The La Manga Club located in the Region of Murcia is regarded as one of the best sports resorts in the world.
The resort is home to three 18-hole golf courses and, in recognition of its 50 years of existence, and thanks to its high quality facilities and wide range of services, the resort's golf club was named ´Real Golf La Manga Club´ in 2017 by The Royal Household of Spain.
From the Back Tees:
North Course: Par 71 / 5,755 Meters / Course Rating 71 / Slope Rating 132
South Cours: Par 73 / 6,499 Meters / Course Rating 74,3 / Slope Rating 138
West Cours: Par 72 / 5,714 Meters / Course Rating 73,5 / Slope Rating 140
La Manga Club´s history dates back to 1972, when the Californian born golfer and businessman Gregory Peters invested in the construction of a complex which was similar to those that already existed in America. Built in less than 11 months, it was a pioneer resort in Spain because it was dedicated almost exclusively to golf. La Manga Club was the first resort in Spain to open with 2 golf courses, courses that opened during a time when golf was practically unknown in the area where it was located.
Peters put the historic golfer Gary Player at the center of the golf courses. He was later followed by Manuel Ballesteros, the brother of Severiano Ballesteros and Víctor García, the father of Sergio García. Over time, more facilities were added alongside these golf courses: a hotel, apartments, football fields and a centre with 28 tennis courts. This Tennis Centre was managed by one of the greatest names in world tennis: Manolo Santana.
Despite having passed through different owners, La Manga Club has always managed to maintain its original essence. It was around this time that the iconic building of the Wellness Centre was built, and it is situated at the highest point of the resort, with the best views overall. The number of apartments also expanded, as did the number of bars and restaurants that were on offer.
Today, La Manga Club, with 560 hectares (which is almost 6 square kilometers of land), continues to be one of the most recognised sports and leisure holiday resorts in Europe.
Updated: 23-May-2020 | Email feedback to this question