Mar 23rd, 2017
Great value golf in Murcia
If you fancy a spring break
Words: John Dean
Four legendary golfers, Severiano Ballesteros, José María Olazábal, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, have designed or redesigned courses in the Region of Murcia – and with prices from as little as £128 per person, per week, in April, there’s some great value to be had.
With 22 top–quality courses in a radius of 50km, including a wide array of championship courses and La Manga Club, Murcia offers some of the best–value green fees on the Mediterranean.
The region’s Nicklaus Golf Trail features six varied and different 18–hole courses – Mar Menor, La Torre, El Valle, Alhama, Saurines and Riquelme – and La Serena provides a good test for golfers of all abilities. Hacienda Del Alamo has also quickly become a popular destination for travelling golfers since opening in 2004.
With the region enjoying an average 315 days sun a year and featuring the Mar Menor – Europe’s largest saltwater lagoon – it is a great destination for a sporting break.
With tee-times in April starting at €34 at the picturesque Lorca Golf, in the foothills of the Almenara mountain range – with online booking specialist Just Tee Times – a week’s golfing is now very accessible.
Situated in the centre of the city of Murcia, 100m from the gardens of Floridablanca, the three–star Pacoche Murcia hotel provides a base to explore the region’s many golfing, and cultural, delights. A week’s stay at the Pacoche Murcia, from April 15, costs €255.80, based on two people staying in a twin room on a room–only basis.
Access to the Costa Cálida Region of Murcia, is simple as it is served by Murcia–San Javier airport all year round, while Alicante airport is also nearby. Both airports are served by numerous airlines flying from a wide variety of UK and Irish airports and flights in April cost from just £81 one way.