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Murcia » La Manga (South) La Manga South Course was originally designed by Robert D. Putman in 1971 and subsequently remodelled by Arnold Palmer in 1992. At 6,449 meters off the white tees, the South is a top calibre championship course. The front nine are particularly tough, with two par 3’s over 200 metres and some daunting par 4’s which will demand accurate driving between lakes and bunkers, requiring long irons or fairway woods to the green. The back nine, although shorter, has a number of intriguing dog-leg holes. Located in the centre of the valley, it has wide, palm-fringed fairways and water hazards on 15 out of its 18 holes. La Manga Club is a sports and leisure resort , which is home to three of Europe’s finest golf courses. It has been nominated as one of the five top sports resorts in the world. 72