Golf in VALENCIAValencia, Spain
Valencia has everything a golfer or leisure traveler could wish for: 6 high profile golf courses, International sport events, festivals, many shopping centres, endless beaches and sigt-seeing attractions, a world famous opera house, High-Class Gastronomy, such as the Paella Valenciana and other local specialities.
Golf in Valencia
Valencia is situated at the Spanish Mediterranean Coast, bordering Spain’s famous Costa Blanca, about 350 km south of Barcelona, and is Spain’s third biggest city.
Valencia has it all, everything a golfer or leisure traveler could wish for:
- 6 high-quality golf courses in the region (El Saler, El Bosque, Escorpión, Foressos, La Galiana & Mediterraneo)
- World-famous festivals, such as Las Fallas (every year 15th-19th of March) & Semana Santa festivity
- High-Class Gastronomy, such as the Paella Valenciana and other local specialties
- A world-famous Opera House, El Palacio de la Reina Sofia and the Palau de Musica / Music Palace
- International sporting events, Motor GP & ATP events
- An International known football team, FC Valencia
- Many shopping centers (BonAire, Agua, Turia – Corte Inglés, El Caballito del Mar next to the City of Arts and Siences)
- World famous monutents and architure, like the Calatrava’s City of Arts and Siences
- It was host to the America’s Cup and has a Fomula 1 racing track along the habour
- White sandy endlessly-long beaches with cristal clear water
Download / view: Valencia’s Tourist Guide here
Valencia & Costa Blanca – Golf Courses:
- El Saler Golf Course
- El Bosque Golf Course
- Escorpion Golf Course
- La Galiana Golf Course
- Foressos Golf Course
- Mediterraneo Golf Course
El Saler Golf Course ( more info under Parador El Saler) : see video of the course only 15 min. from Valencia’s city center
A must for golf lovers – the course is considered one of the best in the world.
The El Saler golf course is built in 1968 by Javier Arana, a Links course, Par 72 and located at the Hotel Parador El Saler, just 15min. from Valencia’s city centre, in the Albufera Nature Reserve, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
El Bosque Golf Course: situated 45 min. from Valencia’s city center, in Godelleta (Chiva), in direction airport
The location of the El Bosque golf course at the foot of a mountain distinguishes undoubtedly the touch Robert Trent Jones Snr. used to bring to life the Club de Golf El Bosque. Surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, the prestigious designer took advantage of the location in order to add beauty and movement to the 18 freeways of the course.
30 min. from Valencia City Center, Ctra. San Antonio de Benagéber (Bétera)
The 27 holes let you combine three different rounds where your technical skill will be challenged each time you hit the ball. The fairways are protected by a consolidated, dense forest and the presence of water features on the fairways provides a special incentive.
The nine holes that give personality and tradition to the course are situated around the farmhouse, La Masía, and are characterized by its flat topography . The presence of two big lakes come into play on holes 5, 6, 8 and 9. If the head plays with the heart the water will not penalize the player, instead it contributes to rhythm and beauty of the game.
The nine holes that make up Lagos are watermarked. Water in-front and at either side affects five holes. The 8th hole , a par 3 of 160 meters, is known for ” The demon” . The water feature is on the right side and accompanies the player from tee to green. It is a very difficult hole as halfway through you will find wateralso on your left side and as a top-up there is a large bunker protecting the green. Secure players will go staight for the green and the player knowing its limitations will opt for a middle long stroke reaching the green with the second shot instead of sending the ball into the lake. The existing lakes in this part of the course have become over time to protected waters due to the wide variety of aquatic birds found in them.
The last nine holes incorporated in the course are known to “New 9” and talk the player over undulating terrain with 3 Par 5 and lakes where the amateur player will find it a callenge to reach the green with three strokes. There is no water and the breathtaking views of the Sierra Calderona contribute to the beauty of this particular part of the course. The greens are slightly higher without presenting additional difficulty to reach them. The bunkers are big and will always come into play for both the amateur and professional player . The club house is also famous for its great cuisine.
LA GALIANA GOLF: (Click on the name to follow the link for more detailed information)
La Galiana Golf is about 45 min. by car, south of Valencia in the mountains of a small village called Barraca de Aguas Vives, between Alzira/Carcaixent and Tavernes.
Enjoy a beautiful park-land course who’s first demand is its level of maintenance. Open since February 2011, it proposes with its fast greens and challenging design a very interesting game of golf. From the club house you have a fabulous sightseeing view over the hilly structure of its surrounding landscape. LA GALIANA GOLF COURSE – where nature remains in tact.
Foressos, south of Valencia, on the A7 and just outside of Picassent, designed by José Gancedo, ” the Picasso of Golf ” is a golf course which is just 20 minutes from the city center of Valencia. Charakterizes by 14 lakes and surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, 1,500 palm trees, 100 olive trees , 100 pines and many other plant species accompany the player throughout the course. In the words of the designer himself , ” Foressos Golf is a strategic golf course with 18 holes set in two different sets of 9 holes and 18 different ways to play where you have to struggle to enjoy the game, both amateur and professional .” Among the peculiarities of Foressos Golf, worth mentioning is one of the longest greens across Europe ,with 70 meters , the 7th hole , par 3 with 146m from the white tees. You also enjoy a triple green formed by the holes 2 , 14 and 16 and two other holes that share the green in a truely links style, from one side hole 1 and 17 and from the other side hole 3 and 11.
The Club de Campo del Mediterráneo, in the hills overlooking Castellón, an hour north of Valencia, on the CV10, is a focal point for the enjoyment of golf in the Valencian Community, famous for the anual Castello Masters competition. With a history of more than 30 years , the Club has formed and is also the home to one of the world famous golfers Sergio Garcia. Castellón has numerous attractions for everyone who wishes to enjoy a holiday in a resort that combines excellent beaches, natural charm and a splendid cultural heritage.
El Club de Campo del Mediterráneo, situado en una altiplanicie sobre Castellón, a una hora en coche desde Valencia, es todo un centro de referencia para el disfrute del golf en la Comunidad Valenciana, famoso por su torneo anual el Castelló Master y casa de uno de los jugadores más f
The weather in Valencia:
The climate in Valencia is one of the sunniest in Europe with approximately 330 sunny days a year.
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