Golf at La Manga Club: professional tips on how to play the South Course: Hole 7
La Manga Club, 21st July 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 7 of the South Course
Par 4 – Handicap 12 – White tee: 372 metres Yellow tee: 349 metres Red tee: 301 metres
It’s a Par 4 with a pathway that crosses it and skirts around the right hand side, on the left there are two large ornamental lakes, so it makes sense to use a 3-wood to ensure that you make the fairway and a clean second shot. Those who choose to use a drive must take into account the fact that there is a large bunker on the right hand side of the fairway.
With the second shot to the green it is preferable to stick slightly to the left hand side since there is another large bunker that protects the right hand side of the green.
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 hasamongst 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.