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Gandia Golf Course – La Galiana Golf

More and more people are coming to the Gandia area to enjoy the beautiful scenery and take part in some sort of outdoor activity holiday, and one that should not be overlooked by anyone thinking of this part of Spain is the game of golf. When one thinks of golf in Spain, many are drawn to the south of the country but there are some beautiful courses in this region as well.

One such course is La Galiana, situated about 30 minutes’ drive from Villa Florencia (Gandia Casa Rural). It is set in the Vall de la Valldigna and the La Galiana course 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 its landscaping.

This course has everything that makes golf such an attractive game. It has a great location in the Vall de la Valldigna and is a protected area of nature, where there are no residential buildings, and it features spectacular scenery and stunning views. The course itself is 18 holes Par 72 and 6975 meters from the back Tees, and with six Tees for each hole it provides a challenge for all levels of expertise. At the same time it is entertaining too, since the design of each hole has been studied for a continuous challenge for even the most accomplished players, so everybody can enjoy a fun day of golf.

The arrangement of greens and bunkers, and numerous water hazards that are distributed along the route, mean that the course will test the ability of all players, who will have to use their entire repertoire of shots. It really is a course of outstanding beauty set in natural surroundings, and the only sound you may hear, apart from the birds, is the click of ball on club or the distant shout of “fore”.

It has established rivals in the area such as El Saler, El Bosque and Oliva Nova, but La Galiana will take some beating, so if you are planning a golf trip to the Gandia area then put this gem in your itinerary.

If you are looking for some comfortable accommodation in equally beautiful surroundings to the golf course, you need look no further that Villa Florencia (Gandia Casa Rural), a beautifully maintained villa with daily room service for B & B guests. Guests may choose between either Bed and Breakfast accommodation or a self-catering apartment, and an evening meal service can also be provided (whichever type of accommodation is selected). Another possibility for the larger group of travellers (up to 14) is the option to rent the entire property on a self-catering basis. The villa is situated within easy reach of good road links to the La Galiana course as well as the others in the area, and is also only 8kms from some of the most beautiful beaches and coastline in the whole country.

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