... The world-class Levante is a challenging par 72 course and recently hosted one of the European Senior Tour events. Both the front and back nine offer elevated views of the coast, mountains and city below. Due to its proximity to the sea, the often rolling fairways and the water lining many of the holes, it plays, at times, like a links golf course.
Along with Galiana Golf Course (in Carcaixent, Valencia), these are two of my favourite courses on the Costa Blanca. (Note: Galiana are struggling with green conditions of late. You would do well to enquire about the greens before booking.)
The shorter but tricky Poniente course is a par 64 and offers a quite different golfing experience to the Levante course. As it is not a full par 72 (I like to measure my progress) I first had to be convinced by friends that it would be an enjoyable course to play. Consisting entirely of par threes and par fours, most of the holes are relatively short except for the pair of stroke 1 and stroke 2 par threes which happen to be two of the toughest par threes on the entire Costa Blanca. It’s a fun day out, although recently they are charging close to what other full par 72 courses charge so our golf society is not booking there for the time being.
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