The popular flagship development for Jack Nicklaus’s Polaris World Resort company, Mar Menor Golf Resort is situated near the beautiful Costa Calida, in the Murcia region of Spain’s south east coast. More than just a golf resort, Mar Menor is a destination for the whole family to enjoy. Now with the recent expansion of the resort, there are even more fantastic Mar Menor Golf Resort apartments and villas to choose from for your next holiday.
As you might expect, golf is one of the top attractions here! Designed by the Jack Nicklaus Design team, the beautiful 9 hole golf course will soon offer 18 holes. It is a perfect course for beginners and improvers, so perhaps the whole family can enjoy a round or two. Mar Menor Golf Resort features swimming pools, and is 5 minutes from the beach for visitors who’d like a change of scenery. Within the on-site InterContinental Hotel there is a range of facilities which resort guests can use including restaurants and bars, and a large spa, though the Golf Resort Town Centre has a gym, restaurants, bars and more too. To stock up on supplies for your Mar Menor Golf Resort apartment or villa, just outside the resort is a shopping centre with supermarket, more bars and restaurants, and general services too.
Being situated right near the Costa Calida means there is over 150 miles of beaches for holidaymakers renting a Mar Menor Golf Resort apartment to enjoy! The beaches on the Mediterranean Sea are popular, though the large salt water lagoon which gives the resort its name is also a popular spot. Mar Menor means ‘small sea’, and this is the largest salt lagoon in Europe. Water sports are abundant here and being sheltered they are also safer than on the open seas.
A little further away, but ideal for a day trip from your Mar Menor Golf Resort apartment or villa are the cities of Cartagena and Murcia. The coastal city of Cartegena features ancient and Roman ruins and more, whilst Murcia is an attractive inland city with famous cathedral.
The warm Mediterranean climate means that the Mar Menor Golf Resort is a great destination all year round. Summers are hot and dry, though this region is semi-arid so even winters are relatively dry too. October and April are the wettest months.
There are several choices for visitors looking for flights to Mar Menor. The closest airport is Murcia’s San Javier International Airport which receives flights from all over Europe. For more choice, try Alicante International Airport, about 45 minutes drive away to the north, or Almeria to the south.
Make a holiday rental home or cottage at the Mar Menor Golf Resort, Spain your home away from home
Mar Menor Golf resort, located in the Cartagena region of Spain, was the first Polaris World Resort and is part of the expanding Polaris World Jack Nicklaus Trail – a series of nine exclusive golf courses situated within 25km of each other in the Murcia region. The resort has almost everything to keep any golf enthusiast happy for weeks on end, as well as being ideally situated near the small towns and beaches of this delightful region.
Located just a short walk from the town of Torre Pacheco, Mar Menor Golf Resort has been designed to cater for every feasible need of the golfing enthusiast. The 9-hole, par 36 course is soon to be expanded to 18 holes, and is exclusive to those staying in the resort. Access is also permitted to a number of other nearby courses.
The resort has plenty more to offer when the golfing ends for the day. Bars, restaurants, shops, spas and a fitness centre are just some of the facilities you can enjoy without having to leave the gated community, and there is even a day nursery to look after your young ones. After all that you have the luxury of your self-catering accommodation to relax in, conveniently located in the heart of the resort and fitted to the high standard that the chain has become renowned for.
Although you will not find any beaches within the resort itself (unless you count the bunkers!), you need to go just a short way to find a sandy stretch to relax on. The beautiful Mar Menor is dotted with beaches and offers water sports and great swimming for those who feel the need to keep active.
The nearby town of Los Alcazeres (6km) makes for good viewing, and has attractions such as ancient thermal baths and a local produce market. If you decide to hire a car and head further out, historic Murcia is just a 40-minute drive away, and the naval city of Cartagena even closer.
The Murcia region was selected for the building of the Polaris World Resorts primarily because of its fantastic golfing weather. With over 300 days of sunshine every year, whether you visit in the heat of summer or the warmth of spring and autumn you are almost guaranteed great weather. The climate is semi-arid Mediterranean, meaning rainfall is extremely low all year round.
Murcia San Javier Airport is the place to head to after you have booked your holiday rental accommodation at the Mar Menor Golf Resort, as it is situated just 14km from your destination. Ryanair offers some of the best deals on flights and it is recommended to book early to get the best rates. Flight time from the UK is around two hours.