La Manga North Course
An undulating championship course sprawling between palm trees, lakes and ‘barrancas’. These natural storm gullies feature on all three golf courses and add an extra dimension to the game. Slightly shorter than the South, with tighter fairways and larger greens, the North Course offers a different, yet no less challenging, a round of golf.
A feature of the greens, all built to USGA specification, is the amount of movement incorporated in them, none more so than the short Par 3, 2nd, which has three distinct plateaux – a great test of putting. Relying on precision rather than length, an added challenge is provided by the wide variety of water hazards and ‘barrancas’ that snake their way through the course.
This gem is sure to provide a stern test of shot-making from golfers of all standards. A deft touch is also required on greens.
The golf course on the fantastic La Manga Club Golf Resort that gets the most traffic at is the North Course, a kinder 6,328 yards (to the 7,000 + from the South) that begins with what feels like an intimidating drive from an elevated tee between tall trees. In fact, once you walk down to the fairway you realise that there is plenty of room and the biggest test on this opener is not to three-putting on this tricky green.
The La Manga North Golf Club North, shorter and more tactical than the South, makes good use of the gullies that eat in the fairways and provide a tricky tactical test. Greens have also been newly renovated to USGA spec. The north is more undulating than the south, but much flatter than the trellised golf course in the west.