• From: Scottish Golf Union
  • Date: Wednesday 25th February, 2015
  • Subject: Comments from players that attended the Scottish Golf Union Winter Golf Training Camp at Desert Springs between Sunday 15th - Sunday 22nd February, 2015

 

Between Sunday 15th – Sunday 22nd February 2015, six (6) boys and twelve (12) girls representing the Scottish Golf Union Boys & Girls International Squad and seven (7) officials were at Desert Springs Resort for a seven-day intensive training programme to develop their individual golfing skills in warm weather while experiencing a golf course which offers a challenge to players at all levels.

The players were accommodated in some of the privately owned Pueblo villas at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef was on hand to cater for the dietary requirements of individual players dining in El Torrente Restaurant.

During their time at the resort the players utilised the excellent practice facilities at the Golf Academy and played the Championship Indiana course.

 

 

16-year-old Matthew McCulloch with a Handicap of +2 remarked: –

“The facilities on offer are phenomenal and you definitely have to take advantage of the pure greens on offer.
The course is nothing like I have experienced before, a great test of golf!"

17-year-old Joanne Free with a Handicap of 2 remarked of her first visit to Desert Springs:

“This is my first time at Desert Springs with the Scottish Golf Academy and the camp has been definitely one to remember.
We have enjoyed the different experiences and have really found the facilities to be of an extremely high standard which is perfect for preparing for our forthcoming 2015 season."

15-year-old Jillian Farrell with a Handicap of 5 commented of his experience:

“This experience has provided so many benefits to our squad’s golf, with first class greens and tight fairways to sharpen our games.
I would like to thank, on behalf of the girls, all of the support staff and sponsors who have helped us throughout the camp.”
 

 

  • From: Ricky Willison, Ealing Golf Club
  • Date: Saturday 21st February, 2015
  • Subject: Comments from players that attended the annual Ealing Golf Club Winter Golf Break at Desert Springs between Saturday 21st - Wednesday 25th February, 2015

PGA Golf Professional and Instructor Ricky Willison accompanied thirteen (13) of his members from Ealing Golf Club in Essex for their annual winter golfing break at the Desert Springs Resort between Saturday 21st  & Wednesday 25th February 2015.


The players were accommodated in some of the privately owned Apartments and Townhouses at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef was on hand to cater for the dietary requirements of individual players dining in El Torrente Restaurant.

 

During their time at the resort the players utilised the excellent practice facilities at the Golf Academy and played the Championship Indiana course.

 

Ricky Willison remarked:

“As always all of the staff were first class.

The Indiana course was again in excellent condition and it is an absolute pleasure to return year in, year out.

We will be back for sure!"

 

Russell Pearson remarked of his experience:

“There is only one word to describe my first visit to Desert Springs…..perfecto!.”

 

John Nugent commented: –

“I have ben coming to Desert Springs for seven years now and the service has always been fantastic, but this year it has gone to a different level!"

  • From: Craig Tudor Golf Academy
  • Date: Friday 20th February, 2015
  • Subject: Comments from players that attended the annual Craig Tudor Golf Academy Winter Training Camp at Desert Springs between Sunday 15th - Friday 20th February, 2015

PGA Instructors Gareth James and Craig Tudor accompanied Twenty-six (26) parents and children for their annual golf winter training camp at the Desert Springs Resort between Friday 15th to Tuesday 17th February 2015.


The students and coaches were accommodated in some of the privately owned Townhouses and Pueblo Villas at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef was on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in El Torrente Restaurant.

 

During their time at the resort the players utilised the excellent practice facilities at the Golf Academy and played the Championship Indiana course.

 

Harry Griffiths aged 13 with a handicap of 8 remarked of his experience:

“Fantastic practice facilities and I loved the villas. I loved the golf course and the staff are all so friendly.”

 

“I love Desert Springs so much I don’t want to leave!”

“Desert Springs provides outstanding facilities, we received everything we required plus lots more!”

Those were the comments from 13-year-old Connor Owen with a handicap of 13 and 15-year-old Luke Harris with a handicap of 3 respectively

 

Finally, 11-year-old Reuben Bather commented:

“A great week and I loved everything about Desert Springs!"
 

