La Manga Club’s West Course, among the top 100 in Europe
The West Course of La Manga Club has been recognised as one of Europe’s top 100 courses on the website Top 100 Golf Courses for the first time in its history, not to mention being one of fifteen new elite-level golf courses included in these distinguished rankings.
La Manga Club’s West Course has achieved a new award thanks to being included, for the first time, in the list of top 100 elite golf courses in Europe by the prestigious web organization ‘Top 100 Golf Courses’. It was one of just 15 new courses to be granted this esteemed title, and reached 95th position. “It is huge news for La Manga Club, given that it recognises the hard work that we’re carrying out on the golf courses here”, Eduardo Ruiz, director of golf at La Manga Club, commented.
The West Course, designed by Dave Thomas and inaugurated in 1996, is the newest of the three 18-hole courses at La Manga Club, alongside the North and South courses, that follows a more classic design and is the headquarters for many national and international golf tournaments, such as the Spain’s fifth Golf Open. The features of the West Course offer interesting challenges to golfers thanks to its frequent changes in elevation that are sculpted to the natural contour of the land. “The West Course is, without a doubt, the crown jewel at La Manga Club, and it is totally different in its design to the other two courses”, as was indicated by those responsible for the Top 100 Golf Courses organization after publishing the rankings. “Gone are the palms, and in come the pines, doglegs and tight, tricky holes. It is a beautiful, well-kept countryside with wonderful landscapes everywhere.”
La Manga Club boasts three 18-hole golf courses, a practice area, a Pitch & Putt to practice your short game and a training centre (La Manga Club Training Centre) led by the renowned instructor Thomas Johansson and his team. “The golf facilities, the service and the constant efforts to provide excellence, are the main reasons why we are at the forefront of golf ever since our inauguration in 1972”, Jose Asenjo, the CEO and General Director of La Manga Club, commented. This award joins a long list of previous accolades for La Manga Club, such as the Royal title (Real Club de Golf La Manga Club), granted by the Spanish Royal Household, which is given to golf clubs with more than 25 years’ worth of experience and history in the industry.
Furthermore, the World Travel Awards (popularly known as the Oscars of golf) awarded La Manga Club the titles of ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ and Spain’s Best Golf Hotel’ at the gala celebrated last November at La Manga Club’s facilities, coinciding with the 45th anniversary celebrations of the resort’s long and fruitful history.