The resort was excellent, and so was the golf, with its two beautiful courses. Every member in our party enjoyed staying at the Villaintana resort, and one couple stayed a further night. The five star rooms were incredible and very comfortable, it was truly a treat and I would certainly be interested in going to the same resort again.
Melia Villaitana Wellness Golf & Sun ResortTop 100 Europe
Formerly known as Real De Faula, the golfing complex is located on the fringes of the resort, and boasts two 18-hole courses, designed by golf's greatest name, Jack Nicklaus.
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The Levante is the championship layout at Villaitana, and is widely regarded as one of the Costa Blanca's most challenging and enjoyable tests. In true Golden Bear style, there is much in the way of ‘risk/reward', where the brave may be richly rewarded for an aggressive strategy, however the penalties are sure to be severe if you stray too far off line.
Very much in the mould of an American resort track, the Levante has pretty generous fairways and gentle undulations throughout, while the large greens are receptive, and maintained to a superb standard. At 7,297 yards, it favours the long hitters out there, but there is something to entertain everyone, not least the spectacular surroundings.
Designed by: Jack Nicklaus
White Tees - 6388 yards
Yellow Tees - 6028 yards
Blue Tees - 5494 yards
Red Tees - 4851 yards
The Poniente is Villaitana's second course, and is the perfect antidote to the lengthy Levante. Although the little par-62 layout only measures 4,017 yards, it is still enjoyable even for the highly skilled players, whose short game should benefit from the tricky short holes. Having a second course makes the resort incredibly appealing, as it is perfect for children, beginners, and those who are just looking for a leisurely round in the sunshine.
The terrific golfing landscape also benefits from being detached from the resort's property development, ensuring a truly idyllic setting.
The golfing complex has a first class practice range, which is over 300 metres in length.
Yellow Tees: 3,288 Yards
80 Buggies with GPS
2 practice greens, two practice bunkers and an approach area
The magnificent accommodation at the Villaitana Wellness Golf & Sun Resort is housed within traditional Mediterranean style buildings, complete with minarets and domed roofs. Choose from the 4* Hotel Villaitana or the 5* Gran Hotel Villaitana.
Overlooking the two tremendous golf courses, the Hotel Villaitana 4* has a total of 279 guest bedrooms, including spacious and luxurious suites, with rooms including features such as high-speed internet access, satellite television, top quality bedding and linen, and a balcony or terrace providing splendid views of the mountains.
The Gran Hotel Villaitana 5* boasts 176 rooms, comprised of superior rooms and a number of opulent suites. By choosing the 5* accommodation guests will benefit from more space, a greater level of privacy and fittings and furnishings that have been elevated to an astonishing quality.
The outstanding facilities are beautifully off-set by the relaxed ambience throughout the hotels, allowing visitors to relax to the full and enjoy the golf and leisure to the full as part of a holiday on the Alicante coast.
There are a number of restaurants at Melia Villaitana. At Casa Azul you’ll find a wide selection of cuisines in the buffet from Asian to Italian to traditional Spanish.
At the hotel’s gourmet restaurant, Indigo, the panoramic terrace offers stunning views of the resort and the menu draws its influence from the Mediterranean using local ingredients.
On site you’ll also find a traditional tapas restaurant, a modern Italian restaurant and for lunch the hotel has a poolside BBQ restaurant.
What else is there to do at Melia Villaitana?
Opened in early 2008, the spa at Villaitana is an exclusive complex, offering a heated pool with hydrotherapy, state-of-the-art treatment rooms, outdoor pool, lifestyle showers, Turkish bath, sauna and a fitness suite. The resort also has an outdoor swimming pool, spa facilities, games room, children's splash pool and tennis courts.
Villaitana Resort is within walking distance of Benidorm - excellent nightlife is guaranteed.
The Andra-Mari is among Alicante's best restaurants, specialising in authentic Basque classics, which also has a renowned wine cellar.
