Murcia Golf Courses - Mar Menor Golf Resort Residences
Alhama Signature Golf
Alhama Signature Golf
Course designer: Jack Nicklaus
Alhama is the furthest inland and probably the finest of the Nicklaus courses in Murcia.
The course is hilly with undulating greens, five great lakes and plenty of fairway bunkers. Alhama is a big challenge for any player, at any level because of the perfectly calculated design forcing you to think carefully for every shot.
Signature hole is the unusual eighth – a classic risk-and-reward hole where the tee shot is played to a wide but shallow fairway that is littered with bunkers.
El Valle GC is set in the backdrop of the Murcian Mountains and within a beautiful natural desert valley.
The golf course groups several holes together while keeping the surrounding development on the perimeter. This means many holes border other golf holes and not houses, creating a more open and natural golf experience.
Rather than length, the course relies on numerous subtle strategic elements with clusters of subtle bunkering to challenge golfers. This course puts a premium on accuracy, not power, and favours the intelligent player who can manage his or her game.
Visitors to Intercontinental La Torre enjoy complimentary transfers to El Valle.
Considered the longest golf course in Southeast Spain and designed by well-known Dave Thomas, Hacienda del Conde is located within 40 hectares of Murcian countryside, with challenging length and impressive views.
Hacienda Riquelme GC is a modern Championship course which features the new paspalum grass – similar to Bermuda, with excellent putting surfaces.
The course layout offers ample fairways that are combined with challenging greens, and bunkers ready to complicate your round! All of which is surrounded by wild flowers, olive trees, large lakes and an abundance of history.
The course has a very links-like feel to it in places and the rough-cut bunkers add to this.
Another pleasing aspect to the layout is how the properties have been set back from the course itself and at no time do they feel as if they are encroaching on your game.
Many of the yardages of the greens are quite deceptive as many of them are slightly elevated and heavily protected by bunkers so as a general word of advice take a club more than you think!
Visitors to Intercontinental La Torre enjoy complimentary transfers to Hacienda Riquelme.
La Torre GC has been designed on a Florida-style golf course with large elaborate bunkers and lakes which are complimented by picturesque views
La Torre features 6 par-3's including the 17th with a155 metres carry over water, plus 2 Par 5's, both of 450 metres. Accuracy is required for the par 4's so keep which may reward keeping the driver in your bag! The greens are typically in excellent condition, undulating and quite fast!
Mar Menor is a stunningly attractive layout set within a Mediterranean landscape of lush vegetation and palm trees.
The course was originally designed as nine holes by renowned architect Dave Thomas then extended to 18 by the great Jack Nicklaus. Both halves have their own character with the Thomas-designed nine winding through beautiful properties and Nicklaus' half presenting many water hazards and bunkers.
Mar Menor demands a good deal of shotmaking, but the soft contours of the land ensure it is not too tricky for the average player with plenty of recovery areas.