Alicante ’s ideal location on the Mediterranean coast makes it a highly attractive destination for beach lovers and golfers alike. Situated on the East coast of Spain , this region boasts some of the most impressive golf courses in Spain . Blessed with very short, mild winters, you can still enjoy the glorious blue flag beaches after your golf round in the Spanish sunshine, even in January.
The El Altet Beach located in Elche, is made up of a dune complex with natural vegetation. Being 1000m in length and 100m wide, this blue flag beach is popular with wind surfers. There are several nearby Golf courses. The Font Del Llop Golf Resort, which has a playing area of international size that has five exit tees for each hole. The Alenda Golf Course, completed in October 1999. It covers 49 hectares of land, 18 holes, par 72 and 6,257 metres in length, as well as an excellent practice area and Elche Golf School, the first to open in the Community of Valencia, offers spectactular facilities.
The San Juan Beach, Alicante , is just 25kms from Alicante airport. It stretches 2900m from the El Campello fishing village to Cabo de las Huertas. Best known for its crystal clear waters and golden sands, this coastal strip is also popular with water sports enthusiasts. What finer place to relax after a round at the Alicante golf course, described as “A challenge for the game and a feast for the eyes”. Going a little further afield you can play a round at the beautiful Bonalba Golf course with its 5 lakes or El Planito with its two golf courses, 18 holes Par 72 championship, and the other a 9 hole par 27.
La Caleta Beach, Orihuela, in the Southern province of Alicante , provides great facilities. The beach received 11 blue flags in 2017. The 387m coastal strip has natural protection from the cape itself and a sea wall, resulting in a calm sea. There is an old Watchtower at La Caleta, which was once used to monitor pirate attacks during the 16th Century. There are numerous quality golf courses nearby the award winning beach, including: Las Colinas Golf & Country Club, La Finca, Vistabella, La Marquesa and Lo Romero Golf.
Recommended Hotels in Alicante
La Finca Golf & Spa Resort
El Plantío Golf Resort Alicante Golf
Bonalba Golf Resort & Spa
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.