Alicante Golf Courses - Oliva Nova Golf and Beach Hotel
Course designer: Javier Arana
Venue: Seve Trophy, Spanish Open
El Saler golf course is ranked within the Top 100 courses in the world and within the Top 10 in mainland Europe.
Built in 1968 by the internationally recognized "architect of Spanish golf," Javier Arana, the course is located at the El Saler Nature Reserve, on the shores of the Mediterranean.
The course's design took into account its integration in the protected landscape. The course layout is varied, ranging from the beach links reminiscent of the famous Scottish golf courses, to areas of typical Mediterranean forest.
El Saler Golf club also offers a golf school; driving range; putting greens; 2 approach greens; a pro-shop; rental of clubs, hand carts and electric golf carts; and a restaurant and snack bar.
El Saler is laid out on terrain dotted with pine trees and sand dunes, with the last few holes looking very much like a typical links-style course. The greens are very wide, with several blind hazards and guarded by some 90 bunkers. Voted consistently in the top 10 of Golf World’s best courses in Europe.
La Galiana is located in a countryside mountain and valley and within a perfectly preserved Mediterranean forest.
The wide presence of different types of pine trees as well as a large collection of shrub species, makes the environment a natural refuge for a large number of animals, birds and even some types of amphibians!
With many great holes at La Galiana, combine it with El Saler and Oliva Nova for a fantastic golfing experience on the Costa Blanca.
The Resort has the 27-hole golf course La Sella Golf (27 holes), designed by José María Olazábal is located within a 2-minute walk from the hotel reception at Marriott Denia La Sella.
La Sella Golf course is surrounded by the Montgó Natural Park and it is divided into 3 rounds of 9 holes.
LLEBEIG This part of the course, surrounded by huge amounts of pines, is characterised by a scenic beauty with spectacular views of the Montgó Natural Park. Technically difficult, it is a very varied round where the player will have to use almost all the golf clubs.
GREGAL Located on a flatter terrain, this part of the course has more areas of water and an ending part of the round designed to be decisive for the score.
MESTRAL There are new par-three holes (3, 4, and 5) located in a higher area and with a view of the sea, the Segaria mountain and the Montgó Natural Park. This round, which has wider fairways and broad greens, is designed to enjoy golf in the heart of nature.
Designed and built by Seve Ballesteros, the Oliva Nova Golf Club course winds gently through lush terrain on the Mediterranean coast.
Fifteen holes include water obstacles, with only numbers 2, 13 and 14 water-free. This is a technical course over gently undulating ground. The “amen corner” of the course is at the 13th, 14th and 15th holes, where strategy and the wind are determining factors. The course record of 63 is held by Ryder Cup star Miguel Angel Jimenez!
"This course offers great possibilities to all golfers, as it has short, medium and long holes, and fairways with left and right doglegs. I think it poses a challenge to any golfer." – Seve Ballesteros.