Altorreal Golf

Altorreal Golf Club

Situated in the hills above the city of Murcia, Altorreal is a semi-private 18 hole. Designed by Dave Thomas and completed in 1994 it is notable for its strategic use of water, which comes into play particularly on the 9th and 18th holes.
The course is situated just a few kilometres North from the provincial capital of Murcia and has some superb mountain scenery.

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Altorreal Golf Course Review

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The influence of ‘links’ golf on the playing career of the designer Dave Thomas is evident in that the course consists of two ‘loops’ starting and finishing close to the clubhouse. This more ‘parkland’ style golf course consists of 18 holes with a par of 72 of 6,239 metres (6,863 yards) from the competition tees and 6,036 metres (6,640 yards) from the yellow tees. The playing tactics of this course are very much of risk and reward and you generally get what you deserve.

If you play well you will score well and if you play poorly and hit bad shots you will be punished.

In 2007 the greens on the first three holes were significantly re-designed and ‘lifted’ to eliminate flooding problems. The result of these changes are good, with large sloping greens now a test to anyone’s approach shots and putting technique early in the round.

Despite building development in the hills surrounding the course still ongoing this is a pleasant place to play golf and the owners and greens staff are constantly working to improve the course.

Given the undulating nature of the course the designer has used the slopes to ensure that you rarely have a flat lie and has combined this with strategically placed bunkers and water features to catch errant shots.

The water hazards have been positioned on the 1st, 6th, 9th, 12th, 13th and 18th holes to catch the miss-hit approach or lay-up shot rather than the drive. The 4th, 7th, 10th and 17th holes are all par three’s and the modern trend is to attempt to drive the green but be warned…. do not rely on length as bunker positioning and green design demand a more wary approach focusing on accuracy rather than length of drive.

For the better players there are a number of good birdie opportunities on this course but danger also lurks so you will also need good course management.

Being an undulating course this may not be suited to golfer with difficulty in walking 18 holes and a buggy is therefore advised.

Altorreal golf course is 29 Miles - 40 Minutes from the golf accommodation..

Altorreal Golf

Altorreal Golf Course designer(s): David Thomas
Course layout: Parkland
Year opened: 1994
Holes: 18
Practice par 3: No
Maximum hcap for Women: 36
Maximum hcap for Men: 28
Junior rates: Yes
Buggy essential: ADVISED

Altorreal Distances
  White Yellow Red
Metres 6220 6017 5159
Par 72 72 72

Altorreal Facilities
    Transfers Driving Range
    Transfers Golf Lessons
    Transfers Putting Green
    Golf villa Golf Shop
    Transfers Buggies
    Transfers Powered Trolleys
    Transfers Pull Trolleys
    Golf villa Club Hire
    Golf villa Hotel
    Golf Clubhouse
     Drinks Parking
    Food Restaurant
    Food Lockers
     Drinks Showers
    Food Sauna
    Food Massage
    Food Gym
    Food Pool
Altorreal Golf