Due to the economic downturn quite a number of golf courses (and urbanization projects) were started but put on hold or completely stopped. Here’s a list of courses as of the end of 2012 that aren’t quite ready for the general public yet!
3 Molinos Golf Club, This 36 hole golf resort designed by Greg Norman has been advertised and has been under construction for some time but the scheduled completion date is unknown.
Albatera Golf Club, All construction on this 18 hole golf course has been stopped due to the financial difficulties of the developers who went into administration in July 2008.
Alexia Golf Club, This 18 hole, par 72 golf course is currently under construction close to the town of Jumilla but as yet no formal opening date has been announced.
Bamendi Golf Club, United Golf Resorts are the developers of this 18 hole golf course which is under construction near to El Palmar and again no formal opening date has been issued.
Benferri Golf Club, This 18 hole golf course is one of those planned to constitute what is called the Ruta Del Golf in Murcia and is still under construction with no defined opening date.
Campos del Rio Golf Club, This desert style 18 hole golf course was designed by Manuel Pinero, who also designed La Serena, no formal opening date.
Caravaca de la Cruz Golf Club, This 18 hole, par 72 golf course was designed by the great Seve Ballesteros and is located in a natural park a short drive from the ancient holy city of Caravaca and is currently under construction with no specified completion date.
Cieza Golf Club, This 18 hole golf course along with Benferri and Albatera Golf clubs are planned to form part of the Ruta Del Golf in Murcia but construction still has some way to go before the course will be ready for play.
Ciudad del Sol Golf Resort, This 18 hole, par 72 course is currently under construction on highland just outside the historic town of Lorca and as yet no formal opening date has been announced.
Fortuna Hill Golf Resort, This resort complete with 18 hole par 71 golf course is situated only 1km from the famous spa town of Fortuna and still requires a considerable amount of construction work before it will be ready for play.
La Loma Golf Resort, Although only a 9 hole layout, this golf course is part of the Polaris World Nicklaus Trail and construction is well advanced.
La Zerrichera Golf, The development of this golf course has been put on hold indefinitely by local officials due to the impact of the urban development on the local environment.
Lorca Golf Club, This 27 hole complex was co-designed by Dave Thomas and Jorge Soler and is situated close to the historic town of Lorca. No completion date.
Los Callados Golf Club, This currently exists as a 9 hole golf course close to the town of Águilas but plans have recently been approved to extend this to a 27 hole golf complex and re-construction work has still to start on this project.
Los Grandos Golf Club, This 9 hole golf course will be located close to the town of Balsicas in the corridor of golf otherwise known as the C-3319 San Javier-Murcia highway and although construction work commenced in 2006 there is still no announcement regarding a scheduled completion date.
Marina de Cope Golf Resort, This resort will reportedly be the largest of its type anywhere in Europe and will consist of five 18 hole golf courses and although construction was planned to commence in 2007 it will a long time before we see action on any of these courses.
Novo Carthago Golf and Beach Resort, The developers of this resort are Hansa Urbana and they have commissioned Robert Trent Jones Jnr to design two 18 hole, par 72 golf courses on a location close to the Mar Menor.
Ochando Golf, This 27 hole golf complex is situated near to the town of Sucina with no completion date.
Santa Ana Golf Club, Along with other courses such as Albatera and Benferri, this 36 hole golf complex forms part of the Ruta Del Golf in Murcia and will be located close to the town of Jumilla. Although construction commenced in 2007 there have been no formal announcements regarding a completion date.
Sierra Golf Club, This 18 hole, par 72 course will be situated close to the town of Balsicas which is positioned just off the C-3319 San Javier-Murcia highway and although the original plans were for completion during 2008 there have still been no formal announcements regarding a completion date.
For Golf Courses in Murcia that are open take a look at the previous articles!