Archive for the ‘Murcia’ Category
Hacienda Riquelme Golf course is a par-72 (6416 mts.), designed by Nicklaus Design is unique among the six courses that make up the Nicklaus Golf Trail. It is located on the ancient estate that bears its name (the Riquelme family are descendants of Guillén Riquelme, a knight who accompanied King Alfonso X on his conquest of Murcia). The resort has a lovely 19th Century colonial-style building which was the retreat of the Riquelme family and around which the Polaris Group have built an entire golf resort – villas, shops, gymnasium, bars, restaurants and of course a Jack Nicholas Design golf course.
This 18-hole championship golf course is close to the Mar Menor on Spain’s Costa Calida. (Murcia). Just 20-minutes from Murcia-San Javier airport and 45-minutes from Alicante airport, Hacienda Riquelme is set between the mountains and Sucina, a beautiful area that has been designated a regional natural park. The golf course has been designed to keep the natural look to the area. But wait, there’s more
El Valle Golf Course is set on the edge of the El Valle National Park in Murcia, Spain; enjoying an beautiful elevated position at the top of the valley. Designed Nicklaus Designs this course is part of the Nicklaus Trail offering all the trimmings of a special golfing experience.
This Par 71 golf course has holes which are bordered by other holes, and not to the homes or villas, creating an open and natural setting. Rather than length, the course relies on numerous subtle strategic elements to challenge golfers. Players are rewarded for daring and courageous shots. But wait, there’s more
La Manga Golf Club is the the most well known golf club in the Murcia region in Spain, the resort offers three 18-hole championship courses designed over different terrain in varied but always beautiful and tranquil surroundings; in addition they also have a Pitch & Putt Course (Par 47) designed by Seve Ballesteros.
With almost 40 years of history La Manga Golf Club has hosted many top-level international golf tournaments and tour qualifying schools including five Spanish Opens; the European Ladies Team Championship; Spanish PGA, Seniors’, Ladies’ and Junior Championships; Ladies European Tour Q-School; and the World Corporate Golf Challenge, as well as countless corporate, celebrity and charity golf events.
La Manga Club South Course
Designed by Robert D. Putman & Arnold Palmer this Par 73 golf course is the Championship layout at La Manga Club and probably one of the fairest tests of golf one can find. At 6,499 meters from the White Tees, whilst being accepted as a top-caliber championship course, also provides a thorough test both for the scratch player and right across the handicap range. But wait, there’s more
Murcia or Costa Calida (Warm Coast) lies in the South East corner of Spain between Andalucia and Valencia, Murcia has a relaxed atmosphere and the locals believe the most important thing is to enjoy life. The province has over 170km of coastline dotted with wonderful beaches in addition to the largest salt-water lagoon in Europe (the Mar Menor), ideal for family bathing as the water here is calm and shallow and 5 degrees warmer than the rest of the Mediterranean.
Murcia enjoys more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year and the winters are pleasantly mild and dry. On the coast you can enjoy the stunning cliffs, endless white sandy beaches, pretty ports and undiscovered coves with crystal clear water; the beautiful and historic towns of Alhama, Lorca and Murcia are all well worth a visit if time permits as are the numerous attractive villages that dot the Costa Calida countryside as well as the impressive landscape of the Sierra de Espuña mountains.