Golf NewsGolf Course Superintendent Newsletter September

GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT NEWS LETTER SEPTEMBER 2020   Dear Member / Property Owner, Following on from the Golf Course Superintendent’s News Letter sent to you in July, which was designed to keep you up to date with all of the important maintenance procedures which were scheduled to take place on The Indiana Course, we are…read more

Golf NewsGolf Course Presentation Evening Now Viewable on Youtube

THE INDIANA COURSE GRASS CONVERSION PRESENTATION EVENING AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON YOUTUBE   Dear Member / Property Owner, The Indiana ‘Course Grass Conversion’ presentation evening with Golf Course Superintendent, Zach LaPorte and Director of Golf Simon Coaker took place yesterday evening with a mixture of fourteen (14) Owners and Members in attendance. The evening comprised…read more

Golf NewsGolf Course Presentation Evening

YOUR PERSONAL INVITATION TO ATTEND A PRESENTATION EVENING WITH GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT ZACH LAPORTE Dear Member / Property Owner, On 5th June the Club announced its investment of €399,000 to convert the turfgrass of the tees, fairways and driving range to Pure Dynasty Paspalum and the green surrounds and roughs to Tall Fescue. To carry out this…read more

Golf NewsGolf Course Superintendent Newsletter August

GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2020 Dear Member / Property Owner, Following on from the Golf Course Superintendent’s News Letter sent to you in July, which was designed to keep you up to date with all of the important maintenance procedures which were scheduled to take place on The Indiana Course, we are pleased to…read more

Golf NewsRe-opening of The Indiana Course

THE INDIANA COURSE OPEN FOR PLAY ON 1ST AUGUST   Dear Property Owner and Member, We are delighted to announce the reopening of The Indiana course on Saturday, 1st August. Golf Course Superintendent Zach LaPorte and his team have successfully completed the grass conversion programme of the tees, fairways and driving range to Pure Dynasty Paspalum…read more

Golf NewsGolf Course Superintendent Newsletter July

GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT NEWS LETTER JULY 2020   Dear Member / Property Owner, Following on from the Golf Course Superintendent’s News Letter sent to you in June, which was designed to keep you up to date with all of the important maintenance procedures which were scheduled to take place on The Indiana Course, we are…read more

Golf NewsThe Desert Springs Golf Club Tournament Calendar 2021

Dear Member / Property Owner, The 2020 Desert Springs tournament calendar had been designed by the Club and its elected officers to reflect the established pattern and frequency of visits to the Resort experienced during different periods over recent years and the degree of consistency of interest and support for the events demonstrated by our…read more

Golf NewsA message from the Club Captain

  CLUB CAPTAINCY DEFERRED TO 2021/22 & 2020 TOURNAMENT CALENDAR UPDATES   Further to a virtual meeting of the Club Committee, and after consultation with the Club, it has been requested to issue the following announcement by the Club Captain.  Dear fellow Members, Owners and friends of Desert Springs, I hope I find you all…read more

Golf NewsThe World Handicap System

THE WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM NOW LAUNCED IN SPAIN The World Handicap System (WHS) adopted by many countries in January, has now been launched in Spain, providing golfers with a unified and more inclusive handicapping system for the first time. Developed by The R&A and USGA in close coordination with existing handicapping authorities, the WHS will…read more

Golf NewsImportant information for all Members

2020 COURSE CLOSURE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND TURFGRASS CONVERSION Dear Member, In accordance with the conditions of the ‘State of Alert’ (SoA) introduced by the Spanish Government on Saturday 14th March, Desert Springs Golf Club had to close the Indiana Course from this date until it was permitted to re-open on Thursday, 14th May – a period of…read more

Golf NewsNew Members Online Tee Time Reservation System Now Available

Desert Springs Golf Club continues to enhance its’ members experience by now facilitating the Members Online Tee Time Reservation System, permitting members to book up to two tee times per member online 24/7 from the comfort of their homes, from any computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, without the need of contacting the Club. The introduction…read more

Golf NewsGolf Course Superintendent Newsletter June

Dear Member / Property Owner, Following on from the Golf Course Superintendent’s News Letter sent to you in May, which was designed to keep you up to date with all of the important maintenance procedures which were scheduled to take place on The Indiana Course, we are pleased to be able to give you an…read more

Golf NewsMembers Golf ‘Roll-Up’ dates

Dear Member, To follow on from the recent Golf News announcement, with the intent to encourage renewed golfing participation over the next month, the on-site Club committee members have organised a ‘Roll-Up’ for each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to commence on Tuesday 19th May. The ‘Roll-Up’ is open to members only, with the format being…read more

Golf NewsReturn to Play- Day One!

A PHASED RETURN TO PLAY DAY ONE! Dear Property Owner and Member, Further to the announcement of the phased re-opening of the Indiana course at Desert Springs Golf Club to commence today, it was extremely pleasing to welcome thirty-two (32) of our members back to enjoy the course. To view the first shot of the…read more

Golf NewsSocial Golf Competition Thursday 14th May

Dear Member, To celebrate the re-opening of the Indiana Course for Desert Springs Golf Club Members, on-site Club committee members have organised a Social Golf Competition to relaunch golf once again at Desert Springs. This competition will be a non-qualifying social competition played adhering to the ‘Players Golf Protocol’ issued by Desert Springs Golf Club on…read more

Golf NewsRe-opening of The Indiana Golf Course

THE INDIANA COURSE A PHASED RETURN TO PLAY   Dear Property Owner and Member, In accordance with the Spanish Governments announcement of its four-phase plan for de-escalation, and in accordance with Phase-One effective from Monday 11th May, we are pleased to announce that the Indiana course at Desert Springs Golf Club will re-open on Thursday…read more

Golf NewsGolf Course Superintendent Newsletter May

GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT NEWS LETTER MAY 2020 Dear Member / Property Owner, As you will be aware, in accordance with the “State of Alert” (SoA) announced on Saturday 14th March by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Desert Springs Resort has been closed. As a direct and mandatory consequence of the SoA,…read more

Golf NewsZachary LaPorte begins new role at Desert Springs Golf Club

  Dear Property Owner and Member, It is with pleasure that we announce and welcome Zachary LaPorte as Golf Course Superintendent at Desert Springs Golf Club. Zachary LaPorte, Desert Springs Golf Club Course Superintendent After graduating from the University of Massachusetts with an Associates Degree in turf grass management, Zachary developed extensive design and construction…read more

Golf NewsDesert Springs Golf Club 2020 Officials Election Results

Voting in the sixteenth annual election of the Desert Springs Golf Club to choose a Vice-Captain, Treasurer and two members each for the Club’s Handicap and Competition Committees for the period 1st April 2020 through to 31st March 2021 closed at 17.00 hrs. on the 31st March. Validation and counting of all votes received has…read more

Golf NewsDesert Springs Golf Club Tournaments Postponed

DESERT SPRINGS GOLF CLUB CLUB TOURNAMENTS POSTPONEMENT   We wish to advise that in light of the current situation that all are experiencing respect to Coronavirus, that the decision has been taken by the Club to postpone all Club Tournaments effective immediately until further notice. All persons that had entered the forthcoming St. Patrick’s Day…read more