‘Mike Probert talks Golf –

‘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 – El Valle

The El Valle Golf Resort is located in a natural park area situated near to the Sierra Carrascoy Mountains and to many the resort is considered to be the ‘jewel in the crown’ for the GNK Group.

To find this wonderful course from the North take the A7 motorway in the direction of Murcia then take the A30 junction in the direction of Cartagena as far as the exit for the C-3319 Murcia-San Javier highway and after approx 10km you will see signs for the El Valle Resort. 

From the South take the AP7 motorway in the direction of Alicante but take the exit (782) for the C-3319 signposted Murcia/Balsicas and after approx 10km you will see  signs for the El Valle Resort to your right and simply follow the directions to the main entrance.

The clubhouse is excellent with a large restaurant with terrace overlooking the courseand good changing and shower rooms and a well appointed pro-shop.

There is a large practice area with small chipping green and putting green located near the first tee.

Without doubt El Valle is one of my favourite courses in Murcia and although set in a ‘desert’ setting with numerous rocks and caves all around Jack Nicklaus has incorporated features from many courses that he played during his illustrious career with raised undulating greens with run off areas reminiscent of those seen at Augusta and many US Open venues and in Scotland.

The greens are some of the fastest  greens that I have putted on in Spain, with a superb surface and this reminded me of my ‘youth’ playing the superb Beau Desert Golf Club in the Midlands which has been the venue for British Open qualifying for more than 20 years. El Valle is a golf course that is not a test of ‘big hitting’ consisting of 18 holes with a par of 71 of 5,634 metres (6,197 yards) from the yellow tees.

Rather than rely upon length this course focuses attention on the players ‘imagination’ and shot making skills and with a strong emphasis upon good course management with the actual landing areas on the greens, being relatively small due to the run off areas on the edges of the greens.

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.

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: Vistabella €200 for 4 players and 2 buggies.

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.

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