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Mar Menor Golf Resort

Mar Menor Golf Resort is set within a beautiful position in the Murcian countryside, framed by a stunning mountain backdrop. The resort offers a fantastic Jack Nicklaus designed 18 hole golf course, as well as paddle tennis facilities and an Intercontinental Hotel, which houses a luxurious spa and gym. If you’re looking for a family holiday, Mar Menor is also a great choice, with a kids' playground available and the El Boulevard complex, which houses a selection of bars and restaurants. The resort is a superb base for exploring the surrounding area, with the popular town of Los Alcázares with its beach and variety of restaurants and bars close by, as well as the bustling city of Murcia, which is only a 35 minute drive away. Alternatively, enjoy the miles of sandy beaches and shallow waters of the Mar Menor lagoon.

  • 20mins fromMurcia

out of 10

Golf

Mar Menor features a Jack Nicklaus 18-hole course as the magnificent centrepiece of the resort. A wide range of golfing facilities are available, including opportunities to practice on the putting green and driving range, as well as a pro shop and equipment hire.

Mar Menor Golf Course

Mar Menor Golf Course

Restrictions

  • Open to non-residents

Facilities

  • Driving range
  • Putting green
  • Club house
  • Equipment hire
  • Golf shop
  • Golf buggy hire
  • Tuition

    Ranges from approximately €24 for half an hour to €495 for 15 hours

Course details

  • Course type: 18 hole golf course
  • Course signature: Jack Nicklaus
  • Course par: 72
  • Course yards: 6729
  • Male handicap: 28
  • Female handicap: 36
  • Handicap certificate required
  • Dress code

    1.It is obligatory to wear golf shoes with rubber spikes. 2. Socks must be worn on the course and practise ground at all times. 3. Trousers must be of an appropriate design for playing golf. All types of denim trousers and tracksuits are prohibited. 4. Shorts must be longer than the knee, and no less than 10cm above the knee. They must also be appropriate for golf. 5. In addition to trousers, ladies can wear shorts as above, skirts and cropped trousers. 6. All shirts must have a collar and sleeves. Football and rugby shirts are not considered appropriate. 7. Ladies can wear tops/shirts that either have a collar with no sleeves or do not have a collar but have sleeves. Round neck top/shirts must have at least 10 cm collar.

Tennis

Tennis

There is a tennis court which can be found within the Social Club at Mar Menor Golf Resort. Therefore why not take up the opportunity to improve your game in the Spanish sunshine!

There are also 8 paddle courts on the second phase of Mar Menor Golf Resort. Here you will find a paddle shop, cafe and professional who will be glad to teach you this wonderful Spanish game!

Facilities

  • Hard courts: 1
  • Paddle courts: 8

Pricing

Charges may be applicable

Gym and Fitness

Gym and fitness

Guests have use of a gym within the resort hotel, which is an excellent, fully-equipped gymnasium with fitness studio. The gym features state-of-the-art equipment including cardiovascular equipment, free weights and strength machines, with personal trainers and gym instructors also on hand to help, although clients may have to pay a charge locally to use.

There is also an additional mini-gym which can be found by the paddle tennis courts, on the second phase of the resort.

Facilities

  • Full gym
  • Manned gym
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam room

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, from 8am - 10pm

Restrictions

  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Open to non-residents

Pricing

Charges may be applicable

Other Activities

Other activities

Facilities

  • Childrens playground

Kids Club

Kids' club

There is a kids club at the on-site hotel at Mar Menor Golf Resort where fun is guaranteed thanks to the programme of fun-filled experiences. The monitors will greet children with an arranged agenda of play and sport activities as well as workshops that change depending on the weekday. Every day is an opportunity to learn while playing, from painting and drawing to imaginative plays and puppet theatre.

Kids Club

Opening Hours

Open throughout July and August.
Monday to Saturday 11am - 2pm and 3:30pm - 8:30pm and Sunday 11am - 7pm.

Restrictions

  • Ages 4 years to 12 years

Pricing

Charges applicable. Pre-booking recommended. Start from approximately €10 for 1 hour to €30 for 4 hours. Alternatively you can book 5 days for €150 or 10 days for €300

Spa

Spa

The luxurious spa at Mar Menor is connected to the Intercontinental hotel. The spa has previously been voted the best in Spain, offering a wide range of relaxing treatments to create a personalised experience for you. These include hot stone signature treatments, massages and more.

