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Spain, Murcia, Torre Pacheco GRD Rating 8.6

Intercontinental Mar Menor Golf Resort & Spa

Golf breaks at Intercontinental Mar Menor Golf Resort & Spa, Spain. GRD Rating: 8.6





Resort Summary

Year round recreation in Spain's sunny Murcia.

Located at the heart of The Mar Menor Golf Resort and surrounded by the golf course this intimate hotel is noted for its traditional cosy style and relaxed atmosphere. The hotel has 64 spacious luxury rooms, 7 are suites. All of them with private balconies and large bathrooms that offer an independent shower and whirlpool bath. With 3 restaurants and 3 bars, the hotel also offers a full range of gastronomic options and entertainment including a traditional Irish pub.

The luxury accommodation is complemented by an award winning Spa which offers a thermal suite with revitalising pools, sauna, steam room and lifestyle showers, a relaxation room, fitness area and a nice indoor pool with 15 meters of free access for hotel clients. Moreover, an exclusive range of Spa treatments that combine modern techniques with ancient therapies.

The hotel is surrounded by Mar Menor Best Golf an 18 hole Par 68 golf course, part of the celebrated Nicklaus Golf Trail. Unique in Europe and one of Europes best golf experiences the Nicklaus Golf Trail.

Golf Courses

Mar Menor
18 holes
6729y
6153m
Par 72
Designed by David Thomas & Jack Nicklaus
David Thomas designed the first nine holes of Mar Menor Village Golf. It demands good strokes to put the ball in play. With hardly any rough, its greens are well protected by bunkers and by the lakes scattered around the course.

The second nine holes were designed by Nicklaus Design, which enjoys wide fairways. The spectacular lake around holes 13,14 and 15 deserves special mention, making the water the greatest obstacle to overcome. The rest of the holes are protected by strategic bunkers.
A good test of golf, yes, but one to be enjoyed by all standards.
La Torre
18 holes
5909y
5403m
Par 68
La Torre Golf is set within a landscape containing over five hectares of elaborately sculpted bunkers which help to separate the holes, create strategic interest, and create a very dramatic setting.Three large lakes come into play on six holes, and the golf course is complemented with lush landscaping, further enhancing both the golf experience as well as the extended views from the surrounding development.

The shorter length of La Torre Golf makes the golf course more playable for the average to higher-handicap players who will certainly appreciate the four sets of tees, wide fairways, and beautiful setting. At the same time, La Torre Golf incorporates a great deal of strategy ,and exciting shots, so when played from the back tees, the course will still be interesting to better players who will enjoy the wide variety of shots required to successfully play the course. Complete with a full-featured practice facility, La Torre Golf is sure to be a pleasant stop for golfers along the Murcia Golf Experience.
Saurines De La Torre Golf
18 holes
7079y
6473m
Par 72
Saurines de la Torre Golf is an 18 holes par 72 desert style golf course with influences of the Nicklaus golf course in Lake, Las Vegas. Its main characteristics are undulating fairways and greens among desert dunes, few bunkers and a great 6 hectare lake. Holes 9 and 18 go around the lake, which guarantees an exciting final hole.
Hacienda Riquelme Golf Course
18 holes
6951y
6356m
Par 72
The Hacienda Riquelme Golf golf course weaves is way through and around groves of olive trees, wildflower meadows, and large lakes. Taking advantage of the site's larger scale, the Hacienda Riquelme Golf features wider-than-average fairways allowing players plenty of room to play while creating numerous strategic options. The boldly contoured greens are sure to be the most talked about feature of the course. Many of the greens are broken into several sections by strong elevation changes making it crucial for golfers to play to the correct section of the green in order to set up the easiest putt possible. Additionally, the greens also feature numerous subtle random contours and rolls further complicating putting.

The unique bunkering creates a dramatic look sure to set Riquelme apart from other courses. Many of these large rugged bunkers are very 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 Golf Course
18 holes
6764y
6185m
Par 71
El Valle Golf, a medium-length, par-71 golf course, is situated in a beautiful natural desert valley. The golf course is routed in a 'core' format that groups several holes together while keeping the surrounding development on the perimeter. This means many holes border other golf holes and not houses, creating a more open and natural golf experience. Rather than length, the course relies on numerous subtle strategic elements to challenge golfers. This course puts a premium on accuracy, not power, and favors the intelligent player who can manage his or her game.

