If you are looking for a holiday whereby you get the chance to really recharge your batteries, La Manga Club resort is the perfect solution, at La Manga Club, when it comes to relaxation, you can choose between 5-star hotel luxury and a goof choice of self-catering options as your accommodation. Which you plump for will depend to a large extent on whether you want to be pampered and looked after by someone else 24/7 or if you want to have the freedom to cook a meal or spark up a barbie in your own accommodation. Irrespective of which you choose, you can be certain that your every need and your every wish will be catered for. And when it comes to relaxing, at La Manga Club, you will be simply spoilt for choice.
If you are planning a golfing holiday at La Manga Club, you have a real treat in store for you, not only are there the three championship courses to look forward to, but there is any amount of coaching options, including the highly acclaimed golf academies to choose from.
With a broad range of flight options from the UK to Alicante and Murcia (San Javier) airport you will have a good choice of cheap airlines such as Ryanair, BMI Baby, Jet2 and easyJet to get you there in relative comfort at a price that will not break the bank. Alternatively, you could opt to take the scenic route and cross the channel and drive to the resort in your car. If you choose to take your car, depending on the number of passengers you are accommodating, taking your golf clubs should not be an issue, but with some of the cheap flight operators, baggage and golf clubs can start to add up if you are not careful.
This article tells the story of how a group of guys ended up at La Manga Club, this six strong group of golf mad guys, whose partners do not golf, have no interest in golf and have decided to stay at home for this trip are seeking a bit of time away together. The guys are keen to go somewhere warm and sunny for their 5 day trip and want at least three different and challenging golf courses to keep them occupied. Money is not too much of a problem for them, but they want good value and are keen to combine their golf with a bit of tennis and maybe even a kick around football match or two while they are on their lads jolly. It is for all these reasons that they have chosen La Manga Club, as their destination.
At La Manga Club, you can really enjoy the Lee Westwood golf experience. English born Lee Westwood stands a full six feet tall and in 2013 will turn 40. With interests in cinema, snooker, cars, football and Notts Forest, there is no doubt that it is the little white ball that gets the main focus of his attention. Married with a couple of kids, Lees golfing career goes right back when he was only 13, at which point, gifted with a half set of clubs he took up the sport and very quickly went on to take the Nottinghamshire junior championship, well before he had even heard of La Manga.
Fans of golf holidays may be interested in a trip to La Torre Golf Resort in Murcia, which has drawn significant praise this week in a review by the Leader newspaper.
In the critique, it was claimed that the destination has "excellent" clubhouse facilities in the form of its La Encina buffet eatery, spacious changing rooms, stud bar and underground parking.
And plaudits were also given for the coaching and practice services on offer, with La Torre boasting an extensive chipping green, a putting green and a driving range in its golf academy.
But the reviewer did not neglect to discuss the golf course itself - designed by 18-time Major winner Jack Nicklaus - which was said to be suitable for all manner of players.
La Manga Club has been named as one of the best places to play golf in Europe by a UK newspaper.
The Daily Telegraph stated that the Murcia destination is among the "top courses" in Spain, Portugal and France as it promoted Telegraph Open Fairways, a specialist golf membership service.
La Manga's north, south and west courses all feature on the Open Fairways website, which is offering three months' free membership as part of its celebrations for the US Masters, taking place this week.
The portal is full of praise for the facilities at the luxury holiday resort in Spain, particularly with regard to the west course, which is a favourite for many.
Golf holidays favourite La Manga Club has received three nominations in this year's World Travel Awards.
The Murcia attraction is in the running to pick up gongs for being Spain's leading golf resort, Europe's leading golf resort and Europe's leading golf and leisure resort and chief executive Adrian Constant claimed to be "delighted" to receive such recognition from the Oscars of the tourism industry.
Noting that La Manga Club has "led the way" for European resort destinations since being the first to launch almost four decades ago, he stated: "These nominations are the latest in a long line of plaudits to highlight the fact that La Manga Club is one of the finest resorts in the world."
The awards are voted for by the general public as well as industry professionals, representing well over 100,000 travel agencies in more than 100 countries around the world.
Spain's bid to host the 2018 Ryder Cup could be strengthened by its pedigree in golf holidays, according to a prominent Spanish golf figure.
Royal Spanish Golf Federation (RFEG) president Gonzaga Escauriaza remarked that Spain's reputation for golfing tourism could serve to boost the country's efforts to become the first continental European host of the prestigious competition.
Mr Escauriaza told SportBusiness: "For us, to be the heartland, the home of golf outside Great Britain and Ireland, is important because of the tourism opportunities."
If the bid is successful, the tournament will be held near Madrid.
Golf holidays in Murcia are popular among fans of the club and ball game, it has been suggested.
Travel Daily UK reported that the region has "been a favourite" among customers of Golfbreak.com for some time, with the courses, venues and climate all contributing to the appeal.
And it is also convenient to travel to, with the majority of airlines running flights to Murcia daily and Alicante's airport just 45 minutes away.
Thomas Norret of Denmark has won the first Ecco Tour La Manga Golf Masters tournament.
He emerged victorious after a six-hole playoff, with fellow Dane Kasper Linnet Jorgenson and Norwegian Marius Thorp sharing second place.
Going into the tournament, Norret was 18th in the Ecco Tour's order of merit. Finland's Janne Mommo hit a hole-in-one in the first round of the competition and was tied for the lead at the end of the first day, but it was Norret who finished on top.