  • From: Millfield, Loretto, Whitgift & Bradfield School
  • Date: Wednesday 18th February, 2015
  • Subject: Comments from players that competed within the II Desert Springs & Millfield European Schools Team Championships and their Coaches/Staff between 14th - 17th February, 2015

Sixty-one (61) full time students accompanied by fourteen (14) coaches and staff representing; Millfield, Bradfield, Loretto & Whitgift School, competed in the ‘II Desert Springs & Millfield European Schools Team Championships’ at the Desert Springs Resort between Saturday 14th to Tuesday 17th February 2015.


The Team Championship was open to boys and girls of all ages with a maximum handicap of 24 and was held over 3 days (54-Holes). For tournament day one & two the format was 4 Ball-Better-Ball Pairs Stableford Points. The format for tournament day three was team individual Stableford Points Scores being combined to achieve the Teams accumulative Stabelford score.

“A very well organised, structured and implemented tournament.

The golf was excellent and a very valuable experience for Loretto Golf Academy in preparation for the 2015 season.

Based on this years experience and excellent customer service, we will be back next year!”

That is the verdict of Ryan Scott, PGA Coach for Loretto Golf Academy based at Scotland's leading Scottish private boarding school, set in 85 acres of leafy campus just outside Edinburgh that provides an all-round education for just over 600 boys and girls aged 3-18.

 

Loretto School Golf Academy Winning Team Members Sam Ledbury, John Dunn Butler, J P Ralph and Nicholaj Dahl with (Far Left) Loretto Golf Academy Assistant PGA Coach Tom Pichard, (Second Left) Ryan Scott Loretto Golf Academy PGA Coach and (Far Right) Loretto School Director of Sports Dave Burton Director

 

18-year-old Tom Meadows with a handicap of 22, from Loretto Golf Academy remarked:
“Although the course is narrow and challenging I have loved playing The Indiana at Desert Springs in the two years I have visited”.
“The Indiana course was in perfect condition and the catering was wonderful. The weather was sublime and our team won, all in all, a sensational week!”
“The Indiana course was in great condition and very challenging as always. The practice facilities are amazing, the best I have ever used, and the staff were all so friendly – a great week!”
Those were the respective views of 18-year old Chris Sinclair with a handicap of 23 and 18-year old Sam Ledbury with a handicap of 3.5, from Loretto Golf Academy.

 

Angus Flanagan from Team ‘Bradfield 1’ Winner of the Best Male Individual Scratch competition

                                           

Colin Burgess, Head of Golf at Bradfield College commented:
“This was an excellent tournament for our teams. We brought a very mixed group (H/Caps 0-26) and every one of them gained a great deal of valuable and competitive experience. The accommodation is first class, the facilities excellent and readily available, the meals much appreciated and enjoyed, and the tournament itself extremely well run.
Our less experienced players were made to feel both relaxed and welcome and all of our players thoroughly enjoyed being able to take part.
We played the course in a range of conditions from benign to challenging, so each round was totally different.
The information provided on a daily basis was very helpful, both with regard to the tournament schedule and getting prompt and detailed results.
Overall we have been made to feel very welcome and have greatly appreciated the help and hospitality that we have received.”
15-year-old William Gray with a handicap of 18, from Bradfield School remarked:
“The course was very well presented and managed in regards to a fantastic pace of play. The staff were all very polite and the food was excellent. I hope to be back next year!”
15-year-old Angus Flanagan with a handicap of 0, from Bradfield School remarked:
“I loved the 19th Hole- Service, awesome practice facilities and the staff were all so helpful and friendly.”

 

Sophie Caldon from Team ‘Millfield 2’ Winner of the Best Female Individual Scratch competition 

                                          

Karen Nicholls, Millfield School Director of Golf, commented:

“A great few days of golf on a challenging course with greens in excellent condition.

It was great to see young golfers mixing from different schools, making new friendships along the way.

It is always a fantastic experience at Desert Springs and Millfield School are pleased to have our association with the resort.

Thank you to you all, it was a fantastic tournament and we look forward to returning next year!”

18-year-old Beth Scott with a handicap of 5, from Millfield Golf Academy remarked:
“Thank you for a great stay, the apartment was lovely!
The staff were always there and willing to help us.
The course was in brilliant condition and the scenery was wonderful.
Thank you for a brilliant stay and I will hopefully see you soon”
16-year-old Elliot Dawson with a handicap of 5, from Millfield Golf Academy remarked:
“The golf was an entirely unique experience and I have never played a course like it.
The course layout was perfect for the event.
The apartment was very warming and we all felt very welcomed by the staff.”
 

