Altorreal Golf Society is appealing for new members with amazing discounts available of up to 40%.

The society, which is called TATS (Tuesday and Thursday Society), usually has a first tee-off time of around 8.30am every Tuesday and Thursday morning, which guarantees an enjoyable round of less than four hours.

John Porteous and Jim Baldcock enjoying an away trip

Altorreal, which is situated in Molina de Segura on the outskirts of Murcia City, is a fair test of golf. The par 71 course has a great deal of variety. It is tight in some areas and open and tree-lined in others. It opened in 1994 and was designed by Dave Thomas, who also laid out The Brabazon course at The Belfry with Peter Alliss, and La Manga Club on the Costa Cálida.

“We are a very friendly society and new members, both men and women, will be made very welcome,” says committee member Mike Gardner. “We have a couple of Spanish members and any locals can join right away. The course is beautiful and fair and the management have passed on to us significant savings for our members of up to 40%. A shared buggy and green fee, for example, will only cost 45€, which is a great deal. The best thing about this society, apart from the wonderful course, is the members. It is always relaxed and friendly.”

TATS also organise yearly matchplay tournaments – singles and doubles -and there are several ‘Away Days’ every year with discounted green fees and hotel prices where non-playing wives and husbands can enjoy the break too. This year, the trips include visits to Albacete and Valle de Este in Mojacar.

The 372-yard 18th at Altorreal is a tough finishing hole

The society has more than 40 members from all over Murcia with players travelling from as far as Benidorm and Caravaca. Membership fees are just 5€ a year.

If you need any more information, please contact Mike Gardner on

Stableford Results
March 21st
1st – Mike Gardner (18 hc) 34pts
2nd – Jim Baldcock (19 hc) 33pts
3rd – Bill Coombes (15 hc) 30pts
4th – Clive Hazelhurst (22 hc) 28pts
March 26th
1st – Bob Barnes (21 hc) 35pts
2nd – John Porteous (11 hc) 33pts
3rd – David Portlock (25 hc) 29pts
4th – Tony Stapleton (25 hc) 28pts
Two: Bob Barnes – hole 5
March 28th
1st – Bob Barnes (21 hc) 35pts
2nd – Ken Taylor (19 hc) 31pts
3rd – Jim Hull (22 hc) 31pts
4th – Tony Stapleton (25 hc) 30pts
April 2nd
1st – Tony Stapleton (25 hc) 32pts
2nd – David Normanton (28 hc) 30pts
3rd – Bob Barnes (21 hc) 25pts
4th – John Porteous (11 hc) 24pts
April 4th
1st – Ken Taylor (19 hc) 38 pts
2nd – John Porteous (11 hc) 33pts
3rd – Tony Stapleton (26 hc) 33pts
4th – Bob Barnes (21 hc) 30pts
April 9th
1st – Bob Barnes (21 hc) 33pts
2nd – David Bryant (22 hc) 32pts
3rd – Tony Stapleton (26 hc) 29pts
4th – Raz Davison (26 hc) 28pts
April 11th
1st – Bob Barnes (21 hc) 35pts
2nd – Tony Stapleton (26 hc) 33pts
3rd – Ken Taylor (19 hc) 30pts
4th – Jim Hull (23 hc) 29pts
Two: John Porteous hole 10