Spain has had its fair share of golfing greats over the years such as the much loved Severiano Ballesteros who, among other courses designed the Alicante Golf course. The sunny Costa Blanca is fast catching up to the Costa del Sol as the place to visit for a superb choice of golf courses and golfing holidays, as many of the golf courses are designed as part of exclusive resorts which usually include a resort hotel, rental accommodation and a number of excellent leisure facilities such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and spa centres.
Alicante Golf Courses
Visitors to Alicante will find a number of fantastic activities, attractions and leisure facilities, and with its location being practically dead centre on the Costa Blanca, within an hour's drive either north or south there are further excellent leisure facilities including numerous golf courses, three of which lie within the surrounding vicinity of Alicante City.
Alicante Golf – Boasting lovely views and just 800 metres from San Juan Beach and a 5 minute drive from the city centre, Alicante Golf is the closest course and has been the venue for several international tournaments. The 18 hole course was designed by Seve Ballesteros and uniquely incorporates the ruins of a Roman dwelling visible on the 14th hole. Facilities include a practice area, golf academy and a well appointed club house with a pro shop, gymnasium, sauna, cafe and restaurant. The four star Hotel Husa Alicante faces the 18th hole and offers comfortable accommodation in a choice of 156 guest rooms as well as great leisure facilities.
Alenda Golf – Situated slightly inland from Alicante Airport, Alenda boasts an 18 hole course covering a picturesque area of 49 hectares that was designed by Roland Favret. The practice area includes pitch & Putt as well as a long shot driving range with 25 driving stations and floodlights allowing practice after dark. Their superb golf school has a state of the art audio-visual room that is equipped with the latest analysis technology and there is also a sports centre with a gymnasium and several padel tennis courts. Within the club house visitors will find a modern pro shop, cafe and restaurant, and for the young ones there is a kids club.
Bonalba Golf – Located about 20 minutes drive north of the city centre, this 18 hole golf course forms part of the excellent four star Bonalba Resort where visitors can choose to just play a round or two of golf or stay in the hotel's luxurious guest accommodation. The resort's leisure facilities include a fantastic tropical lagoon style swimming pool, tennis and padel courts, children's playground and wellness centre complete with indoor heated swimming pool and hydromassage jets, sauna, Turkish bath and several beauty and massage treatments. Close to the course and club house there is also a bowls club open to both members and the public.