Hotel guests are spoiled for choice; you can dine in La Casa Verde, La Barraca, La Alquitara or Le Colonial, which between them serve a vast variety of local and international cuisine.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 12:00
Cost to hire a buggy: From 18 Euros
Cost to hire a trolley: From 12 Euros (electric), From 4 Euros (manual)
Nearest major cities: Alicante (25 miles)
Nearest airport: Alicante
Breakfast: 07:00 - 11:00
- Championship Standard Course
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Beauty Salon
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- In House Bar
- On-Site Parking
- Satellite TV
- Wireless Internet
- In House Restaurant
The resort couldn't have been better - many thanks. Our group enjoyed both courses and obviously having Benidorm on the doorstep was a bonus!
Sean Clark, December 2008
We had a great golf break in spain the golf and accommodation was great, we managed 5 rounds of golf in the three days. I will recommend your company to many friends and put your company name on our golf club wall. I have played golf abroad for the last 10 years and normaly use other companies but from now on you win our custom. Thank's again
Just a short note to let you know how the golf holiday to the villaitana complex went. Everyone in the party was amazed with the hotel and golf courses, the staff made us very welcome and were very pleasant. Everything went so well we are hoping to go again next year around. Many thanks,
It was a thoroughly enjoyable golf break, with everthing running very smoothly, and benidorm certainly lived up to it's reputation, but it was quite nice that it was not peak summer as I am sure it is absolutely heaving at that time of year. The hotel was very nice and the golf course was perfect for our group which was a range of standards in terms of golf, so no one really struggled. All in all it was another fantastic trip enjoyed by all, many thanks,
The Viliatana resort was 5 star all round. The accommodation was the best we have ever stayed in and the courses were shockingly good. Levante was a true championship course and the small course was a bit of a shock too. When I looked at the scorecard and saw ten par 3’s I thought we were getting a pitch & put course, but to our surprise it was very challenging and thoroughly enjoyable. All in all everything ran smoothly and we are looking forward to going back. Your service was excellent and will hopefully be using you next year.
The Hotel is very easy to find and is well signposted all the way, we were picked up at the airport and we were very pleased with the professional, prompt service from transfers you had arranged. The approach to the Villaitana Hotel is very impressive and checking in was very easy and stress free, our luggage was put into a locked area whilst we were shown to a 6 seater buggy to be taken to the clubhouse which is 1 minute away from reception.The clubhouse or the 19th hole is situated right next to both courses and the 1st tee. Above that is a very smart veranda with a bar and friendly waiter service which is excellent by the way and not expensive. Firstly I had a hole in one on the 7th on the Poniente Course...not the worst thing that can happen to a golfer on a golf holiday!I would advise people to take a lot of balls as this course is very penal. If you are off the fairway then you will run the risk of losing your ball. I would also highly recommend hiring a buggy as it is a very hilly course.With ten par threes this is obviously shorter than their championship course but has a fantastic selection of short holes, most of the tees are elevated and you get great views the whole way around the course. Some drivable par 4`s add an element of fun to the course. The Levante course was absolutely brilliant and well worth the wait. This is definitely not a bombers course as the strategically placed bunkers require you to plot your way round carefully. This course was in great condition and everyone who played would love to play it again. Our only negative about both courses was that the bunkers had very little sand and a lot were GUR with blue posts in them. Overall very good value for money, YGT had a great deal on and we plan to go back.
The Hotel was just fantastic. Our rooms were huge, the food was great and the service matched the standards of all else on offer. The collection of spa facilities including the four different pools were perfect for chilling out in the late afternoon and early evenings.The resort’s location is perfect as it is only a short taxi ride to the Old Town and it only cost 10 Euros to get there. The tapas in the restaurants there was awesome and I would definitely recommend heading down to the town for at least one meal.I would also like to thank YGT for the good info, speedy replies and their genral contribution that made the holiday what it was.Overall I would give our golf break in Spain 9/10. It was one of the best we have been on and we all agreed we would book our next golf holiday with YGT.
The Villaitana Wellness, Golf and Sun resort was excellent in every way. From the five star accommodation to the top class golf courses, everything about our golf break in Spain was top drawer. In fact the resort was so good a couple from our party decided to stay for an additional night!
