Thursday, October 10, 2013

Golfing in Costa Blanca

Just like many travel destinations around the world, and certainly around Spain, southeastern Spain is filled with excellent golf courses. Golfing in Costa Blanca may not be as great as other places, but there are plenty of courses to get your golf fix while on holiday.

Costa Blanca lies near two main cities in Spain: Alicante and Valencia. The resorts are primarily in the lower lands along the actual coast and are relatively less dense than courses further south in Spain. The climate being how it is (on average 2800 hours a year of sunshine, or the equivalent of 116 consecutive days), the courses draw a modest crowd.

Increasing quantities of British golfers are realizing the wonders of a golfing holiday in the Costa Blanca. The region goes from Valencia to Torrevieja is renowned for its wonderful mild winter weather. The backdrop scenery of the area is beautiful, with mountains, beautiful azure seas and golden sands along a few of the most outstanding beaches in Europe.

The usual winter precipitation along the Costa Blanca is less than any other part of Spain, including even the Costa del Sol, which is a major reason more golfers are making this their winter destination. There are several top notch courses available, less crowded and pricey than those on the Costa del Sol or the Algarve. In the northern part of Costa Blanca, near Valencia, El Saler hosted the 2001 Spanish Open and is rated one of the top five courses in Europe.

Near Denia, Oliva Nova is considered to be Seve’s best course design. La Sella, another fine course, is also in this area. The region near Alicante is the home of four outstanding courses in Bonalba, Alenda, Alicante North and El Plantio. Further south from there, the resort of Torrevieja is quite near to the courses of Villamartin, Campoamor, Las Ramblas and La Finca.

These courses all provide an excellent game throughout the year, and are prime locations for the golfing in Costa Blanca. Golfers from every corner of the globe should give the south and southeast of Spain a good look when planning golf holidays, as most of the regions courses are excellent.

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