Where to learn to play golf in València
Golf is a fantastic sport to get to know spectacular surroundings. If your objective is to learn how to play golf in València you should know that the city has areas of great beauty with everything you need to get started in this sport or practice it according to your level. Below we present two proposals that are among the best in the world and we encourage you to take advantage of your visit by exploring the environment around them.
Parador de El Saler, golf within a natural park on the shores of the Mediterranean
We are in a course built in 1968 by the architect of golf par excellence: Javier Arana. And not just anywhere. Its location in the Natural Park of L’Albufera gives it something special, in fact the landscape was respected to the maximum integrating all the possible pine trees and the sand dune that separates the pine forest from the beach.
The characteristics of this course offer us very wide fairways, huge greens that sometimes get complicated, about a hundred bunkers – some natural taking advantage of the dunes – and the possibility of a game with interesting challenges. The total length of the course is 6,042 m, distributed over 18 holes, with a par of 72. It will not be easy to achieve!
Other services available at the club are golf school, practice ground, driving range, 3 putting greens, 2 approach greens, pro-shop, club hire, cart and electric trolleys and carts, restaurant and snack bar.
Do you need more reasons? The Parador de El Saler golf course is among the 60 best courses in the world and among the 3 best in Europe. Furthermore, staying at a place like the Parador de El Saler is a gift for the senses.
Disconnect by taking routes, enjoying the magnificent Mediterranean gastronomy and observing nature in all its splendour. Enjoy it!
El Bosque, since 1975 giving away authentic golf
In Chiva and at the foot of a mountain is the El Bosque golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. The renowned designer created one of the best golf courses in Europe by taking advantage of the orography of the land and giving movement to the 18 fairways that make up the course. Practically all the playing areas are being renovated, a guarantee that at El Bosque they are looking for excellence.
If there is one thing that stands out on El Bosque golf course, it is its greens, its magnificent maintenance, its landscape morphology and its elevation over the fairways. With 72 par and 6,249 metres in length from back tees, it is an ideal course for high-level competitions. Robert Trent Jones Sr. create a field where all kinds of golfers could enjoy, both the most expert and the more novels.
Among the characteristics of the club is flexibility. With 500 members you can book at peak times and play every day of the year. In addition, at El Bosque they encourage family sports with modern facilities with everything necessary for people of all ages to enjoy playing golf. Interesting proposal if you travel with someone!
To load or replenish your strength, there is nothing better than visiting their cafeteria. Leave some time to get to know Valencia’s world-renowned gastronomy. In the restaurant of the El Bosque golf club you will be able to taste the famous rice dishes of Valencia on its terrace, with impressive views.
Do you want more? The proximity of Chiva to the city of Valencia offers us options that range from the tranquillity of an inland town to the intense life of the capital with infinite leisure and cultural proposals. Where would you start?