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Golf in southern spain

Tour along 12 courses in the region

There is no shortage of golf courses in our working area on the Costa Blanca South and the Costa Cálida. It is no exaggeration to say that, in addition to the sun and the sea, golf is one of the main reasons for a holiday or buying a house in this region. With more than 20 golf courses at a relatively short distance from each other, there is plenty of choice to test yourself in a sporty way. Both the novice and the experienced golfer will find many beautiful courses that are a challenge for everyone's playing level.

The Orihuela Costa has the highest concentration of golf courses. With four 18-hole courses in a small area, it is therefore a popular place for sports enthusiasts to find close to their (holiday) home.

Van Dam Estates has a wide range of both owner-occupied and rental properties to serve golfers at their beck and call. So feel free to contact us for information on how we can help you have an unforgettable golf vacation. Below is a brief introduction to some of the popular golf courses in our area.


Las Colinas (Orihuela Costa)

The design of Las Colinas de Campoamor has attempted to make the track an integral part of the existing landscape. In the valley between the existing hills, the existing landscape offers a sense of privacy and isolation from the environment. The width of the fairways and the design of the extensive, sloping greens provide a great variety. This makes the course suitable for professional competitions, while it also has a lot to offer the average golf enthusiast.

There are various facilities around the clubhouse, such as a golf school, a driving range with natural grass, a putting green and an approach area.

Villamartin (Orihuela Costa)

One of the most established golf courses in Spain and certainly on the Costa Blanca. The course was built in 1972 and has a beautiful design. After almost 50 years, the well-rooted and mature vegetation guarantees a beautiful backdrop for golfing. Over the years, its reputation has led to the course being chosen for several professional tournaments. In 1997, the legendary Jose Maria Olazabal triumphed here at the Mediterranean Open Volvo PGA European Tour.

From the first time you turn here, Villamartin Golf exudes pure class. The golf course is less hilly than many newer courses. A special feature for golfers looking for a real challenge is the 17th hole. This one is considered one of the most difficult in all of Spain.

Campoamor Golf (Orihuela Costa)

For many, the Real Club de Golf Campoamor is a course with two faces. The course is laid out in two valleys, which are interconnected. The first 9 holes are laid out in a kind of park landscape, while the other 9 holes in the second valley are often described as more difficult. Thanks to its location, the hills offer protection from the wind. It has lush fairways and fast greens lined with palm, citrus and pine trees. The golf course is a bit longer than most courses in the region.

Campoamor Golf has an impressive clubhouse, restaurant and bars. Due to its location, at 130 meters above sea level, it provides spectacular views of the course, the valley and the hills.

Las Ramblas Golf(Orihuela Costa)

Opened in 1991, Las Ramblas Golf is characterized as a gentle, hilly golf course set in a dramatically contrasting landscape. With many pine trees and water features, a tour along the 18 holes is seen as a sporting challenge. One moment you are trying to steer away from the many trees and shrubs, while at other moments rocky outcrops are unpleasant obstacles. Las Ramblas, sometimes referred to as 'the mythical beast', is not suitable for players without guts. Several tee shots require the golf ball to be hit over a ravine.

Perhaps because of its reputation, this golf course was chosen for the setting in a scene in the movie 'Taken 3' with the famous actor Liam Neeson. Either way: bring enough balls to Las Ramblas.

Lo Romero Golf (Pilar de la Horadada)

This golf course is nicknamed 'The Golf Island'. This is due to the special way in which the 18th hole is set up. The players end their round of golf there by entering a small, almost circular island to the green via a narrow footbridge. Lo Romero was opened in 2008 and is renowned for its good mix of easier and more challenging holes. It is situated in a natural landscape that was originally an apple and pear orchard. Many of the shrubs, trees and especially rosemary plants have been maintained.

The relatively many bunkers and water features provide an extra degree of difficulty, but in other places the course is wide and easier to set up. In reactions from players, Lo Romero is praised for the excellent maintenance of the greens.

