The Region of Murcia is in a privileged setting in the south of Spain. As you journey along its 252 kilometres of coastline, you will soon find yourself on a unique feature of its landscape – the 22 kilometres of sand separating its two seas, the Mediterranean and the Mar Menor, known as La Manga.
Fine sandy beaches, watersports, thermal spas, local cuisine and the opportunity to explore both its inland areas and its four cities full of unparalleled heritage. In addition, the Region of Murcia is also a golf destination with its wide variety of courses, created by top designers, offering something for every player.
The destination has 323 days of sun a year with an average temperature of 19 degrees, which means a visit to the Region de Murcia and its Costa Calida is always a good idea.
The Region of Murcia invites you to explore its cities and get to know and learn about the wealth and variety of their culture. Spend time strolling around Murcia, the regional capital and ‘city of eternal spring’; get to know Cartagena, a city with more than 3,000 years of history; travel back in time in Lorca, also known for its extensive Baroque heritage; or enjoy Caravaca de la Cruz, one of the five great jubilee celebration cities of Roman Catholicism and the only one in Spain with the privilege of marking a Jubilee Year ‘in perpetuum’.
Capital of Gastronomy 2021
The region’s varied local cuisine mixes tradition with the avant-garde and the tastes of the sea with the produce of the Murcian countryside. Its countless traditional recipes, ranging from simple tapas, soups and stews, to the most exquisite desserts, have earned it the reputation as ‘region of 1,001 flavours’.
If you feel the need to unwind
If what you need is a break to unwind, the Region of Murcia offers a wide range of spa resorts and thermal pools. The long local tradition of thermal bathing is not just because of the large number of natural hot springs in the region but also the quality of their ancient, medicinal waters.
Golf all year round
Golf in Murcia has registered the highest growth in Spain in number of golf courses. It features the best golf within 35 kilometres distance so all its golf courses can be discovered without having to go very far.
Jack Nicklaus, Dave Thomas or Severiano Ballesteros are some of the worldwide famous designers who have built these golf courses. As a result, you can enjoy an extensive variety of courses that require a combination of skill, strength and above all, passion for golf.
ALHAMA SIGNATURE (GNK)
This course is American in style, with wide fairways, exquisite shaped greens and with 116 bunkers, it is quite a long course at 6,884 metres from the white tees. An exciting round which requires a great mastery of all the clubs, especially the driver, a very demanding course for all types of players. Although all its holes offer game alternatives, it is essential to think about the strategy for each of its holes, depending on the limitations or skills of each player. Its landscaping, desert style, is bathed with large areas of sand covered by native Mediterranean flora and fauna.
ALTAONA GOLF & COUNTRY VILLAGE
The golf course winds through the development, with wide corridors, set in an arid climate. The natural landscape is gently rolling with sparse vegetation, and this gentle topography makes it easy to walk. It is the perfect setting for an enjoyable golfing experience.
Golf Club Altorreal is located on the hills surrounding the city of Murcia. This golf course is highly regarded in the region thanks to the demands of Dave Thomas’s design. Excellency is met in the variety offered in its 18 holes.
EL VALLE GOLF (GNK)
El Valle golf one of the most emblematic courses of GNK Golf. An 18-hole par 71 course with a total length of 6185 from the white tee, undulating fairways between large towers of limestone, making up the striking landscape in which it is located and is what impresses both players and visitors. El Valle Golf in its 11 years of existence has hosted important championships such as the Spanish Championship of Professionals in 2009 and the European Senior Tour OKI in 2011 as well as many other championships of the Spanish Golf Federation and the Qualifying Stage for the European Tour.
HACIENDA DEL ÁLAMO (UGOLF)
Half way between the beaches of Mazarrón and the city of Cartagena we can we find this golf course designed to win the love of the most demanding amateur players. Dave Thomas created 16 holes full of excitement.
HACIENDA RIQUELME (GNK)
Hacienda Riquelme Golf is a real treasure, once you play it you are already thinking about going back. It is a course that you fall in love with, almost all the holes seem obtainable, and we dream of playing to our handicap, but as you advance, you discover that it is, as beautiful and fun, as it is difficult to conquer. The greens of Hacienda Riquelme Golf are wide and many of them are raised, which makes access to them difficult. In addition, all the greens have several levels which allow a very creative placing of the flags. The key is not to reach the green, but to put the ball in the right place to make the minimum number of putts.