William Gray from Team ‘Bradfield 2’ Winner of the Best overall individual Stableford points score 

  • From: Hartpury College Golf Academy
  • Date: Monday 9th February, 2015
  • Subject: Comments from Hartpury College Golf Academy students and staff following their 5-day winter training camp at Desert Springs between 1st and 6th February, 2015

 

Three Hartpury College Golf Academy PGA Instructors accompanied twenty-seven students aged between 15 - 18 years for 5-days of warm weather winter training at the Desert Springs Resort between 1st and 6th February

 

Sixteen-year-old student Rowan Warren remarked;

"A lifetime experience I will never forget!

Pristine practice facilities and the golf course was in superb condition, a real test. All of the staff were very helpful and courteous."

 

"This was my second visit to Desert Springs and it delivered another sensational week. First class practice facilities and a golf course in perfect condition, the food was awesome and all of the staff were extremely friendly and attentive."

"This was my first visit to Desert Springs. Superb practice facilities!"

Those are the verdicts of 17-year-old Sm Wood and 16-year-old Josh Roberts, two full time students from the Hartpury College Golf Academy.

 

The group were accommodated in some of the privately owned apartments normally reserved for holidays and short breaks at Desert Springs and the resortąs executive chef was on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the 'El Torrente' Restaurant each evening. During their time at the resort the players utilised the excellent practice facilities at the Golf Academy and played the Indiana golf course.

 

Harpury College Golf Academy students working on there putting technique at the Desert Springs Short Game Academy

Harpury College Golf Academy students working on there putting technique at the Desert Springs Short Game Academy

 

A Hartpury Golf Academy student plays their approach shot into Hole 1 'Cactus Point' on the Indiana course at Desert Springs

A Hartpury Golf Academy student plays their approach shot into Hole 1 'Cactus Point' on the Indiana course at Desert Springs

 

Of particular note was the impressive Hole-In-One by Alex Chalk on the 2nd Hole of The Indiana Course.

 

Seventeen-year-old Hartpury College Golf Academy Student Alex Chalk (Right) receiving his certificate for his Hole-In-One On Hole number 2 'Gulch' on The Indiana Course

Seventeen-year-old Hartpury College Golf Academy Student Alex Chalk (Right) receiving his certificate for his Hole-In-One On Hole number 2 'Gulch' on The Indiana Course

 

Alex commented;

"I will always remember Desert Springs for two things, my Hole-In-One on the 2nd and the friendliness of all of the staff!"

 

Richard King: Golf Elite Programme Manager & PGA Instructor at the Hartpury College Golf Academy remarked:

"We always look forward to returning to Desert Springs Resort to complete our annual winter training camp.

At Desert Springs we always have a fantastic experience.

All of our needs are catered for and the staff throughout the resort are always really helpful.

I simply cannot speak highly enough of Desert Springs!"

  • From: Mary Foden & Scott Glover
  • Date: Thursday 5th February, 2015
  • Subject: Mary´s comments following her 7 day Golf & Coaching break at Desert Springs Resort between Monday 19th - Monday 26th January 2015

Dear Sandra,

 

We enjoyed our stay at Desert Springs very much.

The accommodation was very comfortable and any problems were quickly resolved. 

The golf course was in excellent condition and provided a good but not overwhelming challenge and Neil was a first class instructor.

Ellie and her team in the Clubhouse were always cheerful and went out of their way to please and the food was very good with a few exceptional dishes. 

We are trying to work out when to make our next visit.

 

Yours Sincerely,  

Mary Foden and Scott Glover

  • From: Darren Clarke Golf School
  • Date: Sunday 1st February, 2015
  • Subject: Comments from Darren Clarke Golf School students and staff following their 4-day week winter training camp at Desert Springs between ­ 27th & 31st January, 2015

Darren Clarke Golf School at Desert Springs

Between 27th & 31st January, two Darren Clarke Golf School PGA Instructors accompanied twenty four students aged between 15-21 years to escape the British winter and enjoy the sun in Spain and complete a 4­day training camp at Desert Springs.

