Tropical trees and exotic plants line the immaculately kept Mar Menor Golf Resort. Offering a wide range of facilities including an 18 hole golf course and the five star Intercontinental Hotel which is located within this secure gated resort.
To compliment the onsite facilities the Boulevard which is situated next to the resort, offers the ideal evening out with various bars and restaurants.
Mar Menor Golf Resort is located only five minutes from the beaches of Los Alcazares and Murcia San Javier Airport. Making it the ideal location for anyone looking for a holiday home on an established resort.
The resort has become known as one of the finest resorts in the area. All the facilities are open throughout the year which has led it to become a very popular location for full time residents.
Mar Menor Golf Resort has many facilities to offer including restaurants, bars, outdoor swimming pools, children play areas and tennis & paddle courts. The resorts 18 hole golf course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and also has excellent golfing facilities.
In the town centre of the resort you will find the owners club which has a large outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and sun beds. The bar and restaurant area has seating inside and outside overlooking the pool. During the summer months bbq and various other events are held on the terrace area. There is also a supermarket, gym, solicitors and the resorts community office. The five star Intercontinental Hotel is open all year and has various restaurants and bars to choose from. There is also a indoor swimming pool, health / fitness centre and luxurious spa. The spa offers a range of professional treatments in a beautiful and relaxing setting.
The Spa offers many different styles of treatments including holistic and rituals in a Arab meets Mediterranean setting. Along with the spa treatments you can enjoy the revitalising pools, showers, saunas, steam and relaxation rooms or the invigorating freshness of the ice fountain. In addition to 7 treatment rooms there is also a private spa area, 15 meter heated indoor pool and a fitness center with the latest technology including many fitness machines. Regular activities include aqua gym in the indoor pool and the fitness centre hosts body pump a combination of aerobics and weights.
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Mar Menor Golf Resort has many established bars and restaurants.
In the owners clubhouse overlooking the resorts swimming pool you have the El Olivo Steak House and Mexican open in the evenings. Located in the hotel the Clubhouse bar serves breakfast and snack lunches throughout the day with lovely views over the hotel swimming pool and resort.
The hotels main restaurant Nomad is a Mediterranean restaurant and is open for breakfast and evening meals, serving delicious food with a modern twist. Mizu is open in the evenings serving Japanese cuisine, the restaurant is located next to the spa and has seating indoors and outdoors on the terrace area.
La Fontana Di Pietra pizzeria is open in the evenings for dinner and has a selection of pizzas, classic Italian dishes and desserts.
Bars on the resorts include the hotels lobby bar and The Clover Irish Tavern which has entertainment and events throughout the year. Al Fresco the hotels pool bar is open during the summer months.
The first of the Nicklaus Golf trail courses the original 9 holes Par 36 designed by Dave Thomas opened in 2005 the course was then extended to 18 holes Par 72 in September 2009 to a Jack Nicklaus design.
Not a long course for its Par 72 but with the maturity of the native grasses, flowering shrubs, palm trees and the addition of the new lake with it sand leading to the waters edge which comes into play on 3 holes accuracy and your full attention will be required.
Playing the 2nd hole Par 3 the elevated green will quickly give you a taste of the additional protection this course has, anything other than a shot finding the centre of the green can find you playing further shots from the run off edges or bunker at the front left of the green.
There will be no rest then as you move to the 3rd a long Par 4 slight dogleg right, stroke index 1. A straight long tee shot is required which then sets up the option of another long shot over the lake to the right of the fairway or a lay up and take on the pin with a 3rd hoping then to walk away with a single putt to make Par.
The 18th Par 4 brings you home to the backdrop setting of the Intercontinental Hotel and the club bar. A fairly wide fairway but guarded down the right and in front of the green with bunkers. The shot to the green needs to be long enough to clear these hazards but don’t be to conservative with club selection as remember theres out of bounds to the rear of the green.
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The Boulevard situated just a few minutes from the resort offers the ideal evening out with various restaurants including Spanish, Tapas, Indian, American along with pubs and a nightclub.
Situated 5 minutes by car is the towns of Torre Pacheco and Los Alcazares both have various shops, restaurants & bars. The seaside town of Los Alcazares is the closest beach leading in to the shallow waters of the Mar Menor.
The wonderful historic city of Cartagena is only a short 15 - 20 minute drive away, San Javier airport is also very close by, only 5 minutes by car.
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