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Golf holidays to La Manga Club: Celebrity tournaments

La Manga Club is more than just a luxury holiday resort in Spain, it is also home to some of the foremost sporting facilities in Europe.

In addition to being the training ground for many UK football teams and having in the past hosted such tennis events as the Davis Cup and the Fed Cup, La Manga Club regularly hosts a series of celebrity golf events.

When it is not playing host to people enjoying golf holidays in Spain, La Manga Club becomes the venue for the annual Sunday Telegraph Junior Team Golf tournament.

In this competition, top golfers from Britain and Ireland compete in the Home Nations Championship Final at La Manga Club in four teams: England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland.

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Lib Dem leader to holiday in Spain

Do not be surprised to see one of the country's premier politicians on the golf courses of Spain while on holiday there this year.

Nick Clegg is apparently heading on a Spanish holiday in order to visit his in-laws, the BBC reports.

Should the leader of the Liberal Democrat party choose to pack his clubs, a trip to La Manga might be a good choice. The championship-standard courses are as testing to golfers as an election campaign is to an opposition minister.

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Golf holidays for comedian?

One of the UK's leading comedians could become a regular on the fairways of La Manga's golf courses in future, following his recent admission.

Dom Joly - star of Trigger Happy TV - admitted in the Independent that he has fallen in love with golf.

The funnyman used his column in the newspaper to describe how he has thrown himself into the worlds of golf and fishing - two facts which, he jokes, show that he is getting older.

"Middle age is inexorably creeping up behind me," said Joly.

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Business owners 'take their jobs on holiday'

Blackberry devices and laptops are just as likely to be packed as suntan lotion by British entrepreneurs, a new survey has found.

Alliance & Leicester polled business owners heading out to holidays in Spain and elsewhere and found that 72 per cent stay 'in the loop' while abroad.

The golf courses of La Manga might be a good way to relax for the 72 per cent of West Midland professionals who find themselves worrying about their companies when on holiday.

"It is understandable that business owners feel the need to be around 100 per cent of the time to keep their business on track," commented Alliance & Leicester's Steve Jennings.

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Golfers prepare for corporate cup in La Manga

Golfers are getting ready to participate in the Diners Club World Corporate Golf Challenge in La Manga it has been reported by the Khaleej Times.

The team who will be representing the United Arab Emirates in the golf competition will include Martin Lambert, Robert Holtkamp, Sheena Holtkamp and Jacqui Allinson, those tourists who are planning a Spanish holiday in La Manga might like to know.

Mr Lambert, a golf veteran with much experience of playing in La Manga, commented: "Sheena and Jacqui are two of the best lady players in the UAE and we’ve got Rob who’s pretty good as well. Hopefully I’ll be able to support them in any way I can.

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Travel insurance age limits 'could relax'

Before heading abroad for a relaxing golf holiday in Spain, older holidaymakers are advised to take the same precautions as anybody and buy travel insurance.

Some insurers have age limits in place on their policies, which could restrict choices for older customers. However, this situation is beginning to change.

According to Saga, many providers could begin to relax their stance as the market begins to recognise that today's society is an older, healthier one than in recent generations.

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Golf break offers at La Manga Club

Keen golfers who wish to practice their swing in a sunny climate can now take advantage of a new offer from La Manga Club.

A 40 per cent discount is available on golf wear at the resort until July 15th, while there are also great rates on golfing breaks.

Holidaymakers can stay at the Hyatt Regency La Manga hotel or in the Hyatt Las Lomas Village and when they pay for five rounds of golf they will receive two additional complimentary rounds.

Also, those paying for four rounds of golf will receive one free.

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PR mogul plays golf in Spain

Public relations guru Max Clifford has taken part in a charity golf tournament in Spain, it has been reported.

According to World Golf News, Clifford, whose clients include ex-Atomic Kitten singer and one-time I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here winner Kerry Katona, took part in the Obelisk-sponsored Max Clifford Celebrity Golf Challenge under the patronage of the Duchess of Kent.

The Spanish golf celebrity tournament aimed to raise money to provide accommodation for the families of children receiving long-term treatment at the Children's Unit in Southampton General Hospital and the Neonatal Unit at the Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton.

The three-day Spanish golfing break took place on the Costa del Sol between June 5th and 7th 2008.

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Take care on golf holidays in Spain

Britons enjoying a golfing break in Spain may wish to take extra care on the links after an article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reported that the number of golfing injuries is on the rise.

And, the cause of these injuries is related to golf carts - and the fact that they have become increasingly powerful and speedy in recent years.

According to the study, the injury rate for golf buggy-related injuries grew by more than 130 per cent between 1990 and 2006.

However, investigator Lara B McKenzie hopes that steps can be taken to reduce the chance of injury.

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A golfing Spanish holiday for Father's Day

With Father's Day approaching, might like to consider booking Dad a golf holiday in Spain for the weekend.

Those who are interested in booking a Spanish holiday could look to the immense golfing resort in La Manga to celebrate Father's Day which falls on June 15th.

The resort in the south of the country was voted best European resort at the prestigious World Travel Awards.

La Manga boasts three 18-hole golf courses of championship standard which would be a treat for any father celebrating his special day in the resort.

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