Around and about the courses – Murcia

Since the announcement of the state of alarm in Spain some six months ago the borders between the Murcian and Valencian Communities have remained closed and from a golfing perspective that means for those of us living in the Alicante province have been unable to play the wonderful courses in Murcia.

It would appear that the end of the state of alarm may now end as early as the 9th May 2021 as the infection levels drop and vaccination levels increase and so perhaps the time is right to review the current situation in respect of the golf courses in Murcia as follows:


The course is in the best condition for many years and recently held a four day professional event receiving high praise from all the competitors.

UGolf Courses (Hacienda del Alamo, Mar Menor and Saurines.

Mar Menor has been open to the public from 8.30am to 12.30pm but will close later in April (date tbc) to renew all the bunkers on the back 9 and to hollow tine the greens.

Saurines has been closed for many months but will re-open as Mar Menor closes and now boasts a new club house.

Hacienda del Alamo has been open from 8.30am to 12.30pm but closed on Sunday’s and Monday’s but due to the weekend demand will be open on Sunday’s from 11/04/21 BUT will be closed on Monday’s and Thursday’s

New Sierra Golf

Due to work being undertaken to improve the course they will have temporary greens on 3 out of 9 holes from the 6th April to the 6th May 2021.

La Manga

Due to the lack of tourist golfers the West course has been closed for some month’s but golf can still be played on the North and South courses.


Due to the lack of tourist golfers the course is currently closed on Sunday’s and Monday’s.

GNK Golf Courses (Alhama,El Valle,Hacienda Riquelme and La Torre)

In an attempt to reduce staffing and maintenance costs during this difficult period without tourist golfers the courses at Alhama and Hacienda Riquelme have been closed and this situation will continue until further notice.

Altorreal and La Serena

These courses are in good condition and await the return of golfers allowed to travel.

All of the courses in Murcia that are open are in good condition and operating under the Covid-19 safety protocol but look forward to welcoming back golfers from not only other countries but other regions in Spain.