REAL GOLF LA MANGA CLUB
If there is one sport that distinguishes La Manga Club as one of the best sports resorts in the world, it would have to be golf. 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 resorts golf club was named ´Real Golf La Manga Club´ in 2017 by The Royal Household of Spain. The golf courses are located along the 6km2 of the resort, and each course is suitable for the different levels of its players.
Designed by Robert D. Putman and remodeled by Arnold Palmer, this golf course is considered one of the highest level golf courses for both professionals and top tournaments such as the Spanish Open. Besides, its 18 holes offer an incredible experience enhanced by its perfect location in the middle of the valley surrounded by high palm trees and aquatic obstacles.
An elegant undulating golf course stands out among palm trees, lakes and cliffs. It is shorter than Campo Sur and it tests the abilities of any level golfers. Excellency is portrayed in the depth of the greens that require a precise shot from players.
Undulating fairways, spectacular views and fast greens are a fun opportunity for players in this 18-hole golf course. Campo Oeste is perfectly designed to test players in each shot. Dave Thomas design offers a different challenge in each hole with its many rising changes and a very interesting itinerary to play and experiment.
LA SERENA GOLF
At the seaside in the Mar Menor there is a completely flat golf course designed by Manuel Piñero. The obstacles for the game go hand in hand with the well-known wind and the water elements located in some of its 18 holes and the desert areas demand fully concentrated players.
LA TORRE GOLF (GNK)
A course with consistent and fast greens, surrounded by bunkers and strategically located lakes. Greens that reject the ball if it has not been struck with precision, its turtle shell shapes make the ball roll to obstacles. Without a doubt, an ideal course for a strategic game, exciting and precise. All holes have a choice of five tees which makes it much more fun depending on the level of each player.
LORCA GOLF COURSE
It is located surrounding the Almenara Mountain Range, just 10 minutes by car from the historic city of Lorca and the Aguila Beaches. It is the only golf course in Murcia next to a nature reserve. This 18-hole golf course, 71 par, designed by Dave Thomas has extensive undulating greens and strategically placed bunkers that provide amusement and excitement each step of the way.
MAR MENOR GOLF (UGOLF)
Designed by two of the great all-time designers, Dave Thomas and Nicklaus Design, combining two different philosophies in a single golf course, with the added challenge of having its own “amen corner”, a spectacular lake which has become one of the best water hazards of the Region of Murcia.
RODA BEACH & GOLF RESORTS
Roda Golf & Beach Resort is located just 2 minutes away from the Mar Menor and from the picturesque coast village Los Narejos, 5 minutes from San Javier international airport and 40 minutes from Alicante airport. This 18-hole par 72 golf course was designed by the renowned Dave Thomas. It is a 6,177 m undulating ground surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation.
SAURINES GOLF (UGOLF)
Saurines Golf is Jack Nicklaus’ design and is one of few courses where the head shaper of the company worked personally on the golf course. He used his years of knowledge to shape the golf course around the flat Murcia Terrain. Because of this the course is nothing but flat, the rolling fairways and undulating greenes share its similarities with some of the Nicklaus Design desert-like courses in Las Vegas and Arizona. A large lake at the centre of the course ties everything together and gives a fantastic contrast against the desert areas and the lush green playing zones.
NEW SIERRA GOLF
Located in a natural environment south east of the city of Murcia New Sierra Golf offers guests a charming and stress free golf course currently consisting of 9 holes with a noble design ideal for all styles of play. The further 9 holes are molded and laid out and only await termination. We offer all the infrastructure and services necessary to practice and enjoy the beautiful game. The most competitive prices in the region with annual memberships to suit all needs, from the resident to the holiday golfer.
CLUB DE GOLF TORRE PACHECO
It is a 9 holes par 3 course that resembles what would be called in Spain a pitch and putt course. The course was designed by Dave Thomas and 18 holes can be played from different tees. Attractive for its flora and fauna, it has protected species and is technical for its game.