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Indoor pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam room

Treatments

  • Facial

    Skin Brightener, Detoxifying, Desensitiser, Firming eye lift

  • Massage

    Body toner detox, Stress relieving, Immune boosting, Energising, Jetlag eliminator

  • Pedicure

    Holistic foot and leg treatment with hot stones

  • Manicure

    Holistic hand and arm treatment with hot stones

  • Other treatments

    Spa full day experience, Detoxifying day or stress relief day, Tranquility retreat for two

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, from 9am - 9pm

Restrictions

  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Open to non-residents
  • Pass required

Pricing

Charges applicable. Pre-booking recommended. Vary depending on treatment and start from approximately €41

Communal Pools

Communal pool(s)

You will find a lovely outdoor pool at the 'Social Club', located in the centre of the resort. This pool is open from June until August, however opening times are subject to change.

The pool is supervised by lifeguards and charges an access fee of €7 per person per day which includes sunbed use where available. There is also a snack bar at the Social Club which serves drinks as well as hot and cold snacks.

Clients staying within the newest phase of the resort also benefit from access to the 14 communal pools within this area. These pools are also free of charge to use, however they are not supervised and sun loungers are not available. Properties with access to these pools include: Cornejo 29, Cornejo 256, Cornejo 266, Espliego 56, Pedro Roca 24, Picon 9.

Social Club

  • Pool length: 18.3m
  • Pool width: 13.8m
  • Pool minimum depth: 1.1m
  • Pool maximum depth: 2m
  • Outdoor pool
  • Supervised
  • Open poolside shower
  • Steps
  • Ladder
  • Sunloungers

Opening Hours

Mid-June - Mid-September, 7 days a week.
Subject to change.

Restrictions

  • Open to non-residents

Pricing

Charges applicable. €7 per person per day this includes sunbed use if available. This price is subject to change by the resort at anytime.

Restaurants

Restaurants and bars

In resort, you can enjoy a variety of excellent restaurants and bars offering light snacks, to full meals and A La Carte. There are options within the resort hotel, as well as at the entrance of the resort in the 'El Boulevard' development.

Please note that some bars/restaurants have seasonal opening times.

There is also a huge array of places to eat in Los Alcazares, which is only 10-15mins away from the resort. Here you will find everything from Spanish to English cuisine, Italian to Chinese and International.

Restaurants & Bars - Price Rating Guide

  • £10 per head
  • £20 per head
  • £30 per head
  • £40 per head
  • £50 per head

Alfresco Pool barPool bar

Pool bar at the Intercontinental hotel located in the centre of the resort, serving selection of drinks and snacks. Seasonal opening.

Bombay DreamsIndian

Indian restaurant located on 'El Boulevard' with great choice of curries. Seasonal opening.

FlavourInternational

Offering a wide range of international cuisine, all freshly prepared to order using top quality produce from the region. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very friendly and the staff will look after you well making sure you enjoy your dining experience. Situated on 'El Boulevard' and open daily from 5pm til 2am.

La Fontana de PietraItalian

This wonderful Italian restaurant in the centre of the resort offers a great selection of pastas, pizzas, fish and meat dishes. Don't forget to check out the dessert menu. Main courses start from approximately €7 per person.

La Mombasa CafeBar

Mombasa Café on 'El Boulevard' goes beyond just music and drinks, its like being on a safari! Open every day from 3pm til 3am.

La Perla NegraPub

Friendly pub in the style of 'Pirates of the Caribbean', situated on 'El Boulevard'. Serving drinks and light meals, open all year round.

MizuJapanese

This modern Sushi restaurant in the resort hotel offers a mouth watering menu with a wide variety of sushi. The restuarant is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 19:00 until late. The prices vary but generally start at around €4

NomadMediterranean

A lovely Mediterranean-style restaurant with an a la carte menu offering a variety of meats and fish. The main courses range from €16 upwards per person. They offer a buffet breakfast from 7am - 11am and dinner from 8pm - 11pm.

Route 66Grill restaurant

American-style diner on 'El Boulevard' serving a comprehensive international menu. Also has large TV screens with Sky Sports. Seasonal opening.

The CloverPub

A great pub on the side of the resort hotel, offering anything from pizzas to salads and sandwiches. The prices range from €5 - €13 per person for a main course.

The Club HouseSnack bar

The Club House at the Intercontinental hotel in the centre of the resort is a snack bar offering breakfast, sandwiches, burgers, salads, pastas and cold refreshments. A main course starts at €6 per person

TrianaSpanish

Lovely Mediterranean & Tapas restaurant situated on 'El Boulevard'. Open all year round.

Shopping

Shopping

Onsite at Mar Menor, you will find a mini-market where you can pick up your grocery essentials for your stay, as well as English newspapers and magazines.

Alternatively there is a larger supermarket and further grocery shops in the nearby town of Los Alcazares, as well as some nice boutique and gift shops.

