Designed by Paul Putman and opened in 1972, the Villamartin has gradually established itself over the years as one of the most recognised golf courses in the Costa Blanca. It had its big break in 1994 by hosting the Mediterranean Open, and since then it has really made a name for itself as one of the best golf courses in the area. With a well thought out layout, several unique holes and a truly stunning landscape, a round of golf at the Villamartin is one you are sure not to forget any time soon.
Two-time host to the European Challenge PGA Tour event, the Villamartin is widely regarded as one of the best and most challenging golf courses in the Costa Blanca. Despite the stern test of golf that this golf course offers, it is playable by golfers of all skillsets and handicaps. This parkland golf course is suitable for all standards of golfer and is particularly favoured for its playability and challenge, with the need to use every club in your bag. A fairly flat and short course, it should be easily walkable by all golfers should the weather be mild meaning a golf buggy is not always needed.
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Golfers playing the Villamartin course can enjoy a fantastically varied round of golf due to the differing characteristics of the front nine holes compared to the back nine. The Villamartin was constructed across a relatively hilly terrain with the front nine holes positioned at the highest point of the golf course. The Villamartin is located just a mile away from the sea meaning that the golf course is exposed to any tail winds blowing over from the coast, however at the elevated positions in the front nine hole, golfers are provided with some truly stunning sea views. Alternatively, the back nine holes are positioned in the heart of the valley with several rocky ravines strategically placed in order to capture any wayward shots.
There are several stand out holes at the Villamartin, distinctively moulded across the undulating terrain of the natural landscape. The 14th hole is widely considered to be one of the most difficult holes on the golf course. This tricky par five is rated a stroke index one and regularly trips golfers up, so they must come prepared with their A-game. There is a steep gorge running along the entire left side of the fairway before a ditch cuts off the fairway just before the green. Daring golfers can reach the green in two, but in order to ensure you get through the trees surrounding the green, most golfers complete it in three.