La Marquesa Golf and Country Club originally named “Quesada Golf Club”, this golf course was the flagship of Justo Quesada Samper. He designed and developed this course in order to attract investors to the urbanization or large residential project he envisioned and built 58kms south of Alicante, Spain, the “Ciudad Quesada”.
Quesada Golf Club opened in 1989 and was later renamed “La Marquesa Golf and Country Club” in 1994. An 18-hole par 71 course that is around 6,688 yards in length. It is located in a flat valley between mountains in the Valencian Community. The layout alternates between long holes and short holes. The course offers excellent views and provides beautiful and natural surroundings with streams and lakes. It offers a pleasant walk with pines and palm trees lining the fairway. Players of all levels will enjoy playing as the course is not excessively difficult. But seasoned players may find it a bit easy.
Over the years, the course underwent several technical improvements and designs to improve its playability. The latest improvement was the ambitious project of constructing Hole no. 16 into an exact replica of the mythical “Hole 17 at Sawgrass”. This latest addition makes the course more interesting and challenging.
The golf course is open to visitors every day. It also offers a wide range of services such as a restaurant, cafe with terraces, practice facilities with driving, putting, pitching, chipping, a practice bunker, a pro shop, and rental facilities.
Home to a well-entrenched vibrant expat community that comprises 75% of the town's population, Ciudad Quesada houses this gem of a course south of Alicante, Spain. Many of the residents of this thriving golf community are retirees from Scandinavian countries and Great Britain taking advantage of the lower cost of living and a healthy climate that gives 320 days of sunshine annually.
The par 71 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Jose Quesada Samper, the town's founder and developer. It boasts of an exact replica of TPC Sawgrass' signature hole 17. The island green can be found at Hole no. 16 of the course and is guaranteed to challenge every level of player.
Other amenities include a restaurant and a cafe with a terrace, practice facilities that include a driving range, putting, pitching, and chipping greens, a practice bunker, a pro shop, and rental facilities. The course is open to visitors daily with options for membership subscriptions for frequent players.