Villamartin Golf Course, Spain

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Inaugurated in 1972, Villamartin Golf Club is a par 72 and 18 hole golf course measuring 6132 meters, with fairways of Bermuda grass and greens of Penncross. Designed by Paul Putman the course is located within a mile of the sea between Torrevieja and Murcia airport at San Javier on the south eastern tip of the Costa Blanca.

The course was built on hilly ground, with the front nine holes being at the highest point of the course offering some spectacular sea views. The layout of the second nine lays is set in the valleys with “brancas” (ravines) coming into play on several holes. It is worth mentioning the many trees that surround the course, and the water hazards. There are slopes are all along the course and although some of them are very difficult, they make the game more attractive and interesting.

The signature hole for the course, often described as the best par 3 in Spain, is 230 yards from the elevated back tee and is all carry over a valley and “branca” to a two tiered green. The green is surrounded by trees and bunkers and the view from the tee is spectacular.