Golf at La Manga Club: professional tips on how to play the South Course: Hole 2
The 'hole by hole' guide to La Manga Club. A new 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 2 on the South Course, our international championship course.
La Manga Club, 6th November 2015. 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 2 of the South Course
Par 3 – Handicap 18 – White tees: 197 metres Yellow tees: 168 metres Red tees: 126 metres
Hole 2 on the South Course is handicap 18, but don't be mistaken in thinking it is going to be straightforward, bogeys are easy to make on this hole for golfers who don't use their heads. It has a very narrow green which is protected by an enormous bunker at the front and another one at the rear. To add to the difficulty of this hole there is a lake on the right and from tee to pin it is nearly 200 metres.
This hole requires an accurate tee shot as the likelihood of landing in one of the bunkers is high. On days when the wind blows from the south west the lake will also come into play, especially for those players who are prone to hitting a fade.