Presenter and performer Denise Van Outen wants to grow the game of golf for women and has begun a challenge to break 100
UK stage and screen star Denise van Outen headed out to Las Colinas Golf & Country Club last month to make her first acquaintance with the championship course on Spain’s Costa Blanca that will act as her base for her quest to break 100.
She relaxed in one of the luxury villas on-site at Spain’s leading Villa Resort.
Denise is keen to grow the game: “I want to make golf more popular with women. I’d love to do a TV show eventually, introducing golf to a generation of women.”
“To be at Las Colinas Golf & Country Club is amazing, because there’s the game that I love. But even if you don’t play golf but someone in your family does, to come here is still perfect because you still get to enjoy the clubhouse, the beach club and the great sushi. Then there are the surroundings: very calm, very quiet, very private. It’s lovely.
“I know I could have family members here and happily go off and play golf and know that the villa is lovely and clean, safe, and the security is tight. The clubhouse is lovely, the people are friendly…it’s a dream place. I’d love to have a house here and be one of the regulars.”
Las Colinas Golf & Country Club is located south of popular tourist destination Alicante in 330 hectares of stunning woodland on the Mediterranean coast.
Since its opening in 2010, the resort has become a real hit with international holiday makers and second home owners seeking a property in a resort that offers something for everyone.
Las Colinas has received widespread praise from the industry having been named as Spain’s Leading Villa Resort and home to Spain’s Best Golf Course by the World Travel Awards and World Golf Awards 2015.
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!
Elliott is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TSR4
3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL
Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
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