Tee Off from the Top Five

Your Guide to the Best Golf Clubs from Alicante

 golfSpain is one of the most popular destinations for British holidaymakers and many arrange car hire in Alicante with Holiday Autos for day trips to the famous golf resorts of the region. Here’s the top 5 you can visit within a two hour drive of Alicante Airport:

Font del Lop, Alicante

Distance from Airport: 13 Miles

This 18-hole, par-72 course designed by Blake Stirling and Marco Martin offers the golfer a challenge across the hills, valleys, ponds and river that make up the course. If you need to improve your game, classes and tuition are available and if you need to celebrate a win, or recover from a defeat, the site restaurant is a great place to unwind.

Club de Golf Alenda

Distance from Airport: 13 Miles

This course was designed by Roland Favrat with the utmost respect for the land it’s located on, leading to it being the first to earn the prestigious certificate for Environmental Management. Golfers here can enjoy the 18-hole, par-72 course which stretches across 49 hectares of land, practice their swing in the driving ranges or brush up on their skills with some lessons. You’ll also find a gym, shop, and kid’s club onsite to look after little ones while you hit the fairway. Should you decide that one day is not enough, there’s also accommodation available in one of the pristine residential homes which border the Sierra de las Águilas natural park.

golferAlicante Golf

Distance from Airport: 15 Miles

Designed by legendary player, Seve Ballesteros, this 18-hole, 72-par course offers golfers of all ability a varied progression across lakes and bunkers and is located in a beautiful spot on the San Juan Beach of Alicante’s coastline.

Villaitana Golf, Benidorm

Distance from Airport: 34 Miles

These two courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son offer the experienced golfer a par-72 option, and the beginner a par 62, with stunning views out over the Mediterranean Sea and inland toward pine forests and mountains.

Club de Golf el Saler, Valencia

Distance from Airport: 110 Miles

This 18-hole, 72-par course is considered one of the best in the world and has played host to several European PGA and Royal Spanish Federation championship tournaments. Aside from the course itself, visitors can enjoy the driving range or putting green, make use of the electric buggys, browse the pro shop or indulge in some pampering and use the course spa, sauna and swimming pool facilities.

Have you ventured to Spain for its golf, or any other sporting facilities? We’d love to hear about your experiences, let us know what places you would recommend and we’ll do our best to make sure they get reviewed in our next feature!