Golf courses on the Costa Blanca North
For golf enthusiasts among us there is a great selection of golf courses waiting to be explored on the Costa Blanca. Only in the northern part you will already find 10 different courses of which the earlier ones, Sierra Altea (also known as Don Cayo) and Ifach San Jaime, were inaugurated in 1974.
The 10 different options offer courses for every ability, from par 3 to championship courses as well as Pitch & Putt options.
Below you will find an alphabetic overview of the courses and short description of each of them.
Alicante Golf Course
“Alicante Golf can be considered an oasis amidst the city, a challenge for the game and a feast for the eyes.” This very interesting and mature par 72 course designed by Seve Ballesteros was opened in 1998. There are 5 large lakes affecting 12 of the 18 holes, and no two consecutive holes are played with the same par in any one round.
The fairways are lined with houses providing each hole with a distinct look along with lots of challenging hazards. All of this combined, offers you something unusual to look at while you enjoy your game. The complex includes a relaxing hotel, just 800 meters from San Juan beach and a fabulous clubhouse for your well-deserved drink in the 19th.
Bonalba Golf and Spa Resort
Just 2 km from Playa de San Juan, in Mutxamel, inland from the city of Alicante we find Bonalba, an impressive spectacularly designed golf course. It offers a unique variety of styles. Monotony is never a problem, with five breath-taking lakes having a significant impact on the layout of ten of the holes, and providing players with a huge challenge. Another defining characteristic of the course is the distribution of 96 bunkers, strategically placed along the entire length of the course.
The club house offers a spectacular view over the golf course and is a great place to relax after your end your round.
El Plantio Golf Course
Par 72 championship Course El Plantio is quite simply a delight, perfectly blending in with the environment. It is a golf course with abundant vegetation, outstanding design quality and excellent greens and fairways. Located 3 kilometers from the city of Alicante, with both 18- and 9-hole courses, suited for all kinds of players. It offers a practice course with covered tees on two levels, the capacity for 120 posts, approach shots, a putting green and an international golf school service.
The website has a great course guide, where you'll clearly see the challenges that await you. The 17th is a firm favorite with all players. El Plantio is very close to Alicante airport, so if you've got a late flight it is an ideal course to play
Ifach San Jaime Golf Course
The Ifach Golf Club, also known as the San Jaime Golf Course, is situated on the border of Benissa and Moraira. It enjoys one of the best views of the Costa Blanca, overlooking the Peñon de Ifach and the Mediterranean Sea. The design of the course makes it necessary to use all of your available clubs, you will need total control when driving and on your approach. The course is a par 60 and has 9 holes, which range in length from 70 to 288 meters.
Although the holes are short, they are technically demanding and tricky due to the numerous slopes and the narrow fairways. A seemingly simple stroke can become a nightmare. The distribution of trees and bunkers make playing here challenging and varied.
Javea Golf Course
This golf club was opened in 1981, situated just inland from the coastal town of Javea. The course has stunning views over the surrounding countryside of the Marina Alta and its mountains. The course is set over 9 holes but you can still play a round of 18 as you are able to tee off from a different location the second time round.
The wide fairways give you the impression of a rather easy course but you have to be careful with the 34 bunkers spread over the course and all the greens have subtle runs, many of which difficult to read.
La Sella Golf Resort
The challenging La Sella Golf is situated in the small hamlet of Jesus Pobre on the outskirts of Denia. The original 18-hole golf course was designed by José María Olazábal, double champion of the Masters, and opened in 1992. Olazábal also supervised the 2010 extension to 27 holes.
La Sella hosted many national team events, including the Peugeot Circuit. There are three 9-hole courses, all of which take their names from the wind. Llebeig, the first 9 holes towards the south, with spectacular views of the Montgó national park. Technically difficult and you will need almost all your clubs. Than Gregal, the second 9-hole course towards the east. With water obstacles in a more level environment and a final series of holes which normally decide the rounds. And finally, Mestral, the name of the wind when it blows from the north, also the direction of the final 9. The holes are located in a higher area, offering spectacular views of the sea. A course for you to enjoy golf in a beautiful natural setting.
Las Rejas Golf Course
This 9-hole par 3 Pitch & Putt course is situated near the beach of Poniente in Benidorm. Ideal for starters but also suited to practise the short play for experienced players. It is a straight forward pay and play course, no frills, easy going for an enjoyable round of golf for everybody.
The holes are of medium difficulty and are a joy for both novices as well as experienced players. They vary in distance from 80 to 120 meters, some with water hazards. There is a small clubhouse to finish your round.
Sierra Altea Golf Course (Altea Club de Golf)
Formerly known as Don Cayo Golf Course, it was opened in 1974 as a par 36, 9-hole course and later renamed to Sierra Altea Golf Club. It is one of the few clubs in the area that is wholly owned by its members but still welcomes visitors to play the course at any time, subject to availability. The course itself has improved significantly in the last few years.
The course is situated high above the coastal town of Altea in an area known as Altea Hills. It is characterised by the stunning mountain and sea views and a beautiful restaurant and terrace. It offers a par 72 course which can be played as 9 or 18 holes and is a good test for players of all levels. Guests and visiting golf societies are welcome on this oldest and one of the most picturesque golf courses on the Costa Blanca.
Sierra Cortina Golf Course
Located in Finestrat on the outskirts of Benidorm, just off the AP7 motorway and next to the La Marina shopping mall. It is another short Pitch & Putt course with 18 holes of 50 to 100 meters length with panoramic views of the sea and the city. It is a great course for beginners but also experienced players will enjoy the different obstacles to overcome. Beginners can start on the course after just a few classes, without the need to obtain an official handicap.
The shorter distances are great for senior players and children, as the 18 holes can be played in just over two hours without great physical effort.
Villaitana Wellness Golf and Business Resort
This resort is a modern 5-star hotel, spa and golf complex overlooking Benidorm. The skyline of Benidorm provides a real postcard backdrop as you enjoy your round of golf. The Villaitana offers two golf courses (Levante and Poniente) with excellent facilities for golfers.
The championship Levante Course is 6.612-meter-long and has many hazards and wide but challenging fairways. During your round you can enjoy beautiful views of the Mediterranean and the Finestrat mountain range. Campo de Poniente is a 3.858 meters long par 62 course with varied and challenging par 3 and par 4 holes. The layout of this course allows players of all levels to enjoy a great experience. It is shorter but it requires more skills and can be very demanding. It allows players of all handicaps to enjoy a great experience.