Murcia is located in South-Eastern Spain on the Costa Calida. It is often described as one of Spain’s most beautiful locations. Some of Europe’s top golf resorts are located near Murcia and the golf courses on offer provide fantastic value for money.
It also has multi-course resorts, which are especially useful for group travel and those looking to play and explore many golf courses as part of your golf holiday. A short flight time from the UK and excellent access from both Murcia and Alicante airports make Murcia an excellent option for your next golf holiday.
With over 300 days of sunshine every year, Murcia’s weather is amongst the best in Europe for golf so with that in mind as well as the many excellent golf courses on offer, read on to explore and find out more today about this great golfing region.
Why should Murcia be your choice for your next golf holiday?
There are so many great golf holiday destinations around the world, so why choose Murcia as your next golf holiday destination? We all love those holiday photos from those amazing golf courses from those tropical locations. But those golf courses don’t mean anything if you can’t enjoy your time on them.
The stand out accolade of golf in Murcia is it’s association with Jack Nicklaus. Having left his mark on a host of courses in the region, golfers playing here are sure to have a memorable round courtesy of the design features of an 18-time Major Champion.
This combined with a stunning weather, excellent cuisine and of course almost guaranteed sunshine, courtesy of it being Spain’s driest region, make Murcia and the Costa Calida a must visit for golfers.
Featured Golf Courses in Murcia
Alhama Signature Golf Course
Measuring an incredible 7,572 yards from the championship markers, Alhama is a course that immediately captures your attention. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Alhama has been carved out to create a championship golf course that is rightly considered to be one of the best challenges in all of Spain.
The work of Nicklaus in creating this course is unlike any other one you’ve probably seen. The wide and forgiving fairways are matched with over 110 bunkers and a host of lakes that are ready to snare any offline shots, both off the tee and into the large undulating greens.
La Manga Club – South Course
Designed by The King, Arnold Palmer, The South Course at La Manga Club is one that has welcomed golfers for decades. Drawn in by the championship golf offering with dramatic elevation changes, fast-running fairways and palm trees lining the fairways, it is easy to see why so many head to this part of Spain each year.
At 7,149 yards against a par of 73, The South Course is an intimidating prospect from the white tees. With daunting carries, well-placed bunkers and lakes, those scoring well at La Manga are doing so by meticulous course management.
El Valle Golf Course
Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the par-71 layout at El Valle is one that is full of contrasts and vistas courtesy of its dramatic desert setting. Nicklaus’ design ethos is clear to see throughout your round at El Valle with plenty of room afforded off the tee before the hole narrows towards the putting surfaces which are fast, true and feature incredible breaks and slopes that reward excellent green reading.
The rocky outcrops which frame the lush green fairways are reminiscent of playing golf in Arizona and is considered to be one of the best in Murcia with Your Golf Travellers rating El Valle 8.8/10. The course has also been a host for European Tour Qualifying as well as numerous regional Spanish professional events.
Hacienda del Alamo Golf Course
Those wanting to test their long driving skills will certainly find a home at Hacienda del Alamo. Off the back tees, the golf course can be stretched to 7,370 yards against a par of 72 meaning that only the very best of drivers will be likely to play to their handicap around this lush green golf course designed by Dave Thomas.
Water is a key feature at Hacienda del Alamo with the picturesque par-3 8th and 12th holes causing heart-in-mouth approaches over water as well as the closing holes on each nine of the par-5 9th and 18 holes requiring highly accurate approaches into the greens to avoid getting a penalty. With a lovely clubhouse overlooking the course, golfers are well-recommended the chance to sit back and relax on the terrace watching the play unfold before you, complete with a nice cold drink in hand.
Great Value Golf Courses in Murcia
When it comes to value for money golf in Murcia, Roda Golf and Beach Resort is a destination that is top-rated by Your Golf Travellers. Enjoying a rating of 8.7/10 this fantastic golf course with apartments and villas available to stay at on-site make it a popular option.
Whilst it is regarded as a premium destination, Hotel La Manga Club with its 3 excellent golf courses in The South, The North and The West are all featured with the best value golf courses in Murcia with golfers remarking on golf course condition and welcoming staff.
Another excellent value for money golf course is found at Golf Altorreal which was designed by Dave Thomas over 20 years ago. Thomas, who also designed The Brabazon Golf Course at The Belfry, has utilised many water hazards across the course to create a real risk and reward round of golf. The 9th and the 18th are prime examples of this with the opportunity to make or break your round very evident as you approach the well-guarded green. With dramatic views due to its setting within the Murcian Hills, a round here is sure to be a memorable one for golfers of all abilities. Whilst a buggy is included for Your Golf Travel clients, the course is very walkable and one that many add on as part of their trip when visiting this area of Spain.
Mar Menor Golf Resort is another excellent value for money option in Murcia, designed by both Dave Thomas for the opening 9 holes and Jack Nicklaus for the back 9, this par-72 layout is one that is well-protected by numerous bunkers and has a number of lakes. The course features its very own Amen Corner on holes 13, 14 and 15. With water in play on all of these holes courtesy of a large lake, only the most accurate of play will result in getting round these trio on par.
Murcia is one of Spain’s most beautiful regions, with the ideal climate to enjoy long, hot summers. With access to some of Europe’s top golf resorts, amazing value for money and fantastic transfer time from the UK, Murcia is an excellent option for your next golf holiday.
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