Ocean Drive Hotel & Ibiza Golf Club
Spain, Balearic Islands, Ibiza, Ibiza Town
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Halfway between the capital Ibiza and the seaside resort of Santa Eulalia, on the scenic, twisting road to Cala Llonga, Ibiza Golf club lies in a shallow valley covered with lush olive, almond and pine groves. Although close to the island capital and the beaches, the golf course enjoys a quiet and secluded location amidst Ibiza's timeless countryside. The place is at its best in February, when the almond trees are in full bloom, and in Spring when the fields are covered by a myriad of multicolour flowers. Ibiza Golf Club was formed by the merger of the former Roca Llisa Golf Club nine holler, built in the 1970's, and Ibiza Golf Club's eighteen hole course, laid out in 1992, to form a full 27 hole complex and the only golf facility on the island.
Plenty of accommodation is available on the island and as it does not exceed thirty miles, any of these properties is conveniently close to the golf course and a short, scenic drive away. Although several hotels are closed outside the season, from November to Easter when the conditions for golf are ideal, there is a good range of prime properties open year round. These are distributed between the capital Ibiza and the lush countryside, ranging from sophisticated urban retreats to charming countryside hideaway.
Amongst these is the Ocean Drive, a design boutique hotel enjoying one of the best location in Ibiza on the exclusive Marina Botafoch, across the harbour from the old town. The hotel is complemented by Can Jaume, a charming country house retreat on the outskirts of town but open only in season.
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Ocean Drive Hotel & Can Jaume
OD Hotels runs two properties in Ibiza: The trendy urban Ocean Drive on Ibiza harbour main marina, and the quaint rural Can Juame in the countryside at the outskirts of town.
Boutique Hotel • Affiliated to Design Hotels • Open all year
The Ocean Drive enjoys what is probably the best location in Ibiza Town. Overlooking Marina Botafoch, this design hotel commands splendid views across the harbour to the walled Old Town, perched on a rocky promontory and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This new modernist hotel is reminiscent of Miami Beach Art Deco properties and affiliated to Design Hotels, an exclusive hotel group formed by prime international properties with a significant commitment to original design.
The hotel interiors are cool and luminous, its art deco aesthetic reflected by Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier furniture, with a definite Mediterranean flavour despite their modernist decoration. All rooms have soundproof walls and sounding boards in the floor. Bathroom boast granite and steel wash stands, all-glass showers and large tubs in the suites. Suites also enjoy a separate living room and two balconies - most rooms have harbour view and a private balcony. The restaurant serves modern Mediterranean cuisine in a cool atmosphere, indoor in its design dining room or al fresco on the terrace overlooking the harbour.
The Ocean Drive is ideally located across the street from Marina Botafoch, Ibiza's foremost marina with full chartering and commercial services as well as a choice of fashion boutiques, trendy bars and restaurants. The Hotel is also within walking distance of the town centre through the harbour promenade and the lovely Talamanca sandy beach is a two minute walk away.
Ibiza is reputed for its eccentric night life and the hotel lies a short stroll from two of the island's most famed discotheques, Pacha and Lio. The Ocean Drive is well known for its insider access to the island’s thriving club scene and a favourite hideaway with high profile DJ’s, luring guests and locals alike to Ocean Drive’s scenic rooftop chillout Sky Bar. At night, the views across the harbour to the walled old town and its floodlit landmarks are just breathtaking.
40 guestrooms. All rooms with free WiFi, satellite TV, safe, complimentary minibar, working desk and ironing set. Bathrooms with walk-in shower, amenities, bathrobe, slippers and hair dryer
24 h/day service. Multilingual staff, Car rental, Room service, Laundry service, Dogs welcome
Bar-Restaurant: Lunch & Dinner (à la carte contemporary Mediterranean cuisine) - Breakfast (served till 12:00 - 16:00 with room service) • Sky Bar (Opened May-Oct) Rooftop chillout bar overlooking the marina and old town - Best views in town!)
Rural Boutique Hotel • Open from April to Ocotober
For those in search of a more rural setting, OD Hotels also runs Can Jaume, a charming countryside retreat nestling on the outskirts of Ibiza. The hotel is set in an original manor house and offers fifteen double rooms and suites of different categories, but all fully equipped and with spacious terraces opening up onto the lush gardens. Can Jaume offers a restaurant booking service as well as its own copious buffet breakfast, served till 12:00 and prepared with fresh home grown ecological ingredients. Complimentary tea, coffee, cakes, water and fruits are available all day.
Although in a quiet, secluded setting, Can Jaume offers easy access to both the golf course, the beaches and the excitement of downtown Ibiza.
