The West course is completely different to the North and South. Gone are the views of the La Manga complex, villas and condominiums (except on the 18th tee) and in come the hills, barrancas and pine trees. For me, this is La Manga’s best course by far, simply due to the variation of holes and the more natural setting. Leave the big dog in the bag as the holes are as tight as a Yorkshire man and with tricky smallish greens this is perhaps the hardest of the three too (despite being some 500 metres shorter than the South). The West course is set a mile or so down the road from the main complex with its own clubhouse so factor that in when you book your tee time. I’ve never failed to be impressed with the lovely West course but take enough balls as the ravines have a nasty habit of swallowing them! As per the previous view, the tee shot on 18 really is that good… one of the most memorable in golf.
Date: April 26, 2007