The Oliva Nova Beach & Golf Resort lies on the Costa Blanca, an hour’s drive to the south of Valencia, and it offers visiting guests a number of sporting pursuits, including football, rugby, horse riding, tennis and golf.
Designed by Severiano Ballesteros in 1995, it covers around 50 hectares with wide sprawling fairways, smooth greens with gentle undulations and water hazards to determine the strategy of the game.
It is a long course (6312m, slope 129) but fairly flat and a pleasure to walk. Teeing off is comfortable on most of the holes, but the strokes close to the greens require a bit more ability and cunning. The presence of the sea albeit invisible from the course is evident in the breeze, which determines the choice of club and the strategy for each hole.
Ten artificial lakes reflect the beauty of the palm trees and the sky, and play host to activity from numerous species of fish and birds. The perfect complement to the exquisitely maintained and cared course and its surrounding park area. Only the 2nd, 13th and 14th holes are free from aquatic interference.