La Manga Club, Costa Calida, Spain

  • Rating: Rating: 3.8  (1 reviews)
  • Opened: 1980
  • Holes: 54
  • Type: Parkland
  • Length: North 5800m; South 6500m; West 5800m
  • Par: North 72; South 72; West 70
  • SSS: North 71; South 74; West 70
  • Slope: 132
  • Green Fees: €80 - €100 dependent on season
  • Offers: Lots of discounts available (mainly from agents)
  • Location: Cartagena, Costa Calida
  • Tel No: +34 968 33 1234
  • Website: Visit Website

Summary:

La Manga Club, with three fantastic championship length golf courses at its heart, was built for golf holidays. But La Manga is so much more than a centre for golf holidays. It offers a tennis academy, football academy, cycling paths, swimming pools and a host of other leisure activities plus bars, restaurants, shops and banks. La Manga is perhaps the ultimate holiday resort. 
 
The La Manga Golf Resort is essentially a huge private estate of over 1500 acres offering a 5* Hotel, thousands of golf villas and other golf accommodation, supermarkets, shops, banks and numerous bars & restaurants. 
 
La Manga Club has been voted Europe’s top resort for golfing holidays three times in the last five years.
 
And for the non-golfer, the three 18-hole Golf Courses (North, South & West) are supplemented by a large tennis club, football training areas, cycle tracks and a host of other leisure & holiday facilities.
 
The La Manga North Course, an excellent course and enjoyable to play, is the most popular of the three La Manga golf courses. At 6400 yards off the back tees it is not a particularly long course, but it features some tight driving holes and large, undulating, tricky greens. The North Course winds its way through pine trees and rewards the shot maker (and someone who can avoid the the water hazards and barrancas that snake their way through the course). The fast USGA specification greens are big, undulating and sometimes difficult to read, none more so than the 140 yard Par-3 2nd which has three levels to test your putting skills.
 
The La Manga South Course, totally rebuilt in 2004, is generally considered to be one of the best golf courses in Europe and is often used for regional and national golf events including the Spanish Open. Laid out in the centre of the resort, with wide palm-fringed fairways and water hazards that come into play on 15 out of the 18 holes, the South Course is La Manga Club’s classic championship course with the front nine particularly offering some long testing Par 3 and Par 4 holes to test the very best of golfers.
 
The La Manga West Course (formally known as La Princesa) is totally different in style to the 'Parkland' North and South Courses. Laid out in the hills above the main resort, it is a much tighter course than its sisters with heavily tree lined fairways, numerous ravines and water hazards.  Whilst pretty and offering some lovely views and a great golf challenge, lots of spare balls and a buggy would be the general advice! 

Facilities:

Thousands of golf villas and apartments plus Hyatt Regency Hotel. Numerous bars & restaurants, tennis academy & football academy. Golf Professional Shop (ground floor) & Clubhouse (first floor) with bar/restaurant. Golf practice facilities inc driving range

Golfer's Reviews of La Manga Club:

These reviews represent the personal view of the individual, not those of PackYourClubs.com
Average Rating Rating: 3.8     Number of Reviews: 1

A great holiday destination but slow golf, 24 May 2011, by PeteC, United Kingdom, Handicap: 18
Clubhouse/Hospitality
Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course
Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities
Rating: 4.0
Value for Money
Rating: 4.0
La Manga Club is the original 'golf holidays resort' in Murcia and it's still fantastic. The resort is huuuuge - a hotel, '000s of villas, a tennis academy, a football academy, supermarkets, shops, a bank, numerous bars & restaurants - everything to make sure you stay on the resort. The golf courses are excellent and each offers a different challenge but be prepared for a 5 hour round. The North Course is the main 'resort' course. it winds through the main bit of the resort, is very pretty, lots of variety and interesting holes, tree lined fairways, lots of bunkers and water in play on several holes and it's always in excellent condition. The West Course is up in the hills and is wooded, tight, meandering fairways, lots of trees, oh and did I mention the trees? (I didn't like this course...). The South Course is the championship course. It is longer and flatter than the North Course with big wide fairways, lots of bunkers and water in play on several holes. My favourite (you've proably guessed) was the North Course, but be prepared for a 5 hour round. Would I recommend La Manga - YES. My top tips - play the North Course a couple of times to really get the feel for club selection but make sure there are no competitions or societies out before you (local societies use the course).

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