Alicante Golf Course, Spain

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On the outskirts of Alicante City close to the 7km San Juan beach is a modern 18-hole golf course designed by Seve Ballesteros and opened in 1998. Considered the big green-lung of Playa de San Juan, the Alicante Golf Course measures 6.270 meters and is a par 72; with large trees and large fairways, but beware of the out of bounds if you decide to take your driver, also take care of the five huge lakes you encounter. The course is wide but accuracy plays more of a part as you have to traverse the many hazards around.

It is a gentle course to walk around and its flatness increases the visibility; the greens on all the holes can be easily seen. Of particular note is the 9th hole where Seve has taken license with an artificial lake, designed in the shape of an S, it gently curves around the green. Whilst on the 14th hole, golfers can enjoy having to clear the ball over an original Roman ruins.

Severiano Ballesteros mentioned once that the course is very attractive and varied. It calls to use all the clubs. Each hole needs a very specific and different strategy. Alicante Golf has its own personality, with five huge lakes which demand very good course management. It is spacious, but there are a number of holes with out-of-bounds and the course increases in difficulty as it goes on.

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