Golf at La Manga Club: professional tips on how to play the South Course: Hole 10
The 'hole by hole' guide to La Manga Club. A series of blogs with professional advice on how to play all 18 holes on all three courses: The South, North and the West. We continue with hole 10 on the South Course, our international championship course.
La Manga Club, 19th April 2017. The South Course at La Manga Club course is without doubt the best golf courses in Murcia and one of the best courses in Spain. It has hosted many major professional tournaments, amongst which are various Spanish Opens, PGA Championships and European Tour qualifying schools. It is almost 6500 metres from the white tees, with water hazards on 15 of its 18 holes and few hidden dangers.
The front nine are particularly challenging with two par 3s in excess of 200 metres, and some daunting par 4s which call for accurate driving between lakes and bunkers. The back nine, although shorter, has a number of intriguing dog-leg holes.
Practical tips: how to play hole 10 of the South Course
Par 4 – Handicap 13 – White: 342 metres Yellow: 326 metres Red: 249 metres Blue: 310 metres
Hole 10 is a fairly hard dogleg left. The perfect shot is a 3 wood in the middle of the fairway between the bunkers ,the second shot will be made with a medium iron. It is important not hit the ball too much to the left due an out of bounds on the left side edge. The green is protected by a bunker on the right-hand side. It is a very narrow green and with an inclination, it is necessary to position the ball in the appropriate area of the green to avoid 3 putts.
The South Course, amongst the best golf courses in Spain
Recently, the prestigious golf magazine, Top 100 Golf Courses, included the three golf courses that La Manga has amongst the best golf courses in Spain. Top 100 Golf Courses is a guide for amateur and professional golfers to use when deciding which course to play on. The magazine put La Manga’s South Course in 27th place of the best courses in Spain, with the West in 17th and the North in 39th.