72 Par, 6,168 metre course designed by Manuel Piñero (twice Ryder cup player), La Serena Golf lies just south of the municipality of Los Alcazares close to the Mar Menor.
The course encircles the 500 year old “Torre del Rame” which was originally built to keep watch for pirates who took refuge in the tranquil waters of the Mar Menor.
Mainly flat , the main difficulty on the golf course will be the prevailing Levante wind and the many water hazards that come into play on 16 of the 18 holes.
The course, which is not overly long, has a traditional structure. Accuracy off the tee is a must for the player, who must thread their way to the green amongst the clusters of bunkers, desert areas and water hazards.
There are also large stretches of “desert” with the accompanying cacti. As long as you keep out of the water it is difficult to lose a ball, however, don’t forget the water. A conservative approach to course management certainly pays.
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