All about Roda Golf and Beach Resort

Roda Golf and Beach Resort in Los Alcazares, Murcia is an incredible and prestigious gated golf and beach resort close to the beach. Located just a few minutes to the traditional, yet bustling towns of Los Alcazares and San Javier and just a few minutes to the beautiful beaches of the wonderful Mar Menor. With amazing weather year round, stunning landscaped areas, playgrounds, sports facilities, bars and restaurants, Roda Golf in Murcia is the perfect holiday destination for the whole family - and of course the star of Roda Golf Resort is the 18 hole par 72 golf course!

Additionally there is a private beach club located on the tranquil Mar Menor! Offering food and drinks, water sports, and a chance to put your feet up and get away from it all (even the golf!)

There are numerous other golf courses close to Roda Golf in Los Alcazares, offering diverse challenges to any standard of golfer.

More about the Roda Golf Course

The challenging course features three lakes and beautiful tree-lined fairways. The cleverly shaped landscape has been sculpted into an undulating terrain that is pleasing to the eye and provides an interesting and challenging test of golf.

Let's take a look at the course "hole by hole"!

Hole 1 – (500 Metres, Par 5)

An opening drive designed to encourage positive attitude from the start. The bunker on the corner can be carried depending upon individual ability or played safely to the left. The elevated green is defined by the large bunker to the left hand side which extends down the fairway, making choice for the second shot important in the strategy of the hole. A good result will be encouraged by positive play.

Hole 2 – (207 Metres, Par 3)

This is a long and exacting par 3 early on in the round. A large bunker covers most of the right hand side of the green and again an elevated green means it is important for a well struck iron shot. Flag placements to the left of the green will look generous, although flags can be placed to the right side and look daunting next to the bunker.

Hole 3 – (410 Metres, Par 4)

The first of two demanding back to back par 4’s. An exacting drive is required between two bunkers on an elevated landing area. A medium to long iron approach shot to the raised platform green will be difficult for the amateur player particularly as the green is guarded by a very deep bunker to the left. While a good player will be drawn to attacking the hole, the handicap player requires strategy.

Hole 4 – (404 Metres, Par 4)

An accurate tee shot from the elevated tee is necessary. Again, the landing area is protected with two bunkers which must be negotiated accurately. The second shot, again with a medium to long iron, must negotiate large bunkers in front of the green on the right hand side. Flag positions can be hidden behind difficult roles on the green, making this the hardest hole on the first nine holes.

Hole 5 – (442 Metres, Par 5)

A relatively short par 5 and a good birdie opportunity. A good drive must negotiate safely the big bunker on the left hand side. This will open up the green and encourage an attacking second or third shot for birdie opportunities.

Hole 6 – (370 Metres, Par 4)

A straight hole with everything there to see. It is important to hit the fairway as the green is surrounded by deep bunkers to the front and sides and role off valley to the back of the green. Although only a short par 4 it will have interesting challenges depending on the flag position.

Hole 7 – (174 Metres, Par 3)

An island green designed to intimidate and entice the golfer. A medium to short iron par 3 where accuracy is everything. The chance to put this in front of the clubhouse and hotel for the amusement and entertainment of those watching was too good an opportunity to miss.

Hole 8 – (328 Metres, Par 4)

A relatively easy par 4 with little trouble from the tee. However, all the problems are with the undulating green and the deep pot bunkers waiting to catch missed approach shots.

Hole 9 – (393 Metres, Par 4)

A classic golf hole design to complete the first 9 holes. The green can be seen from the distance, placed between mounds, bunkers and deep rough zone however the player must ignore the flag and play out to the left where the only trouble are two pot bunkers on the right hand side. The undulating green will provide interesting flag positions and difficult puts and the lake which sneaks into the left hand side of the green should not be ignored as a potential hazard.

Hole 10 – (441 Metres, Par 5)

The second nine holes is less aggressively mounded, although the same philosophy of play is relevant; aggressive and positive play will provide rewards. The open tee shot to this hole is generous with only a big bunker to the left being the golfers problem. However, the second and third shot become increasingly difficult with the several bunkers designed to catch inaccurate shots. A good opening hole to the back nine with birdies a real possibility.

Hole 11 – (180 Metres, Par 3)

A medium iron par 3 to an elevated green played all across large bunker. The platform green is designed to help hold the tee shot, but any slight miss should role away to the back and right hand side. A good par 3.

Hole 12 – (323 Metres, Par 4)

A short par 4 with the green placed out into the lake. Aggressive play may give as many birdies as disasters. Strategy may be the best approach for this hole

Hole 13 – (157 Metres, Par 3)

A straight forward par 3 in which accuracy and club selection is important for success. Not a very long par 3 which should encourage attacking play although care must be taken when the flag is placed near the water’s edge.

Hole 14 – (320 Metres, Par 4)

A relatively straight forward par 4. A good drive to a generous fairway will leave the shortest of approach shots to the elevated green.

Hole 15 – (300 Metres, Par 4)

Another short par 4 which can be played strategically with an iron off the tee to a generous fairway or with more aggression to the green carrying the fairway bunkers. Again the elevated green may make it tricky but certainly birdies are a real opportunity.

Hole 16 – (358 Metres, Par 4)

Accuracy off the tee is important on this hole as the landing area is quite narrow. The green is guarded with two bunkers to the front, although club selection is important as the lake awaits for an over-hit on the second shot

Hole 17 – (384 Metres, Par 4)

A relatively straight forward par 4 in which two good shots will give a good result. The tee shot has only two bunkers in the fairways to negotiate and the large undulating green guarded by a bunker on the left hand side.

Hole 18 – (486 Metres, Par 5)

A super par 5 to finish the golf course with. The tee shot must be played between two bunkers to a narrow landing area, although favouring the left hand side will give the best line to the green which is positioned across the lake. Hitting the green in two shots is definitely a possibility but accuracy is extremely important. A great matchplay

Around the area

Shoppers are well catered for! There are many dozens of shops in the fabulous nearby cities of Cartagena just 15 minutes away and the regions capital Murcia just 35 minutes drive. The local people on the Costa Calida (warm coast) are famed for their friendliness and their hospitality, so please remember to try all of the local tapas bars with all the traditional dishes!

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