La Manga Golf Club

Murcia

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Designed by:  Robert Putman (South & North Course), Dave Thomas (West Course)

Founded:  1971

Course Information:  54-holes

Location:  Los Belones, east of Cartagena

Characteristics

The South Course has been the venue for many major professional tournaments, including several Spanish Opens, PGA Championships, for both men and women.  It's a par 73 course, which measures 6,127 metres from the yellow tees, it has water hazards on 15 of its 18 holes, wide fairways and a good combination of short and long holes.  The front nine are particularly challenging with two par 3's in excess of 200 metres and some daunting par 4's, which call for accurate driving between lakes and bunkers.  The back nine, although shorter, has a number of intriguing dog-leg holes.


The North Course is a par 71 course with palm trees, lakes and natural storm gullies known as 'barrancos' being key features.  It is slightly shorter than the South, with a distance of 5,426 metres from the yellow tees, with tighter fairways and larger greens.  The ideal course for all types of players. 


The West Course with its frequent changes in elevation, offers a different set of challenges.  The front nine demand accurate driving to avoid the 'barrancos' (natural storm gullies), while the back nine, up amongst the hills, are more open but nonetheless challenging.  A par 72 course with a distance of 5,521 metres from the yellow tees.

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