Real Club de Golf Manises was founded in 1954 by the Air Force and is one of the pioneers across the country. Situated next to Valencia Airport and originally designed by Javier Arana extensive upgrading and updating of the course has now been completed by D. Alfonso Vidaor Ameztoy.
Generous fairways defined by local vegetation, strategically placed bunkers and of course, the water, make attacking some of the greens challenging, extremely interesting and a joy. Oliva Nova has hosted many professional and amateur competitions most notable of which has been the penultimate qualifying rounds for the European Tour.
Wide fairways, well defined with local flora, pine and orange groves, 11 well placed lakes forcing precise shots, bunkers that guard the super greens, some raised, La Galiana is a demanding golf course but it is entertaining. An ultra modern irrigation system is in place keeping the course lush and there are extensive trails for buggies throughout the course respecting nature and, of course, the tee boxes. No membership is necessary for the golf course, it is open all year round and is highly recommended.
Foressos Golf was designed by D. Jose Gancedo and sits around a completely renovated 12th century farmhouse a mere 15 minutes from the centre of Valencia. The 18 hole, par 72, 6364m (white) course is set amongst typical Mediterranean vegetation, palm trees, pines and local plants.
Considered by many as one of the most prominent courses in Valencia, Escorpión is quite magnificent with its 17th century Club House packed with original features. The Escorpión Course and Club House is a masterpiece located in a lovely valley surrounded with natural vegetation and trees. The three 9 hole courses, La Masia par 36, Los Lagos par 35 and Los Nuevos par 37 vary in difficulty and length.
The prestigious El Saler Golf Course is recognised as one of the 100 best courses in the World and one of the top 5 in Europe. Designed by the internationally acclaimed Javier Arana, El Saler was opened in 1968, 18 holes, par 72, 6335m, white, it is a long, challenging and demanding course with wide greens and several blind hazards.
El Bosque Golf Course, perfectly situated in Valencia, was designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr, opened in 1975 and is one not to be missed. This 18 hole, par 72, 6276m, white tees, beautiful course is set at the foot of a mountain and will definitely challenge all golfers, even the more experienced ones, with steep river banks, natural vegetation, lakes, streams, strategically placed bunkers and undulating fast greens.
Panoramica Golf Course was designed by the German professional player and championship winner, Bernhard Langer. The 18 hole, par 72, 6429m, white, course sits in the wonderful northern country side of the Comunidad de Valencia and is considered to be in the top 10 courses in Spain. More of an American style design it has beautiful fairways, large greens and some very awkward rough.
The home of Sergio Garcia, Club de Campo Mediterraneo Golf course sits in a wide valley, 6kms from the sea, amongst the mountains north of Valencia. Designed by Ramon Espinosa and opened in1998 the parkland style layout 18 hole, par 72, 6384m, white, beautiful course suits all golfers with its subtle water and bunker hazards.