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Golf in Benidorm: recommended courses

Golf in Benidorm is one of the attributes this town has to attract visitors. The city of Alicante offers a multitude of services and tourist attractions of all kinds aimed at all audiences. Among them, practising this sport is by no means among the least important.

Did you know that the Valencian Community has a total of 30 golf courses, of which more than 25% are located in Benidorm and its surroundings? Among the advantages of the Benidorm courses are the splendid landscapes that frame them, with mountains and the Mediterranean in the background in many parts of their courses. The warm, mild climate throughout the year, with hardly any rain, completes the reasons that motivate many golfers to travel to this city to practise their favourite sport on holiday.

Golf courses in Benidorm

The offer of recommended golf courses in Benidorm is spectacular. It includes eight world-class facilities where players of all skill levels will seamlessly play.

Here are the golf options available near the town of Benidorm.

Alicante Golf Club

You will have to travel to the coast of Playa de San Juan, 5 minutes from Alicante, to enjoy this course designed by the legendary Severiano Ballesteros. Modern, relaxed, flat and always with a visible green on each hole, its difficulty lies in the abundance of lakes. It is a par 72 course, whose 18 holes are equally divided between pars 3, 4 and 5.

Altea Golf Club

This is a long-standing charismatic course, the first to be inaugurated on the Costa Blanca. It is located 20 minutes from Benidorm, in Altea la Vella, in the middle of the Bernia mountain range. It offers 9 holes, which can be played in a single round, although it can also be played as a double round. Its par is 72 and satisfies all levels of play.

Bonalba Golf Club

About 40 kilometres from Benidorm -a half hour drive- you will find this 18-hole course located in Mutxamel, near San Juan beach and Alicante. It is a challenging, complicated par 72, whose greens are winding and undulating, wide fairways and lakes become insurmountable obstacles when you least expect it.

El Plantío Golf Club

26 holes await you in these facilities located 3 kilometres from Alicante. Aesthetically, it is a very beautiful setting, well maintained and with a clear family focus. It includes two alternative courses, one of 18 holes and the other of 9, so it is suitable for all players. It is a good place to get started and accumulate experience.

Ifach Golf Club

In Benissa, about 40 kilometres from Benidorm, is this course of 9 short holes (half a dozen of par 3 and the rest of par 4) with enough difficulty. It is a demanding course that requires great technical mastery. The fairways are narrow and its orography is capricious. The Mediterranean Sea and the Peñón de Ifach form a beautiful setting.

Jávea Golf Club

It has a magnificent micro-climate throughout the year. It is located in Jávea and has 9 holes with gentle slopes and an intermediate difficulty due, above all, to the 34 existing bunkers.

La Sella Golf Club

Another interesting alternative. Designed by the Spanish champion José María Olazábal, it is found in Denia, about 50 kilometres from Benidorm. It is a par 72 that offers 3 different courses and a total of 27 holes. Its location, next to Montgó Natural Park, allows it to have a splendid forest environment. It is recommended regardless of each player’s handicap.

Villaitana Golf Club

Its main advantage is that it is located within the city of Benidorm. It has 36 holes, features the unmistakable Nicklaus seal and has two different courses with views of the Finestrat mountain range and the Mediterranean:

  • Poniente. Par 62, 3858 metres long and 18 holes. Focused, above all, on the most experienced players.
  • Levante. Par 72, 6675 metres and 18 holes. It has an attractive American design: wide fairways and prodigious views.

Now you know where to play golf in this destination: the possibilities are many and attractive. The golf courses in Benidorm ensure enjoyment, variety, competitiveness and excitement for players of all levels. Furthermore, they guarantee a stimulating, very beautiful natural environment, excellent services and, it goes without saying, delicious gastronomy and numerous additional tourist attractions. When are you coming to try them?

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