The Best Benidorm Golf Courses
There are many golf courses to choose from all within 1 hour of Benidorm. The nearest being the fantastic Melia Villaitana golf complex hosting 2 golf course, one of which hosted the Senior Masters Tour in 2019. So if you are considering coming to Benidorm and want to get in a round of golf then you have many choices, or if you want a full blown golf holiday with the best nightlife in Europe then Benidorm is the perfect combination for both on the fairway and off the course entertainment. In this post we will give you an insight in to the Best Benidorm Golf Courses the area has to offer. All of which can be booked with Union Jack Golf – Benidorms only golf shop and Golf Tour Operator.
Melia Villaitana Levante - 10 Minutes from Benidorm
18 holes, par 72, 7297 yards. Parkland.
The championship Levante course is a Jack Nicklaus design par 72 18-hole layout that measures over 7,000 yards from the back tees. It’s part of the complex at Melia Villaitana and The Level at Melia Villaitana. The Levante is a US-style golf course spread out over an area of more than 80 hectares. In classic Nicklaus tradition, it features wide fairways and mounded, rolling, yet inviting putting surfaces. Stretching to more than 7,200 yards, it is a bit of a monster and offers stunning views of the Mediterranean and the Finestrat Mountains.
The views from this course are simply stunning offering a full panoramic view of Benidorm and the Mediterranean sea beyond. The fairways on this course are always manicured to perfection and you can be guaranteed a good lie, but beware if you stray off the fairway the rough is very decieving. It only looks short but if your ball hops in to the first cut it is very dense and sometimes a challenge to even find it. The fairways are wide and open in most cases though so only the most wayward shots will be in trouble. The putting surfaces are also generally very quick as they are at most courses on the Costa Blanca, so always advisable to leave yourself an uphill putt as those downhill lies can be tricky.
The signature holes on this course are in my opinion the par 4 10th hole (stroke index 1). It allows you to get the driver out as the fairway is wide open, but the second shot in to the green has a lake to the left which makes for a tricky second shot in at around 180 yards, depending on your drive distance. The par 3 7th hole is also one of the best par 3 holes on any course in Spain. It is 238 Yards from the back tees and is lake from start to finish, so you need to be accurate with this one. This and much more makes this one of the best Benidorm golf courses on the Costa Blanca
The Villaitana club house serves small tapas and cold beers on the terrace. The terrace has views over the golf course and out to the Med’. A great way to relax after a day out in the sun on the golf course.
Melia Villaitana Poniente - 10 Minutes from Benidorm
18 holes, par 62 , 4941 metres. Parkland.
Villaitana Poniente an 18 hole, par 62, 4941m, white tees, course sits alongside its championship sister Villaitana Levante overlooking Benidorm and the Mediterranean Sea at the foot of the Finestrat Mountain Range. Although shorter in length than a normal 18 hole course, Villaitana Poniente is a challenging course and will test your short game skills as it enjoys a number of truly spectacular par 3 and par 4 holes which are the equal of holes found anywhere on the golfing map.
Villaitana Poniente is suitable for all handicap levels and will provide a real challenge to all golfers.
Puig Campana - 20 Minutes from Benidorm
9 holes, par 72 when played x 2
Puig Campana Golf is a 9 Hole Course (Play x 2 for par 72) designed by Sterling & Martin and is situated in the Finestrat area. The greens are large, constant and do allow for various pin positions. The fairways are closely cut and the rough is not to severe. The course has a natural terrain and the vegetation is autonomous, predominantly pine and olive trees with some carob. The views from the course are stunning with both views of the Med’ and the mountains of Finestrat in the backdrop. The club house is equally as impressive and would fit in at any of the major courses across the world. The restaurant serves excellent food and the terrace overlooking the mountains is a perfect place for a cool beer after your round. Why not do 9 holes, have lunch and then do another 9 holes. This is the perfect golf day out on the Costa Blanca and only 20 minutes transfer from Benidorm making this one of the best Benidorm Golf Courses.
Altea Golf - 20 Minutes from Benidorm
9 holes, par 72 when played x 2
Hidden away on the lower slopes of the Sierra Bernia mountain, close to the village of Altea la Vella and only 20 minutes from Benidorm. It is the oldest and one
of the most picturesque golf courses on the Costa Blanca. It is characterised by the stunning mountain and sea views and a beautiful restaurant and terrace.
Altea Club de Golf is a par 72 course which can be played as 9 or 18 holes and is a good test for all levels of golfer. The course is one of the best 9 hole courses in Spain currently ranked at number 2 out of 98 courses justifying this course as on of the best Benidorm Golf Courses. The differing tee positions on the front 9 and back 9 give you a great test of 18 holes.