The rooms were incredible as were all of the facilities in the hotel. We particularly enjoyed the spa facilities as we thought they were an excellent way to recharge the batteries following a round of golf.
The Levante Course was obviously our favourite although the Poniente course was perfectly enjoyable and we would recommend it as a course to play when you are getting a bit weary during the latter stages of a golf holiday.
We booked the package for 4 nights and three rounds and we wish we had booked a longer stay! We will be going back to this resort for our next golf break and we will certainly be booking with Your Golf Travel when we do!
As expected we had a great time during our golf break in Villaitana and having been there last year we knew what was in store!
The Levante course was excellent but maybe a bit too challenging for our group! The Poniente was a fun alternative and both courses were in tip top condition. The clubhouse is really nice and a great place to enjoy a cold beer after a round.
The hotel was really comfortable and transfers to and from the local town were cheap and cheerful. We didn’t eat at the hotel much but when we did it was excellent.
Although we love Villaitana we are aware of what else is waiting for us to sample in Spain. I am not the organiser next year but the chap who will be in charge will be contacting Your Golf Travel for ideas and suggestions. Thanks for the great golf holiday.
Dear Your Golf Travel,
We have just got back from our golf holiday in the Villaitana Golf Resort. I have to say I thought both the Levante and Poniente golf courses were excellent for all abilities. The handicaps in our group ranged from 6 to 28 and every single player enjoyed the courses equally...the perfect recipe for a group golf break. The condition of the fairways and greens was excellent and it was obvious someone with some considerable knowledge of game was in charge of their design...Jack Nicklaus!
The clubhouse was also lovely and it was good value as well. The selection of food was good and everything we had was delicious. The view over the golf course from the balcony wasn’t bad either and we could even get a glimpse of the sea.
The hotel was one of the best we have experienced and we weren’t even in the five star one! The facilities were top notch and so were the restaurants...everything about the accommodation reflected the quality of the golf at the resort. All in all our entire group rated the hotel as a 10 out of 10.
This was the first time I have booked a golf trip with Your Golf Travel and it will certainly not be the last! The experience was pain free and the value for money we got was unbelievable. I'll be back to book again for our 2012 golf trip when we would likely be looking for a large golf resort in Portugal with a selection of 2 or 3 different challenging golf courses. I’m sure you will point us in the right direction and we are looking forward to going on another golf break with YGT!
A big thanks to everyone at Your Golf Travel for all the hard work that went into our golf holiday to the Villaitana Golf Resort. We have been on many golf breaks in Spain and this one has shot to the top of our list of golf holiday destinations. This was our first golf trip with YGT and I can now confirm it will definitely not be the last!
All of our travel arrangements from transfers and tee times to checking in and our accommodation were spot on and the organisation of the whole golf holiday was flawless.
The venue itself is a golf haven in the Costa Blanca and we hope to return here on future golf breaks. Villaitana is a truly five star experience and everything about the resort is top class. Our rooms were lavish and comfortable, the facilities were extensive, the service was unrivalled and the food and drink on offer was out of this world. If guests fancy a cheaper night then Benidorm is just a short drive away so the location is good as well. We however, never felt the need to leave the resort!
The Levante course was spectacular and we loved the Jack Nicklaus design. The sweeping undulations and world class putting greens made it a joy to play. Unfortunately work was being done on the bunkers so there was very little sand in them. This was both good and bad as it made greenside bunker shots very difficult but made approaches from fairway bunkers a piece of cake! The backdrop as seen from all over the course is a more than suitable support act to this stunning course. The short course was enjoyable although it didn’t live up to the standard set by its big brother! When we return we will probably just stick to the Levante. Being a good course for beginners obviously means that better players may find the slow play frustrating on a busy day as well.
All in all, we had a fantastic time and many thanks for your services in organising our golf trip. The lads all agreed that it represented great value and of course I was happy to accept all the praise for this! I’m Secretary of a Golf Society and certainly intend to be in touch when I organise our next golf tour.
