The Mar Menor Golf course gets its name from the nearby (5 km away) inland sea known as Mar Menor, meaning Little Sea, Europe's largest natural lagoon which exists thanks to a strip of land that separates it from the rest of the Mediterranean Sea, with very warm and calm waters all year round. The golf course is very close to the town of Torre Pacheco in Murcia, so much so that you will find it advertised on some places as being in Torre Pacheco. The land that the Mar Menor Golf Resort was built on used to be the site of citrus orchards and the whole course is framed by a beautiful mountain backdrop.
Mar Menor Golf Resort was opened in 2004 and it only had as accommodations, initially, 800 coloured villas. Following the success and popularity of the resort a further 1200 properties were constructed in 2008 and the golf course was extended from 9 holes to 18 holes. It is worth mentioning that the Mar Menor Golf Resort is one of the most popular ones in Murcia, having the biggest number of permanent residents of all the golf resorts in the area. Thanks to this fact all facilities are open all year round and there is also an active calender of social events and activities.
Now, for those of you fascinated by the actual golf playing here are some facts about the course:
•It covers approximately 59 hectares and its maximum length of 6,153 metres is quite demanding. The green or play area covers a total of 45 hectares, with a variety of indigenous plants covering the rest of the course.
•The front nine holes of the course, designed by David Thomas, are par 37 with the long tees totalling 3,275 metres. The greens, with hardly any rough, are well protected by bunkers and the surrounding lakes.
•The back nine, designed by Nicklaus Design, are par 35 with the long tees totalling 2,878 metres, this section offers wide fairways and roughs for big strokes. Worth mentioning is the stunning lake around holes 12, 14 and 15, which creates the largest obstacle to overcome. The rest of the holes are protected by strategic bunkers.
Mar Menor Golf Resort is very close to the local town of Torre Pacheco, only 8 minutes from the best beaches of the Mar Menor, 15 minutes to Murcia airport and only 15 minutes to the city of Cartagena. Let's not forget the other city rich in history, with its great climate, fantastic gastronomy and idyllic charming streets, Murcia, only 30 minutes by car.
The local real estate offer comprises villas, townhouses and apartments, all with plenty of outdoors space characterized by lush vegetation and beautiful tall palm trees planted along the avenues and pathways where they can be enjoyed on a morning jog or a relaxing evening stroll. The concept behind the design of the resort was the creation of a space that would provide well-being, relaxation and a healthy lifestyle for its residents.
Your Move Spain has a large selection of new build apartments in Mar Menor Golf Resort. You can choose from: one bedroom, one bathroom apartments priced at 53,000€; two bedrooms, two bathrooms apartments priced at 104,000€; three bedrooms, two bathrooms apartments priced at 159,000€; and on a different project from 12 stylish apartments of two bedrooms and two bathrooms priced at 173,000€.
The new build villas in Mar Menor Golf Resort that we have to offer are in limited number, all spacious front line villas with four bedrooms and three bathrooms as well as private swimming pool and landscaped gardens, with prices ranging from 475,000€ to 510,000€.
For more detailed information regarding all of the aforementioned properties please filter the search on our website by clicking on Location and then on the plus sign next to the Costa Calida area and, finally, selecting Mar Menor Golf Resort from the drop down list. If you are in need of further assistance in your strife to find the best place to buy or rent please do not hesitate to contact us.