Jacquelin sings the praises of ‘unbelievable’ La Manga Club
03 December 2019
French European Tour star Raphael Jacquelin has delivered a glowing verdict on Spain’s La Manga Club after visiting the iconic golf venue for the first time – and was so impressed by the resort that he is already planning a return trip.
Jacquelin took advantage of a break in his playing schedule to join a group of friends on a short golfing break to Murcia, south-east, Spain, this month.
The 45-year-old had the chance to play all three of La Manga Club’s acclaimed 18-hole courses – the North, South and West – as well as experiencing a range of the resort’s extensive other facilities, and such was the impact of his visit that he is already making plans to return in the future.
“I’ve heard a lot about La Manga Club since I first started playing golf but this was my first time at the resort,“ said Jacquelin, a four-time winner on the European Tour.
“It’s unbelievable. I’m from Lyon and at this time of year it’s not very nice to play there. It’s not great at all but it’s completely different here and it would be a great facility to come and experience in winter.
“The courses are in great shape, you have got all the facilities (for a golf break) and I’m looking forward to coming back.”
Jacquelin is the latest high-profile name from the golfing world to visit La Manga Club which, located in an exclusive corner of Murcia, has been a favourite destination of golfers worldwide for the last five decades.
Golfing legends Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Seve Ballesteros all figure prominently in the resort’s illustrious past. As well as three 18-hole golf courses, its golf facilities include a nine-hole, par-47 academy course and a first-class golf training centre, while the venue will celebrate a new honour next April when it hosts amateur golf’s prestigious 2020 Bonallack and Patsy Hankins Trophies for the first time.
In addition to golf, the resort’s boasts an array of other world-class amenities including a 28-court tennis centre, a 2,000sqm Wellness Centre, a choice of a five-star hotel, four-star serviced apartments and townhouses and more than 15 bars and restaurants.
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About La Manga Club
La Manga Club is a sports and leisure resort, located in the Spanish region of Murcia on the Mediterranean coast.
It covers an area of 560 hectares, three times the size of the Principality of Monaco.
Located in a magnificent natural environment next to the Calblanque Regional Park and the Mediterranean, with a mild year-round climate and exceptional security and privacy, the exclusive resort of La Manga Club (Cartagena, Murcia) offers luxury, leisure and sport in a unique setting. It is just a 30-minute drive from the region’s new Corvera airport and an hour away from Alicante airport.
Boasting more than 300 annual days of sun, the resort is surrounded by natural parks and untouched beaches and its extensive facilities include:
- A five-star hotel, Hotel Príncipe Felipe
- Las Lomas Village 4* apartments
- Three 18-hole golf courses, which received royal status in October 2017
- A 28-court tennis centre, including 20 clay courts
- Eight FIFA-sized football pitches
- A European Cricket Performance Centre
- 2,000m2 Wellness Centre
- More than 15 bars and restaurants including the famous La Cala restaurant, overlooking the Mediterranean
- A residential community of more than 2,000 luxury residences
Recently, the resort has become part of the Grupo Inversor Hesperia (GIHSA) a company that has 20 years of reputed experience within the hotel sector. It has a prominent presence in the main urban and holiday destinations through 29 hotels.
After almost five decades of commitment to excellence, La Manga Club has become not only Spain’s flagship resort, but also one of the most decorated holiday resorts in Europe.
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Pete Simm – Editorial Manager
La Manga Club c/o The Azalea Group
Tel: +44 1730 711 920