Basking in sunshine for more than 300 days a year, the region of Murcia in south-east Spain is the perfect destination for a golf holiday.
The area is easily accessible for players travelling from the UK, with budget airlines such as easyJet, Ryanair and bmibaby all operating regular flights there.
If you're planning to jet abroad and enjoy a golf holiday in Spain this summer, then why not consider having a game at the Lo Romero Golf Club in Pilar de la Horadoda.
The 18-hole par-72 course is open all year round and boasts an excellent range of facilities.
According to Club Murcia, Lo Romero is "set in a beautiful landscape, surrounded by orange and lemon tree plantations", making it the perfect spot to hone your skills during a break in Spain.
"Pilar de la Horadada is the southern-most town in the region of Valencia, you can see La Manga from the beach, this means it is also close to the warm inland sea of the Mar Menor with its flamingos and therapeutic mud," the website notes.
The course has been designed in harmony with the landscape and is complimented by Mediterranean vegetation, as well as impressive lakes and bunkers.
Players are sure to be impressed by the 18th hole on the course, which is in fact a small island surrounded by water.
According to the resort's official website, "the fear to strike the ball too hard or too gentle and the ball landing in the water makes your hand go unsteady, your heart beat very fast, your adrenaline raise and your senses sharpen".
In addition, Lo Romero is home to an impressive range of practice facilities, including chipping greens and a driving range.
There is also a clubhouse, where players will find changing and shower areas, as well enjoying a bite to eat and a refreshing post-game drink. Equipment can be hired from here and guests can head to the golf pro shop to stock up on clothing, balls and tees.
As well as Lo Romero, people taking holidays in Spain this summer will find a host of other places to play, including Alicante Golf Course.
Designed by Seve Ballesteros, it features impressive greens, an S-shaped lake and even historical ruins. Beginners may find the course a little too challenging, but intermediate and advanced players will be in their element.
Another great place to enjoy a round of golf during your break is at La Torre Resort, which is part of a Polaris World complex. The course here was created by Michael Nicklaus and is spread across 15 hectares of lush landscape.
The 18-hole par-68 course features a number of elaborately-sculpted bunkers and a number of lakes, making it ideal for people looking for a demanding game.
Players can also brush up on their skills by enlisting the help of one of the professionals working at the resort. One-to-one tuition is on offer, as well as group sessions.
In addition, people staying close by or within the resort may wish to consider signing up for an intensive course. These last four or five days and are perfect for players who want to learn the basics or brush up on their existing skills.
Holidaymakers visiting the Mar Menor region will also find golf on offer at the Mar Menor Resort and La Manga Club, which is home to three championship courses and has hosted a number of major tournaments in the past and is world-renowned for the quality of its sports and leisure facilities.
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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..