The Residences at Mar Menor
Situated within the center of the popular golfing retreat of Mar Menor, the vast array of accommodation offered by the Residences make them a perfect choice for groups and families looking for their own space during their golf holiday.
With easy access to local amenities, The Residences at Mar Menor Golf and Resort, provides golfers and non-golfers alike a superb option during their stay in Murcia. With a host of golf courses such as the Jack Nicklaus designed Alhama course and the onsite Mar Menor to experience, golfers are sure to find the perfect package to suit their needs.
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Originally a Dave Thomas nine hole course, Mar Menor was transformed into an 18 hole championship test by none other than the great Jack Nicklaus and now it offers golfers travelling to Spain for their golf breaks a challenging and enjoyable test of golf not matter their ability. The lush Mediterranean landscape on which the course is built features endless numbers of palm trees, native grasses and flowering shrubs which, when combined with the ever present water and well places waste and greenside bunkers, offer a good challenge for all.
La Torre, designed by the great Jack Nicklaus, is similar in style to the famous resort courses of Florida and as such players must safely negotiate vast swathes of sand and the ever present threat of water hazards lurking at the edge of the fairways and around the slick and true putting surfaces. Measuring a meagre 5,945 yards from the back tees, La Torre is playable for golfers of all abilities and while talented players and the big hitters may find it to be comparatively short, the strategy and precision required from the back tees still poses questions of any golfers skill.
Set against the backdrop of the Murcian Mountains, El Valle is another of the region's courses that were conceived by the great Jack Nicklaus. Like the nearby La Torre Course, El Valle is a resort course very much in the American mould. Playing 6,739 yards from the tips, El Valle is not overly long by modern standards but subtle strategic elements will present a challenge to golfers of all abilities. Taking advantage of its desert setting, El Valle features plenty of waste bunkers as well as naturally existing rock-outcroppings and ridges, not to mention the great expanses of water that place a real emphasis on accuracy both from the tee and while approaching the greens.
Measuring a manageable 6,416 yards from the back tees; Hacienda Riquelme offers a different challenge to that of the other courses found on the Nicklaus Golf Trail. Generous fairways weave their way in and around olive trees, wild flower meadows and a number of imposing and intimidating lakes. Undulating greens and outstanding bunkering add to the challengethat, thanks to a number of different tee positions, can be enjoyed by golfers of all shapes and sizes.
Alhama is one of the longest golf courses to be found on the Nicklaus Golf Trail and as such can provide a serious challenge to golfers of all abilities and experience levels. Measuring a little over 7,500 yards from the tips, Alhama certainly has the length to challenge the bombers but it is not all about power around this well conceived layout. Noticeable changes in elevation can make club selection tricky while small greens, water hazards and sneakily positioned bunkers place an emphasis on accuracy and shot-making; two trademarks that The Golden Bear was well known for in his playing days.
Saurines de la Torre
Measuring 6,498 yards from the back tees, Saurines de la Torre is not overly long by modern standards but long enough to challenge the longer hitters. This spectacular desert course features perfectly manicured fairways that weave their way between sand dunes but interestingly that is where the sand on the course stops. There are no bunkers to speak of but the giant 6 acre lake that runs along the length of the 18th hole means concentration is required from start to finish in order to score well around here.
Guests can enjoy a selection of 48 separate apartments; all of which overlook the Mar Menor golf course and are within touching distance of the beaches and water sports that Mar Menor can offer.
These luxurious apartments leave no stone unturned when it comes to comfort. Beautifully decorated with natural tones, the apartments feature fully equipped kitchens and bathrooms, a choice of one or two bedrooms, a terrace or a garden, and access to a shared swimming pool as well as all the modern appliances you will need to ensure a comfortable stay.