Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Spain’s La Manga Club resort is proving more popular than ever among UK golfers with bookings up by more than a third in 2013 on the corresponding period last year.
The award-winning five-star venue in Murcia, south-east Spain, has seen a 36 per cent growth in golf break bookings from the UK golf market, helped by a significant increase in packages booked with tour operators.
With facilities including three 18-hole championship courses and a nine-hole academy course, and having hosted the Spanish Open five times, La Manga Club is regarded as one of Europe’s foremost sports destinations and has made a flying start to 2013.
Under the guidance of new Scots-born director of golf Gary Silcock, pictured, the resort successfully staged the prestigious Spanish International Amateur Championship and Ladies Golf Cup last month.
It also hosted the ECCO Tour’s Nordic League Winter Series for a fourth time this month, featuring European Tour star Bradley Dredge, and some of football’s top names, both past and present, including Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish will head to Spain later this spring to compete in the 17th edition of the popular Addison Lee Footballers’ Classic.
Silcock said: “It’s fantastic to see the number of golfers visiting the resort so far this year and these positive trends demonstrate the high regard that La Manga Club is held within the UK golfing community.
“With guaranteed sunshine, first-class golf and other sporting facilities plus numerous bars and restaurants, it is the perfect place to enjoy yourself both on and off the course. There really is no other place like it in Europe.
“The resort has established a deserved reputation for excellence over the last four decades and it’s our aim to continue building on this in the months and years to come by delivering the best possible experience for our guests.”



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