The villa was spacious & clean, garden was well kept & the pool was a good size with great views of the golf course.
The course itself was very well tended with an interesting layout and challenging holes. I can't say I hit many balls off the fairway but from my many miles of zigzagging across them I'd say they'd be perfect for golf. The rocky/desert bits around the holes are authentic & the cacti are incredibly sharp.
I enjoyed the clubhouse for drinks in the evening.
With a 3rd place finish in the Segunda División ‘B’ last season, Union Deportiva Almeria (Almeria Football Club) ‘B’ squad returned to Desert Springs Resort in the Almanzora region of south-east Spain, for their annual pre-season training camp between Thursday 30th July- Saturday 1st August.
A squad of twenty-two (22) players and six (6) officials from Almería Football Club spent three days at the resort for their training camp, during which the players benefited from training on the Football Academies world-class international-size grass pitch.
Speaking of the team’s experience at Desert Springs, Almeria Football Club Head Coach, Miguel Rivera Mendez remarked:
“We have returned because of the friendliness of the staff and their service, the comfort of the apartments and facilities, and of course, the magnificent conditions of the football pitch and quality of food!”
UD Almeria Goal Keeper Training at Desert Springs Football Academy
Commenting on the quality of the football pitch, UD Almeria Goalkeeping coach, Ricardo Molina Miras remarked;
“The joy of a great save on the grass of Desert Springs! Thank you for everything”
The staff and players also made use of the Sierra Sports Club and the gym. Eduardo Frapolli, Strength and Conditioning Coach commented:
“Ideal facilities to recharge the batteries for the season. It’s been an absolute pleasure! Thank you very much”
Speaking of the conditions of the football pitch at Desert Springs, Yeray Gómez, who played last season with the first team, visiting some of the best football stadiums in Spain, commented:
“You don’t find this quality of grass in most of the football pitches in La Liga!”
UD Almeria Squad Training at the gym located at the Sierra Sports Club
UD Almeria Squad Training at the Desert Springs Football Academy
UD Almeria player Carlos Pérez remarked about his experience at Desert Springs:
“The football pitch is in immaculate condition, the food is great and the sports facilities suit our needs perfectly”
UD Almería vs. Comarca del Mármol pre-season friendly match at the Desert Springs Football Academy
UD Almeria Head Coordinator, Jesús Padilla Belmonte commented:
“Please accept these lines as a big thank you for the hospitality and the treatment received at all times by the staff. Also, the facilities were in excellent condition, which suited perfectly the training required to be completed.”
I just wanted to drop you an email to say how much we enjoyed our stay at dessert springs last week.
The staff we're very friendly and helpful and the resort itself was beautiful, especially the golf course!!
We would love to come back next year and was wondering of the availability on 10 desert drive.
Our friends were there at the same time and stayed in this particular property which would be great to suit our needs for next time.
Would you be able to let me know availability and prices at your nearest convenience?
Many thanks Leticia.
The golf course is magnificent, authentic fairways and greens like carpets, very friendly staff and very good service: impecable changing rooms and showers, with food and beverage service during the round …
They have created a course that resembles the desert courses in Arizona and California in America but with the advantage that you do not have to cross the Atlantic to play it.
Important to stay on the fairways that are rather narrow, if you leave them then you enter areas of cactus, succulents and other similar plants that complicate considerably the next shot.
Certainly the best golf in the area and also the most expensive.
We stayed in 24 desert drive.
The villa was fantastic, everything you could need for a great holiday, we all enjoyed the lovely pool which is a good size for 3 kids to play and nice and warm for adults! (pool man came quite a few times too during our stay) with great view of golf course, inside the villa is clean, modern and well equipped, comfy beds and British tv (we could watch Wimbledon) with a/c in all rooms which we used as it was incredibly hot in July.
Can't comment too much on the resort as we spent most of the time in the pool but all the landscaping is very appealing, very desert like, lots of cactus,etc.
We ate on the deck with kids at the resort restaurant and had a snack up at the communal pool, both of which were good and staff friendly.
You definitely need a car to get to shops or the beach.
Overall a relaxing quiet holiday, would definitely go back !
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for donating the villa and the golf amenities to Nashy's charity event.
I was the lucky 'winner' and went with 3 pals 2 weeks ago not really knowing what to expect.
The villa was fabulous, the staff couldn't have been more accommodating and the golf course was a great test and in outstanding condition.
I would definitely recommend it to everyone (and have already done so) and we would definitely return.
Thank you again and please pass on my thanks to the Desert Springs team.
Warmest regards from the guys that played 36 holes every day!!
"Another villa stay at Desert Springs, a quality resort that keeps it's standard.
Check in was easy, villa superb and such a relaxing place to be.
Staff as helpful as ever.
A visit in June each year has become part of our calendar."
Just wanted to thank you and the team for another perfect stay at Desert Springs.
As usual arrangements were perfect on arrival and during our stay at La Rosa.
June is such a lovely time to come, and we have to say Desert Springs looked as good as ever, particularly the fairways and greens this year.
So relaxing we loved every minute.
Our only decision is not if but when we come again, hopefully we can fit in another visit later this year, but we will be back for our regular visit next June for sure.
Jim & Frances Stembridge
Six of us stayed here in June.
Accommodation was spacious and comfortable.
Fantastic pool area and very relaxing.
The villa was well kitted out with plenty of utensils etc. a car is definitely needed, we visited mojacar a lovely village around 30 mins away.
