Vistabella Golf is a golf course situated in the urbanised area of the village of Vistabella. The village is to the west of Torrevieja and is currently undergoing a lot of development. This development is continuing to transform the area for more tourists and more golf enthusiasts.
This area has a ‘master plan‘ for its future. This master plan includes many more developments, shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants. Within the next few years, there is hope that much of the area will be fully developed, with many more people living there.
For the moment, the only real activity in the area is the golf course and a few bars and restaurants. To find more activities you should visit the nearby areas of Torrevieja or Orihuela.
The Golf Course
The course was designed by the former European and World Cup champion Manuel Pinero. The course incorporates much of the challenges he faced when he was professional. This course is, therefore, challenging for both hobbyists and professionals alike. Much of the experience from competitions such as the Ryder Cup, Europeans tours, the World cup and the Dunhill Golf cup have been brought together, to make the most challenging and fun course.
In Vistabella the club wants to draw in people from all backgrounds. This includes professionals, hobbyists and people with next to no golf experience. This course allows players with different experience to adapt each hole on the course to their own level.
The golf course itself is an 18-hole course with a par of 72. The course has also been designed to follow the ideal guidelines of modern courses and the modern style of play. Throughout the course, you will find many hazards such as bunkers, roughs and water hazards.
Wine and Dine
In the village of Vistabella, there are two separate restaurants: the Restaurant Vistabella and Restaurant la Fortaleza. The Vistabella Restaurant is a lovely family restaurant, serving traditional Spanish cuisine as well as European and Mediterranean. The staff and food are some of the best in this area of Alicante. The other restaurant in the village is the Fortaleza. In the restaurant you can expect a full house – so get your bookings in early. Since 1983, the restaurant has served its community and passing visitors great food from its fortress-style restaurant, hence the name. Not only do they have a great menu and food, they also have a great wine and drinks menu.
In the urban zone of Vistabella, there are also a few bars and restaurants. They don’t quite have the experience of the bars and restaurants that’s in the village. One of the restaurants in the urbanization is the Meson Nostrum. It offers a great selection of dishes from lunch to dinner. You can expect excellent service and excellent seafood and meat dishes. Other restaurants in the area include the Chef and The Inn at the Garden restaurants.
Torrevieja and Orihuela and the Surrounding Area
With the village and urbanization of Vistabella not being a very developed area as of yet, it is key that it has key connections to other parts of the south-east of Spain. Torrevieja and Orihuela are two cities that have good links with the area as well as smaller areas such as the Cabo Roig and to the north-west of Vistabella itself.
The closest beaches to Vistabella are the beaches of the Cabo Roig and the surrounding areas. You can even cycle to all the places mentioned above within an hour. Around each of the areas mentioned are many activities you can enjoy, from shopping and sports to dining out and visiting museums, tourists and residents can keep their diaries filled in the best way possible.
Nearby Vistabella is a large lake: the Embalse de la Pedrera. This stretches for many kilometres from nearby the towns of Hurchillo and Bigastro to Torremendo in the south. The lake makes for spectacular viewing and during certain times of the year it even dries up a little.
This only allows people to walk out onto the lake without getting wet. With the lake being so large it makes this area an ideal place for long bicycle journeys, setting off from the likes of Vistabella. It is also a good place for walks and keen photographers.
In Vistabella there are no police stations. The closest station would be in San Migual de Salinas. The closest hospitals would be in the city of Torrevieja. Since the urbanization of Vistabella is still under development, the area does not have any public or private schools. The closest schools are in San Miguel de Salinas, Bigastro and Jacarilla – all within a 15 minutes’ drive away. There are no universities nearby, with the closest being in the Torrevieja or Orihuela.
The weather in the area of Vistabella is a typical Mediterranean climate. Temperatures peak in the summer months and can potentially reach upwards of 35 degrees. The coolest months are the winter months of December, January and February. The wettest months are October and April.