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

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Promotion of golf tourism on the Orihuela Costa
Promotion of golf tourism on the Orihuela Costa

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.

Golf Course Pricing Strategies

During a NORMAL year local golf courses apply a seasonal pricing strategy with low season prices in the Summer and Winter months and high season prices in the Spring and Autumn months.

Usually the low season summer prices end across the local golf courses between the end of August and end of September BUT as you can guess the covid-19 virus has changed the picture this year and all local courses have either extended the Summer deals in to the following month or moved into a medium season period rather than the usual high season prices to reflect the fact that due to 14 day quarantine periods and airline flight cancellations there are very few tourist golfers visiting the area.

Unfortunately for some resident golfers these actions are un-realistically considered insufficient and they are looking to play golf for €35-€40 including a shared buggy and this is just not possible.

All local courses were closed from 13/03/20 until 11/05/20 without income and some opened late and some are still not open and nearly all have staff on ERTE (Furlough) which will end shortly and so the courses will again either need to lay off staff or pay their wages and just how do golfers expect them to do that by selling golf a give away prices?

All the courses have seriously high operating costs (e.g. water costs are circa €500k per annum) and they have to at least cover their operating costs just to survive.

My message to resident golfer is to be realistic with your pricing expectations and put yourselves in the position of the courses at this time before criticising their pricing strategy.

I am sure the next few months will be difficult for everyone involved and I doubt that the local golfing industry will be the same again but lets all hope we are all here healthy and safe if a little poorer for the experience.

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 Single Green Fee + Buggy
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 Single Green Fee
Hacienda Riquelme €118 Two Green Fees & Buggy
La Galiana €53 Single Green Fee
La Manga €75 Single Green Fee (West Course)
La Marquesa €126 Two Green Fees & Buggy
La Sella €50 Single Green Fee
La Serena €114 Two Green Fees & Buggy
La Torre €118 Two Green Fees & Buggy
Las Colinas €45 Green Fee (after 2.00pm)
Las Pinaillas €40 Green Fee (including single occupancy buggy)
Lorca €70 Two Green Fees & Buggy
Lo Romero €136 Two Green Fees & Buggy
Mar Menor €35 Single Green Fee
New Sierra Golf €82 Two Green Fees & Buggy
Puig Campana €98 Two Green Fees & Buggy
Roda €112 Two Green Fees & Buggy (after 3.30pm)
Saurines €35 Single Green Fee
Villamartin €136 Two Green Fees & Buggy
Vistabella €113 Two Green Fees & Buggy (from 2.00pm)

*Some of these prices may change over the next few days as the golf courses determine and review their September prices.

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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