Las Colinas Golf and Country Club in Alicante boasts a spectacular par 71 18 hole championship golf course. The course is set in a 330 hectare valley on the beautiful Costa Blanca just a few miles from the coast. Opening for the first time in 2011, it has since been voted the 17th best golf course in the world. It really is a must visit for golf enthusiasts of all abilities.
Las Colinas Country Club Golf Course was itself designed by the famous North American landscape architect, Cabell B. Robinson. He has designed a number of other famous golf courses including Royal Golf d'Evian in France, La Reserva in Sotogrande and Finca Cortesín on the Costa del Sol. Cabell B. Robinson himself stated that his aim when designing any course is to ensure it works with and forms part of the existing landscape. In the case of Las Colinas Country Club Golf Course, the valley it is set in means the course is isolated from the surrounding area offering privacy and a truly secluded feel. It is as if the course extends all the way to the horizon with nothing beyond.
Las Colinas Golf and Country Club, Alicante is managed by Troon Golf. Troon Golf manages 80 of the top 100 courses and a total of over 500 courses worldwide. Managing some of the world's most prestigious golf courses, they strive to guarantee the best possible services, amenities and overall guest experience.
Las Colinas Golf and Country Club of course has a driving range but also offers a facility called Short Game by Miguel Ángel Jiménez. Miguel Ángel JiménezIt is a 21 time European tour winner and designed it himself. It is located close to the driving range and occupies a huge 5,000 square metres. Here you will find large playing areas to include a 680 square metre green including two bunkers which players can use to practice their short game.
Las Colinas Country Club Golf Academy
The Golf Academy at Las Colinas Golf and Country Club provides outstanding quality coaching to golfers of all ages. Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced enthusiast, you can be sure that Las Colinas Country Club Golf Academy has everything you need to offer you one of the best learning experiences to be found.
Practice facilities here include an immaculate grass hitting area, a large putting green and a short game area which as mentioned above, offers a large green including two bunkers which players can use to practice a variety of shots. You will receive a complimentary pyramid of the best quality Callaway balls to use for practice.
As well as these facilities Las Colinas Country Club Golf Academy uses advanced 3D golf ball and club tracking technology. This is used alongside state of the art high speed video and an iPad allowing for instant analysis.
Las Colinas Country Club Golf Course Hole by Hole
Hole 1 - Par 4 - A challenging par 4 to a raised green guarded by several bunkers which will require a well positioned drive.
Hole 2 - Par 4 - Another challenging uphill par 4. In particular the hole itself is very challenging, with a very narrow green guarded by both bunkers and a gully.
Hole 3 - Par 5 - A long downhill par 5 where you must navigate bunkers and two large lakes to approach the green.
Hole 4 - Par 4 - A shorter par 4 with penal bunkering to negotiate on your way to a difficult raised green.
Hole 5 - Par 3 - A long par 3 with water to the lefts and bunkers to the right.
Hole 6 - Par 4 - A short uphill par 4 with a challenging long and narrow tiered green.
Hole 7 - Par 3 - The shortest par 3 from a difficult elevated tee to a green which slopes away from you.
Hole 8 - Par 4 - A downhill par 4 requiring a carefully placed tee shot.
Hole 9 - Par 4 - An intimidating par 4 with many bunkers to avoid from the tee shot.
Hole 10 - Par 3 - A par 3 with a narrow green surrounded by bunkers making it challenging.
Hole 11 - Par 5 - A difficult downhill par 5 lined with bunkers.
Hole 12 - Par 4 - A par 4 with a large green protected by deep bunkers making it challenging.
Hole 13 - Par 4 - A fairway surrounded by bunkers which dog legs to the right.
Hole 14 - Par 3 - A par 3 with a dangerous green with a lake, bunkers and a stream surrounding it.
Hole 15 - Par 5 - A long par 5 with water to the left, bunkers on both sides and a challenging green located on a peninsular.
Hole 16 - Par 4 - A challenging par 4 which dog legs around a lake to the left and a large green protected by several bunkers.
Hole 17 - Par 3 - A long 226 metre par 3 with many bunkers surrounding the green to avoid.
Hole 18 - Par 5 - With bunkers and waters lining the fairway this par 5 is a great way to finish the round.
If you would like to view a Las Colinas Country Club golf course map, then their website offers even better. You are able to make your way through the course hole by hole via youtube videos giving you a fantastic insight into everything it has to offer.
The easiest way to book your visit is online via the Las Colinas Golf and Country Club website. You are able to make a booking for your tee time as well as your accommodation should you require it and by booking online you are generally given cheaper rates. As wll as your tee time itself you can reserve and book your clubs should you require them, a golf buggy cart and anything else you may need. In terms of accommodation, Las Colinas Residences have 2, 3 and 4 bedroom villas or apartments available to book.