Golf on Costa Azahar, Spain

Golf on Costa Azahar, Valancia, Spain

From North to South a guide to the golf courses and links to their web sites

Panoramica
The Panorámica golf course designed by Bernard Langer. An 18-hole, 6400 yard course, surrounded by carob trees and ancient olive trees. A beautiful location, offering both both sea and mountains, and the couse appeals to both experts and beginners. A realtively flat couse that will exercise your judgement in club choice.

Costa Azahar
A 9-hole course on flat ground, very close to the sea. The fairways are protected by trees and the greens are quite small, so arruracy and length are required. The 3rd has a small green, protected by two side bunkers, and a central ridge giving the green two tiers and making putting difficult.

Campo Mediterraneo
18 hole course, surrounded by olive trees and carob trees. It is a suitable course for players of any handicap. The bunkers ,trees, and several small lakes which can cause problems for the unwary.

Escorpion
About 10 km from Valencia and rurally located in a picturesque valley, surrounded by pine trees, and has five lakes, on which birds nest. The 5th hole is daunting as a big lake borders it to the right and punishes a slice and on the left the rough is full of orange trees. A slice from the 18th will leave you in thick rough.

Manises
The Manises golf club is located in the grounds of Maníes airport (on the outskirts of Valencia) and close to the centre of Valencia and the beach. 9 holes, 6700 yard course.
To get to the club you follow the signs to the airport (or to the village of Maníes). The club is at Km 4 on the road from Maníes to Ribarroja.

El Bosque
15 minutes from Manises airport and 25 minutes from the city centre. The golf course was opened in 1975. The designer, Robert Trent Jones Snr. who designed Valderrama, has made it playable for all types of golfers but also hard enough for the better golfers off the back tees. This is an 18-hole course on very undulating terrain, with narrow fairways and luxuraint vegetation. Four lakes constitute interesting water hazzards. The 9th, among pine trees, and the 7th are particularly challenging.

El Saler
The El Saler course is in the Albufera Nature Park and right on the Mediterranean Sea, just south of Valencia. This long demanding course is a links-style course, surrounded by dunes and pine woods.And some holes have an English feel to them. 90 bunkers, a number of blind hazzards and wide greens make for a challenging course.

Gandia
A short course, with only 6 holes, very close to the sea. The short fairways are surrounded by trees, with a few water hazards. An excellent driving range with lots of facilities.

Oliva
A Seve Ballesteros designed 18-hole course. Varied length and difficulty of holes, the par 72 course has four par-3’s, four par-5’s and ten par-4’s, played over undulating terrain and flanked by lots of trees. About four hours to play. 8 strategically located lakes mean that most holes have water hazzards. The par-4 5th is eagle material for the bold player.

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