 

Nineteen-year-old student Stephen Young remarked;

“The Indiana course was an unbelievable test of golf, it is the best course I have ever played in my life. The staff were sensational and this training camp was an unforgettable experience!

 

“Fantastic golf facilities, very friendly staff and excellent food, it was a fabulous experience.”

“The Indiana course was in immaculate condition and the practice facilities were out of this world. This has to be the best course I have ever played.

The accommodation and food were fantastic and the staff were wonderful, friendly and very polite.

In my opinion make Desert Springs your next golfing holiday destination without a doubt!”

Those are the verdicts of 16-year-old Harry McGeary and 21-year-old Alfie Neenan, two full time students from the Darren Clarke Golf School.

 

A Darren Clarke Golf School student plays their tee shot into Hole 14 ‘Tiburon’ on the Indiana course at Desert Springs

A Darren Clarke Golf School student plays their tee shot into Hole 14 ‘Tiburon’ on the Indiana course at Desert Springs

 

The group were accommodated in some of the privately owned apartments normally reserved for holidays and short breaks at Desert Springs and the resort¹s executive chef was on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the 'El Torrente' Restaurant each evening. During their time at the resort the players utilised the excellent practice facilities at the Golf Academy and played the Indiana golf course.

 

Darren Clarke Golf School students working on there putting technique at the Desert Springs Short Game Academy

Darren Clarke Golf School students working on there putting technique at the Desert Springs Short Game Academy

 

Andy Peoples: Head of Operations & PGA Instructor at the Darren Clarke Golf School remarked:

“This is now our fifth return visit to Desert Springs Resort to complete our annual winter training camp.

Desert Springs is a fantastic resort, which we always look forward to returning to. The short game and practice facilities at the Golf Academy are superior, along with a golf course, which is different by its nature and challenging for everyone.

Many thanks to all of the staff, it has been a pleasure to be back once again at Desert Springs Resort.”

  • From: Brian T
  • Date: Thursday 22nd January, 2015
  • Subject: Brian´s comments following his round of golf on The Indiana Course at Desert Springs Resort

We played mid morning last Monday.

Course condition was good and fairways as always excellent.

Reception staff were very helpful and friendly as were the restaurant/bar staff.

We all thoroughly enjoyed the desert experience.

  • From: David B
  • Date: Monday 19th January, 2015
  • Subject: David´s comments following his visit with friends to El Torrente Restaurant at Desert Springs Resort

The restaurant at Desert Springs is well worth the diversion from the coast. 

It takes a bit of finding so don't be put off by the long road through the golf course and various villas. 

In winter a welcome fire, very welcoming staff and an excellent menu of 3 courses including coffee for €18. 

Our 4th time of visiting and the food is always well cooked and served beautifully. 

Highly recommended.

  • From: Jeremy Matte
  • Date: Wednesday 31st December, 2014
  • Subject: Jeremy´s comments following his 3 day Group Golf Holiday in November at Desert Springs Resort

Leticia,

Our group really enjoyed our stay with you back at the end of October.  

We will definitely be back, sorry to say it¹s unlikely to be in 2015 as we already have so much on ­ but we have certainly told numerous folks about our excellent experience at Desert Springs.

Have a Merry Christmas and great new year.

 

Jeremy

  • From: AMC
  • Date: Wednesday 19th November, 2014
  • Subject: Comments from amc following his visit to Desert Springs Resort during November, 2014
 
This is a typical large golf resort but, it also accepts visitors who just wish to see its beautifully kept premises and its rich fauna and flora.

The greens are superb and the houses in the complex look stunning.

The main restaurant, in the Club House, serves great meals and the staff are true professionals.

 

  • From: Steve McGuinness
  • Date: Tuesday 18th November, 2014
  • Subject: Comments from Steve McGuinness, Organiser of 'Studley Wood Golf Club' overseas golf tournament, following their four day event at Desert Springs Resort between 04th - 08th November, 2014

 
Three PGA Golf Professionals from Studley Wood Golf Club, set in the tranquil Oxfordshire countryside, led by Steve McGuinness, selected Desert Springs Resort to be host to their overseas golf tournament and winter coaching school between 04th – 08th November 2014.
The professionals accompanied 19 of their club members ranging from 33 – 77 years of age for 4 days of golf, sun & fun!
 

