The Mar Menor is a fantastic golf course located near the town of Torre Pacheco in Murcia. Originally a full-size nine hole golf course, in 2009 the world renowned golf architect Jack Nicklaus developed it into the spectacular 18 hole golf course that stands today. With stunning sweeping views of a mountainous backdrop throughout and an invigorating challenge on offer, the Mar Menor is a must-play golf course on your next golf break in Murcia.
The Mar Menor golf course is located just next door to the town of Torre Pacheco in the heart of Murcia. Across the golf course, players can admire the spectacular surrounding back drop of the neighbouring mountain range. Measuring to an impressive 6,153 metres from the back tees, this Jack Nicklaus golf course certainly bears a challenge. The golf course spans out across 59 hectares of land filled with a variety of natural fauna and flora. The Jack Nicklaus design team have intricately incorporated all of the landscape’s natural features into the fantastic 18 hole golf course that stands today. Surrounded by a citrus orchard, this stunning golf course exudes authentic Spanish charm.
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This fantastic golf course offers a varied round of golf due to the different characteristics on the front nine in comparison to the back nine holes. The front nine consists of the original golf course designed by Dave Thomas, yet due to the popularity of the nine hole golf course it was developed further by Jack Nicklaus and an additional nine holes were constructed. The par 37 front nine consumes 3,275 metres of the golf course and is slightly longer than the back nine. The greens here are characterised by strategically placed bunkers and large lakes surrounding them.
In contrast, the par 35 back nine holes measure to 2,878 metres. Long hitters will love the back nine due to the wide fairways. However, players must not be lured into a false sense of security as the 12th, 14th and 15th holes are the most challenging holes across the course due to their position surrounded by a huge lake. Water does not just come into play in the back nine, in the front nine water is involved from the 3rd hole through to the 5th hole.
The most challenging hole on the golf course includes the par four stroke index one 3rd. Here, golfers must avoid two fairway bunkers on the left side of the green and a lake on the right side.