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LOS LOCOS - 5 OF THE BEST GOLF COURSES NEAR TORREVIEJA
Is a round of golf a mandatory activity on your holiday to-do list? If a spot of putting and driving is an essential part of your ultimate getaway, you'll find yourself spoilt for choice in Torrevieja and the surrounding area.
With dozens of lovely golf courses to choose from, Torrevieja's corner of the Costa Blanca is a great spot for golf lovers. In recent years, the growing popularity of this gorgeous part of Spain has seen a number of excellent, high quality courses spring up, offering golfers lots of choice - all within a 30-minute drive of the town itself.
Torrevieja is also home to TorreGolf, a club for residents and regular visitors to the region who love the sport and who want to pay less to visit the area's many courses.
The club also arranges regular competitions and events for its members, giving you the opportunity to get to know fellow golfers and pit yourself against them. Membership costs €15 for one year, with additional fees for competitions. This membership will allow you to enjoy discounts at 21 local courses, with extra special rates at four key locations; El Plantio, Font del Llop, Golf Altorreal and Vistabella. The TorreGolf website is full of helpful information in English.
If you're not a committed golfer or a regular Torrevieja visitor, you may prefer to simply try out a couple of the area's best golf courses during your stay. Here are a few courses worth visiting...
1) Lomas de Campoamor
Just 10 minutes from Torrevieja's sandy beaches, this hotel and golf resort boasts one of the area's most established golf courses, opened in 1988. Its long course measures 6,198 metres, featuring undulating fairways and a high handicap slope rating in gorgeous surroundings.
Opened in 2009, this modern course was designed by former European Ryder Cup player, Manuel Piñero. Friendly, with an affordable on site restaurant, this naturally beautiful course measures 6,193 meters and features a practice range, all set an easy 20-minute drive from Torrevieja.
3) La Marquesa
This prestigious Torrevieja golf course was designed by Justo Quesada and opened in 1989, 15 minutes north of the town.
The first local course to be awarded an ISO 9001 certificate for excellence, this is a well-liked spot amongst locals and visitors alike.
4) Las Colinas Golf & Country Club
Originally an exclusive private community and course, Las Colinas opened to the public in 2010, providing local and visiting golfers with access to its 7,000-metre course, six lakes, stunning verdant scenery, a clubhouse, practice facilities, restaurant and bar.
All located 25 minutes south of Torrevieja.
5) La Finca
If you're of the opinion that variety is the spice of life, La Finca could be the Torrevieja golf course for you. Home to the widest variety of greens in the area, this course also offers great views plus two chipping and putting greens alongside a practice bunker, driving range and newly constructed clubhouse. Find it 20 minutes northwest of Torrevieja.
Of course, there are many more golf courses you might want explore in the area. Other spots well worth checking out include:
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