Mar 052013

Gandia Golf Course – Oliva Nova Golf

More and more people are coming to this part of the Costa Blanca 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 part of the Valencia region as well.

One such course is Oliva Nova Golf Resort, situated about 25 minutes’ drive from Gandia Casa Rural. It is located between the towns of Oliva and Denia, on the Costa Blanca. Enjoy a round of golf amongst wild dunes and Mediterranean beach environment.

Designed and built by Seve Ballesteros, the Oliva Nova Golf Club course extends to around 50 hectares.

It is a par 72 links course of 6,350 m with a slope of 120, the main characteristic of which is that 15 of its 18 holes include water obstacles. The only holes that have no water obstacles are numbers 2, 13 and 14.

A technical course, with a gentle undulating terrain, easy to walk on, formed by the traditional four pars 3, four pars 5 and ten pars 4 formula where the shots are rewarded and the bad ones are punished, in Severiano’s own words:

“This course offers great possibilities to all golfers, as it has short, medium and long holes, and fairways with left and right doglegs. I think it poses a challenge to any golfer.” The amen corner of the course is at the 13th, 14th and 15th holes, where strategy and the wind are determining factors.

It has established rivals in the area such as El Saler, El Bosque and La Galiana, but Oliva Nova 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 than 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 Oliva Nova Golf 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.

Directions from Gandia Casa Rural