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Alicante Alicante » Melia Villaitana (Levante & Poniente) With two 18-hole courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Levante and Poniente, the Villaitana Resort is a very popular option for golfers on the Costa Blanca. Both courses show Nicklaus’s unmistakable design and have the advantage of not being included in a real estate development. Over an area of more than 80 hectares, the US-style Championship Course, with wife fairways and exquisitely formed greens, and with a length of more than 6,6,12 metres, offers marvellous view of the Mediterranean and of the Finestrat mountains. Alicante » Alicante Alicante Golf is located along San Juan beach, only 5 mins from Alicante City Centre. The wide tree lined fairways, all maintained with the greatest respect for environmental protection and use of water, are a breath of fresh air with residential area of La Condomina. Designed by Seve Ballesteros, it has a unique configuration of six Par3’s, six Par 4’s and six Par 5’s. On each nine, there are no two consecutive holes with the same par and no blind shots. There are five lakes, which come into play on twelve of the eighteen holes. On the 14th hole, you have to play over the runs of “a Roman country house from 1 BC, discovered during construction. Valencia » La Galiana Have you ever fancied playing golf in the sun but been put off by courses being restricted to club members or only available at the most inconvenient times? Now there is a new championship course that promises golf for everyone, every day of the year: Opened in 2011, there will be no members at La Galiana. Instead, anyone can book green fees for the 18-hole, par 72 course. La Galiana enjoys a spectacular setting in a valley surrounded by pine and orange groves, isolated from residential areas. More than 5000 local species of plants and trees have been used for the landscaping, and water consumption will be minimised through a sophisticated rainwater collection and drainage system. 90 There are five large lakes, which come into play on twelve of the eighteen holes.