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.

Covid-19 Safety Protocol and the Rules of Golf

Here in Spain we have been allowed to play post lockdown golf since the 11th May 2020 BUT under the restrictions of the Covid-19 safety protocol.

By now we are all used to this new golfing normality, namely:

No physical greetings, wearing masks, no rakes in bunkers, water fountains out of play, no touching flags and stops in the holes to prevent the ball falling to the bottom of the hole, etc.

In the early days no competitions were allowed and it was advised to play social golf with gimmie putts inside 18” to prevent too many hands going into the hole therefore creating a potential infection point risk.

However since then the restriction have been lifted a little and it is now permitted to play competition golf but this in itself has brought about questions about the rules of golf and in particular when the ball is deemed to be holed.

Usually this is simple because the ball rests 6” down at the bottom of the hole and is clearly holed and has to be retrieved by the player but the current situation is somewhat different because the flag must remain in the hole and the stop in the hole allows the ball to fall less than the diameter of the golf ball and it is easy for the ball to fall into the hole but bounce ball out again.

This question has been raised in many golfing periodicals over recent months and unfortunately this is not good news for the unlucky golf because if a ball goes in down and then out of the hole it is not considered to be holed and will cost you another shot.

I guess that this may be considered unlucky but I guess in these difficult times we are lucky to be playing golf at all.

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 POST COVID-19 PRICES currently available to you:

Golf Course Price Comments
Alenda €98 Two Green Fees & Buggy
Altorreal €100 Two Green Fees & Buggy
Bonalba €100 Two Green Fees & Buggy
Campoamor €125 Two Green Fees & Buggy
Don Cayo (Altea) €45 Green Fee + single buggy or pull trolley or elec. trolley
El Plantio €80 Two Green Fees & Buggy
El Valle €59 Single Green Fee
Font Del Llop €90 Two Green Fees & Buggy
Hacienda Del Alamo €35 Green Fee (single occupancy buggy €15)
Hacienda Riquelme €118 Two Green Fees & Buggy
La Galiana €53 Single Green Fee
La Manga North+ South €75 Green Fee (single occupancy buggy €27)
La Marquesa €107 Two Green Fees & Buggy
La Sella €50 Single Green Fee
La Serena €96 Two Green Fees & Buggy
La Torre €118 Two Green Fees & Buggy
Las Colinas €44 Green Fee (from 1pm to 2pm) – Single buggy €25)
Las Pinaillas €40 Green Fee (including single occupancy buggy)
Lorca €75 Two Green Fees & Buggy
Lo Romero €136 Two Green Fees & Buggy
Mar Menor €35 Green Fee (single occupancy buggy €15)
New Sierra Golf €68 Two Green Fees & Buggy
Puig Campana €98 Two Green Fees & Buggy
Roda €120 Two Green Fees & Buggy
Saurines €35 Green Fee (single occupancy buggy €15)
Villamartin €136 Two Green Fees & Buggy
Vistabella €84 Two Green Fees & Buggy (from 1.00pm)

For Bookings and more information contact Mike at or direct on 966 704 752 or 661 345 931 quoting reference LEADER.


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