Year Founded: 1971 - Architect: Robert Dean Putman / Remodelled by Arnold Palmer in 1992
The Championship course at La Manga
, it is a hard test the main difficulty being the length.
The front nine are particularly tough with two par 3s over 200 metres and some daunting par 4ís which will require some accurate driving between lakes and bunkers, and long irons or fairway woods to the green.
The back nine although shorter, has a number of tight dog-leg holes and special attention to the par 5 18th, with water on both sides of the fairway and a ravine just short of the green totally surrounded by sand, which will provide a particularly stern finish.
The greens in general are big and straightforward, but the player may often find himself with very long putts.