Desert Springs Resort Awarded Best Golf Resort For Groups In Europe At European Golf Travel Awards


It is with great pleasure and pride that we announce that The Desert Springs Resort, Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course in the Almeria region of Andalucía, south-east Spain, has been awarded Best Golf Resort for Groups in Europe by the European Group Travel Awards (EGTA).

The European Group Travel Awards, staged as a partnership between Landor Travel Publications and leading international group specialist, were held on Thursday 10th March 2016 at the prestigious Intercontinental Berlin in Germany.

Leading group travel buyers were asked for their EGTA award nominees with voting for the shortlists for the 21 categories made open to a panel of industry experts as well as the general public to select the finest suppliers in the group travel industry.

The EGTA awards ceremony was attended by more than 350 industry executives, travel organizers, and trade publications from across Europe and abroad.


“The European Group Travel Awards shines a spotlight on those who offer the best of the best in the group travel market,” stated Tim Hentschel, CEO of“This event gives us an opportunity to thank these companies and organizations for their support and dedication.”


Nominated for Best Golf Resort for Groups in Europe, Desert Springs Resort was is in competition with illustrious company that included: – The Celtic Manor Resort, The Belfry, Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort, Evian Resort & Cameron House Loch Lomond.

Desert Springs Golf Club Director of Golf, Simon Coaker was in attendance on award night in Berlin and remarked;

“Being nominated by leading group travel buyers for the category of Best Golf Resort for Groups in Europe provided a true sense of pride for the entire team at Desert Springs Resort. The category was particularly strong with competition from what all-avid golfers will recognise as some very well known resorts throughout Europe.

To have won the title of Best Golf Resort for Groups in Europe is an amazing achievement. The award acts as both recognition of the quality of the resort and the performance of the whole team at Desert Springs, confirming them as exemplary in their field and celebrates what makes group travel memorable.

With the knowledge that votes were made by both a panel of industry experts as well as by our customers, this award confirms a true vote of both recognition and confidence to our business and one that all at Desert Springs Resort are extremely proud to have received.”