Club de Golf Javea, Costa Blanca Information – Video
When you hear a golf course described – by a golfer – as “a Berber carpet”, it’s a fair indication that conditions on that course are more than satisfactory. Club de Golf Javea won that description in May this year and can be expected to maintain that level of satisfaction for its members and visitors. The club welcomes all visitors with some extra amenities worthy of several notes.
Club de Golf Javea was built in 1981, designed by Francisco Moreno and located in an ideal topographic setting. The terrain is quite flat but with lots of Mediterranean plantings and palm, pine and orange trees for shade, which makes for pleasant walking or buggy-ing in warmer months, and it’s sheltered from winter winds by Cape San Antonio so it stays balmy in colder ones. In fact the weather is inviting all year round, and the club is open from 8:00 am 365 days a year.
Visitors are reminded that Javea and Xabia are the same, Xabia being the Valencian name of the town, so if you’re not familiar with the area, signs for either one will get you there. Another important reminder is that this is a class operation; members and visitors are required to wear appropriate golfing clothes.
The dress code is strict and specific: no swimwear is allowed, nor tank tops, t-shirts, collarless or sleeveless shirts or advertising logos. Everyone visiting for the first time should check to make sure they’re wearing proper attire.
As mentioned, the course is very walkable, but buggies are available for rent if desired. Though there are only nine holes, they can be played as if there were eighteen; on the back nine the tees are situated differently so the play varies considerably on each one.
This is not an extremely difficult course, but there are 34 bunkers spaced throughout that can be very tricky. The shortest hole is #16, at 120 meters, and the longest is #5 at 475 meters.
Club de Golf Javea offers a 250 meter driving range with 14 bays, ten of them covered, as well as two putting greens, two chipping ranges and a practice bunker. In case you have interests other than golfing, there are two very well-maintained tennis courts (but bring your own gear as there is none for rent). The large outdoor swimming pool is restricted to members only, due to the lack of a lifeguard.
Visitors will find that the club’s prices are very reasonable; green fees are 30 € for nine, 50 € for eighteen holes, and buggies can be hired at 17 € for nine and 27 € for eighteen.
If you’re interested in lessons, whether as a beginner or a long-time golfer looking to improve your game, highly professional instructors offer private sessions for children and adults.
The Restaurante Club de Golf Javea is another bonus. Reviewers have made comments like, “Forget the golf! The food is fantastic!” and, “This must be one of the best if not the best restaurant in Javea.”
All items on the extensive (also very reasonably priced) menu are beautifully prepared and presented. You can dine indoors or on the terrace, and enjoy a gorgeous view of Montgo Mountain across the valley. Non-members are very welcome, but be sure to make a reservation.