Environmental Sustainability in Golf and Tourism at La Manga Club in Spain

Located between the low hills that separate the Mediterranean Sea from the Mar Menor Sea, La Manga Club is an unrivalled sports and leisure complex just 20 minutes from Murcia Airport and an hour from Alicante.

Many holidaymakers are concerned about their carbon footprint when on their family holidays to Spain. Visitors to La Manga Club in Spain can rest assured that this five-star resort has introduced a range of environment policies to reduce its energy consumption and water usage. As one of Europe’s premier sport and lifestyle resorts for nearly 40 years, the resort is now leading the way with its environmentally friendly policies. By implementing an environmental management plan, La Manga has managed to minimise its carbon footprint whilst still maintaining the high standard of facilities it offers. All departments of the resort are working closely together to make the resort as eco-friendly as possible.

La Manga Club has a good strong supply of solar power as the area enjoys more than 300 days of sun a year. Between 30 and 40 percent of the energy required for hot water and the heating of the pool at the resorts five-star Hotel Manga Club Principe Felipe is now obtained by solar power which is also a source of power for the golf clubhouse. There are plans to extend the use of solar power across the whole of the resort.

Simple measures, including the introduction of aerators on taps, flow control and timers have enabled the resort to reduce water consumption in the hotel and the fully serviced Lomas village self-catering accommodation by 60 per cent. Seventy per cent of the water used in maintaining La Manga Clubs three championship golf courses, eight international standard sports pitches and its numerous gardens is recycled water provided by wastewater treatment plant.

Covering an area of about 1400 acres, La Manga Club offers an amazing five-star hotel, Luxury holiday apartments and extensive sports facilities, including three championship golf courses, a twenty-eight court tennis centre and eight grass sports pitches. The resort is also home to many leisure facilities, including the La Manga Club Spa with 13 luxurious treatments rooms, comprehensive fitness centre and indoor swimming pool, more than twenty restaurants and bars, and meeting and banqueting facilities.

La Manga Club has hosted many major sporting events including the Davis and Fed Cup tennis matches, the Spanish Open golf championship and is a regular host to international football, rugby and cricket teams who come to the resort to use the first-class year-round training facilities.

The resort is a staunch supporter of women’s golf and is currently the official overseas resort partner of the English Women’s Golf Association and is in its second year of a three-year agreement to host the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School. La Manga Club is also the venue for the Ladies Murcia Open and regularly hosts top women’s amateur events and teams.

If you are looking for the perfect resort with excellent sporting and leisure facilities on your direct holidays to Spain then you need look no further than La Manga Club.