La Finca Resort: Spain's Golf Haven
Spain is a popular hotspot for European golfers and resorts such as La Finca demonstrate why so many opt for Spain for their next golfing trip.
In addition to La Finca being a world renowned venue, gaining access to the complex is simple as it’s situated 73 kilometres from Murcia Airport Corvera and only 44 kilometres from Alicante Airport.
To further highlight its appeal before detailing its features, La Finca Resort boasts a 4.10 Golfshake Rating, and it also ranked just outside the top 10 for Best EU Accommodation during the end-of-year Golfshake Survey.
Considering its mass attraction is its impressive and forward-thinking golfing facilities, that would be a wise place to begin.
The golf course was constructed predominantly for the use of tournament play, which resulted in an excellent layout being created.
The variety throughout all 18 holes is what makes this golf course so beloved, as you will rely on an entire collection of shots if you are to score well.
The course is sandwiched between the Costa Blanca coastline and mountains, so there is ample opportunity to take in your surroundings and smile.
From almost every part of the course, stunning vistas are on offer which should help soften the blow if you find yourself +5 through the opening three holes.
A buggy is advised due to the terrain of the loop, whilst there is plenty of water features present, so it will also be wise to carry an extra sleeve - or five!
The fairways are wide and generous, which should offer a touch of forgiveness off the tee, allowing you to play aggressively occasionally.
However, the main appeal of La Finca is its greens; bursting with colour, don’t be fooled by their immaculate presentation, they will roll fast and true so pace putting - as it always is - will be vitally important.
Moreover, the greens are drastically different from one another, with an array of shapes and individual beauty being present on all 18 holes.
The 7th hole’s green is a square shape with large dimensions that resembles an English bowl green and the 14th hole’s green is rounded like a Chinese wok.
Since its opening, La Finca’s course has played host to multiple prestigious tournaments, and these include: Junior European Champion and the Spanish Junior Championship for amateurs.
They’ve also featured for the professionals too, acting as host for qualifying for the EPD Tour in addition to the Valencian Community professional circuit.
Due to its helpful proximity, there are two additional courses that are located nearby and available for play, and these are Campo de Golf Villamartin and Club de Golf Las Ramblas - both of the highest quality and accessed within a short distance of the resort.
In total, there are 120 rooms available for hire at La Finca, each boasting a stylish design and all the modern amenities needed for your trip.
Some of the suites come equipped with an open terrace, which produces surreal views across the premise’s gardens and golf course.
The hotel has earned the 5* rating and with three types of bedrooms available - Deluxe, Club Superior Vistas and Club Superior Terraza - there is plenty of choice.
If you fancy bolstering your stay, then why not book one of the two suites? The Junior and Royal Suites are available at an additional cost.
Supplementary benefits include: 24-hour reception, Guest Service Centre, free Wi-Fi, laundry service and airport transport - provided you have booked with the Guest Service Centre beforehand.
The hotel’s primary eatery is its restaurant, Jardines La Finca, which specialises in Mediterranean dishes, served in a relaxing and sophisticated atmosphere.
Alternatively, you can head to The Hub, a comfortable space that serves healthy snacks and local Spanish liquor.
The Hub’s appeal is further enhanced as you can choose to enjoy your food or drink on the terrace, which overlooks the golf course and beyond into the vast gardens.
Furthermore, The Hub also operates as a restaurant during dinner time - and they always say that food is better with a view!
Finally, for anyone who seems to awake once the sun has dipped, there is a nightclub attached to the resort’s premises, where you will find a lively atmosphere and evening entertainment.
The spa at La Finca Resort is filled with quality, offering a vast array of both treatments and massages.
Spa packages are also available for purchasing, which will tailor the experience to fit the individual’s needs or any special requirements.
Additionally, guests will gain access to the on-site gym, heated swimming pools, sauna, water cascades and fitness sessions - although the latter will require separate booking and payment.
When at La Finca, you’ll seldom find yourself scratching your head what to do next as once you leave the golf course, a collection of activities are available for experiencing.
In addition to the aforementioned spa features, there are tennis courts, a coffee shop and even laundry services if you’re unwilling to part ways with your lucky pair of socks.
Being based in Alicante comes with extra benefits, as there’s plenty to explore if you ever want to leave the resort for a day.
There are several natural parks that can be accessed easily, with Salinas de Torrevieja being situated only 20 minutes from the resort.
The Archaeological Museum of Alicante is one of the largest museums throughout Europe, with more than 81,000 historical artefacts stored in the building.
Alternatively, perhaps you would like to visit one of two safaris that are located within 45 minutes of the resort; either the Safari Aitana or Safari Elche will provide an excellent day out.
Due to its enticing climate, Costa Blanca is wisely home to many water parks and Aqualandia is one that resides in Benidorm and features many pulsating attractions.
Finally, there are also several theme parks, with Terra Mitica being nearest to La Finca - it also happens to be one of the biggest throughout Spain.
Due to La Finca’s ideal proximity, a trip to this Resort is simply more than your standard European golfing getaway.
With the bustling Benidorm on your doorstep and an in-house nightclub, your day begins when the sun departs the sky for the evening.
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