La Manga

La Manga

La Manga

La Manga | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

La Manga Club Resort is one of the most famous and well known resorts in the world. It is situated in southeastern Spain, with views of the Mediterranean Sea to both the south and east of the resort. Three championship golf courses, a 5-star hotel and the Alma’ Spa and Fitness Centre give the resort everything guests need to enjoy themselves during their stay.

La Manga is one of Spain’s greatest golfing resorts, thanks to 54 holes of stunning golf. The three courses all offer something slightly different, with the South Course having played host to the Open de Espana, one of the DP World Tour’s most historic events, in the past. The North and West Courses provide great views of the region, and also tough golfing tests, but two very enjoyable rounds of golf.

The Grand Hyatt La Manga Club Golf & Spa is the resort’s 5-star accommodation option, and provides everything you could possibly need during a stay there. The Alma’ Spa is located within the Grand Hyatt, with hydrotherapy, treatments and a fitness centre all to help rejuvenate the body and mind.

The resort is also well suited to families as well. Private villas are available to be rented during a stay at La Manga, some of which have their own private pool. There is also the La Manga Junior Club, which is open year round to provide children with a safe place to play, and also a place where parents can be comfortable leaving their children while going off and playing golf or enjoying a whole range of activities that are available in the resort. 

Visit La Manga’s website here.

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Three Championship Golf Courses

The La Manga Club is the home to three incredible golf courses. The South is the most famous, having been the host to high-level tournaments. The resort is also the home of the North Course and the West Course, allowing it to boast 54 stunning golf holes.

The South Course
The South Course is the Championship course at La Manga Club. Robert Dean Putman was the man to design the course, with Arnold Palmer remodelling the lay-out in 2005. The course measures at more than 7,100 yards from the tips, but with plenty of options when it comes to tees, it can be brought down to a more manageable distance. The South is still a very stern test for all golfers, no matter which tees are played from.

If it wasn’t hard enough being that long, then water comes into play on 15 of the 18 holes. The South Course has been the venue for many major professional tournaments, including the Open de Espana and Open de Espana Feminino. Qualifying School for both the DP World Tour and Ladies European Tour have also called La Manga home in its recent history.

The North Course
The North Course is much shorter than the South Course at La Manga, but it still provides a fair test of golf for all who play it. The course winds through palm trees, and has narrower fairways than the South Course. However, the greens are more accommodating

Putman was also the man behind the North Course, which is built to USGA specifications. The course relies on precision rather than length, with the added challenge of the wide variety of water hazards and storm gullies that snake their way through the course.

The West Course
The West Course is the newest of the three lay-outs at La Manga, with world-renowned golf course architect Dave Thomas being the mastermind for the 18-hole course.

Its location, at the foot of the Calblanque National Park, means that the course is set amid pine woodlands, and the design closely follows the natural contours of the undulating land. The front nine is tighter, with the back nine opening out slightly to accommodate wider fairways.

La Manga Golf Academy & Practice Centre

Along with its three stunning courses, La Manga is also the home to a wonderful Golf Academy and practice facility. There is a driving range with both matted and grass tees, along with a glorious short game area to allow golfers to hone their chipping and putting skills before taking on one of the three courses at La Manga.

The Academy is also the home to two state of the art training rooms, from which analysis and coaching can be given to golfers of all games and abilities. From those first learning the fundamentals of the golf swing, to those looking to fine tune their abilities, these training rooms offer that extra level of statistical analysis.

The 5-Day Total Golf Experience School is one of the Academy’s most popular training programmes. There are also individual lessons and group classes on offer, which can be taught in a number of languages, including English, Spanish and French.

There are also Junior Academies at La Manga, with the aim of getting children into the game. These academies involve an hour-long session each day in a five-day course from Monday to Friday, to take kids from novices to being out on the golf course on the final day of the week. 

An Array of Accommodation Options

La Manga Club is the perfect destination, whatever kind of holiday you're looking for. The 5-Star Grand Hyatt La Manga Club Golf & Spa is the resort’s main accommodation option, while there are also private villas, townhouses and apartments that can be rented for the duration of a stay at the resort.

The Grand Hyatt reopened in May 2023 after extensive refurbishment, and is now complete with every luxury detail to enhance the guest experience. Inspired by the colours of the surrounding natural environment, all 192 rooms and suites have been redesigned to the highest standards, exuding luxury, elegance and sophistication. There are plenty of options, including rooms, suites and family rooms, all of which have great views over the golf course or the local scenery.

La Manga Club Resort then also plays host to a number of private villas. Some of which have their own private pool, while others have the use of a shared pool facility. There are also apartments and townhouses that can be rented out for the whole family to enjoy a stay at La Manga. 

Alma’ Spa

The Alma’ Spa is the place to recharge and rejuvenate at the La Manga Club Resort. The spa is located in the Grand Hyatt La Manga Golf Club & Spa Hotel, and offers guests the perfect place to take care of both mind and body.

The Hydrotherapy area has a wonderful circuit that combines a thermal contrast pool, hydro-massage bath, effect showers, ice fountain, steam bath and sauna that will help reduce muscle tension, relieve stress and improve circulation.

There are also a range of treatments available at the Alma’ Spa, including holistic and deep tissue massages, facial treatments and hot stone massages. The Spa also has its own fitness centre, with state of the art gym equipment.

FAQs about La Manga

Where is La Manga located?
La Manga is situated on the southeastern coast of Spain, just inland from the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Atamaria is the nearest town, with the nearest city being Cartagena, around 15 miles to the west.  

What is the nearest airport to La Manga?
The nearest airport to La Manga is Murcia International Airport, which is a 30 mile drive up to the airport via the AP-30 and AP-7. Murcia operates daily flights to several airports in the United Kingdom, along with flights to the majority of European countries. 

What golf facilities does La Manga offer?
As well as the three championship golf courses, the La Manga Club also has a complete practice area at the La Manga Golf Academy & Practice Centre. The area includes a driving range and shot game area, where you can hone your skills in a range of departments before heading out onto the golf course.

Does La Manga offer golf lessons?
The La Manga Golf Academy & Practice Centre does offer golf lessons for those who want to improve their games. The most popular option is the 5-Day Total Golf Experience School, but the Academy also offers a wide array of tuition options, including individual lessons and group clinics as well.

What are the green fees at La Manga?
To play any of the resort’s three incredible golf courses will cost the same amount. Guests of the resort can play either of the courses for €108, while for members of the public, that price rises up to €228.

Is La Manga suitable for families?
Families are welcomed at La Manga Club Resort. The La Manga Junior Club is open all year round and offers a superb range of facilities and fun activities for children aged three months to 13 years. What’s more, the air-conditioned centre is a safe, colourful place, where everything has been designed with youngsters in mind. 

What accommodation is on offer at La Manga? 
There are plenty of accommodation options at the La Manga Resort. The 5-Star Grand Hyatt La Manga Club Golf & Spa is the resort’s main accommodation option, while there are also private villas, townhouses and apartments that can be rented for the duration of a stay at the resort.

What other resorts and courses are nearby? 
There are no other resorts on our European Golf Resorts list in close proximity to La Manga, but there are plenty of other golf courses in the region. Camposol, Alhama, Hacienda and Mar Menor are all within a short drive from La Manga. 
Visit La Manga’s website here.