La Manga Club, Spain’s luxury golf, sports and leisure destination, has been chosen to open a Leadbetter Golf Academy in January 2014 – the only such facility in mainland Spain.
With nearly 30 academies worldwide at selected premium destinations, The Leadbetter Golf Academy offers the very finest learning and practice facilities.
The world’s number one golf instructor and coach to countless PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA Tour and Champions Tour players, David Leadbetter – and the academy he founded – is known across the globe for innovative and creative teaching techniques.
Under the leadership of director of golf Gary Silcock, who has previously worked at some of the sport’s most prestigious venues, including St Andrews’ Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, PGA National Ireland, and The Belfry, believes the choice of La Manga Club as home to The Leadbetter Golf Academy’s only mainland Spanish base is further recognition of the outstanding golf facilities on offer there.
He said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as the new home for The Leadbetter Golf Academy. Such patronage confirms that, as well as having the best offering for holiday golfers in Spain, La Manga Club is also, the top choice for golf coaching and tuition – enhancing its overall reputation as the destination of choice for top amateurs and professionals in many sports.”
La Manga Club’s golf facilities already includes three 18-hole championship courses – host to the Spanish Open five times from 1973-77 – and a nine-hole academy course. Its reputation as a major golf destination was enhanced earlier this year when the PGAs of Europe announced the 1st La Manga Club International Pro-Am would be played at the resort from March 7-11, 2014. It is the second major international event La Manga Club will stage early next year, the resort will also host the 2014 Spanish Seniors Amateur Championship in February.
Celebrating its 40th birthday last year, La Manga Club – set in an area three times the size of Monaco – continues to set the benchmark for sports and leisure destinations across Europe. Widely recognised as Spain’s flagship venue, its recent golfing highlights include hosting the 2013 Spanish International Amateur Championship.
As well as golf, the resort boasts unrivalled facilities as a sports and leisure destination including a 28-court tennis centre, eight full-size professional sports pitches – suitable for football, rugby and cricket – and a 2,000sqm spa and fitness centre. Dozens of top professional sports teams use the resort every year and it also offers the choice of a five-star hotel, four-star serviced apartments and townhouses and more than 20 bars and restaurants.