Don Cayo Golf Club Urb. Sierra de Altea Golf. Undulating - Hilly with water hazards. Located in the foothills of the Sierra Bernia mountains, this 9-hole course is close to the pretty coastal resort of Altea with its historic old town clustered around the white-washed church. Opened in 1974, this fabulous little course was designed by the architects Pedro Barber and Gregorio Sands and is a 'very strenuous' 72 par. The 5th, a 580-meter par 5, is a particularly difficult hole, as is the uphill 227-meter par 3 6th hole. Both of these alternate with recovery holes requiring precision to land the ball on the fairway. The 3rd hole is kinder and offers lovely sea views whilst from the 7th players can just make out the Marina Baixa and the mountains surrounding it. Open all year round and with 5 bays, it also has private golf lessons available in English, German and Spanish. Advance booking is essential. A valid handicap certificate from the player’s home club is required.