Costa Calida Golf Guide
Spain is renowned for its Golf Courses and Costa Calida is home to some of the best,
Here at Your Move Spain we love to play Golf and have some fantastic properties situated within the gated resorts.
We have compiled a small Costa Calida Golf Course Guide below of some of our favourite courses.
Las Colinas -https://www.lascolinasgolfproperty.com/
This course has recently been voted the best course 4 years in a row in Spain at the World Golf Awards.
A challenging course for any level of player with strategically placed bunkers and water hazards make it difficult to score well here.
The course also plays host to the European Tour qualifying stages.
On the way around the course, you will notice the stunning apartments recently built and some spectacular villas and plots some of which we have for sale here at Your Move Spain. To see these properties click HERE
The resort also benefits from its own private beach club which is open to residents and the public for a surcharge. http://www.lascolinasgolf.co.uk/las-colinas-facilities/las-colinas-beach-club/
The Nicklaus Golf Trail
The Nicklaus golf trial comprises of 6 golf courses set within the Murcia region all designed by Nicklaus Design.
The courses are set on the resorts of Mar Menor, El Valle, La Torre, Saurines, Riquelme & Alhama all of which are home to some amazing properties.
Mar Menor Golf Resort - http://www.mmgr.info/
The course at Mar Menor golf resort was the first to be built of the Polaris World resorts, A Par 72 course at 6,153 metres, it’s a challenging course with 3 holes surrounded by a large lake.
The course is set amongst some fantastic villas and apartments which were modelled on Florida golf resorts with frontline golf view villas and apartments offering spectacular golf views, some of which we currently have for sale and can be seen by clicking HERE
The course was originally designed by two well-known people, David Thomas designed the first nine holes of Mar Menor golf resort, par 37 of 3,275 meters as its longest distance. It really does demand some good golf shots to put the ball on its fairways with hardly any rough.
The greens are well guarded by an array of challenging bunkers and by the water of the lakes situated around the course.
The following nine holes were designed by Jack Nicklaus’s company, Nicklaus Design and play a par 35 of 2,878 m, the back nine holes allow for some easier scoring with their wide-open fairways and shortcut roughs that allow for you to really attack the greens.
The Mar Menor Golf Resort hosts a Friday frolic for members which attracts some 100+ players each Friday from the community of people living or holidaying on the resort and is a popular fixture, with prizes to be won and a great evening of food and entertainment to follow.
There is a fully stocked pro shop, driving range and putting and chipping green with the bar benefiting from views of the 18th green.
La Torre Golf Resort - http://www.latorregolfresort.com/
La Torre golf resort is a favourite amongst many people living in the area a slightly easier course some say as it’s a Par 68 measuring 5,403 meters.
The course is set amongst the pure white apartments and villas that surround the course.
Again water plays a big part in this course with 2 fantastic par 3’s playing over the water one of which is set in front of the recently bought hotel and bars of the resort.
The shorter length of La Torre Golf Resort makes the course more playable and enjoyable for the average to a higher-handicap golfer who will appreciate the wide fairways, slower greens and beautiful surroundings of the resort.
For the better golfer, the La Torre Golf Resort still excites players as there is a great deal of strategy needed to score well around the course and some exciting tee shots to be played.
The La Torre Golf Resort is well catered for golfers with an excellent practice facility, Pro Shop and Club House Bar. La Torre Golf Resort is sure to be a pleasant stop for golfers looking to play the IRM golf experience.
Saurines Golf Resort - http://www.gnkgolf.com/alojamiento
Golf resort number 3 on the IRM golf experience is Saurines de la Torre Golf or La Terraza’s Golf Resort as some call it.
This course is a par 72 desert style golf course with influences of the Nicklaus golf course in Lake, Las Vegas.
A tricky course the main characteristics of the course are the undulating fairways and greens which are set amongst desert style dunes, bunkers and again water is a feature with a spectacular 6-hectare lake.
Both the 9th and 18th holes go round the lake, which makes for an exciting finale to a round on this course.
Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort - http://www.hrgr.es/
The Hacienda Riquelme Championship golf course is a truly amazing course a par 72 it measures 6,356 metres the course weaves its way through olive groves, wildflower meadows, and large lakes.
The course features wider-than-average fairways allowing players plenty of room for errors while creating numerous strategic options.
However the boldly contoured greens are sure to be the most talked about feature of the course, with many of the greens being broken into different sections by strong elevation changes it makes it crucial for golfers to play to the correct section of the green in order to make the easiest putt possible.
The greens also feature numerous and hard to spot contours and rolls further complicating putting.
The way the course has been designed with the layout of the bunkers creates a dramatic look that really sets the course apart from all the other courses.
Many of the large bunkers are extremley deep with sand flashing in places up to three meters.
The edges of the bunkers are cut in a jagged manner further adding to their distinctiveness while accenting the more rugged nature of the course.
El Valle - http://www.elvallegolfresort.com/
The El Valle Golf Resort is a favourite course for a lot of people who live and visit the are a par 71 course measuring 6,185 meters it’s the back drop to this course that really sets it apart.
The El Valle Golf Resort is situated in a beautiful natural desert valley with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.
The golf course is designed in a way that groups several of the holes together making accuracy from the tee all the more important.
Rather than the emphasis being on length, the course relies on various strategic elements to challenge golfers from elevated tee shots to fairway shots carrying water hazards this course puts a premium on accuracy, not power, and favours the intelligent player who can think their way around a course and manage their game.
There is a driving range and putting green available and a beautiful bar overlooking the mountains and 18thgreen, This is a course you really must visit.
Alhama Golf Resort - http://www.gnkgolf.com/
Last on the list of IRM golf courses is the AlhamaSignature Golf course. It is a par 72 course measuring 6,884 meters again designed by Niklaus Golf.
For many, this is the most challenging course of the 6 designed and signed off in person by Jack Nicklaus.
This long and spectacular course has been developed among five great lakes, with original circular tees, wide fairways and rapid greens, Some 116 bunkers make this course a real challenge for golfers of all handicaps wether you are a professional or amateur of any level, the course demands your full attention and makes you think about each stroke meticulously before attacking any of its greens which are protected bystrategicly placed bunkers.
If you take on the Alhama golf course you will be playing on one of the best golf courses in Spain thanks to Jack Nicklaus.
There are some spectacular properties set within the resort with some stunning penthouses that take in the most of this amazing course
Which ever resort you decide to play on or purchase your new golf property on you will not be disappointed.
The properties and courses offer exeptional value for money and are mainted thoroughly throughout the year.
With each resort benifiting from Bars, Shops, Supermarkets, Restaurants and Spa’s its no wonder so many people call these resorts home.
With apartments from €54,000 we are offering for a limited time a free 1 year family golf membership to play all 6 IRM courses,
This offer allows you to have a truly spectacular holiday home or investment property on a Polaris World golf resort with the possibility to play all 6 of these fantastic courses.