Hacienda del Alamo - South East Spain - Spain

Hacienda del Álamo Golf Resort,
Avenida Hacienda del Alamo,
30320 Fuente Alamo,
Murcia,
Spain


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Hacienda del Álamo is a new golf resort in southern Spain, designed by Dave Thomas Ltd. The challenging course opened for play in 2006 and was designed to test golfers of all abilities with all holes surrounded by natural waste ground. It goes without saying that the challenge is to keep your ball on the fairway!

Many new courses are being built across Europe but very few have the quality of Hacienda del Álamo. The Hacienda Resort has ambitions to become the No.1 golf resort in Spain and the early signs are encouraging and their goal is perhaps achievable.

Paul Thomas (son of Dave Thomas) writes: "Dave Thomas Limited is delighted to have the opportunity to be part of Hacienda del Álamo – major new golf resort and international destination for the Murcia region of Spain. We believe the golf course will satisfy and challenge all levels of golfers but we have particular interest and belief that Hacienda del Alamo will become recognised as one of the premier championship golf courses in Spain.

The gently undulating terrain together with the original orchards and groves provide the golf course with many opportunities for enjoyable and interesting golf and strong landscape features. We have been particularly careful to ensure that the integration of housing does not affect or interfere with the golfing experience. Indeed, the course occupies such a large area of the project that we are sure that golfers will feel comfortable with the panoramic vistas Hacienda del Alamo enjoys.

From the back tees the par 72 course measures 6,724 metres, currently the longest course in Spain. The two loops of nine holes with two par threes and two par fives meander through the almond and olive orchards enhanced with several new lakes and cascades to make the course visually appealing. Also in operation is the golf academy and driving range which has 6 full golf holes, two putting greens providing learning golfers the correct environment to be taught golf."

There are too many great holes to mention but the par four 6th has a demanding drive and the par four 11th is another favourite, with a tricky approach to a raised green. We must make special mention to the 18th hole, which is a cracking par five with water on the left of the green – a fabulous closing hole to conclude a tight match-play game.

Hacienda del Alamo has secured the services of Miguel Angel Jimenez as touring pro which is another huge asset, endorsing the intentions of what is set to be a well-regarded golf resort.

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Description: The gently undulating terrain together with the original orchards and groves provide Hacienda del Álamo with many opportunities for enjoyable and interesting golf... Rating: 6.7 out of 10 Reviews: 6
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Raimondas

The Hacienda del Álamo golf club in Murcia is the longest golf course in the southeast of Spain and designed by the well-known Dave Thomas, has 6724 meters from back tees and about 6000 from yellow tees (club) . This 18-hole championship course perfectly integrated into the natural terrain, wide greens and strategically placed obstacles so that playing golf is a fun challenge for you. Along with it, the existence of 6 short holes perfectly designed for all types of handicaps, a bunker area, a chip area, a large putting green and a practice area with the possibility of hitting on mats and on natural grass provides everything you need on this golf course. The spacious clubhouse is the perfect place to relax and cool off after a few hours of play, offering spectacular views over the course. Wide terrace is the best place to watch the starting or returning golfers and enjoy yourself with a large cold glass of beer. Actually the clubhouse is huge and luxuriously furnished so look likes more future-oriented, as the golf resort itself is still expanding.

I played here in the middle of February 2022. The fields are good enough quality, although in some places there seems to be a lack of maintenance (perhaps this is due to the very dry period). The fields are not very difficult (except distance), making them suitable for players of all levels. Much depends on weather conditions and wind strength and direction. Greens are quite good, not very quick, dry. Since the first hole game began to get more and more interesting. Actually the first holes of front nine seems a bit boring, but from 7th hole takes more impressment and involves the game. My opinion the back nine is more interesting and heavier.

My favorite holes are 7, 8, 9 from front nine and 10, 12, 14, 18 from back nine. The last hole par5 has really big challenge to reach green carefully with GIR. Nice hole! I think it is attractive and valuable to play here and was wondering about the small number of golfers in premium time. On the other hand it is advantageous when you are not pressed to play quick.

