Golf at La Manga Club: professional tips on how to play the South Course: Hole 13
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 13 on the South Course, our international championship course.
La Manga Club, 14th August 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 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.
Consejos prácticos: cómo jugar el hoyo 13 del Campo Sur
Par 5 – Handicap 11 – White: 550 metres Yellow: 497 metres Blue: 475 metres Red: 445 metres
Hole 13 is the longest par 5 on the course.
Despite having a wide fairway, players often have problems getting good results on this hole. This is largely down to the amount of bunkers, which affects both the first and second shot. It’s a hole that encourages risk due to its enormous fairway but it’s a hole that can prove costly for players, especially if you fail to make the green in less than 3 shots.
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 Club has among 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.