Located in the south-east of Spain, the popular region of Murcia basks in sunshine for more than 3,000 hours a year, making it the perfect destination for players looking to jet abroad this summer.
The area is easily accessible from the UK, with a number of budget airlines offering regular flights to Murcia and Alicante.
Some of the carriers currently operating flights to this part of Spain include easyJet, Ryanair and bmibaby.
One place that attracts thousands of players every year is La Peraleja Golf Resort, which can be found near the town of Sucina Quileses.
The club is home to an 18-hole par-72 course designed by golf legend Seve Ballesteros, who has used his experience as a top level player to help create more than 30 courses worldwide.
Although testing, the stunning course caters for players of all abilities. Players will find gently undulating land, as well as a number of strategically placed obstacles and water features.
Ballesteros designed the course in harmony with the landscape that surrounds it and in a way that makes the most of existing water supplies. The trees and shrubs that decorate the green were all specially chosen due to the lack of water they require.
As well as the impressive course, the resort is home to a range of practice facilities, including a chipping green, driving range, putting green and bunkers.
The modern and impressive clubhouse offers changing rooms, lockers and a bag store, in addition to golf buggy and trolley rental services.
It is the perfect place to head for a post-game drink or a bite to eat. The clubhouse is home to a restaurant offering views over the golf course, as well as a cafe bar and piano bar.
The resort also features a pro shop where golfers will find clothing, shoes, accessories and footwear.
Players hoping to brush up on their skills while on holiday in Spain will find tuition on offer at La Peraleja's golf academy. A range of courses are available, as well as one-to-one lessons, with players of all ages and abilities catered for.
Tee times can be pre-booked by calling the resort or visiting its website.
As well as La Peraleja, players will find a host of other great courses to enjoy in Murcia, such as the one at La Torre Resort.
The 18-hole par-68 course forms part of the Jack Nicklaus golf trail and is spread across five acres of lush green land.
A demanding course, it features a number of elaborately sculpted bunkers, as well as impressive lakes and sand hazards.
Players can also sign up for courses and tuition, which last between four and five days.
The Initiation Programme is a great option for people keen to learn the basics of golf, while keen golfers are likely to benefit from the Advanced Programme, which is designed for people with some experience on the course.
Like La Peraleja, La Torre is also home to a large clubhouse, where players will find rental services, changing facilities and a well-stocked shop.
There are also several places to enjoy a drink or spot of lunch, including Wood House Bar, which features a spacious outdoor terrace and serves snacks daily from 7:30 until 19:00.
For a more substantial meal, visitors can head to La Encina Buffet Restaurant, which boasts an impressive show kitchen and offers a range of tasty meat dishes and fresh seafood, as well as a large selection of cakes and pastries for those with a sweet tooth.
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Last chance for some retail therapy
As you head off home from your stay at Spains premier resort, La Manga Club, if you are flying from Alicante airport remember you can indulge in your favourite sweet treat, churros and chocolate.
The newly expanded Alicante airport now has an excellent duty free area for some last minute retail therapy and plenty of places to eat some good food before you are left with no option but airline food..
No need to miss any of your TV favourites
La Manga Club properties have always had a good selection of TV channels supplied by the in house Club TV. You would always be able to find a selection of English speaking channels which would include BBC World, BBC Prime and of course some major sports channels..
Some Great Retail Therapy close to La Manga Club
La Manga Club has a selection of shops on site with several boutiques selling European fashion at reasonable prices, even better recently with the Euro making everything much better value. For a great day out and shopping trip off site, La Manga Club is just a short drive to Cartagena where you can find a branch of the famous El Corte Ingles department shop..
Discover Cuarenta y Tres
If you have ventured out of La Manga Club, heading towards Cartagena, you might wonder what is going on in the very brightly multi coloured building to be seen in the distance on your right.
It is the factory that produces Cuarenta y Tres, Licor 43 which is a Spanish liquor made from 43 ingredients produced exclusively in Cartagena ..
Large supermarket changes name
Those of you who regularly visit La Manga Club will no doubt at least once during your stay visited the large supermarket just off the slip road at Cabo de Palos.
Only a few minutes drive and you will find the large supermarket formerly known as Upper set back off of the road into Cabo de Palos..
Some famous faces returning to La Manga Club
It is not unusual to see a famous face on one of La Manga Clubs three golf courses or on one of the twenty eight tennis courts throughout the year. Some celebrities and well known sports stars own homes at La Manga Club and many just return and rent a beautiful holiday home..
Further tennis tournament just announced at La Manga Club
As undoubtedly Europes finest tennis centre, La Manga Club boasts 28 tennis courts of all types and top coaching programmes in their various academies held throughout the year. It comes as no surprise then that over many years La Manga Club has been home to many tennis tournaments attracting top players from all over Europe..
La Manga Club Spa
The very well established spa facilities at La Manga Club are most definitely second to none and the feeling that you are entering a place of tranquility and excellence hit you as soon as you walk in. Set up high into the Murcian hills the spa building has spectacular views right across La Manga Club..
Night life at La Manga Club
After a wonderful day lounging around the swimming pool and then enjoying a great meal in one of the fabulous restaurants at La Manga Club you can be sure that after the sun has set, at La Manga Club, a party atmosphere is guaranteed. With a selection of live bars, a discotheque all located within a short stroll from your La Manga Club villa or apartment..
La Manga Club: a golfing paradise
There are many, many reasons why people flock back to La Manga year after year and one of the main ones is the golf, with a choice between three stunning courses plus a pitch and putt, golfers could be forgiven for thinking they’d died and gone to golfing heaven when they touch down at La Manga Club. With a choice between the North Course, the South Course and the West Course, even during a two-week holiday you won’t tire of the challenges posed by these offerings..