Value for money I found pretty good here. Every golf course rating is always a subject with a lot of subjectivity, depending on various criteria. I always rating by the following criteria: course complexity or challenging, fields condition (especially greens & fairways), service (only what you can get: buggy, clubs rent service, condition of clubs, the amount of choice and etc. except staff and other subjective things that depends on your or staff mood), surrounding views or pleasure to the eyes and definitely value for the price. All criteria will be rated from 1 to 5 stars. Concerning Hacienda del Álamo golf course my personal opinion is follow:

1. Challenging – 4*

2. Condition – 3,5*

3. Service – 3,5*

4. Surroundings - 4*

5. Value for the price – 4*

Probably I thinking about coming back here.

April 14, 2022
6 / 10
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jason

Not a great course but not too bad either. Some nice holes but as with other courses in the region I found myself getting strange bounces and falling off into scrubby unkept areas. One of those courses I think if you go in expecting great things you will be disappointed but if you play well and go in thinking it is an ok course, you may be pleasantly surprised. Lat time I played it was a little unkept, but I believe new owners recently so this may have improved.

August 12, 2019
4 / 10
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Han
I have played the course 3 times, each time on my own as there were very few golfers around (usually I like to pair up). The course is a long, well shaped resort style course, sitting on a holiday resort in the middle of agricultural Murcia. I agree with the reviewer about the long par 3s, particularly if the wind is against you. Most of the holes do not provide great risk reward challenges, you play the course as it is, there are few alternative routings - at least for a medium handicapper who does not hit it long, so most bunkers are not reached off the tee. Fairways are generally generous, but there are a couple of holes that are contained by good bunkering. Worth playing.
April 02, 2016
6 / 10
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alan adam
Great layout and in fabulous condition. Some really testing holes and the par three's all need mighty blows to get anywhere near them.well worth a game if you are in the area but the place itself is deathly quiet and you wonder how long it can keep up the current standard if it is not getting the necesssary traffic/income
July 03, 2011
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Derrick
September 11, 2014
course is not currently up to standard, fairways are substandard -huge swathes of bare lies -looks like a lack of water -greens are good and facilities excellent but the fairways let this course down badly -sorry not worth the money at the moment!
MIGUEL
I played here recently after seeing the resort logo all over the Golf Channel and was inquisitive. I can safely say that this is good course on it's way to becoming a great one. The degree of difficulty is high but if you choose the correct tees in relation to handicap you have a chance. All of the holes are surrounded by waste-ground that takes a little time to get used to but is ok to play from and does not damage clubs. Enjoyed the mix of holes with the par-3's especially tough, the 8th and 12th noticeably real quality. The Thomas bunkering is all around and positioned as good as ever to punish tee shots and approaches alike. Many risk and reward opportunities, so there are chances to play to handicap - it will be tricky though. The properties and new clubhouse have been built to a high standard, so the off course atmosphere is great too.
December 15, 2007
8 / 10
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bill
April 24, 2011
Having played Hacienda a couple of times, i find it hard to believe that it is rated as one of the top 100 courses. When i last played the greens were inconsistent and had many a bare patch on them, the fairways were dry and lacking grass and the bunkers were a disgrace, hardly any sand in the middles and the lips had loads. The little things that make a good golf course are lacking here. At a recent tournament final here the greens were bumpy and uneven and the rubbish bins were overflowing. Not the sort of thing you would expect to find or indeed find at a "top quality" course.
Andy Newmarch
A serious test of golf here - this is not just a friendly holiday golf course. This is still new but the quality is already evident. The whole place has huge ambitions to become one of the biggest and best resorts in Spain. The par 3 12th is a great hole over water and the final hole is strong too. Over the next few years the place will become very popular - advice is to go now whilst it is relatively quiet.
March 24, 2007
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John K
January 18, 2016
As a frequent visitor and, as of recently, a member I would like to pay tribute to the work done to keep this magnificent layout in prime condition. The greens, by common consent, are the best conditioned they have been for five years and new initiatives are underway to further improve and maintain standards right around the course. There have been occasional struggles with adverse weather conditions but, given a reasonable run, this will continue to be the best golfing value for many miles around.