Cartegena, Murcia 30385
18 holes. Open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Rural, open countryside and residential.
Original design by Robert Dean Putman (1971); remodelled by Arnold Palmer (2005).
The four 18-hole golf courses at La Manga Club are: SOUTH course (par-73; 6499 m from the back tees); NORTH course (par-71; 5753 m); WEST course (par-72; 5770 m) and the PITCH & PUTT course (par-47; designed by Severiano Ballesteros).
30 km E of Cartagena.
Leave A37 at Jtn 800 La Manga Follow MU-312 direction La Manga. After 12 km take exit 13, direction La Manga golf on MU-314. Golf is 2.3 km ahead on your L.
Real (Royal) Golf La Manga Club (South/Sur course): At La Manga, three championship golf courses, a Seve Ballesteros designed Pitch & Putt course and excellent practice facilities come together in one of Spain's most visited and popular golf venues. Benefitting from excellent maintenance, each of the well-crafted layouts will test and hone your game.
Located in the centre of the valley, the South course generally hosts La Manga's biggest tournaments, while providing the longest challenge for your game (by several hundred metres). Like the North course there is not too much in the way of penal rough to contend with. However a mix of ponds and small lakes, together with occasional water ditches ensure 15 out of 18 holes pose some kind of watery threat. Out-of-bounds on a few holes and plenty of stylish, strategic bunkering will also keep you on your mettle.
Like its companion, the South occupies flattish, landscaped terrain. Within this relatively open environment, a liberal scattering of small palm trees along the good-width fairways gives the course its classic "La Manga" look.
The front-nine can play tough, with two par 3s measuring over 200 metres and some daunting par 4s requiring accurate drives between lakes and bunkers. The back-nine, although shorter, has a number of dog-legging holes. Special care should be taken at the 11th and 12th holes, both demand precise club selection for approach shots over water to the greens. The par-5 18th, with water on both sides of the fairway and a ravine just short of a well-protected green, creates a challenging finish.
Stay & Play at La Manga: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap certificate is not required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Soft spikes only.
Of the La Manga courses, the South course has been most frequently used for top level championships, including five Spanish Opens, hosted at the Resort during the 1970s. The South is also where Otto Bucher had a hole in one at the par-3 12th - not surprising? - he was reputedly 99 years old at the time.
2019 Golf World rating: 11th best Stay&Play golf resort in continental Europe.
Los Belones - 30385, Cartegena, Murcia.
+34 968 33 12 34Visit website
The onsite Hotel Príncipe Felipe is one of the best 5-star hotels in the Region of Murcia. Offering 192 fully equipped and comfortable rooms the hotel is in the heart of La Manga Club, in a unique and natural environment close to the Calblanque Natural Park and the Mar Menor. The hotel is surrounded by two of the resort's three golf courses, and is close to all of the many resort services and dining options.
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.