Golf at La Manga Club: professional tips on how to play the South Course: Hole 3
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, 8th March 2016. 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 3 of the South Course
Par 4 – Handicap 8 – White tees: 358 metres Yellow tees: 346 metres Red tees: 252 metres
The 3rd hole is a short par 4 where more attention is needed on positioning the ball well than in distance.
This hole has out of bounds to the left and right of the fairway along with well-placed bunkers in reach of the drive on both sides.
The green is protected by bunkers at the front on both sides and three putts are not uncommon on this large green, so take care to read it well.