An area known for its lush beaches and incredible resorts, Alicante is also known as one of the best places to go for a good round of golf. The Costa Blanca offers plenty of choices from the incredible course at La Finca to the fantastic Vistabella Golf of Torrevieja, there is something for every golf fan in Alicante. Whether you are looking to live in Alicante or simply looking for a fantastic golf course to enjoy during your stay, we’ve pulled together a list of our favourites.
Why Alicante is One of the Best Places for Golf
With endless stretches of sun-soaked beaches and an average of 300 sunny days each year, Alicante is the perfect spot to enjoy golf on the Costa Blanca. Alicante and the surrounding areas are home to a large number of golf resorts and golf courses parallelled only in number by the Costa Del Sol with each boasting award-winning facilities and renowned courses designed by golfing and design leaders. For those looking to move to an area of Spain perfect for expats and golfing, there are few places more welcoming than Alicante.
Top Golf Courses in Alicante
With a seemingly endless string of golf courses along this eastern Spanish coast, it might seem difficult to choose which golf course to visit first. However, we’ve listed some of our top golf courses in the Alicante area, all of which are easily accessible from the main tourist and expat areas of the Costa Blanca. Each provides a brilliant golfing experience paired with plenty of other amenities to enjoy.
Las Colinas Golf & Country Club
Considered by Many to be the best Golf Course in Spain, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club is in a league of its own when it comes to high-class living and golfing with a sprawling landscape offering an unbeatable game. Revolutionary Toptracer technology allows you to gain real-time feedback on your game using ball-tracking technology whilst the 5000 square metre short game area designed by Miguel Ángel Jiménez provides an excellent spot for a shorter championship. The championship golf course itself is designed by American landscape architect Cabell B. Robinson and has won countless awards featuring in the top 100 golf courses in the world. The club provides unbeatable dining, a paddle and tennis academy, a scenic trail, infinity pool and much more with discerning golfers and expats making their home in the stylish villas and apartments there.
La Finca Golf
Part of the spectacular La Finca Resort, La Finca Golf was designed by the inimitable Spanish designer Pepe Gancedo and has been home to a number of prestigious tournaments since opening. With incredible views, one-of-a-kind greens and more, La Finca Golf is one of the best golf courses in Spain, not to mention the Alicante area. The course has recently received the GEO Certified® certificate for good environmental practices and offers a wealth of premium pastimes for holidaymakers and those living on the resort.
Font del Llop Golf Resort
Just 20 minutes away from the beaches of Alicante’s Mediterranean coastline, Font del Llop Golf Resort is renowned for its 18-hole golf course that blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape and provides a fantastic game for all abilities. Designed by Blake Stirling and Marco Martin, the resort is also home to 25km of free terrain perfect for hiking and mountain biking.
Melia Villaitana Golf Club
Designed by one of the world’s leading golf course design companies, Nicklaus Design, Melia Villaitana Golf Club is home to two 18-hole golf courses just a stone’s throw from the sights and sounds of Alicante. The Poniente golf course sits surrounded by Mediterranean pines with mountain views whilst the Levante course is designed in the American style with views of the sea and the Sierra de Finestrat.
Designed with the surrounding land in mind, Alenda golf course covers 49 hectares of land with 18 holes and a fantastic practice area. This Roland Favrat-designed golf course is also home to an impressive sports complex along with a brilliant restaurant and pro shop. The full driving range is also illuminated allowing practice until 10pm for complete convenience.
Positioned in the lovely Torrevieja, Vistabella Golf boasts one of the area’s top golf courses, designed by Manuel Piñero. Just outside of Alicante, Vistabella Golf offers a brilliant golfing experience for amateurs and pro golfers alike providing a fantastic 18-hole course under the Costa Blanca sun.
Club de Golf El Plantío
Designed to create an exotic atmosphere and a different feel for each hole, Club de Golf El Plantío is a Par 72 championship course featuring a lake, palm trees, spectacular views and more against a mountain backdrop. This Alicante golf course is also home to a smaller 9-hole golf course for shorter games of golf. The course is also home to a number of tournaments throughout the year.
Alicante Golf Course
Featuring thousands of replanted trees, Alicante Golf provides an environmentally conscious golf experience designed by Severiano Ballesteros. This par 72 course ensures no two holes are the same with five large lakes and plenty of greenery alongside everything you need for a game of golf in Alicante.
Golf Course Living in Alicante
Alicante and the Costa Blanca area offer sun, sea and a spectacular way of living for those looking to move to Spain. Combining the culture of the local area and delicious cuisine, Alicante and the Costa Blanca are the perfect place to make your home in the sun. If your dream is to live close to Alicante’s unparalleled golf courses, we have a number of properties, including at the renowned La Finca Resort and Las Colinas resort ready and waiting.