Hotel La Manga Club Príncipe Felipe, Murcia is a magnificent hotel, built in Andalusian style, in a privileged location at the heart of La Manga Club, situated close to the Mar Menor and only 20 Minutes from San Javier/Murcia airport and 75 minutes from Alicante airport. La Manga Club is without doubt the name that everyone in golf recognises when you talk about golf in Murcia. Its choice of three superb, 18-hole championship courses, each with its own unique golfing challenge and the 5 star luxury resort surroundings make this a must for every golfer visiting the area. Guests enjoy complimentary access to the fitness centre, indoor pool and poolside sauna and steam room at Spa La Manga Club. With Over 20 Restaurants on the complex and several bars to choose from you will be spoilt for choice.Click to See Golf Courses
The North Course is a Par 71 measuring 5753m, quite a bit shorter than the South Course with narrower fairways and very large greens.
The course winds its way between large palm trees, large lakes and deep gullies making it a fantastic test of golf for all handicaps, but the biggest challenge of all is the undulating greens, that are built to USGA specification, which are a great test of putting, especially the short Par 3 2nd, which has three different tiers.
The South Course is a Par 73 measuring 6499m, it was originally designed by Robert Putman in 1971 and subsequently remodelled by Arnold Palmer in 1992, and completely refurbished in 2004. The course runs through the centre of the valley where the wide fairways are lined with palm trees and water hazards come into play on 15 out of the 18 holes. The two par 3´s on the front nine measure over 200 metres each and some of the long par 4´s will require long irons into the green avoiding the lakes and bunkers. The back nine is a little shorter but brings in a few dog-leg holes and the shots into the greens on 11 and 12 both cross water demanding accurate club selection. The par 5, 18th, with water on both sides of the fairway and a ravine just short of a well-protected green will demand concentration right to the end.
The West course is a Par 72 measuring 5971m and is quite different to the other two courses; it offers outstanding views and follows the natural contours of the undulating land. The pine trees, storm gullies and tight fairways on the front nine require more accuracy than length whilst the back nine creeps up the hills and down the valleys and is much more open.
The par 3´s will have you going through the bag wondering just what club to hit; they are all fantastic golf holes. Accuracy and course management as opposed to length are the order of the day here.