La Manga Golf Club Resort – Murcia
La Manga Club is located by the popular coastal resort of Mar Menor in Murcia , and now one of Europe’s top golfing and sports destinations. It is home to three stunning golf courses, the North and South courses designed by Robert Dean Putman, the South course being later updated by the Arnold Palmer.
The West course along with an hole pitch and put course was designed by the late great Seve Ballesteros. The resort has one numerous golf awards as Spain’s best golf resort as well being the venue for the Spanish Open and and PGA Championships.
Getting to the resort is quite easy as the transport is very good. The resort is located around a 30 minutes drive from San Javier Airport and around 1 hour and a half’s from Alicante airport. Use the AP7 Autovia in both cases, it is well signed posted, simply head for La Manga de Mar Menor and you will see a sign to turn right when you near the town of Los Belones.
5.429 meters from the yellow tees, it is shorter than the South course with tighter fairways and large greens. The course is noted for its palm trees, lakes and storm gullies.
» Download the course map - Maintenance is usually carried out in weekly periods in June, March, November and September.
The South course is the signature course on the resort and has been home to PGA Championships, Spanish Opens and European Tour Qualifying Schools. It is quite long at 6.177 meters from the yellow tees and is noted for its intriguing dog legs holes, lakes and well placed bunkers.
» Download the course map - Maintenance is usually carried out in weekly periods in August, May, September.
The West course is shorter at 5.333 meters from the yellow tees and is a more challenging course than the other two. Noted for its frequent changes in elevation and need to pass over numerous storm gullies.
» Download the course map - Maintenance is usually carried out in weekly periods in June, September and November.
There are plenty of opportunities to practice your golf golf swing and putting at the La Manga Golf . The resort offers an impressive 5 putting greens, chipping areas, a small pitch and putt course. If you are looking for lessons there is an excellent golf academy aptly led by the renowned Swedish instructor, Thomas Johansson.
The La Manga Club Resort offers a choice of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets from the emblematic luxury of the 5* Hotel Principe Felipe Luxury to the 4* Las Lomas Village to private Apartment and Villas.
The Hotel Prince Felipe offers a choice of luxury rooms and a wide array of quality amenities which include a 2000m2 Spa facility where you an avail of numerous health and beauty treatments, a large indoor swimming pool, steam room , jacuzzi, thirteen treatment rooms and a top class equipped fitness centre. On site dining, large sun terraces various bars make this an ideal location for your luxury Murcia golf holidays.
The 4* Las Lomas Village is ideal for golfers looking for a bit more interdependence and space whilst still being able to enjoy the resorts excellent facilities. This unique village is located close to the Spa centre with spectacular views over the resort and across to the Mar Menor and the Calblanque Natural Park. All guests at the Las Lomas Village receive complimentary access to the saunas, steam rooms, indoor pool and fitness centre.
La Manga Club also offers a selection of private Villas and Apartments ideal for golfers, couples and families looking for complete independence whilst still being located close to all the golf course and facilities found within the golf resort. The club offers a large selection of modern, well equipped properties including apartments, luxury villas and golf bungalows to suit all budgets.
La Manga Golf Resort is one of the best golf and sports you will find in Spain. Apart from the 3 superb golf courses the resort is a popular training destination for some of the top football teams in Europe including the England squad whom are regularly visitors. There are a staggering eight FIFA sized standard football pitches as well as a 28-court tennis centre and a superb wellness centre.
The resort offers a variety of eateries and bars to keep everyone happy and if you fancy a trip out of the resort to dine and enjoy the local nightlife then a trip to Faro Cabo de Palos, around 20 minute drive, is well worth it.
Recommended hotels in La Manga
Although not actually located on the La Manga strip the 5 star La Manga Club Principe Felipe is a perfect holiday resort situated just a 10 minute drive form the main resort. The La Manga Golf Resort really does offer everything to ensure a perfect stay including 3 championship golf courses, tennis academy, football pitches, day spa and wellness centre, sauna, heated pool, Jacuzzi,bars and restaurants. Reviewer Rating: 8.3
The Apartments Pierre Vacances La Manga offer 118 modern air conditioned apartments with spectacular views over the Mar Menor and Mediterranean sea. Has a number of larger family rooms as well as a swimming pool, kids pool, Jacuzzi, sun deck, bar and free wifi. Reviewer Rating: 8.2
The Apartments Playa Principe enjoy a privileged position in the centre of La Manga with stunning views over the Mar Menor, the Murcia coastline and the Mediterranean sea. There are 12 well appointed modern apartments with a restaurant, pool and free wifi. Reviewer Rating: 9.0