La Devesa – El Saler , set between the sea and pine trees
GPS – X : 39.321075 / Y: -0.302205 (degrees , decimal format)
Phone: 00 34 96 161 11 86
The El Saler golf course is located in the nature park of the L’Albufera lagoon, on the coast of the Mediterranean, halfway between La Torreta B&B and the city of Valencia. It’s a course set between pine trees and dunes. The last hole resembles a typical English countryside, designed by Javier Arana, one of the most prestigious Spanish designers, and opened in 1968. It has similar characteristics to the Scottish courses due to the wind and the dunes.
The creator of the course had the wisdom to respect the natural landscape, including all possible pine trees and barrier dunes which separate the pine forest from the beach. The result is already known to all who have played on this course a par 72 : very wide lanes , enormous and difficult greens, few out of bounds areas, almost a hundred bunkers – some using natural dunes – , and presence of the famous ” cat’s claw ” ( indigenous plant ) .
This course is 60th in the world, it’s most difficult hole is the 8th, par 4, long and very well protected.
Amenities : Pitching green, putting green, driving range , restaurant, electric trollies, golf carts, clubhouse, club rental, store, private and group classes, gym and sauna.
La Galiana – Carcaixent, anchored in a valley of a Mediterranean forest
GPS – Long : 0 21 11 W / Lat : 39 May 24 N
Phone: 00 34 96 110 38 38
The La Galiana Golf is located in a secluded valley in any urban setting and within a perfectly preserved Mediterranean forest. The widespread presence of different types of pines and a large collection of shrubs, makes the environment a natural refuge for many animals, birds and even some types of amphibians.
The total area is 200 hectares of which 60 are the course and its facilities. Due to the orography of the land and its rich vegetation, they have left included within the course large masses of intact forest, creating green spaces that in some cases are considered hazards and others off-limits, but they certainly add great value to the course.
The course has an average of 5 tees per hole, reaching 6, in the par 5 and some par 4 . This number has been sought to allow the player to choose the tee for his level if necessary, with sufficient alternative tees, which help to offset the influence of the prevailing winds in the area (East and West).
All 18 holes are perfectly integrated into the orography of the area, with the surrounding mountains and the agricultural origin of the property.