Golf at La Manga Club: professional tips on how to play the South Course: Hole 15
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 15 on the South Course, our international championship course.
La Manga Club, 24th January 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, have a number of intriguing dog-leg holes.
Practical tips: how to play hole 15 of the South Course
Par 4 – Handicap 1 – White: 397 metres Yellow: 382 metres Blue: 356 metres Red: 331 metres
The No. 1 handicap hole on the South course. A large par 4 with bunkers on either side of the fairway and to the fall of the driver. The second shot is what will determine the result, as a strategic approach for this hole is fundamental.
Only 20 greens have a large waste area, as well as bunkers to the left and the entrance. For the heaviest of hitters, it will be a fine challenge passing the water area and landing slightly to the left of the green. But for those golfers who are more moderate in their approach, it is recommended that you land short of the waste area and then attempt to position the ball on the green with your third shot.
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 24th place of the best courses in Spain, with the West in 18th and the North in 34th.
Real Golf La Manga Club
Recently, the Royal Household has granted La Manga Club the royal title of 'Real Golf Club', a feat that only golf clubs with more than 25 years' existence can obtain.