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Reduced golf fees in La Manga for NCC holders

Golf enthusiasts looking to take a Spanish holiday may be interested to learn that they could gain access to the La Manga golf courses for reduced prices.

As part of a promotion organised by the National County Card (NCC), individuals could be able to gain access to the resort's golf courses at a reduced rate while on their Spanish holiday, World Golf reports.

The news provider notes that over the past few months there has been increasing interest in the scheme for private members' clubs, which allows access to various different golf courses.

"Not only have we secured the best possible rates for NCC holders, we are also confident that our partners will offer our members the best possible service wherever they are travelling," Rob Sutton, joint managing director of Get Noticed, the firm behind the NCC.

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Golf 'is a draw' for Spanish villa investors

Golf lovers looking for a second home can benefit from a wide choice of luxury villas in southern Spain.

The area features some of the world's best courses alongside top shopping and lively night spots.

Gated properties close to beaches and 18-hole facilities are in abundance, with temperatures above 20 degrees for large parts of the year.

In recent years investors have been snapping up golf villas after falling in love with the area on their Spanish holidays.

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Spanish holidays 'best for golfers'

Holidaymakers are being advised that a Spanish holiday could yield some of the best golfing experiences in Europe, according to one newspaper.

Spain offers six full courses in its Almeria region alone with six more currently in the planning stage and it is fast gaining a reputation for variety among golf lovers with courses for all levels, according to Independent Online.

Murcia, the newspaper claims, has been cited as a region that has not been greatly affected by any slowing down in the country's economy.

Bridget Rosser, of the Almanzora Group, said: "Spain has the best infrastructure of anywhere in Europe and it's only two and a half hours from the UK.

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Budding Olympians - come and train in La Manga

Budding golf stars may be keen to book a Spanish holiday in La Manga following the recent news that the sport could soon be contested at the Olympic Games.

Last week, leaders of the European and US golf tours held talks with the head of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, to discuss bringing golf back to the games in time for the 2016 tournament.

A strong lobby is coming from many of the minor tours the European Tour represents across the continent, who want golf to become an Olympic sport because of the increased funding they would receive, industry insiders told

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Fairway prodigy plans long golf holiday

A future in the city beckons for one young golfer but, before he picks up his briefcase and heads off into the metropolis, he is insistent on having one last long golf holiday.

In fact, New Zealander James Gill is hoping that the holiday may even turn into a career as he finishes off a university course in Scotland.

The youngster has just picked up a master's in finance at St Andrews University but is putting the prospect of a lucrative job on hold while he pursues his dream.

"Having my degree should take a lot of pressure off me in the next four-five or more years.

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Golf courses 'attracting Spanish holiday home investors'

The popularity of golfholidays in Spain is causing many investors to purchase holiday homes near golf courses, it has been claimed.

Southern Spain has long been a favourite Spanish holiday destination, but the added attraction of world-class golf resorts, such as La Manga Club, is persuading an increasing number of enthusiasts to make their trip more permanent, according to Forbes.

Realtor Kristina Szekely is quoted by the publication as saying: "People love southern Spain because we have got everything here.

"We have got all the big shops, fabulous weather and some of the world's best golf courses.

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Tourism boss cites golf role in Spanish holiday boost

The lure of great golf may prove the secret behind the success of a new Spanish holiday flight route from the UK, it has been claimed.

Flybe will launch its new route from Norwich International Airport to Spanish holiday destinations in July and tourism bosses believe classic country golf could lure Spaniards to the UK, according to the Norwich Evening News.

Commercial manager of LTE Maria Luisa Moreno told the newspaper: "They will want to come and play golf here - the flight is only two hours.

Flybe has experienced a decline in passengers since dropping its winter flights to Spanish holiday destinations and hopes introducing summer flights to Barcelona, Palma and Alicante will boost its sales figures.

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Actor reveals "therapeutic" nature of golf

Scottish actor Dougray Scott has hailed golf as the perfect way to unwind.

The Desperate Housewives star has fond memories of playing rounds with his father after work, revealing the sport instilled a "really good philosophy for life".

He tells Sky Sports: "I kind of see golf as a very therapeutic exercise for me where I can really forget about everything else and really focus on the here and now."

The busy actor and father-of-two may do well to re-visit his childhood with a break at La Manga Golf resort, which offers tailored family holidays.

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The finest golf holidays in Spain at La Manga

Spanish holiday specialist La Manga Golf Resort is the holder of the prestigious World Travel Award for best European resort.

The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 and are decided by the vote of over 25,000 travel agencies in 182 countries worldwide, making La Manga's win a huge coup for the Spanish holiday favourite.

La Manga Golf Resort is situated in the popular Spanish holiday destination of the eastern Costa del Sol, between the Costa Blanca and Costa Almeria, and offers visitors wishing to unwind with a little golf 1,400 acres of facilities.

This latest award represents the second time the location - which includes the La Manga Golf Academy - has been named Europe's top golf resort in the past five years.

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Spanish golf legend reveals his golfing youth

Spanish golf hero Seve Ballesteros has revealed that his early life was one long golf holiday.

The legendary golf star - who was recently awarded a lifetime achievement award from Special Olympics Great Britain - revealed that school work took a back seat to golf practice in an interview with the Telegraph.

Ballesteros told the newspaper: "We played sport for 30 minutes every day in school, but I spent my spare time caddying and playing golf on the beach.

"Once I had become really involved in golf, I did not spend much time in school.

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