MIKE PROBERT TALKS GOLF
Here on the Costa’s golf is one of the biggest leisure time activities for both tourists and resident alike and with this in mind we have secured the services of Mike Probert of Costa Blanca Green Fee Services to provide a weekly round up of local golfing events and topics and in conjunction with us at THE LEADER will provide discounted golf prices to all of our readers and run our golf competitions.
‘Around and About the courses – ALTORREAL ‘
The pleasant golf course of Altorreal, designed by Dave Thomas, was opened to the pubic in 1994 and is located in foothills close to Molina de Segura and within one hours travelling time from Alicante and San Javier airports.
The large clubhouse has an upper veranda giving excellent views of the 9th and 18th holes and is fitted with glass curtains which can be closed to the elements on ‘chilly’ late winter afternoons.
The café bar restaurant offers a wide variety of food and beverage at very affordable prices and in addition the facilities include ample covered parking,shower and changing rooms plus a sauna and a golf shop.
There has been a change of ownership at Altorreal in the past 12 months and the new owners have made a number of simple but effective changes to the course and buggy paths which will prevent unnecessary ‘wear’ in the wetter months and currently a number of new tees are being laid to further improve the golfing experience under the guidance of a management team formerly at La Peraleja.
This parkland style course consisting of two ‘loops’ starting and finishing close to the clubhouse with a par of 72 of 6,036 metres (6,640 yards) from the yellow tees.
Having played this course on many occasions I have come to the conclusion that it is a risk and reward course and you generally get what you deserve, if you play well you will score well and if you play poorly and hit bad shots you will be punished.
Given the undulating nature of the course the designer has used the slopes to ensure that you rarely have a flat lie and has combined this with strategically placed bunkers and water features to catch errant shots.
For the better players there are a number of good birdie opportunities on this course but danger also lurks so you will also need good course management.
The golf course continues to be competitively priced and should be added to any resident or tourist golfers schedule.
We at THE LEADER are committed to providing to our golfing readers affordable golf without the need to join a club or apply for a card but simply contact the number below to have instant access to discounted golf prices, many of which are exclusive to us.
The deals shown in the table attached are some of the best currently available to you.
Deals of the week: Twilight Golf and Dinner deal at Las Colinas from 4 pm onwards for only €51 and weekend prices at Vistabella of only €60 for 2 players and buggy and look out for last minute deal from €25 at the Nike courses (Alhama,El Valle,Riquelme,La Torre,Mar Menor and Saurines).
Hollow Tine Watch
El Valle – 15th to 17th June 2015
La Manga South – 22nd to 24th June 2015
Quotation of the Week
“We all choke,you just try to choke last” – Tom Watson.
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