Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort

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Course Overview


The 18 hole Hacienda Riquelme Golf Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus Design, is a par 72 and 6416m (from the back tee) course, and built to professional standards. The course covers an area of 71 hectares and has a stunning mountain backdrop and panoramic views.

The course is different from the others in the Nicklaus Golf Trail, a group of six golf courses in the Murcia region that make up Europe´s best golf challenge, Hacienda Riquelme offers ample fairways combined with hard to approach greens and bunkers ready to complicate your game. All of this surrounded by wild flowers, olive trees and large lakes. A fun course that will bring the best shots out of every player.


The course weaves its way through and around groves of olive trees, wildflower meadows, and large lakes. Taking advantage of the site's larger scale, the course features wider-than-average fairways allowing players plenty of room to play while creating numerous strategic options. The boldly contoured greens are sure to be the most talked about feature of the course. Many of the greens are broken into several sections by strong elevation changes making it crucial for golfers to play to the correct section of the green in order to set up the easiest putt possible. Additionally, the greens also feature numerous subtle random contours and rolls further complicating putting.

The unique bunkering creates a dramatic look sure to set Hacienda Riquelme Golf apart from other courses. Many of these large rugged bunkers are very deep with sand flashing in places up to three meters. The edges of the bunkers are cut in a jagged manner further adding to their distinctiveness while accenting the more rugged nature of the course.


In an interesting contrast to the other Nicklaus Golf Trail courses, Hacienda Riquelme Golf's playing surfaces will be grassed with the latest Paspalum varieties, decreasing the need for large amounts of fresh water. All of these features combine to give Riquelme an older look and feel, establishing the Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort as one of the most unique stops along the Nicklaus Golf Trail.