|InterContinental Mar Menor Golf Resort & Spa||5*||Torre Pacheco (Murcia)||Spain|
|Contact: Phone +34-968-041868 - Web site|
This hotel has a quiet setting within the 18-hole Mar Menor Golf Resort. It offers spacious rooms with flat-screen TV and walk-in shower, an outdoor swimming pool and a spa. The Intercontinental Mar Menor is only 10 km from Murcia San Javier Airport.
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.
Guests can relax in the sauna and hot tub at the InterContinental Mar Menor Golf Resort. Spa treatments are available at a discount for guests. A gym and tennis court are also available. The hotel's Nomad restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cuisine. Grills are also served by the swimming pool. There is also a lobby bar and a pub.
Rooms at InterContinental Mar Menor Golf Resort and Spa have a private balcony with views over the golf course or the outdoor swimming pool. All are heated and air conditioned and offer stylish design. They include a kettle, a seating area and satellite TV.
This region boast over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, and its coastline is bathed by the warm waters of two seas. In fact, its coast is known as the Costa Cálida (the balmy coast), and is home to endless beaches and small coves which offer multiple options for leisure, sports and well-being. One of the most attractive areas is La Manga del Mar Menor, the ideal destination for relaxing and enjoying the sea and the activities in its marine resort. You'll also find long white sandy beaches such as those of San Pedro del Pinatar; unspoilt coves such as the ones in Cartagena, curious landscapes such as the rock erosions of Mazarrón, or fishing towns such as Águilas. The region is also known for its wide range of wellness and beauty centres. Many of its beaches are considered open-air spas, due to the hyper-saline waters of the Mar Menor, and its therapeutic mud. The region is also home to several major spa resorts.