The course features numerous crowned greens surrounded by large mown chipping areas. This design feature presents players with numerous interesting short-game options around the greens and imaginative shot-making will be rewarded. El Valle Golf features clusters of smaller, more subtly shaped bunkers. Moreover, El Valle Golf takes full advantage of its desert setting with numerous holes playing adjacent to naturally existing rock-outcroppings and ridges. To further enhance the desert theme, the golf course is landscaped with many species of native shrubs, grasses and other desert plants. Complemented with a number of water features, including two lakes and two elaborate stream and waterfall systems. El Valle is sure to be a beautiful, yet unique stop along the Murcia Golf Experience.
Alhama Signature Golf Course
18 holes
7528y
6884m
Par 72
Designed by Jack Nicklaus
lhama Signature Golf is located in the province of Murcia, in the town called Alhama. Alhama Signature Golf is an exceptional course that has been designed and signed in person by Jack Nicklaus. This long and spectacular course has been developed among five great lakes, with original circular tees, wide fairways with rough and rapid greens, 116 bunkers of particular and varied shapes with white silica sand, a paspalum semi-rough that acts as a transition grass between the fairway and the wide rough that defines all this set, to integrate it in a landscape that maintains all the indigenous flora and fauna which is typical of the nearby Sierra de Espuna, with pines, esparto grass, rosemary, thyme among other indigenous species from this area.

Alhama Signature Golf constitutes a great challenge for any player, professional or amateur of any level, due to its perfectly calculated design that makes you think about each stroke meticulously before reaching any of its greens enveloped in strategic bunkers.

Accommodation

Rooms are a spacious 34sqm. All have balconies with views over the golf course and large marble bathrooms with twin washbasins separate walk-in shower and hydro massage bath. Luxury styling creates an intimate atmosphere and each room is equipped with the latest technology.

Suites are a spacious 55sqm. Decorated in an exclusive chic style to create an intimate and relax enviroment. All Suites incorporate the latest technology, have a large terrace with exceptional views, a separate seating area and luxurious bathrooms Separate walk-in shower and hydro massage bath.

Food and Drink

The Intercontinental has a total of three restaurants and three bars. The Nomad Restaurant, La Fontana Di Pietra, El Olivo, The Clover Irish Golf Tavern, The Golf Clubhouse Bar and The Lobby Bar.

The resorts main restaurant, The Nomad Restaurant is open all year. For breakfast it offers an exquisite buffet where you will start an energized day full of vitality. In the evening it serves a rich menu of Mediterranean and fresh products, featuring the most elaborated Murcian traditional cuisine. Guests may dine outside on the terrace during the summer season.

La Fontana Di Pietra recently opened and offers the most exceptional traditional cuisine menu. You will enjoy a great variety of delicious pasta and delicious pizzas cooked slowly in the oven.

Open in the summer time, the restaurant El Olivo offers the original bistro style. You will enjoy a wonderful moment with your friends and family in its lovely swimming pool and terrace.

The Clover Irish Golf Tavern brings the games history and tradition to life in a pub-style setting adorned with golf paintings, illustrations, cartoons and tournament posters. Draught Guinness, Murphys Irish Stout, draught lager and bottled international beers and ciders are teed up with a bar menu of burgers, sandwiches and salads. Five plasma screens ensure you wont miss a minute of major national and international sporting events.

The Golf Club House Bar, situated between the first and last tees, is the ideal spot for cool drinks and light fare any time of day. Golfers love to gather at the crescent-shaped bar to replay their best shots, but you don't have to be a golf aficionado to enjoy the relaxed environment. A roomy open-air terrace with views of the golf course and the pool is an inviting option for a post-swim snack, afternoon pick-me-up or evening cocktails.

Location

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Website: http://www.intercontinental.com

Address

Intercontinental Mar Menor Golf Resort & Spa
Mar Menor Golf
Torre Pacheco
Murcia
Spain

Getting there

Located on the south east of Spain close to the Mediterranean Sea.
Nearest airport: San Javier (9 Miles), Alicante (55 Miles)
Travel options: Our limousineTransfer service can pick you up from San Javier airport or Alicante airport. The journey takes about an hour from Alicante and just 15 minutes from San Javier.

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Resort facilities

  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool

Hotel facilities

  • Bar
  • Internet
  • WiFi

Practice area

  • Covered Bays
  • Video training
 

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