The InterContinental Hotel 5* at Mar Menor Golf Resort Murcia, is a modern contemporary hotel set at the heart of The Mar Menor Golf Resort. It boasts a luxury spa, two pools and six restaurants and bars. The InterContinental Mar Menor Golf Resort & Spa is a luxury retreat where you will be able to totally relax in the Murcian sunshine. Only five minutes from Europe's largest inland sea known as the "Mar Menor" and is ideally situated for exploring the region of Murcia with its 2600 years of culture and history. The Roman theatre of Cartagena and the city of Murcia are only 20 minutes from the resort, with the latter being famous for its narrow streets and typical Spanish shops. There are aorund 25 Golf Courses that can be played withing 30mins drove of this fantastic hotel.
Intercontinental Hotel Mar Menor 5*
La Torre Golf Course is a Par 68 measuring 5403m, it is located near the town of Roldan, Murcia, and is 15 Minutes from San Javier/Murcia airport and 55 minutes from Alicante airport. Although it is one of the shorter Jack Nicklaus designed courses, it has over five hectares of elaborate bunkers and waste areas often running between the holes that demand a level of respect and accuracy to every shot. There are three large lakes that come into play on 7 holes, making good shot selection and accuracy a must.
The Par 3s 9th and 11th both require long carries over water and have ruined many a good card before. This is a technical but enjoyable course for all abilities.
El Valle is a Par 71 measuring 6185m, it is located near Banos y Mendigo, Murica, and is 20 minutes from San Javier/Murcia Airport and 55 minutes from Alicante Airport. This Jack Nicklaus course sits in a small valley surrounded by stunning views of the Murcian hills and countryside. The course has been designed to incorporate the naturally undulating and rocky terrain.
The back nine features two large lakes and cascading rivers which adds to the difficulty, especially on the Par 4 13th, where there is a lake on the left, out of bounds on the right and a small brook near the green. Accuracy is more important than length if you wish to master this excellent golf course.
Saurines golf course is a par 72 measuring 5,938m, it is located near the town of Roldan ,Murcia, and is 15 Minutes from San Javier/Murcia airport and 55 minutes from Alicante airport. The course is a Jack Nicklaus design but unlike the majority of his courses in the area you will notice the lack of bunkers, there are only 16 in total. The rolling fairways and undulating greens give it a links feel. There are two lakes on the course, and the fairways all include some strategically placed heavily planted dunes.
All of the Par 5s measure less than 480m and are reachable for the big hitters, but accuracy is required because many hazards await for anything that doesn’t make the greens.
Hacienda Riquelme is a Par 72 measuring 6356m, it is situated close to the Spanish town of Sucina, 15 Minutes from San Javier/Murcia airport and 55 minutes from Alicante airport. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the fairways run between olive trees, wild flowers and five lakes creating a true test of golf and some stunning views.
The relatively short Par 5 4th, which tees off from an elevated tee then dog legs around a lake to a well protected green, gives the big hitters a chance to get there for two and a chance of an eagle. This course provides a challenge to all golfers, but also an enjoyable round to the higher handicappers.
Mar Menor Golf Course is a Par 72 measuring 6154m, it is situated close to Los Alcazares, Murcia and is 10 Minutes from San Javier/Murcia airport and 55 minutes from Alicante airport. Originally designed as a 9 hole course by Dave Thomas, it has been converted into an 18 hole course designed by Jack Nicklaus. Emphasis is on ball positioning in the correct part of the fairway, and then below the flags on the undulating greens. The new holes offer some very challenging contoured greens with 3 holes placed around a very large spectacular lake.
In particular the 15th hole will test your patience as the small landing ‘areas’ from the tees are well guarded by bunkers. This is an enjoyable, but challenging test of golf for all abilities.
The Championship Alhama Signature Golf Course is located close to the coastal town of Mazarron, it is a Par 72 measuring 6884m, designed by Jack Nicklaus himself, and an exciting challenge for golfers of all skill. The signature hole is the 8th, a classic risk-and-reward hole where the tee shot is played to a wide fairway that has numerous bunkers and a well guarded green.
The course is built into the natural rugged terrain of the Murcian landscape and incorporates four large lakes, which adds to the beautiful scenery. This is a big, but enjoyable challenge for all levels of players.