Tip! The video at the bottom of this page is a good guide to the type of procedure used in this region.
Please see below for the planned Golf Course maintenance schedule for 2017. At Club Murcia we understand the frustration of turning up at a Golf Course to find that they had recently carried out essential maintenance work and the Greens are not in the best condition. The dates below have all been supplied by the Golf Courses and are correct at the time of publication.
Important Notice: The Golf Courses are not obliged to provide Club Murcia with the information below. In some cases the Golf Courses will close during maintenance, in other cases the Front or Back 9 will be closed while the work is undertaken and in some cases the course may even remain open. The dates below can change at short notice due to commercial and technical reasons but any changes to the dates or the type of maintenance undertaken will be at the sole discretion of the Golf Courses. Players are advised that maintenance is always discussed by Club Murcia at the time of making a reservation but that changes to the maintenance schedule are beyond our control. As much as we regularly liaise with the Golf Courses in to order to obtain the various schedules detailed below, we cannot be held responsible for any date changes or the affect maintenance may have on a reservation. We advise players that the information below (while accurate at the time of publication) is strictly for guidance only. Club Murcia has an excellent record of proactively avoiding maintenance but some players have been affected by late date changes or by "unscheduled" maintenance which was undertaken without prior knowledge. Please remember that players cannot be compensated for the affects of maintenance retrospectively.
Course Maintenance schedule taking place in order of venue: - Updated 07/02/2017
Aguilon Golf: To be confirmed - expected the last week in May 2017
Desert Springs: 24/04/17 - 04/05/17 (maintenance ends on 27/04/17*) Three Times
Desert Springs: 15/05/17 - 24/05/17 (maintenance ends on 17/05/17*)
Desert Springs: 06/11/17 - 15/11/17 (maintenance ends on 08/11/17*)
Alhama Signature Golf: Only micro-tynning of the Greens scheduled for 2017. Minimal or no impact to the Greens.
Altorreal Golf: 29/04/17 - 07/05/17 (maintenance ends on 30/04/17*) Twice
Altorreal Golf: 01/09/17 - 10/09/17 (maintenance ends on 03/09/17*)
El Valle Golf Resort: Only micro-tynning of the Greens scheduled for 2017. Minimal or no impact to the Greens.
Font del Llop Golf Resort: 29/05/17 - 11/06/17 Twice
Font del Llop Golf Resort: 28/08/17 - 10/09/17
Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort: 01/05/17 - 12/05/17 (maintenance ends on 05/05/17*)
Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort: Only micro-tynning of the Greens scheduled for 2017. Minimal or no impact to the Greens.
La Finca Golf Resort: 30/05/17 - 07/06/17 (maintenance ends on 31/05/17*) Twice
La Finca Golf Resort: 17/08/17 - 25/08/17 (maintenance ends on 18/08/17*)
La Manga Club Golf Resort (North Course): 26/06/17- 07/07/17 (maintenance ends on 30/06/17*) Twice
La Manga Club Golf Resort (North Course): 06/11/17- 16/11/17 (maintenance ends on 09/11/17*)
La Manga Club Golf Resort (South Course): 08/05/17- 19/05/17 (maintenance ends on 12/05/17*) Twice
La Manga Club Golf Resort (South Course): 28/08/17- 07/09/17 (maintenance ends on 31/08/17*)
La Manga Club Golf Resort (West Course): 13/03/17- 24/03/17 (maintenance ends on 17/03/17*) Twice
La Manga Club Golf Resort (West Course): 11/09/17- 21/09/17 (maintenance ends on 14/09/17*)
La Serena Golf Resort: 29/05/17 - 07/06/17 (maintenance ends on 31/05/17*)
La Peraleja Golf: Course currently closed.
Note: During October 2015, additional maintenance on 1st, 10th, 15th, 17th & 18th Fairways was completed.
La Torre Golf Resort: Only micro-tynning of the Greens scheduled for 2017. Minimal or no impact to the Greens.
Las Colinas Golf & Country Club: 26/06/17- 06/07/17 (maintenance ends on 29/06/17*)
Las Ramblas Golf: 06/05/17 - 15/06/17 (maintenance ends on 07/05/17*) Twice
Las Ramblas Golf: 22/08/17 - 30/08/17 (maintenance ends on 23/08/17*)
Lo Romero Golf: 29/05/17 - 07/06/17 (maintenance ends on 31/05/17*) Twice
Lo Romero Golf: 18/08/17 - 25/08/17 (maintenance ends on 18/08/17*)
Lorca Golf Resort: 25/05/17 - 03/06/17 (maintenance ends on 27/05/17*)
Mar Menor Golf Resort: Only micro-tynning of the Greens scheduled for 2017. Minimal or no impact to the Greens.
Roda Golf & Beach Resort: 29/05/17- 08/06/17 (maintenance ends on 01/06/17*)
Saurines de la Torre Golf Resort: Only micro-tynning of the Greens scheduled for 2017. Minimal or no impact to the Greens.
Villamartin: 23/05/17 - 31/05/17 (maintenance ends on 24/05/17*) Twice
Villamartin: 29/08/17 - 06/09/17 (maintenance ends on 30/08/17*)
Vistabella: 25/04/17- 04/05/17 (maintenance ends on 28/04/17*) Twice
Vistabella: 21/08/17- 30/08/17 (maintenance ends on 23/08/17*)
*Includes a further restriction for all reservations made through Club Murcia: Please note, we voluntarily restrict reservations for a further 7 days after the final date of maintenance has been completed. This is to try ensure that the Golf Course has recovered sufficiently before resuming reservations. The intensity of the maintenance will vary, hole by hole and between Golf Courses, therefore the actual recovery time will also vary. A 7 day restriction should be sufficient in most cases but players are advised that this a voluntary "guideline".
The following video is very good representation of the process which takes place in Murcia and describes the importance of this treatment in maintaining quality Greens. The process is effectively the same whether it's referred to as Hollow Tinning/Hollow Coring/Green Aeration.