La Marquesa (Quesada, Rojales)

One of the oldest golf courses in the region. Since 1989, the track has been tinkered with and technical improvements have been made. The latest change is the construction of a faithful copy of the Sawgrass hole of the Florida golf course of the same name. The website describes this drama asset as 'the most mythical hole on earth'. La Marquesa has given all holes their own name, all of which have to do with the history of the golf course.

Users are quite divided in their opinion of the job. Fame is there for the many extra amenities such as a private pool, a great restaurant and the golf school. However, others emphasize the poor maintenance and high uniformity of most holes.

La Serena Golf (Los Alcázares)

Located directly at the Mar Menor. It's a fairly flat track. One of the main difficulties on a round on La Serena Golf is the problems regularly caused by the Levante wind. Although quite traditional in design and rather short, the abundance of water features also requires a high degree of battery life.

On no less than 16 of the 18 holes, water features should be avoided, while clusters of bunkers and pieces of desert should also be avoided. This is a typical course, which only after some experience with the obstacles can lead to a very pleasant round of golf. Bring enough golf balls the first time, as many can end up in the water. The clubhouse has a restaurant with a terrace, which has both a magnificent view of the golf course and the Mar Menor.

Roda Golf (San Javier)

With lush, undulating fairways, lakes and palm trees, Roda golf has created an environment that is ideal for a pleasant round of golf. This course has slight differences in height and usually has greens that are in excellent condition. Roda Golf is known as a not too challenging course. Many of the holes are placed in a fairly open landscape.

As part of a holiday park, located one and a half kilometers from the Mar Menor, Roda pays a lot of attention to teaching both novice and advanced golfers. From the spacious terrace at the impressive clubhouse, a magnificent panoramic view over the golf course unfolds.

La Manga Golf (La Manga)

The La Manga Club is home to no fewer than three golf courses. The best known is the internationally renowned south runway. This is seen as a great test for any caliber of player. Situated in a valley and surrounded by palm trees, this long golf course is difficult, as 15 of the 18-hole water features create difficult obstacles. Water features also play an important role on the north runway. The greens are usually more spacious. There are larger differences in height here and that makes putting on different holes quite difficult.

The west course follows the natural course of the undulating landscape. Against the backdrop of many pine trees, this job seems easier than it ultimately is. Height differences are the main difficulty factor.

La Finca Golf (Algorfa)

This golf course prides itself on the often unique design of the greens. For example, hole 7 is square and resembles an English bowls green, while hole 14 is round and deep and resembles a wok pan. The course is wide-ranging and has generous, spectacular fairways. It makes it easy to use the driver very often, regardless of the handicap. Some greens are surrounded by bunkers and others by a lake. All of this does not make it an easy job for people with low disabilities.

Water features, olive trees and small ravines with bridges provide a pleasant backdrop to this course, opened in 2002, where several national and international championships have already been held.

Vistabella Golf (Jacarilla, Orihuela)

Although Vistabella Golf has only been open since 2009, it has already undergone a dramatic change. Started as an 11-hole golf course, it has been transformed into an 18-hole course in the last few years. However, the typical features have remained, such as many undulating fairways, strategic bunkers and tricky but fast greens. Users generally praise the good condition of the course, the variety of holes and the challenging nature of Vistabella.

There are few trees that can complicate the game, but the many bunkers more than compensate for this. A common criticism is that the rapid conversion from an 11 to an 18 hole course has come at the expense of a necessary upgrade of the clubhouse.

Golf Altorreal (Murcia)

Located in the hills near Murcia, about 45 minutes drive from the coast, this course attracts many local players and relatively few tourists. The course is situated in a natural environment with more than 20,000 trees. The great variety between the 18 holes makes it a technical course. Some holes must be played entirely in a sloping landscape. Holes 9 and 18 are extra difficult, because in both cases, two lakes form tricky obstacles. Still, some golfers claim that other courses in the region have a higher degree of difficulty.

Due to its elevated position, the well-kept greens almost always have a spectacular view of the surroundings and the many olive and pine trees.