Saurines de La Torre golf course is one of six golf courses that was designed by Jack Nicklaus for Polaris World located in Murcia Spain. It was opened in 2011 and has become a popular course in the region, gaining the position of the 39 best course in Spain, as classified by “Top 100 Golf Courses”.
The course is located close to the town of Balsicas and 19 km from Murcia (Corvera) Airport. Formerly know as Terrazas de la Torre, Saurines is now operated by UGOLf who also operate Mar Menor and Hacienda del Alamo golf courses.
Saurines de la Torre Golf Course has been designed similar to the famous American desert courses of Las Vegas and Arizona.
It is an 18 holes par 72 desert style golf course with a length of 6,498 metres from the white tees. The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus with the layout featuring few bunkers and a large lake in the middle of the golf course
The courses main characteristics are undulating fairways and greens, desert dunes, deep bunkers and a great 6 hectare lake that comes into play on both the 9th and the 18th holes. The 18th hole is a par 3 with the lake on the right and a sharp gully running across the green. This presents further opportunities to ruin a good round and guarantees an exciting finish.
Recent comments on Tripadvicer says Saurines is a great desert style golf course which is in excellent condition. The course has very interesting large sloping greens which will require accuracy shotmaking for a good scorecard. The clubhouse delivers value-for-money with excellent service.
The clever design and undulation of the greens, can cause problems to even an expert golfer. The simplest looking approach shot can catch you out as a poor chip can leave a very interesting putt!
The golf academy is run by Thomas Johansson who has more than 20 years coaching experience. Lessons can be booked at the pro shop and can be delivered in Swedish, English and Spanish.
The course has a golf practice area which includes a warm-up net, two greens, an approach and chipping area and a bunker.
Urbanización Terrazas de La Torre, Calle Fernando Alonso Navarro, s/n, 30709 Roldán - Murcia Spain