Alicante Golf, Central Alicante
Designed by Seve Ballesteros, Alicante Golf is one of his best and most playable designs. Situated close enough to Alicante Airport to be played either on the first or the last day of your Costa Blanca golf holiday it’s a must play for golfers visiting the area.
It opened in 1998 and has hosted various national professional tournaments hardly surprising as it’s a very fair test of golf. It’s a par 72 with six par threes, six par fours and six par fives and there are five lakes that affect play on 12 of the 18 holes but with no blind tee shots there are no surprises and you can see everything in front of you. What does come as a surprise are the Roman ruins that are in the middle of the 14th fairway that you have to play over to reach the green. The greens were rebuilt a few years ago and are now some of the best in the region.
Stay And Play At Alicante Golf With The 4* On-Site Hotel
The 4th hole is one of the courses best. It’s a par 5 with a reasonably wide fairway to hit from the tee and then you have to decide whether to go for the green in two or play it safely and leave yourself an approach to a semi island green. It’s a strong finish with the par three seventeenth of nearly two hundred yards from the back tees to a green that is guarded by bunkers around the left of the green and a large lake all the way down the right hand side. Standing on the eighteenth tee all you seem to see is the water all the way up the left hand side and for your second shot you have to hit it over the corner of the water to a well guarded green.
The signature holes at Alicante Golf are the 9th hole where Seve has taken license with an artificial lake, designed in the shape of an S which gently curves around the green. Whilst on the 14th hole, golfers can enjoy having to clear the ball over a re-creation of Roman ruins. A buggy is included in the green fee. A great value course for those on a golf holiday in Costa Blanca. Make a weekend of it and stay at the 4* on-site hotel
It’s a really clever design as each hole seems to wind through various different styles of villas and houses and presents a different challenge. Definitely one of our favourite courses in the region.
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