Spain is a firm favourite with golfing enthusiasts, attracting thousands of golfers every year. Whatever your handicap, Spain is one of the best places to play your sport for many reasons; Spain offers a long golfing season due to its excellent weather conditions, there are over 300 courses with 16 rustic courses, travel to Spain is easy and there are lots of golf courses within a few miles of the international airports. On a holiday to Spain it is easy to combine a relaxing beach holiday, discovering the country’s rich heritage and of course your favourite sport. The list of things to do and see is endless! Check out this website, we found it really helpful. Read more »
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Congratulations to the Spanish basketball team who won the European basketball championship yesterday in Kaunas Lithuania.
Led by Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol, the Spanish team confirmed they are the best in Europe with a 98-85 win over France. Paul Gasol (Spain), Tony Parker (Spain), Juan Carlos Navarro (Spain), Bo McCalebb (Macedonia) and Andrei Kirilenko (Russia) were named as the top five players of the tournament.
The team now have their sights set on winning the gold medal at next years Olympics in London. The Spanish team came close to winning Olympic gold in Beijing when they narrowly lost to the USA 118-107.
Taking in a basketball game on your holiday deals to Spain is something not to be missed!
The prestigious La Manga Club resort in south-east Spain has entered into a new and exclusive partnership with Sport Experiences, to provide school and club sports teams with a range of premium quality sports training camps in 2010 and 2011.
Sport Experiences is the specialist sports travel division of the UK’s largest independently owned group tour operator, The Newmarket Group, and has more than 25 years of experience in organising and managing group travel arrangements.
Working in tandem with La Manga Club’s knowledgeable staff, Sport Experiences will ensure that visiting sports groups receive the very best travel and accommodation arrangements, as well as access to an exceptional range and standard of sporting facilities.
La Manga Club has hosted numerous leading sports teams and organisations. The sports facilities here are regarded as among the best in the world, using the most up-to-date pitch preparation techniques, automatic irrigation systems and dedicated maintenance programmes to guarantee good quality pitches.
There are eight international FIFA size grass football pitches, two of which can be converted into rugby pitches and there is a scrummaging area available with machines for junior and senior teams.
The sports pitches can also be prepared and used for lacrosse teams. For cricket there are two ECB-approved Club Turf pitches and four full-length practice nets. A comprehensive range of Ram rugby and cricket training products are also available, as are world-class facilities for tennis and golf.
As part of the arrangement, all teams will also have complimentary access to the resort’s fully equipped gym and indoor swimming pool, and Sport Experiences is also able to fix friendly matches against local Spanish opposition for football, cricket and rugby.
Location – In south-east Spain, in the region of Murcia. 20 minutes from Murcia (San Javier) Airport; one hour from Alicante (El Altet) Airport.
Ownership - La Manga Club is owned by MedGroup.
Facilities & Services
The five-star Hotel La Manga Club Príncipe Felipe hotel.
Luxury, self-catering apartments in Las Lomas Village.
The Peninsular Club, a sophisticated members’ vacation club.
Approximately 1800 privately owned apartments and villas.
Sports & Leisure -
Three championship golf courses, Golf Academy and extensive practice areas.
28-court, multi-surface championship Tennis Centre and Tennis Academy.
2000-square-foot Spa La Manga Club, Fitness Centre and indoor swimming pool.
Junior Club for kids under 12.
Centre for Professional Football with eight pitches.
Two cricket grounds.
A wide selection of sports and other leisure pursuits available.
Other facilities – Over 20 bars and restaurants. Shops, banks, petrol station, pharmacy, Medical Centre. Beach.
- La Manga Club