‘Mike Probert talks Golf  (Sponsored by Costa Blanca Green Fee Services).

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.

Golf Course Review – Bonalba

This course was designed by Ramon Espinosa and was opened to the public in 1993 and is located just outside Alicante and is just a short distance from the beaches of San Juan.

To find this course ravelling from the South take the A7 motorway and pass through the tunnel and take the first exit signposted for Mutxamel and Jijona and follow the signs in the general direction of Jijona and after approx 2km take the exit signposted for Busot and Bonalba. After entering the urbanisation turn right at the large roundabout and the clubhouse is located after approx 600 metres on the right.

The clubhouse is excellent with a large restaurant with terrace overlooking the course, good changing and shower rooms; well appointed pro-shop plus for the non golfers there is a swimming pool and spa. The practise facilities are just outside the clubhouse with two putting greens plus two practise nets

This is very much a true golfer’s course which is a genuine par 72 championship layout of 6,367 metres (7,004 yards) from the white tees and a handicap slope of 132 which indicates the level of course difficulty.

The course designer has incorporated water hazards, numerous dog-legs and undulating fairways and greens in his plans which ensure that you do not just ‘grip it and rip it’ but need to plot your way around this course. The front nine holes of this course have three of the five lakes in play and the locals refer to the stretch of holes from hole 6 to hole 9 as ‘Amen Corner’ with stroke indices 1 and 3 included in this group of holes.

The back nine incorporates a number of dog-leg holes and the 12th hole is particularly interesting because they have positioned a tree right on the correct line and length for a good tee shot. The par 5 15th hole and par 4 16th holes in particular need well positioned drives to give good birdies opportunities BUT stray off line and you have a card wrecker on your hands. If you are visiting the region and looking for a challenging game of golf then pay this excellent course a visit.

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 are some of the best currently available to you.

Golf Course Price Comments
Alenda €120 Two Players and Buggy
Alicante €138 Two Players and Buggy
Altorreal €120 Two Players and Buggy
Bonalba €120 Two Players and Buggy
Don Cayo (Altea) €110 Two Players and Buggy
El Plantio €112 Two Players and Buggy (after 12pm)
Font Del Llop €134 Two Players and Buggy 
La Finca €160 Two Players and Buggy
La Marquesa €45 Single Green Fee (after 1pm)
La Serena €41 Single Green Fee (after 2pm)
Las Colinas €99 Single Green Fee
Las Ramblas €116 Two Players and Buggy
Lo Romero €156 Two Players and Buggy
New Sierra Golf €90 Two Green Fees and Buggy
Roda €110 Two Players and Buggy  (from 2pm
Villamartin €136 Two Players and Buggy
Villaitana Poniente €48 Single Green Fee and Buggy
Vistabella €106 Two Players and Buggy

Deal of the week: Villaitana Levante @ €63 each including shared buggies for booked 4 balls from 1st-17th March 2018.

For Bookings and more information contact Mike at info@costa-blanca-greenfees.com or direct on 966 704 752 or 661 345 931 quoting reference LEADER.

Quotation of the Week

“Every golf shot is just a fraction off disaster and that is what makes the game great” – Gary Player