Opened in: 2011
Designer: Dave Thomas
White - 5613
Yellow - 5217
Red - 4337
The parkland course plays a rather familiar 5705 yards so will not be too daunting for the high handicappers. However this course plays at a fast pace which is testament to the terrific maintenance; Lorca pride themselves on the conditions and speed of their greens which they can perfectly receive any shot.
As an truly exciting course to play, the fairways are also relatively forgiving with wide landscapes to aim for but again these come not without a hazard as you will find 26 bunkers strategically placed around the course as well as pleasant surprises in the form of some unique water hazards.
Two of the stand out holes around the course both feature water and definitely have an element of risk-reward. The par 4 9th plays at 360 yards but make sure you take your driver off the tee as you will have to clear two lakes before shooting up to the green with a protecting bunker and more water on the right - probably best to stay left down the fairway. The other is the 3rd which plays 10 yards shorter than the 9th but to make the green in two will be a great achievement. An elevated green with trees behind, bunker just before and water on the right will test the shot selection on the fairway.
On the whole Lorca is an extremely fun, testing and rewarding course to play and with the Almenara mountains always in eye shot, you'll feel secluded from the outside world while you get through your round in serenity.
Playing at a course like Lorca, you'll want to leave any errors, bad habits or off-shots on the range. You can do this for a fee of 1 euro per 24 balls and it is accompanied by a putting green and chipping green as well.
Clubhouse and other facilities
Following a day on the course, you can head back to the clubhouse where you can enjoy a drink and food on the terrace overlooking the mediterranean sunset. The menu is quite extensive, naturally including some traditional tapas items as well as other local recipes while for a lighter bite, there is a bar that will serve snacks and cold beverages. There is of course a pro shop on site also where you'll be able to stock up on golfing essentials as well seeking any guidance or advice from the friendly employees.