The 22 players were accommodated in a selection of the resorts apartments overlooking the Indiana course to compete over three days tournament play, with plenty of time each day for the players to receive some professional coaching at the Academy of Golf.


PGA Professional Steve McGuinness commented of their time at the resort:

"Having been to several golf resorts around the world, we found Desert Springs a superb venue to take a group of 19 golfers on a coaching trip.

The facilities and the staff matched the course.

It has everything needed when taking a large group away.

We are already organising our next trip back to Desert Springs."

 

  • From: Crodenator
  • Date: Wednesday 5th November, 2014
  • Subject: Crodenator´s comments on Trip Advisor following his Autumn golf break at Desert Springs Resort

“Another relaxing week at Desert Springs"

Escaped England for some late Autumn sunshine at Desert Springs.

Stayed in apt 231 again which was home from home and provided all that we required.

Resort had a fair number of golfers out on the course but generally quiet.

It was fantastic to walk around the course at sunset to enjoy the stuning views.

If you want to explore the area, a car is essential- but they are cheap to rent and worth it to visit the restaurants in Vera and Mojacar etc. If possible visit the castle at Lorca- great value and very interesting too.

Beaches in autumn are empty and the area does feel somewhat 'closed for the winter' but if you want to relax and do some reading between golf and tennis- then this is a great place to re-charge while soaking up the sun at a comfortable 25 degrees…the sea is chilly though!

  • From: Andrew Batstone
  • Date: Monday 20th October, 2014
  • Subject: Andrew´s comments on Trip Advisor following his October 4-day golf holiday at Desert Springs Resort

“Outstanding ”

I have just returned from a 3 night golf break.
From check-in to check-out, everything went so smoothly.
All the staff were friendly and professional in their manner.
The lodge room 133 was perfect, although it was only used for sleeping and breakfast.
The restaurant offered a fairly limited menu but was exceptional value for money.
Nothing was too much trouble.
The golf course was kept in an excellent condition considering the climate.
I would definitely recommend the resort and will definitely be returning.

Thanks again for a great break

Andrew Batstone

  • From: Dungloe James
  • Date: Sunday 19th October, 2014
  • Subject: Dungloe James comments on Trip Advisor following his Group Golf Holiday in October at Desert Springs Resort

“A Golfer's Paradise in the middle of the Desert.”

A group of us visited our friend, Paddy, who has a villa in the Resort.

The villas and apartments are superb, equipped with everything you could wish for.

The staff at the clubhouse, restaurant and on the course were great – very helpful, spoke great English, and were very knowledgeable about all aspects of the resort.

We had a great meal in the Clubhouse when we first got there (try the fillet of beef starter!), and this set the standard for the rest of the week.

The golf course is challenging, to say the least! As a high handicapper, it took me a few days to realise that 'course management' is essential!

The surrounding towns and villages have great restaurants and tapas bars, and the locals are very friendly – El Castillio Tapas Bar in Cuevas is definitely worth a visit.

  • From: Jim & Ita Connell
  • Date: Wednesday 15th October, 2014
  • Subject: Jim´s comments following his four day break with friends in a country villa at Desert Springs Resort between Monday 6th - Thursday 9th October 2014

Stephen & Tania,

What an absolutely fabulous time we had down at Desert Springs with you both, it really is an amazing place and a fantastic destination for a 4 day 'blast' of sun, golf, great food and wine.

Back to reality – rain all week!

Jim & Ita
 

  • From: Sue Jackson
  • Date: Friday 10th October, 2014
  • Subject: Sue´s comments following her three day golfing break with friends at Desert Springs Resort between Tuesday 7th - Friday 10th October 2014

Hi Leticia,

I would like to thank you all for a fantastic few days in Desert Springs, we had a wonderful time and the staff, accommodation, facilities and everything was fantastic.

Please thank everyone for us and we look forward to coming back again soon.

Sue Jackson

  • From: Sola Events
  • Date: Thursday 9th October, 2014
  • Subject: Comments from attendees of the 'Alternative Ryder Cup' organised by Sola Events held at Desert Springs Resort & Golf Club between Thursday 25th - Monday 29th September 2014

Between 25th – 29th September, Desert Springs Resort was host to the 'Alternative Ryder Cup' organised by Sola Events, the home to Sarah Botham's Charity Sporting Events Organisation.

