Golf at La Manga Club: professional tips on how to play the South Course: Hole 11
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 11 on the South Course, our international championship course.
La Manga Club, 5th June 2017. The South Course at La Manga Club course is, without doubt, the best golf course 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 is 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 11 of the South Course
Par 4 – Handicap 3 – White: 360 metres Yellow: 348 metres Red: 284 metres Blue: 327 metres
Hole 11 is one of the more complicated par 4s on the course. Since it was redesigned in 2003, a large lake now defends the whole of the green.
The ideal shot from the tee is to drive straight down the middle of the fairway, the second shot is highly depended on how strong the wind is when attacking the green.
Wind from the east will mean that a long iron will most likely be the club of choice, while at the same time the famous southeasterly winds can help us reach the green with greater ease. It is recommended to hit the ball harder than you think, so the water hazard is avoided.
Good luck to those brave people that aim for the flag.
The South Course, amongst the best golf courses in Spain
Recently, the prestigious golf magazine, Top 100 Golf Courses, included the three golf courses at La Manga Club 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.