Further afield in Murcia and Cartegena you will also be able to find large department stores and outlet malls.

Facilities

  • Mini-market

Opening Hours

Opening hours are Monday to Friday 11am - 8pm and Saturday to Sunday 10am - 14pm

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Mar Menor Golf Resort Reviews

Mar Menor Golf Resort reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Cleanliness
9.0
Decor and quality of furnishings:
8.5
Outdoor living area:
8.3
Swimming pool (If applicable):
8.2
Value for money
8.5
Overall rating
8.7
Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 64 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
8 out of 10

Isla

Perthshire Family (the eldest child is at school)
Lovely villa, perfectly located within the resort. Very quiet, but an easy short walk to the central area. Enjoyed view out onto 1st tee of golf course. Garden and pool weren't large, but were perfect for us (party of 4). Might be a little cramped for 6 adults. Very well equipped kitchen, and the on-site minimarket had everything we needed.
We had a great meal out at the Italian restaurant, but found the BBQ place very bland.
Lady in the Resort Management office was very welcoming and helpful.
Confirmed guest: 16 October 2016
Published on: 22 October 2016

Eucalipto 143

7 out of 10

Alan

Friends
A nice villa, tho the pool is a bit odd and the estate a bit cheek-by-jowl.
Confirmed guest: 16 October 2016
Published on: 22 October 2016

Ombu 166

9 out of 10

Carole

Inverclyde Friends
Overall a great holiday but some more information regarding the facilities would be beneficial.... the spa, supermarket hours, electrical equipment, working of blinds in bedrooms!
Few more gadgets in kitchen........teapot, mugs, scissors, saucers, microwaveable dishes
Confirmed guest: 01 October 2016
Published on: 14 October 2016

Mar Menor Residences II

9 out of 10

Stephen

Family (the eldest child is at school)
Lovely villa, kitchen items need looking at, chips etc in glasses and mugs. Oven instructions not available. General maintenance needs checking out to bathrooms.
Confirmed guest: 27 September 2016
Published on: 14 October 2016

Cedro 119

9 out of 10

Clarissa

Bridgend Group
We stayed for a week in September 2016. It is a lovely villa which had everything you needed in order to enjoy your stay. The only negative was that the beds, which were not very comfortable and could do with upgrading.
Would recommend the Steak House and the Shammrock as good places to eat which are in the vincity of Mar Menor Resort.
Los Alcazares which is only a short taxi ride away has lots of bars/shops and places to eat.
Overall had a fantastic week with excellent weather.
Confirmed guest: 26 September 2016
Published on: 13 October 2016

Pedro Roca 462

9 out of 10

Denise

Manchester Friends
Lovely villa. Has MOST things you would need but feel it would benefit from some little things like a mirror in the 2nd bedroom and also needs a bedside table and bedside lamp in 2nd bedroom. There are no pads for the sunbeds so found them a bit uncomfortable. The upstairs balcony has excellent views, however, it was too hot to sit up there in the daytime as there was no base for the umbrella - shame. Overall though no complaints. The people at the management company on site looked after us well.
Confirmed guest: 26 September 2016
Published on: 13 October 2016

Cedro 517

10 out of 10

Charlene

London Group
We had an amazing week in a lovely villa. The villa had everything you would need plus more!
Confirmed guest: 25 September 2016
Published on: 13 October 2016

Eucalipto 143

8 out of 10

Jeremy

Tonbridge Friends
The villa was perfectly situated on the complex. It was very clean with plenty of utensils, pool towels etc, and excellent Wi-Fi. The pool was very nice but the outside space was a little disappointing overall. We would definitely return.
Confirmed guest: 25 September 2016
Published on: 13 October 2016

Ombu 166

4 out of 10

Brian

devon Couple
villa is in need of some redecoration.I have taken photos. Radiators in bathrooms all rusty and need attention. Outside light does not work. En suite bathroom struggle to get out of bath as a four piece suite badly positioned. Outside paint on edge of swimming pool once wet comes off in big chunks. Front door does not open up fully as it get stuck on the floor.
I have taken photos of all the faults.
Confirmed guest: 24 September 2016
Published on: 14 October 2016

Haya 161

8 out of 10

Alan

Manchester Group
The villa was more than adequate for the money paid. The cleaning team were very good, as was the outside area team -pool and outside living space. The only let down was the size of the pool which really was inadequate. The provision of equipment was good -proper cups to drink from - extremely comfortable beds - really good hot powerful showers - nice towels and bed linen. These all helped to promote a good holiday.
Confirmed guest: 24 September 2016
Published on: 13 October 2016

Eucalipto 160

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