Just a quick note to express my thanks for another great trip booked through Your Golf Travel. The service was exceptional from start to finish and we will be back to book future golf holidays with YGT.
The hotel was top class and great value for money. We thought the prices for drinks in the clubhouse and in the hotel were very good value and as far as our experiences of golf breaks in Europe goes; this one was the best value for money for a total package we have been on. 10 out of 10 for an excellent golf trip.
The Levante course was gorgeous and I cannot wait to play more Jack Nicklaus designs as this was my first...it appears he knows a thing or two about golf courses!
Thanks again I will be contacting you later in the year for next year’s booking and would not hesitate to recommend YGT to my fellow golfers wishing to book any golf breaks.
Firstly, a big thank you for arranging our recent golf trip to Villaitana. Webooked the golf holiday package that included four nights B&B with 3 rounds of golf. On arrival we discovered that we had been upgraded to the five star hotel. The room was amazing and had a large bathroom with separate shower, a dressing room, large bedroom area with flat screen TV, safe andminibar, a lounge area with desk and a private terrace where we could enjoy cool drinks while looking out over the beautiful golf course. My friend has stayed in a number of luxury hotels in Dubai and I have stayed in three or four top places in the Far East but the room at Villaitana was as good as any of these.
Breakfast on the terrace of the restaurant overhanging one of the manyswimming pools and was a perfectly acceptable buffet style with a goodchoice of fruit, cakes, cereals and the usual English breakfast. The other facilities on the resort allseemed very good. We ate an evening meal at the resort every night as the joys ofBenidorm aren't quite our style anymore! Excellent buffet dinners withnice wines and pleasant bars for a nightcap.
We played the Levante Course for our first round of golf. We had buggies included in our deal and although they were a laugh we feel we could have walked the course. Having said that all of the other groups were using buggies so had we walked we would have fallen behind the rate of play. The course was lovely and in true Jack Nicklaus style there were plenty of risk vs reward type holes. The Poniente course was also thoroughly enjoyable and we found the undulations to be a real challenge. We enjoyed the golf courses so much we decided to pay for an extra round on the Poniente on the final day of our golf holiday.
We had a fantastic time and a big thanks goes to Your Golf Travel who successfully organised a top class golf break.
The Hotel Villaitana Wellness Golf & Sun Resort is a lovely hotel with fantastic facilities on site & it certainly did not disappoint. The staff were of an extremely friendly nature & could not do enough to assist which put us at ease for the whole golf break...it was clear we were in good hands!
We played 2 rounds on the par 62 Poniente course & 1 on the par 72 Levante course. The Poniente rounds had buggies included in the cost which was a real benefit due to the searing 30 degree heat & because the course was so short we had a bit of waiting around between holes. After we had learned the course we both got off to a far better start & upon arrival to the 4th tee there was a young lady sitting at a table with various prizes upon it. She worked for Million Dollar Hole In One & asked if we wished to participate in a competition for 10 Euros each. I hit a sweet 8 iron two feet short of the hole and was rewarded with an Odyssey cap with a ball marker attached. This was used for a bit of wind-up toward my friend for the remainder of the holiday as he only just failed to make the green!
Our round on the Levante Course was unfortunately cut short due to the lack of buggies available on the day. We played 9 holes and then wilted in the heat so retired to the clubhouse.
All in all we had a golf holiday to remember & would recommend YGT to golfers of all walks of life as the variety on offer at such low prices means there is something for everyone.
Your Golf Travel was a great help in booking our golf trip and there was always someone on hand to answer any questions I had. Thank you for a wonderful holiday & will definitely be booking through you again very soon.
We have just returned from our golf break to Villaitana and our group of 12 were very pleased with our package.
The hotel rooms were excellent with very high standard of furnishings and decor. We had great views over golf course and Benidorm, the food was quality in all of the restaurants we visited and the weather was kind to us.
Poniente was a great short course. Most of the holes required as much if not more skill than playing the full size course, with some very interesting holes throughout. Even though the course is only a little over 4000 yards it still took 4 hours to play which says something about the challenge it presents!
