite a long course but an easy walk with various lakes all being hard to miss it will test the amateur and professional golfer alike.
This challenging Championship 18 hole, par 72, 6975 meters black tees will test every golfer, opened in 2011 it has an ultra modern irrigation system, keeping the course in excellent condition. Fairways are wide with 11 well placed lakes and bunkers that guard the greens.
There is an average of 5 teeing off points per hole, reason behind this is that it offers the golfer the possability to choose their tee according to their level of play and in case of weather conditions affected by the prevailing winds.
The views are spectacular and the course is an absolute pleasure to play and we recommend you have all 14 clubs in your bag as you will use them all, a very entertaining golf course that demands respect, La Galiana Golf should not be missed.
The Poniente golf course par 62, length of 4941 meters, is located on the hillside of a Mediterranean pine beautiful valley with sea and mountain views.
Although Poniente is shorter than normal 18 hole courses, it has some spectacular holes that require a real challenge to all golfers, it requires skill from short irons and is demanding for the low handicap player, although all the holes offer alternatives to players with medium and high handicaps.
With the average round only taking 3 hours, we recommend this is a prefect course to play if you can fly in early and want to grab a game before you travel to your villa or get a late flight home and still have the desire to play an outstanding course within your time frame.