|Location||San Roque, Andalusia, Spain|
|Designer / Opened||Dave Thomas/ Peter Allis, 1992|
|Holes / Par||18 Holes, Par 72|
|HCP L / G||36 / 28|
|Length (mt)||5866 / 5582 / 5006
|ADD Value||1 Free in 8 players|
Ranked as 35th in the Southern Spain and 71st among the top 100 golf course of Spain , Alcaidesa Links golf course is the older of the two golf courses situated in the Alcaidesa Golf Resort. The golf course was established 27 years back and underwent a tremendous renovation overhaul in 1999 to enhance its features and playability.
Unlike many of the golf courses in Spain that only feature grassy fairways, Alcaidesa Links is nestled in the middle of a valley that is environed by the altitude of Gibraltar and high heathlands on one side and the magnificent azure skyline of the Mediterranean on the other.
The heavenly panorama makes it a real treat for the golfers for a typical ye challenging game of golf.The layout and design of Alcaidesa Links golf course is such that demands a greater dab of precision and control on the player’s part.
Alcaidesa Links golf course as well the resort speaks for the architectural brilliance of Dave Thomas. Featuring 18 holes, par 72 the playing field of Alcaidesa Links has been designed on a strategic blueprint. The placement of the golf holes is such that associates uniqueness to each hole and adds a lot of depth and variety to the game.
Alcaidesa Links features wide and expansive that graduate through ascents and descents and are punctuated with dunes, bunkers, traps and alleyways. Some golf holes are situated on the wide open fairways and the others extend out in the alleyway. Holes 5 to 14 are punctuated along the coasts, where rushing sea breezes make an aerial hazard for the game. In addition to that, the river offshoots into its tributaries and bring about some intense water hazards to the game.
Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort also provides a magnificent practices facilities of 72 bays , half of them covered, allowing you to practice from grass. Driving range as 300mt in length and with magnificent views of the sea.In addition, the practice facilities also includes 2 approach zones and bunkers and an 18 hole putting green.
In short, the perfect place for perfecting your technique, for the professionals to give classes, or joining Alcaidesa golf academy where children’s are welcome.
Situated in the vicinity of the two golf courses, Alcaidesa Resort has a fine dine restaurant, a lounge, patios, a recreational club for kids as well as an interesting pro shop and provides a complete holiday experience to the sightseers and spectators.
Spain , is the first Golf Holidays destination, in the world . Golfing enthusiasts can choose from more than 300´s golf courses and golf resorts situated on 7 distinct regions , Costa del Sol , Canary ad Baleary Islands , Costa Blanca , Costa Brava, Costa de la Luz and the central region around Madrid.
Golf courses in Spain existe for well over a century, but its only during the last twenty years or so that Spain came to be known as an exceptional golf destination. 1997's Ryder Cup was responsible for bringing Spain to the world's attention, having the honor of being the very first country outside of UK and the USA, to ever host the world's most prestigious golf event.
Warm sunny climate, excitement and wonderful gastronomy, admirable culture filled with history, great priced flights from the majority of Europe airports, and most important of all, a great offer of top class golf courses, all combined to make it a great choice for a golfing break.
Many of Spain 's best golf courses are located along the Mediterranean coastline, in the fascinating region of Andalucia and the Costa del Sol, where more than 80 world-class golf courses are scattered along some 100 miles of coastline .
Costa del Sol is the most popular region of Spain for great sunshine golf breaks. Marbella being the city in the centre of this region, offers a full package of golf courses and hotels, restaurants and pubs. This region is also known among golfers as Costa del Golf. Some of the very best golf courses including world famous Valderrama, outstanding Finca Cortesin, La Reserva, La Cala, San Roque and literally dozens more golf courses and golf resorts are responsible for the huge popularity of the Costa del Sol, as one of the best golf holiday destination, in the world .With a very large offer of cultural heritage, shopping, sightseeing and gastronomic possibilities, the excitement only begins on the golf courses as there are so many other things to do and see.
Costa de la Luz offers also a great choice of golf courses that shouldn't be missed, including Jose Maria Olazabal's masterly design at the Royal Seville Golf Club, Montecastillo, El Rompido among other great golf courses.
Costa Blanca, a popular beach vacation spot for sun-seekers and another golf haven, where quality courses thrive and true gems are not unusual. La Finca Golf Resort and Spa, a magnificent 5 star property with a uniquely testing championship course that has garnered nothing but the highest praise since it first opened in the south of the city Alicante.
In the far northeastern end of Spain 's Mediterranean golf heaven, Barcelona and the Costa Brava go together for both golfers and non-golfers alike. This part of Catalonia may not have the number of courses of the Costa del Sol, but what lack in quantity, offers in quality. PGA de Catalunya, a spectacular golf course, ranked Europe's Continental 3rd, and Emporda, highly regarded are located at Barcelona city doors.
Balearic Islands offers not only the paradisiac feeling with beautifull environment but also fantastic golf courses. This small archipelago of four main islands, Mallorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera, have twelve of the greatest golf courses, Son Gual, Alcanada, Son Muntaner and Son Vida are only four of them.
In the Atlantic Ocean, lies the Canary Islands. Millions of tourists arrive every year in search of sunny weather in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and La Gomera.
Thirteen golf courses can be found among these islands, but the most recent built was Abama golf course in 2005 and is 26th in top 100 Spain s golf courses . Choose one or more on these islands and cant go wrong, you will have a great golfing experience.
But the Mediterranean coast is still only the beginning of Spain 's golf offers. Madrid, Bilbao, regions of Castilla y Leon and Rioja offers great golf courses to be played.