New machinery and the adaptation of tees and pathways on three courses: that's golf at La Manga Club in 2018
After overcoming two of the first phases in which various improvement projects have been carried out in zones that required it most, now is the time to take the step of modernising facilities in order to cross the finish line that La Manga Club will soon reach.
La Manga Club, 9th of January, 2017.- The year of 2018 has arrived and La Manga Club is updating many of its aspects, one of which being golf. Since the arrival of the Director of Golf, Eduardo Ruiz, almost three years ago, a series of improvements have been put into place with the purpose of taking La Manga Club to the top of the international rankings and placing the three golf courses firmly among the top 40 in the country.
Thus, during the first phase of the project, the areas in most need were improved, such as the golf shop, the gentlemen’s changing rooms in the club house, the main entrance, Bar 37, the 30% renovation of machinery and the implementation of signs on the courses.
And in the second phase of the project, Eduardo Ruiz explained, “we intended to reinforce what we had already accomplished. Throughout the project, we have continued to purchase machinery, condition the tee areas located close to the hotel, landscape the pathway from golf to the hotel. We’ve put the terrace in the club house into action and completed our biggest task: improve the buggy pathways on the West Course.
The project’s third phase
Now, for 2018, golf is facing the newest phase of the project. Over the first three months of the year, new machinery for the maintenance of golf courses will be acquired, such that after the first trimester, almost 75% of all machinery will have been renovated.
Furthermore, the adaptation of the tees on the North and South courses will commence. This entails the implementation of new stairs, gardening and masonry work.
The West Course is also subject to some planned improvements. The pathways on holes 1, 2 and 3 of the West Course have already been adapted and throughout the next few months, the rest will be similarly completed.
Awards in 2017
Throughout 2017, La Manga Club has received various awards related to golf. The most important of them, has been the recognition of the Real Golf Club by the Royal Household, a title that only granted to the most international and national prestigious organisations.
That’s not to forget about the World Golf Awards, who recognized La Manga Club as ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ and Spain’s Best Golf Hotel’ at the gala celebrated last November in La Manga Club’s facilities.