The golf course in Mar Menor Village Golf is located in the province of Murcia, near the town of Torre Pacheco. Mar Menor originally opened in 2005 as a 9 hole Par 36 course and was extended to a full 18 holes Par 72 which opened in September 2009. This is a good test of golf for all handicap levels the original 9 holes are now very mature and demand a high degree of accuracy on the approach shots.
David Thomas designed the first nine holes of Mar Menor Village Golf, par 37 of 3,275 meters as its greatest distance. It demands good strokes to put the ball on its courses with hardly any rough, its greens are well protected by bunkers and by the water of the lakes around the course.
The second nine holes that were designed by Nicklaus Design are par 35 of 2,878 m, as its greatest distance, it has wide courses and wide roughs that allow big strokes. The spectacular lake around holes 13,14 and 15 deserves special mention, making the water the greatest obstacle to be overcome. The rest of the holes are protected by strategic bunkers.
The lush Mediterranean landscape full of palm trees, native grasses and flowering shrubs adds to the beauty of the resort. The new back 9 holes offer some very challenging undulating greens with 4 holes placed around a very large spectacular lake. The greens run true and fast and the fairways are usually lush and perfectly manicured.
If you decide to play this fantastic golf course designed by two of the great names on the golf history you surely will enjoy a fantastic round of golf full of challenges and excitement.