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Travellers 'always find time' for golf holiday

One travel writer has suggested that nothing gets in the way of the golf holidays he enjoys with one of his friends.

The Bloke wrote in his Yorkshire Evening Post blog that they have been heading away to play the game annually for a number of years and suggested it is unlikely something will disrupt their routine now.

"We may be married - not to each other I hasten to add - but we still manage to make time for our annual golf trip," he remarked.

His friend, Martin, is soon going to be a dad and in order to avoid cancelling the traditional golfing holiday, they have arranged to meet up early this year and have it before the baby is born.

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Janne Mommo hits hole-in-one at La Manga Club

Janne Mommo of Finland got off to a flying start at the season opener of the Ecco Tour on La Manga Club's award-winning golf course.

The player hit a hole-in-one during the first round of the competition, finishing the day as the joint leader in the clubhouse with a five-under-par 68.
Mommo was tied for first place with Peter Bocian (Sweden), Marius Thorp (Norway) and Thomas Norret (Denmark), who was 18th in the Tour's order of merit in its last update.

Play has already resumed on day two, with Norret leading the pack at 17:36 local time by two shots at eight under.

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La Manga Club 'might be perfect for Fabio Capello'

If Fabio Capello is looking for a place to visit this year, the luxury holiday resort of La Manga Club might have everything he needs.

The destination has proven popular with England managers down the years, with Glenn Hoddle using it as the training camp for his squad ahead of the 1998 Fifa World Cup.

And now it has been suggested that soccer is not the only sport attracting Capello's attention, with Mirror Football reporting this week that he is a huge fan of golf.

La Manga has a strong reputation as a golfing holiday destination, being voted the best resort in Europe several times and having hosted numerous major competitions, such as the Spanish PGA Championships and the Spanish Open.

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Golf resorts in Murcia

Located in the south-east of Spain, Murcia enjoys warm temperatures all year round and is widely considered to be one of Europe's top golf destinations.

Holidaymakers are spoilt for choice when it comes to resorts and courses, with dozens to choose from.

For the ultimate experience, golf enthusiasts may wish to consider taking a break at La Manga Club, which boasts a wide range of exceptional sports and leisure facilities.

It has scooped dozens of awards in recognition of its facilities over the years and has been named as Europe's leading golf resort on three occasions.

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Holidays in Spain 'perfect for the summer'

Spain is an excellent place to visit for a vacation during the summer, according to one travel company.

Recommending a number of healthy trips for the family this year, First Choice claimed that the country "makes a perfect summer holiday destination".

It focused on health breaks to show the options that are out there for travellers who made new year's resolutions to treat their body better and stay fit throughout 2010.

One ideal location to visit is La Manga Club, a luxury holiday resort in Spain known the world over for its top class leisure and sports facilities.

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Take in Murcia Cathedral at La Torre

Those enjoying their golf holidays in Spain at La Torre Golf Resort may wish to take a break from the destination's 18-hole course and head to the nearby Murcia Cathedral for a taste of local history.

The 14th century religious site is free to enter and boasts a mix of impressive architectural designs, covering the gothic, baroque and renaissance periods.

Among the most iconic landmarks in the city, it was built up over the course of 600 years and is famous for its bell tower, which is over 90 metres in height and took two centuries to complete.

Murcia Cathedral is one of a number of locations the La Torre website suggests is worth a visit, along with the Roman Theatre, which is just 20 minutes away from the resort.

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Rugby legends set for La Manga golf tournament

A number of famous rugby players will enjoy the delights of La Manga Club this May as the Wooden Spoon Celebrity Rugby Golf Classic takes place.

Former British and Irish Lions captain Gavin Hastings will be at the luxury holiday resort in Spain for the May 19th to 23rd event, along with the most-capped forward in rugby union history Jason Leonard and fellow England internationals Matt Perry and Mark Regan.

A statement announcing the tournament was published this week by Golf Monthly and Wooden Spoon claimed to be "delighted" to be staging it at "the beautiful La Manga Club".

Those taking part will stay at the deluxe Principe Felipe Hotel La Manga Club and will compete at the resort's North and South championship courses in teams of three, with each group including one rugby star.

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"Unbeatable offer" for travellers booking golf holidays

People looking to book their golf holidays in Spain this month may be interested in a discount deal being offered by La Manga resort.

Guests at the luxury complex are being offered a free, 18-hole round of golf for each night that they stay there - excluding the night of arrival - with prices starting at €75 per person, per night.

This means that golf enthusiasts will be able to hit the links every day for no extra cost, as well as enjoying their deluxe accommodation, daily buffet breakfast and complimentary access to swimming pools, steam rooms and saunas.

The "unbeatable offer" is available at Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe until January 31st 2010 for guests staying for at least three nights.

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Improve your golf skills at La Manga Club

Holidaymakers keen to improve their golf skills may wish to consider a stay at La Manga Club in Spain.

Situated on the Costa Calida, the resort boasts an exceptional range of facilities and basks in sunshine for over 300 days a year.

The La Manga Club Academy of Golf offers tuition and courses for players of all abilities, with a large team of professional instructors on hand.

Facilities at the academy include two indoor teaching studios and the latest video analysis technology is available to help players improve their game.

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Learn skills from AC Milan at La Manga Club

Could your young football fan be the next Kaka? La Manga Club can help put them on the right track with a Milan Junior Camp.

Organised by the world-famous AC Milan football club, Milan Junior Camps take place all over the world and run for seven days, teaching boys and girls all about 'the beautiful game'.

For 850 euros, each participant can enjoy a full programme of training and entertainment, learning from experienced Milan coaches. They will also get full kit and a diploma at the end of the course.

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