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Campo de Golf El Saler

Avenida de Los Pinares 151,

El Saler, Valencia 46012

  • Office

    +34 961 61 11 86
  • Pro shop

    +34 961 61 03 84
  • Fax

    +34 961 62 73 66
  • Golf pro

    Juan Navarro

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    Javier Arana

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6355
6042
5178
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74
73
73

Location

Latitude:

39.320437

Longitude:

-0.301921

How to get there:

18 km S of Valencia

From the V30 just south of Valencia, join the V15 direction Saler. After 3.4 km bear right, direction El Saler-Plajes. Follow direction Las Palmar-La Devesa for 6 km. Turn left at Parador sign. Golf is o.3 km on your right.

Campo de Golf El Saler

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1968

Campo de Golf El Saler: Although frequently ranked in the highest echelons of continental European courses, the excellence of Javier Arana's layout has constantly been undermined by poor maintenance standards. Visitors intent on enjoying a high-end golf experience at El Saler, have too often come away disappointed with the quality of El Saler's presentation and indifferent service from its staff.

Essentially this is an open links, albeit with the first four holes and some later ones feeling more woodland in nature. Maintenance standards aside, every hole is something rather special, requiring a careful strategy to keep the ball in play and out of the penalising rough.

There's no water to worry about, but the copious bunkering is well placed and often deep enough to require your A-game to escape the sand. While the layout will continually test your shot-making skills, from time to time the Mediterranean Sea views offer a calming respite from the golfing challenges.

Stay & Play at El Saler: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March thru' June and Oct/Nov): €100.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2021].

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

El Saler has hosted many top level golf tournaments including several Spanish Open Championships; view Top Golf Tournaments at El Saler GC.

Published ranking

Spain: 2nd best course in Spain (Golf Digest, 2020).
Europe: 13th best course in Europe (excl Britain & Ireland) (Golf World, 2021).
World: formerly ranked world's 93rd best course (GOLF magazine, 2003; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).

Where2Stay

  • Parador de El Saler4-star

    Avenida de los Pinares 151, 46012 El Saler, nr Valencia.

    +34 961 611 186

    Visit website

    The Parador de El Saler is located between the Albufera lagoon and the sea, alongside what is considered one of Spain's best golf courses. The hotel's facilities include designer décor, 65 spacious comfortable guest rooms (some with a sea views), restaurant, relaxing spa, outdoor balconies with golf course and Mediterranean views, an outdoor swimming pool and a grass football pitch.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      El Saler

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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