‘Mike Probert talks Golf –  (Sponsored by Costa Blanca Green Fee Services).

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‘Mike Probert talks Golf -  (Sponsored by Costa Blanca Green Fee Services).

Here on the Costa’s golf is one of the biggest leisure time activities for both tourists and resident alike and with this in mind we have secured the services of Mike Probert of Costa Blanca Green Fee Services to provide a weekly round up of local golfing events and topics and in conjunction with us at THE LEADER will provide discounted golf prices to all of our readers and run our golf competitions.

Daily Golf Licence

Anyone who has played golf in Spain will know that if you’re are not a member of the Spanish Golf Federation (at a cost of circa €80 per year) you will asked to pay a daily licence at each golf course before you are allowed to play at a cost of €1.5 in the Valencian region and €3 in the Murcian region.

This is a legal requirement covered by a Royal Spanish decree and as such must be paid BUT in most cases golfers refer to it as an insurance payment which is incorrect.

Only part of the daily licence fee is for insurance and the balance is to help fund and run the regional golf federation although just why the cost in the Murcian region is double that of the Valencian region is beyond understanding and may players just consider this another form of tax or profiteering.

Many golfers also consider that paying the daily licence fee gives them insurance against any eventuality and this is just not the case.

One of the local golf societies for whom I book had an incident of an established and well known course in Murcia when a lady player was hit by a stray golf ball and fortunately there were no serious injuries the shaft of her club was broken by the ball on impact.

On return to the clubhouse she tried to claim against the daily licence insurance only to be told that damage to golf equipment was not covered and subsequent discussions with the course revealed that it is not exactly clear what is covered.

As a broad brush you can consider that only damage to properties and personal injury are covered BUT I recommend that every golfer must check for themselves exactly what insurance cover that they have with a golf course when paying on the day.

By the way this also applies to Spanish Golf Federation members to check what cover they get for their €80 per year and the phrase Caveat Emptor (buyer beware) comes to mind.

We at THE LEADER are committed to providing to our golfing readers affordable golf without the need to join a club or apply for a card but simply contact the number below to have instant access to discounted golf prices, many of which are exclusive to us.

The deals shown in the table are some of the best currently available to you from 01/03/18:

Golf Course Price Comments
Alenda €142 Two Players and Buggy
Alicante €138 Two Players and Buggy
Altorreal €120 Two Players and Buggy
Bonalba €120 Two Players and Buggy
Don Cayo (Altea) €110 Two Players and Buggy
El Plantio €112 Two Players and Buggy (after 12pm)
Font Del Llop €134 Two Players and Buggy 
La Finca €160 Two Players and Buggy
La Marquesa €45 Single Green Fee (after 1pm)
La Serena €41 Single Green Fee (after 2pm)
Las Colinas €99 Single Green Fee
Las Ramblas €116 Two Players and Buggy
Lo Romero €156 Two Players and Buggy
New Sierra Golf €80 Two Green Fees and Buggy
Roda €110 Two Players and Buggy  (from 2pm
Villamartin €136 Two Players and Buggy
Villaitana Poniente €48 Single Green Fee and Buggy
Vistabella €106 Two Players and Buggy

Deal of the week: Vistabella €200 for 4 players and 2 buggies.

For Bookings and more information contact Mike at info@costa-blanca-greenfees.com or direct on 966 704 752 or 661 345 931 quoting reference LEADER.

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