Ibiza Golf Club
Ibiza Golf Club was formed by the merging of the former Roca Llisa Golf Club, a nine holler built in the 1970's to serve Roca Llisa luxury urbanisation, and Ibiza Golf Club's eighteen hole course, laid out in 1992. Although both courses share the same bucolic environment, the championship course unfurled through a lush valley while the nine holler enjoys a hillside location with some views over the cliffy coast and the Mediterranean. Although private, the club is opened to visitors - advanced booking is strongly advised during the peak months of July and August.
• Championship Course
Dave Thomas & Pepin Rivero (1992)
18 holes • 6.079 m./6,650 yds • Par 72 • SSS 73,4 • Slope 134
The course is nestled in a broad and shallow valley by the Mediterranean, deep enough to shut out the noise and winds and trap the unruffled serenity of the Ibiza lush countryside. Wild flowers, olive and pine groves invade the layout while the surrounding hills form a magic backdrop to the course. These idyllic surroundings form the natural setting of this beautiful layout, relatively flat, with wide fairways and very fast greens. But do not get carried away to much by a contemplative approach induce by the enchanting background as the course request concentration to sort out its dog legs and numerous hazards and score well.
• Roca Llisa Course
Fernando Cavestany & Frederic William Hawtree (1972)
9 holes - 2.968 m./3,297 yds - Par 36 - SSS 70,7 - Slope 115
This layout runs through the scenic Ibiza countryside and offer some spectacular views over the rocky cliffs and blue water of the Mediterranean and across to the neighbour island of Formentera. As good things come in small package, be prepared to enjoy this nine hole layout for its technical appeal as well as its natural surroundings. The fairways are dotted with numerous pine and palm trees. Rocks, terraced greens, a couple of lakes and strategically placed sand bunkers will request the use of all woods and irons to handle a multitude of different shots.
Mallorca & Valencia Golf
With only one golf course, Ibiza might not be a prime golf destination by itself, but it does offer an excellent golf facility which can be enjoyed year round in the gentle Mediterranean climate. and that can perfectly be combined with the neighbouring island of Mallorca or Valencia on the mainland, port of call for visitors coming by boat - both Mallorca and Valencia are a two hour fast ferry crossing from Ibiza. Mallorca boasts over 20 championship courses and the region of Valencia is reputed for El Saler vintage links, one of the few true Mediterranean links, and R.T.Jones El Bosque courses.
Part of the Balearic Islands, Ibiza and its smaller sister island of Formentera are known as the "Islas Pitiusas" (from the Greek word "pitys" meaning pine tree) because of the abundance of pines that cover their landscapes. One of the most original and attractive islands in the World, Ibiza has become the meeting point of the swinging jet set and artists from all over the world, yet without ever loosing its charm as a peaceful hideaway and bohemian retreat. The island was made famous at the end of the sixties by the hippy movement which endowed the island with the status of a counter culture paradise. Although Ibiza is now more famed for its clubbing life and famous discos such as Pacha, Space, Amnesia or Privilege, the island has remained a quiet and peaceful place, free of the mass tourism which has affected so many other Mediterranean destinations.
The island has also retained its "bohemian" charm and Carthaginian influence, with its exotic white washed cubic houses reminiscent of North Africa disseminated amongst the wooded slopes of its hilly countryside. Perched atop a rocky promontory dominating the harbour, Ibiza walled town (Dalt Vila) is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an outstanding example of Renaissance military architecture incorporating in its urban fabrics imprints of earliest Phoenician, Arab and Catalan settlements. The evolution of Ibiza's shoreline is one of the best examples in the Mediterranean of the influence of the Posidonia endemic seagrass on the coastal and marine ecosystem. The narrow strait separating the islands of Ibiza and Formentera, including its salt marshes and posidonia seabed, is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its exceptional biological value.
Known as "The Last Paradise of the Mediterranean” Ibiza's sister island, Formentera is a tiny and secluded island eleven miles long, with Caribbean like beaches and only accessible by boat through a 30 min. crossing. Formentera’s Illetas beach is constantly ranked as one of Europe Top 10 beaches.
Address & Contact
Ibiza Golf Club
Ctra. Jesus a Cala Llonga
07840 Santa Eulàlia
Apdo. Correos 1270
07080 Ibiza (Baleares)
Tel. +34 / 9971 196 118
The Ocean Drive
Balearic Islands, Spain
Tel. +34 / 971 318 112
Golf: Roca Llisa, halfway between Ibiza Town (8 km.) and Santa Eulalia
El Hotel: Ibiza Marina (Harbour) + El Destino: Cap Martinet (Ibiza outskirts)
Ibiza - Eivissa International Airport (IBZ), 15 km.
Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot, dry summers