The Príncipe Felipe Hotel 5* and the South Course of La Manga Club have been nominated for a World Golf Awards
The Príncipe Felipe Hotel 5* has been nominated in the third World Golf Awards in the Spain’s Best Golf Hotel category, and the South Course in the category for Spain’s Best Golf Course.
La Manga Club, 19th September 2016. Both of these La Manga Club facilities are finalists in the categories Spain's Best Golf Hotel and Spain's Best Golf Course, one of the most prestigious golf industry awards in the world.The Príncipe Felipe Hotel 5* won the lastest two editions as 'Spain's Best Golf Hotel'.
The winner is chosen by online voting which is open to the public and not just professionals in the golf and tourism industry. Voting closes on 1st October and the awards will be presented in November at a ceremony which is to be held in the Algarve. The winners of each national category will face the other countries in the same category before revealing the winners at international level. The World Golf Awards are considered one of the most prestigious awards in the golfing world and part of the World Travel Awards.
The voting system is simple. To participate as a general public, the voter must register with their email or Facebook account. They must be 13 years old or over, and must not be an employee or any company associated with the organization. To participate as a professional in the golf and tourism industry you must completed the relevant fields on the login page. The company or organisation must be included in one of the sectors that appear in the list and have use of a professional email address. A professional vote will count five times more than that of the general public. While the voting period is still open, the vote can be changed, overriding the last vote held.
The Príncipe Felipe Hotel 5* was opened in 1994 after the reconstruction of the old Las Mimosas Hotel. Refurbished in 2008 it is now a luxurious hotel with elegant decor, rooms designed for maximum comfort, a wide range of restaurants and bars, and spectacular views of the golf courses, the pool, the Mar Menor and Calblanque National Park. The Principe Felipe Hotel 5* offers a wide range of rooms: Deluxe rooms, rooms with terrace, Royal Club Rooms, plus an exclusive Executive Suite, Royal Club and Royal Suite.
For its part, the South Course has hosted many top-level professional tournaments including, various Spanish Opens, PGA championships and European tours. It is almost 6500 metres from the white tees, with water hazards on 15 of its 18 holes and a few hidden dangers. The first nine holes are particularly complicated, with two par 3s of 200 metres and a challenging par 4 which requires a tee shot between lakes and bunkers. Although shorter, the back nine has several doglegs.
The resort is home to two golf courses more: the North Course, designed by world-renowned golf course architect Robert Dean Putman and the Dave Thomas designed West Course; as well as an 18-hole pitch & putt course designed by Severiano Ballesteros, so La Manga Club is the perfect option to practice golf in Murcia.