Levante was a long tough course; we had buggies which was just as well because the temperature hit a pretty lofty height.
The clubhouse had a good atmosphere mainly created by plenty of golfers outside sticking around to enjoy a few beers.
10/10 for the golf break. Next year we think we will try the Algarve or Majorca so get your thinking caps on as we will definitely be back in touch with Your Golf Travel. I have already recommended YGT to several golfers and will continue to do so.
We had the most enjoyable golf holiday at the Villaitana Resort in Spain. The hotel is first class with efficient & friendly staff, outstanding guestrooms and fantastic leisure facilities including a full spa which was perfect for relaxing after a round on the Jack Nicklaus golf course.
Both golf courses were well manicured & I think there were some challenging holes on each course. The Poniente was ideal if you didn’t feel like 18 holes.Clubhouse food was well priced....even if the selection was stinted. It was a little under-staffed but the waitress was very courteous & professional.
A car is a necessity if you want to go anywhere. We hired a car for 3 days which gave us the freedom to explore the surrounding area!
Having just got back from the Melia Villaitana Wellness & Sun Resort I can't recommend it enough!
Travelling in a group of 9 we experienced quick, efficient service on checking in to the hotel (even though we were 2 hours early). The rooms were spacious, clean and well maintained.
We played both golf courses and found both to be in good condition, with the short Poniente course being particularly tricky! Our only grumble would be the sparseness of the sand in the many bunkers on the course. This didn’t make the old sandy saves very easy but I guess we’ll have to actually avoid the bunkers next time! After golf, the clubhouse was very really nice and beer was served at a reasonable price...a bonus when you’re staying at a resort like this.
The hotel was a 10 minute taxi-drive from Benidorm which was nice and convenient...close enough to get to in the evening but not so close that it was on your doorstep. I'd rate the whole trip as a 9/10 with only a few very minor things that could be improved.
I can't thank Your Golf Travel enough for doing their thing so efficiently. Sorting out the hotel, booking the golf, transfers etc, etc...
We'll definitely be back to book our next trip with you guys and might just consider a return to Villaitana.
We have just returned from a 4 night golf break to Villaitana Wellness golf & Sun Resort booked through YGT.
We arrived at hotel after easy journey from Alicante to Benidorm (40mins) to find we had been upgraded to junior suite. The room was lovely and clean with a huge balcony looking over the championship course.
Our first round was played on the shorter Poniente course, which has some really tricky, interesting holes. Buggies are mandatory and boy do you need them with lots of ups and downs across valleys throughout the course. Our second round was on the Levante championship course which boasts an excellent layout. There’s a bit of water in play and a couple of long par 3's that add to the challenge considerably. Our final round was back on Poniente, which plays much better second time around.
Both golf courses were in excellent condition.
The clubhouse was very good also, with reasonable drink prices and good food which we enjoyed on the big veranda overlooking the course. (3 beers, G&T and food for 4 set us back just 30euros!)
In the hotel, the breakfast buffet was very good with lots of choice, free UK papers and pleasant and helpful members of staff.
Benidorm was just 10 mins away by taxi which only costs about 12 euros each way and there’s a huge choice of entertainment in town.
Overall this is an excellent package and I would recommend it to others for sure.
Villaitana really ticks all of the boxes when it comes to the package golf holiday.
The two golf courses are excellent and offer lots of variety that I’d imagine would appeal to golfers of different abilities. The conditioning and pace of play are both pretty good for a resort course and the challenge of each is considerable yet enjoyable.
The hotels (there are both 4 and 5* options) are both fantastic and offer plenty to do if you just want to stay on the resort and relax. Those who want to explore can find their way to Benidorm in no time at all, while Alicante is only about 40 minutes away.
Great value for money is another bonus and even when you’re on resort, you’re not fleeced for money, with food and drink being very reasonable. Not always the case at a 5* resort!
As ever, YGT were really good and took the stress out of the organisation process.
Thanks to all and Villaitana for a great week away in the sun.