The Jacaranda restaurant serves up some great food and curries are there speciality! The terrace bar also has views over the golf course and out to the Med’. This truly is a hidden gem and one of Benidorms best golf courses.
Bonalba Golf - 30 Minutes from Benidorm
18 holes, par 72
The first 9 holes are quite technical, as you have to avoid three of the five existent lakes. The three last holes of the front 9 can spoil even the best score card, as they are the handicap 1 (par 4), 13 ( par 3), and 3 (par 4) in the course: they called by the local golfers the “Amen Corner” of Bonalba. The back 9, being also quite technical, requires stronger strokes. It has holes where the dominant breeze from Levante makes it difficult to reach the green, normally forcing the golfers to use more “woods” than usual. On holes 16, 17, and 18, the breeze blows right into the faces of the golfers.
Alicante Golf - 45 Minutes from Benidorm
18 holes, par 72
Designed by Spanish genius ‘Seve Ballesteros’, it is the only 18 hole, par 72, golf course on the Iberian Peninsula that has the configuration of 6 par 3, 6 par 4 and 6 par 5 holes. On each 9, there are no two consecutive holes with the same par, making play more interesting and producing more birdie opportunities. The design incorporates 5 large lakes, which come into play on 12 of the 18 holes, spread around the relatively level terrain that has been moulded with slight mounds and hollows. All of these characteristics add to the enjoyment and challenge of playing on a course that is a fair test for players of all levels.
El Plantio Golf - 45 Minutes from Benidorm
18 holes, par 72
El Plantio Golf, which sits on the southern outskirts of the City of Alicante, is a short drive to both Alicante Airport and Elche and originally began in 1993 as a 9 hole, par 3 course. The high quality 18 hole, par 72, 6302m, white tees, main course, designed by Manuel Ferry Ruiz, was under construction at that time and opened in 2000. The 18 hole course is truly a gem in the Mediterranean, glorious fairways, undulating greens, large menacing bunkers but with its natural vegetation, fig, palm and cork trees now maturing and surrounding both fairways and greens, it has great depth and definition. The 1st hole is a difficult par 4 with a water hazard to the left of the green followed by an uphill par 5. Take a moment when finished to enjoy the views. Although some seem to think that the front 9 is the “easier” of the two, don’t be fooled it requires concentration, skill and respect as any loose shot will cost you dearly. The back 9 must be taken seriously as there are numerous water hazards, waterfalls, raised greens, elevated tees, bunkers guarding greens and a mountain running alongside you on the 14th.
Alenda Golf - 50 Minutes from Benidorm
18 holes, par 72
Alenda Golf Course, founded in 1999, was designed and built by Roland Favrat, bringing about an entertaining round for all. Onsite facilities include the Alenda Golf School featuring state of the art audio-visual computer swing analysis technology, a driving range and putting greens.
Alenda Golf Course provides a varied and enjoyable round worked in beautifully to complement the natural landscape of the area. The front nine holes focus on accuracy over strength as a result of the moderate length of each hole being contrasted by their wide fairways. As you move over to the back nine further concentration is needed, especially on the feature holes of the 16th and 18th, where you will come up against the test of mastering a range of tricky slopes across the greens. The club house at Alenda is one of the best we have ever visited in Spain!
Font Del Llop Golf - 50 Minutes from Benidorm
18 holes, par 72
Founded in 2009, Font del Llop has more than come up to expectations. Designed by Blake Stirling and Marco Martín this 18 hole, par 72, 6290m, white, course is not one for the faint hearted – it will test and challenge you all the way around. Font del Llop is long and narrow, out in the open, which is refreshing, with dog-legs, strategically placed bunkers, water hazards and in a condition that belies the newness of the course. Surrounded by natural and local vegetation with beautiful panoramic views from every direction. You will receive a warm welcome from Staff when visiting this Golf Resort. This really is a hidden gem of a course and well worth the trip from Benidorm. The setting of this course is just amazing and you will not be disappointed with this one. It truly is one of Benidorms best golf courses and one of the best in Spain!
That is it for our selection of the best golf courses Benidorm has to offer. There are other courses further to the North such as Oliva Nova or the fantastic La Galliana we could mention, but they are over an hour away so just outside of the area we are covering for this review. If you want to make a booking then look no further than Union Jack Golf in Benidorm, we are Benidorms only golf shop and Golf Tour Operator. Book here for full golf holiday or use our Green Fee Booking page for golf only bookings.
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