CNN selects La Manga Club as one of the best golf resorts in the world
The prestigious international news channel CNN has exclusively listed the complex situated in Cartagena (Murcia) as one of the best places in the world to play golf and bask in its “true luxury”. It is the only complex included on the list, on which there are 12 resorts located across the globe, in places such as the Caiman Islands, Bahamas, Thailand or the Maldives. This new recognition is one of a series of recent honours obtained by the resort.
La Manga Club, 3rd of October 2017.- La Manga Club has been selected by the prestigious news channel CNN to form part of its list of the 12 best golf resorts in the world. The Murcian complex is the only Spanish one of its kind to contribute to the ranking that has taken a variety of factors into consideration such as whether golf course(s) have been designed by established figures within the sporting field of golf including legendary golfers, who have received all the accolades necessary to spend long days relaxing and playing sport, who find themselves relaxing in an unforgettable landscape, that is also renowned for its cuisine, and who, ultimately, visit and thus experience “true luxury” for a series of days.
La Manga Club forms a part of this selection alongside other gold resorts across the world, many situated in Fiji, Colorado, France, the Caiman Islands, Thailand, the Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Africa, Switzerland or the Maldives. This recognition adds to those already received by the exclusive resort, given the work that is carried out on a daily basis to provide the best service to its clients, as much in regards to accommodation as in every one of the activities that one can take part in at any moment, and that allow La Manga Club to be positioned as one of the best golf resorts in Spain and the world.
The golf facilities at La Manga Club include three courses each of 18 holes: the North course, designed by the prestigious Robert Dean Putman, the South course, engineered by Putman and remodeled afterwards by Arnold Palmer, the West course, created by Dave Thomas; as well as the Pitch & Putt, designed by Severiano Ballesteros, perfect to improve one’s short game, without forgetting the Practice Centre, considered the best in Europe, and the new Golf Academy “La Manga Club Golf Training Centre”, with a new training concept directed by the reputed instructor Thomas Johansson and his team.
The editors of the American magazine ‘Golf Digest’ have awarded La Manga Club with the title of the ‘Best International Resort’ of 2017, and at the start of the year it was honoured to receive, for the sixth consecutive year, the award for the Best Golf Resort in Spain by the British magazine Today’s Golfer, one of the most prestigious of its kind on an international level.
The readers of Ultratravel, the luxury travel review from the British daily broadsheet The Telegraph, included La Manga Club once again, for the third consecutive year, on the list of the five best golf resorts in all of the world, being the only nominated from continental Europe. For their part, the Real Spanish Golf Federation awarded the Plaque of Distinction to the resort for its recent action in favour of golf, as well as its support and promotion both inside and outside of Spain’s borders. Moreover, La Manga Club’s three golf courses have been the only Spanish ones to be located in the top 40 list in the prestigious publication ‘Top 100 Golf Courses’.
Meanwhile, La Manga Club’s 5* Principe Felipe Hotel has received the Certificate of Excellence granted by Tripadvisor from the root of positive opinions that various users have shared in a consistent manner through the platform in relation to the accommodation.