The golf course is located in the province of Murcia, close to the town of Torre Pacheco. It is 22km from Murcia International Airport (Corvera) and 5 km from the Mar Menor, which is a coastal saltwater lagoon, from where the course gets its name. The lagoon is separated from the Mediterranean Sea by the La Manga which is a strip of land 22km long.
The course is a par 72, approximately 6,153 meters in length.
The golf course has been design to gives the golfer two different experiences. The first nine holes were designed by David Thomas to be a par 37, 3,275 meters in length. The fairways have hardly any rough but the greens are well protected with strategically placed bunkers and lakes which challenges the golfer to make good strokes to put the ball on the green.
The second nine holes were designed by Jack Nicklaus to be a par 35, 2,878 meters in length. The course is wide with wide roughs that allow big strokes. Holes 13, 14 and 15 are surrounded by a spectacular lake making this water hazard the greatest obstacle to be overcome. The other holes are protected by strategically placed bunkers.
The clubhouse is situated at the 5* Intercontinental Mar Menor Golf & Spa hotel where you will find the changing rooms, sauna, heated pool and the bar and restaurant. Other practice facilities include a driving range, putting green and chipping area. Coaching lessens and golf club and buggy hire are also available from the clubhouse.
Golf breaks to stay at the hotel and play the Mar Menor course and other course close to the Mar Menor Golf Resort include; La Torre, El Valle, Alhama Signature Haceinda Riquelme and Saurines Golf