Global golf accolade is three and easy for La Manga Club

15 April 2019

The five-star La Manga Club resort has an added spring in its step after being singled out for praise and being honoured by Golf Digest magazine, the world’s biggest golf title, for the third successive year.

Regarded as a golfing Mecca by many players across the world, the iconic Murcia sports and leisure venue further enhanced its status as Spain’s flagship resort after being selected by the magazine to receive a coveted ‘Editors’ Choice Award for the Best Resorts in Continental Europe’.

Revealed in the latest issue of Golf Digest – which has more than 1.5 million subscribers in the US alone – the awards celebrate the elite golfing venues in the global golf industry, with the list compiled by a combination of the magazine’s group of international affiliate titles and around 1,200 golf-course raters.

Max Adler, editorial director for Golf Digest, said: “Each year with the Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Awards, we seek to identify for our readers ‘The Best Things in Golf,’ with an emphasis on lifestyle properties, products and services.”

Set in an exclusive corner of Murcia and three times the size of Monaco, La Manga Club has been attracting golfers in their tens of thousands for more than 45 years, with its extensive facilities including three 18-hole golf courses,, a nine-hole, par-47 academy course and first-class golf training centre.

The resort has been named as ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ at the World Golf Awards for the last two years running  and is on target for further success over the coming months having been shortlisted for a host of top international accolades, including the title  of ‘Europe's Leading Luxury Resort & Villas’ for the third year in a row at the World Travel Awards which will take place in Madeira in June.

Nick Montgomery, general manager at La Manga Club, said: “It’s always a thrill to be given any award, and to receive this recognition from one of the world’s most influential golf titles for the third year in a row.

“While some resorts are struggling, La Manga Club continues to go from strength to strength. With the variety of sports and leisure facilities that we have to offer, I believe there is no other golf venue like us anywhere in the world and we will continue to strive to deliver the best possible golfing experience to all our guests.”

The official overseas training base of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), La Manga Club’s extensive other facilities include a 28-court tennis centre, a recently-opened European Cricket Performance Centre and a 2,000sqm Wellness Centre. The resort is host to Spain’s only official Chelsea FC Foundation Soccer School while, in addition, it features the choice of a five-star hotel, four-star serviced apartments and townhouses and more than 15 bars and restaurants.


About La Manga Club
Located in a magnificent natural environment next to Calblanque National Park and the Mediterranean Sea, with a mild year-round climate and enjoying exceptional security and privacy, the exclusive resort of La Manga Club (Los Belones, Cartagena, Murcia) offers luxury, leisure and sport in the same place, and is just a 30-minute drive from the city’s new Corvera airport – which opened in January 2019 – and is an hour away from Alicante

Founded in 1972, the resort now covers an area of 566 hectares  containing accommodation, professional sports facilities, relaxation zones, first-class real estate and a private community of 2,300 residents, in a region which boasts more than 300 annual days’ of sun and is surrounded by natural parks and untouched beaches.

La Manga Club’s extensive facilities include:
- A five-star hotel: Hotel Príncipe Felipe 5*
- Tourist apartments: Las Lomas Village 4*
- Luxury villas
- Three 18-hole golf courses, an academy and par-47 pitch-and-putt course
- A 28-court tennis centre
- Eight FIFA-sized football pitches
- 2,000m2 Wellness Centre 
- The resort’s famous La Cala beach and restaurant, overlooking the Mediterranean
- More than 15 bars and restaurants

Additionally, there is the opportunity to rent a property, purchase a plot of land or buy any of the villas already available that have been built on the complex, and benefit from the services and commodities that a five-star hotel has to offer, such as the sports facilities on the resort.

With the variety of activities and facilities available, La Manga Club has firmly established itself as one of the best sports and leisure destination resorts in Europe, and has been the proud recipient of a host of prestigious international awards and accolades over the last four decades.

High-resolution images of La Manga Club may be downloaded for editorial purposes from here.


Pete Simm - Editorial Manager
La Manga Club c/o The Azalea Group
Tel: +44 1730 711 920