This is the second part in a 3 part series – click for part 1 Golf in Murcia – Costa Cálida Golf Courses
Mar Menor Golf Resort, Las Conquetas, Torre Pacheco, 968 041765, www.polarisworld.com
This golf resort is located only 15 minutes drive from San Javier airport and the beaches of the Mar Menor and close to the small town of Torre Pacheco on land that was previously a fruit orchard. It includes a nine hole golf course that was designed by Dave Thomas.
Mosa Trajectum, Autovía San Javier-Murcia km4, Baños y Mendigo, 968 607209, www.thekey.es
A desert style golf course, with 20,000 cacti and more than 8,000 palm trees. Designed specifically to incorporate a number of ecological firsts in the region, the course has varieties of special plants and a unique irrigation system which uses up to 70% less re-cycled water which is vitally important to such an arid region as Murcia. The complex consists of 27 holes which are combined to make a number of 18 hole permutations and the construction of these courses is to the latest PGA and USPGA standards.
Peraleja Golf, Finca la Peraleja, Carretera Avileses-Sucina, 968 607573, www.peralejagolf.com
Located near to the town of Sucina and not far away from the C-3319 San Javier-Murcia highway the course, designed by Severiano Ballesteros, has good transport links and is close to Murcia airport.
Roda Golf, Carretera F-27 de San Cayetano a Los Narejos, Roda, 968 173093, www.rodagolfcourse.com
Roda Golf is designed by Dave Thomas of The Belfry fame and this resort is in fact owned by the same DeVere group of companies as The Belfry. The resort has its own private beach club located on the Mar Menor and which is accessed by their own water taxi.
Sensol Golf (Camposol), Carretera Mazarrón-Alhama, km9, Mazarrón, 692 656652, www.sensolgolf.com
This golf course was originally known as Camposol and was opened in the summer of 2002 as a 9 hole layout which has subsequently been extend to the current 18 hole layout and renamed Sensol Golf. The Camposol Urbanisation on which the golf course is situated is very British in many ways and comprises a 4 star hotel, banks, shops and restaurants and is only a relatively short drive from the town of Puerto de Mazarrón which has some wonderful beaches.
Terrazas de la Torre Golf Resort, This 18 hole golf course is yet another of the Polaris World Nicklaus Trail golf courses and is located close to the town of Balsicas and not too far away from the sister course of La Torre.
Club de Golf Torre Pacheco, Escuela de Golf Municipal, Calle Gregory Peters 1, Torre Pacheco, 968 585111, www.golftorrepacheco.com
This course is a 9 hole pitch and putt course which is located in the town of Torre Pacheco. You can play golf at night due to the use of floodlighting. The municipal Escuela de Golf based here is very active particularly with local children.
Veneziola Golf, Gran Via de La Manga km17, Urbanisation Veneziola Golf, La Manga de Mar Menor, 968 147082, www.veneziola-golf.com
In 2005 the Veneziola, 9 hole pitch and putt golf course was opened almost at the very end of the La Manga strip in a very pleasant spot with superb views of both sea and mountains.
Remeber if you want a great golf guy who can book your game and get excellent green fees call Mike Probert. He has written a book, The Golfing Guide To Murcia, which will give you loads of details on each course. You can find Mike at: www. costa-blanca-greenfees.com
Part 3 of this series looks at those Golf Clubs in Murcia not quite open yet!