The North and South golf courses at La Manga’s award-winning resort have been established since they were designed by Robert Putman in the 1970s. The West course was added in 1996, meaning that visitors to La Manga have had a choice of courses for over 20 years.
The South course is the longest course by a distance, and perhaps the most challenging. Out of its 18 holes, 15 of them contain a water hazard. Regularly finding a way to drive between lakes and bunkers is crucial to success here.
The North course is considerably shorter than the South, but not necessarily easy. Although there are fewer bunkers and ravines in the way, a stiff breeze can often make low scores tricky to come by.
Some straighter, shorter holes perhaps make the North course more amateur-friendly. The 18th consists of a pleasant walk back towards the clubhouse, with the hotel pool in view.