Introbiz & “Fore” Business Inaugural International Networking Event at Desert Springs Resort.
Desert Springs Resort was host to the inaugural Introbiz & “Fore” Business International Networking Event between 12th – 14th June 2015.
An array of companies attended, enjoying two nights luxury resort accommodation with breakfast each day, a Welcome Reception and BBQ networking event on the arrival evening, use of the Golf Academy practice facilities followed by a round of golf on The Indiana course, culminating with a networking event dinner at the resorts award winning ‘El Torrente’ restaurant.
Guests enjoyed the incomparable social ambience that can only be found at Desert Springs, and a high level of interaction with all in attendance providing a great opportunity to develop their contact list and create new business!
Sean Fergusson, Joint Founder “Fore” Business remarked: –
“Everything about the event has been sensational.
All of the small little extra touches and attention to detail really make Desert Springs ‘DIFFERENT’ to the rest!
Thank you again for your hospitality over the weekend, you certainly have a great team, that just GET IT!
Thank you to everyone.”
Paul Smolinski: – Director Introbiz UK Ltd. remarked: –
“What a fantastic few days and experience with wonderful company we have all had. The course, service, food and attention to detail has been outstanding throughout.
This inaugural event is now the platform for more of the same and we are looking forward to returning again and to develpoing further international networking events here at Desert Springs Resort. Thank you to all!"
Arron Busst, Joint Founder “Fore” Business remarked: –
"It was a pleasure to meet you and spend some time at your wonderful resort.
Your team were amazing; always friendly, helpful and nothing was too much trouble for anyone of them. A really nice touch to put the slide show together too.
The golf course was a tough examination but a thoroughly enjoyable test – especially for those that like a challenge."
Dan Goddard: – Thread Creative
"I really have enjoyed everything about my stay, the service, the golf course, the food, everything was wonderful.
Bob Grace: – Owner WPA
"A fantastic few days.
I loved the golf course and we have been so well looked after, inclusive of my perfect massage!"
Colin Young: – Custom Golf Trip
"A great event and a great golf course.
The food was beautiful too and I am looking forward to coming back, thank you!"
Chris Simpson: – Business Doctors
"Fantastic service at a fantastic resort.
Thank you for the wonderful hospitality."
I'm sorry we missed you at Desert Springs when we were there but I just wanted to drop you an email to thank you very much for organising our stay at the resort.
We had a great time there and enjoyed our golf.
The food and drink we had at the Restaurant was fabulous and all the staff at the resort were lovely to meet and deal with.
Should we plan to come back to Desert Springs in the future we of course will contact you.
Many thanks once again.
Thank you both and the staff at Desert Springs for such a wonderful time.
Yet again we enjoyed every minute – golf, El Torrente, Barbeque at 4 Sierra Drive with Roxana & Jesus looking after us – so we will be back for more sitting at home without an ounce of energy left !!! but feeling content.
See you when we return later in the year!
Thank you for your assistance with this trip, I am sorry we did not actually get the chance to meet each other.
We had a wonderful weekend and my wife almost convinced me to buy a property!
We will be back.
My stay was also memorable as I had a hole in one while I was there and received a lovely certificate from your resort.
Many thanks for bringing this to my attention.
“EVERY THING WAS FANTASTIC"
First, I wanted to say that we had a really lovely time at the resort.
Everyone was so friendly and nice and the facilities were great.
Thank you to everyone who assisted us and made our stay so memorable.
Thank you again for all your help with our holiday.
Everything was fantastic.
A quality resort in all aspects of accommodation, facilities and professionalism and friendliness of staff at all levels.
Return directions to Murcia airport would have been helpful.
Ice cube trays were the only things missing from the apartment.
We would definitely go back next year!
We have just returned home from our fabulous stay with you.
I am sorry I did not get chance to meet up with you to thank you in person.
We shall definitely be returning at the same time next year.
All the staff were absolutely first class and a credit to you all.
We're at Desert Springs this week for our second visit.
It is a great place for a family holiday.
Despite the fact that it is half term the resort is not overcrowded and there's enough to entertain the kids so that my wife can relax with friends and I can get out on the golf course.
The food is good with some of the menu options changing daily and the service is excellent, staff all speak good English and nothing is too much trouble.
The golf course is in superb condition, but it is a desert course so if you're off the fairways you're in trouble. Take one of their buggies as it can be very hot and carrying clubs only for the young and very fit. Despite half term really no problem getting tee times.
The bigger villas come with private pools, but our 3 bed villa is in a gated area of about 8 villas sharing a pool. Ideal for the kids to make new friends.
Villas are clean, comfortable and well maintained and none of them are more than a few minutes walk from the main restaurant and clubhouse.
There's also the Crocodile Club, which is a larger pool, bar and cafe, with table tennis, tennis courts, giant chess board, basketball hoops, etc.
It's less than 10 min drive to local beaches, supermarket, gokarting and a fantastic waterpark (our kids would happily spend every day there!).
A delightful place and what a great time for a group of people.
Originally disappointed as only one restaurant was open, but it was great, plus we booked the cave bar for a private function which was marvellous.
The staff were great.
I hour and a bit from Murcia airport and a supermarket 5 mins away for supplies.
Rent off them direct and not private as we had a leak and they sorted it.
Golf course was great and shot an 80 with rental clubs so happy.
Would definitely recommend.