GOLF ON THE COSTA BLANCA
The Costa Blanca has the perfect climate for golf and is very popular with golf tourists from many different countries.Altea Golf Club is centrally situated on the Costa and is just a few kilometers from the major A7/E15 which runs from the border with France in the north to Gibraltar in the south. The course and club house enjoy superb views of the sea and mountains and the picturesque town of Altea is close by. For those who want some night life whilst here, Benidorm is only 11 kilometers away.
CARE OF THE COURSE
Course etiquette requires that all players respect the course. In particular, all players are requested to:
- Replace divots on the fairways.
- Rake bunkers after use and leave the rakes neatly inside the bunkers.
- Repair pitch marks on the greens.
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Par 4 – Hcp 16
A simple hole to start the round, short and suitable for all levels.
Its difficulty lies in its 5 bunkers and the boundary along the whole of the right-hand side of the hole.
Players must stay on the left-hand side of the fairway to attack a small green with two platforms.
Par 3 – Hcp 14
40 metres shorter than before, this makes a par 3 that is more achievable for all players.
A small high green protected by two bunkers at the front, the area out of bounds behind and to the right and side water to the left.
Par 4 – Hcp 2
A new, extremely difficult par 4.
A narrow fairway with a dog-leg to the right, bordered by side water to the left and area out of bounds to the right.
Two very precise strokes are needed to reach a narrow green well protected by 1 bunker at the approach and another to the rear.
Par 3 – Hcp 6
New par 3. Slightly elevated tee with a bunker at the front and area out of bounds to the right and behind the green.
Of medium difficulty, although the wind might make it more complicated, particularly when it is blowing against. Medium and gentle green.
Par 5 – Hcp 4
120 metres shorter than the former and interminable 5.
A good drive to the left allows the boldest to reach the green in 2 strokes, as long as the dog-leg to the right does not get in the way.
Of medium difficulty with a boundary to the right and a sloping green protected by 2 bunkers.
Par 4 – Hcp 18
New par 4.
A recovery hole with a climbing fairway and a large front bunker protecting the green from the players trying to reach it in 1 stroke.
Beware of going out of bounds on the right, left and rear. A fast green with several slopes.
Par 4 – Hcp 10
A new tee further back than it was before obliges players to be conservative in their tee drive.
It is important to beware of the area out of bounds to the right. High, narrow green with two platforms.
Its elevated tee offers impressive views of the Sierra Aitana.
Par 5 – Hcp 8
New recovery par 5.
A good tee drive allows the green to be reached in two strokes provided the dog-leg to the left is not an obstacle. A slightly elevated green with gentle slopes and protected by a bunker to the right.
A very high tee gives magnificent panoramic views of the course and of Altea.
Par 4 – Hcp 12
The new tee facing the right of the fairway gives a slight dog-leg to the left. Trees on both sides. High, narrow and sloping green protected by 2 bunkers at the front.
Apparently simple, this hole gives a lot of players a bad time.
Par 4 – Hcp 15
Short recovery par 4.
For the braver players, 4 new bunkers have been built to the right of the fairway, protecting the approach to the green.
Par 3 – Hcp 9
30 metres longer than the 2nd hole.
Players need at least 3 more clubs to be able to reach a small, well-protected green.
Par 5 – Hcp 7
A narrow fairway dog-legging to the right, side water on the left and out of bounds on the right, a challenge for any player.
Apply a conservative strategy. There is a chance of a birdie if a risk is taken, but a double or triple bogey if not successful.
Spectacular views of the Mediterranean.
Par 4 – Hcp 17
A recovery hole. The bravest can try to reach the green in 1 stroke, but can easily go out of bounds to the right and behind the green. A small green protected by a large bunker.
Its high tee gives good views over Altea Bay.
Par 5 – Hcp 1
A long, climbing, very difficult par 5.
Failing either of the first 2 strokes before the dog-leg will punish the player with an extra stroke or two.
A high, sloping green protected by 2 front bunkers. Undoubtedly handicap 1.
Par 3 – Hcp 5
45 metres shorter than its predecessor, it is still the most difficult par 3 on the course and one of the most difficult of the whole of the Costa Blanca.
A high, narrow green, displaced with a front bunker and surrounded by areas out of bounds.
In the event of a bad result, it can be compensated with marvellous views of the sea and the Sierra Bernia.
Par 4 – Hcp 13
A high tee protected by a screen of trees to the right. With a narrow and precise tee drive, it is best to use an iron.
Dog-leg to the right with a high, narrow and displaced green protected by two bunkers at the front and out of bounds behind.
Par 4 – Hcp 3
35 metres shorter than its predecessor, this par 4 is still the most emblematic hole on the course.
Very demanding on the players with trees to the right and a dog-leg 100 metres before a green with two platforms, protected by a bunker to the right.
Par 4 – Hcp 11
A tee facing the left of the fairway causes a slight dog-leg to the right. Trees on either side. A small green protected by 2 bunkers.
A final hole that is more complicated than it seems, giving more problems than joys. Few birdies and many bogies.