The Costa Blanca ranks among Europe’s most popular places to play golf. Along with a year-round golfing climate, quality courses and affordable green fees, Costa Blanca golf courses attract tens of thousands of players every year.
While the area doesn’t offer as many golf courses as the Costa del Sol, the Costa Blanca has a long list of first-class courses.
Long list of courses
Golf courses on the Costa Blanca currently number 22. The southern part of the coast has the most with a total of eight courses. Many courses in this part of the Costa Blanca belong to the residential developments in the area.
Central Costa Blanca also has a good choice of golf choices, particularly in and around Alicante where there are four altogether. The mountainous terrain in the northern Costa Blanca means that this area is home to fewer courses, although they include some of the most prestigious in this part of Spain.
Golf is rarely rained off on the Costa Blanca where the weather allows for play all year round.
Pleasant temperatures plus practically guaranteed sunshine means you can play golf at any time of year. Summer is actually low season with the autumn and early spring counting at high season for golfers visiting the Costa Blanca.
Many of the Costa Blanca’s 22 golf courses were created by the world’s top designers. The best Spanish designer Javier Arana put his signature to one as did Spanish golfing legend Severiano Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus and Jose María Olazábal.
All Costa Blanca golf courses offer exceptional design – many contour perfectly to their terrain – and a variety of challenges.
Some courses will suit the most practised golfers while others are perfect for beginners such as the 9-hole course at Las Rejas near Benidorm. Some courses are true veterans.
For example, Villamartín golf course near Torrevieja has been around since 1972 when golf was in its infancy in Spain. Others are relatively new such as Puig Campana between Finestat and Villajoyosa, built in 2016.
The vast majority are 18-hole with 72 par.
Choice of landscapes
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to scenery on Costa Blanca golf courses.
Take your pick from frontline beach golf at Alicante Golf (also home to some Roman ruins); scenic inland beauty with some of the finest ‘tree scapes’ in the area at El Plantío between Alicante and Elche; or magnificent mountain scenery at La Sella in the north part of the Costa Blanca.
Affordable green fees
Most golf courses on the Costa Blanca offer affordable green fees, particularly in low season and at off-peak times. The majority of courses are open to the general public, although some have restrictions on non-members.
Many courses hold annual tournaments, some of which are for professional golf players and form part of the Spanish Golf Federation Circuit. Competitions take place regularly in most clubs and often raise money for charity.
One of the main attractions of playing golf on the Costa Blanca are the associated services.
Most golf courses provide extras for golfers such as pro shops, club houses and restaurants. Many have golf academies where you can learn from scratch or perfect your swing.
And some courses are golf resorts offering onsite accommodation in hotels or self catering apartments.
Many golf courses on the Costa Blanca form part of residential developments and as such offer frontline golf property. They include apartments, townhouses and in some cases, golf villas.
Those with frontline views of the course attract premium prices, although golf property on the Costa Blanca generally offers good value for money. Rental return potential is also high from the holiday let market.
You can find more information about playing golf on the Costa Blanca on the Costa Blanca Golf Course Association website.