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Since opening in 1972, La Manga Club has enjoyed a tremendous reputation around Europe and the rest of the world. La Manga has catered for tourists and professional sports teams for many years, including the England international football team.
However, in addition to the five-star hotel and huge wellness center, La Manga is famous for golf and there are three excellent golf courses to enjoy. The pick of the three courses must be La Manga West Course, which is considered the jewel in the crown.
Do not be deceived by the length of La Manga West Course, as despite its short length of 6,250 yards, this is a tough golf course to master.
The scenery around the course is beautiful and the course itself is well taken care of, providing a true and fast playing surface, especially on the fairways and greens. There are a good variety of holes and you never get the feeling you have seen the same hole before as you play your way around the 18 holes.
Despite being a small and picturesque golf course, you must be on top form to score low at La Manga West Golf Course. Set among pine woodlands and on undulating land, the course feels natural but with very narrow fairways in some places, mishit shots can be severely punished.
Some of the undulations are perhaps better described as being hills, especially in comparison to the other two La Manga courses which are flat in comparison. The front nine holes are very tight and require accurate driving from the tee, especially with natural storm gullies waiting for your ball. The back nine holes are slightly more open and hilly than the front nine but no less of a challenge, especially with the bunkers and water coming into play around holes 9, 10 and 17.