Don’t forget to pack your golf clubs if you’re off to the Costa Blanca

If you are contemplating a visit to the Costa Blanca with golf on your itinerary, you’ll want to include La Marquesa Golf Course at Rojales in your plans. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a renowned expert or somewhere in between, the course and the facilities will provide an outstanding golfing experience.

Most golfers prefer to play in reasonably warm weather and sunshine, and the Costa Blanca averages 300 days of sun in a year so La Marquesa is no exception. Located in one of the world’s most desirable tourist destinations, the accommodations nearby vary from simple to luxurious, all with the highest standards of comfort and service.

Designed by John Putman, the course is scrupulously maintained, with 18 holes laid out in three parts that include two lakes, streams, bunkers, blind holes and protected holes, all on gently undulating terrain. It is designed to test your skills without becoming bothersome, with shots for every club in your arsenal. The longest par five on any Costa Blanca course, very fast greens and a separate, spacious practice range and a fine comprehensive golf school are just a few more of La Marquesa’s allures.

40km south of Alicante and about 35 minutes from the airport, the town of Rojales is a most attractive combination of traditional Mediterranean culture and excellent modern amenities. Although golf is an integral part of Costa Blanca holidays, in addition to 3 and 4-star hotels, there is a charming town square and a Thursday morning market beside the river Segura that runs through the centre of town, where everyone comes for fresh produce and quite a few bargains can be found.

The nearby beach is bordered by a truly lovely lagoon in a natural park, and there is an excellent water park next to the classy residential section of Cuidad Quesada. Night life is also plentiful and varied, with a number of lively bars and nightclubs. For avid golfers, just a few kilometres from Rojales you will find four other options including another John Putman designed course at Villamartin.