I have recently played La Manga West course it was a great experience. The first hole is a good opening because as a child you can use a driver and get close to the water so you can carry the water and get to the green. It is very tricky green to hit though, because the green is not that wide plus the front of the green and the rough slopes down to the water it is also protected by a bunker on the left edge of the green.
The second hole is a par 3 with a long ravine running along close to the green. The green is also well protected with a large bunker on the left side of the green there is also a lot of rough protecting the green.
All the golf holes have lovely views of the hole, mountains, part of the sea and main city and the rest of La Manga. The par 5 3rd hole is a tough shot because if you can hit the ball 150 yards or more you can go in the bunker or it could run down to the path on the left meaning you would have to lay up short of the ravine. There is a bunker on the right just over the ravine and if you can carry that with your 2nd shot you could have a good 3rd shot in, although it is a tight green to hit because the green is thin and is protected by a large bunker at the very front of the green. They are the first few holes tough opening, right?
The course is unlike any other Spanish course because of the thin fairways, tight greens a lot of waste land, trees and ravines which makes the course very tricky. The course is also very picturesque which makes it a have a nice atmosphere. The staff are also very welcoming I can't wait to go there again. It was great!
Date: February 10, 2019