Bellavista Golf Club was established in 1916. Bellavista is true members club in the British style. More undulating than many in the coastal area, the course is a challenge for most golfers. With a number of long par 5's and also some lengthy par 4's, just to reach the fantastically manicured greens in regulation will be an achievement for many.The wide fairways and the little distance between greens and tees will make your round enjoyable, quicker, and much more comfortable. Bellavista Golf Course, situated at a short distance from the sea, offers a great golfing challenge to all levels of golf players, with narrow fairways and a few doglegs. Among its most difficult holes, number four stands out which requires a good drive in order to leave the ball near the green with a good second shot.
We played this course on 10 October 2015. We had been led by the GIS description ('fantastically manicured greens') and the reviews ('lush fairways and nice greens') to believe that the course would be up to the standard of Nuevo Portil, El Rompido and Islantilla, which we had already played. Alas, the fairways and greens were almost bare of grass in places, whilst the tees were often overgrown. The course has clearly been badly neglected in recent times, and was a great disappointment. We think that the GIS description should be updated.
We have played this course and it is extremely good value for money. My playing partner has played at quite a lot of courses over the world, including Augusta, St Andrews and 6 other Open courses to name a few. Unfortunately he is not playing as well as he used to and his h/cap has drifted up to 14, still not bad for a 75 year old.He says that the greens are the best he has ever played on for reading and running true.The last time we played this course I passed his comments to the gent behind the counter in the pro shop and was overheard by 2 more people who turned out to be the Greens Chairman and the Lady Captain. They said it was nice to hear compliments about the course instead of some of the moans about ground too hard, too dry, etc and appreciated these comments.It is things like that that make the task of being on a golf council worth while. Playing again in 2 weeks, we cannot wait to get there.