Proceeds raised from the event were to benefit the Beefy Foundation which supports;
• Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, http://leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk/
• Cardiac Risk in the Young, http://www.c-r-y.org.uk/
• Battens Disease, http://www.bdfa-uk.org.uk
• Juvenile Diabetes, http://www.jdrf.org.uk
• Brain Tumor Research and support across Yorkshire, http://www.btrs.org.uk

 

 

Two teams of 12 willing 'alternatives' were captained by cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham, OBE and Rugby legend Jason Leonard, OBE to compete over three days of tournament golf on The Indiana course for the coveted trophy, with each round followed by watching the Ryder Cup together in the Clubhouse and dining in the evenings.

Below are a few of the comments received by some of the attendees: –

“Wonderful facilities, wonderful golf course, great company. Couldn’t ask for more for a weekend away golfing & supporting very worthwhile causes”
Mr Richard Roach

“Playing and watching Golf with two of the greatest ever sporting achievers and a group of like minded successful business men was nothing less than immense. A great combination to enjoy playing social sport and business networking.”
Mr Feisal Nahaboo

“A terrific weekend of golf at Desert Springs for the Alternative Ryder Cup. Great fun on the course, and even more fun off the course!”
Mr Jasper Neame

“A trip to remember, great company, good banter, late nights & early starts. A fun trip all round, I’ll be coming back. Thanks You!”
Mr Gary Collins

“A fantastic weekend at the Alternative Ryder Cup. Good Golf, great company & lots of fun.”
Mr Steve Herbert

“Always a pleasure to spend time with great people, having a laugh over a couple of drinks whilst supporting fantastic causes.”
Mr Paul Johnson

“Great organisation. Sarah is a great host.
Fantastic time with Sir Ian & Jason Leonard at Desert Springs for the Alternative Ryder Cup. Thoroughly enjoyable time, great people, great facilities. Thanks to all.”
Mr Peter Matthews

“Big Thanks to Sarah at Sola Events for organising a great weekend of golf. Fantastic to rub shoulders with two sporting greats.”
Mr Neil Brimble & Mr David Stevenson

“A huge amount of golfing fun, food and drink made this a tour to remember. Thank you Sarah B & Sola Events for fantastic organisation”
Mr Karim Mawji

Sola Event organiser Sarah Botham commented of the event: –


Dear All,
Thank you so much for everything you have done over the weekend to make 'The Alternative Ryder Cup' so special.
All the guests had a fantastic time and are already asking about future events so I will get my thinking cap on!
The food, accommodation, golf and friendly atmosphere was all complimented on numerous occasions, so thank you for making such an effort.
Thank you all again so much and please let all the other members of staff know how great they all were.

Sarah


 

 

  • From: Lorna H
  • Date: Friday 3rd October, 2014
  • Subject: Lorna´s comments on Trip Advisor following her family holiday in August 2014 at Desert Springs Resort

“A beautiful oasis in the middle of the desert”

We recently returned from a family holiday to Desert Springs and are already looking forward to our next visit.

It was a lovely, easy, relaxing holiday which isn't always easy with young children.
The resort itself was beautiful, the gardens and golf course immaculate.

The properties are designed in the moorish style and the colours go well with the surroundings.

The restaurants serve good, reasonably priced food and have a children's menu which went down well with my fairly fussy children, even the shark steak!

There are plenty of sporty activities if you're feeling energetic and there is even a kids club which sounded great fun although mine didn't actually go.

There are lovely beaches and restaurants only a short drive away (car hire essential).

We don't usually return to the same place on holiday, but for Desert Springs I think we will be making an exception!

  • From: James H
  • Date: Wednesday 1st October, 2014
  • Subject: James´s comments on Trip Advisor following his party of four 2014 villa golf break at Desert Springs Resort

“Desert Springs is fantastic”

A group of 4 guys and myself booked a golfing holiday and we decided on Desert Springs.

We stayed at 8 La Rosa in the La Rosa area of the resort.

It was beautiful, quite, and private, just what we were looking for.

The villa looked down the 1st fairway and up the 18th fairway and over a small lake with palms and cacti, and has a view of the mountains in the far distance.

The golf course is absolutely brilliant and challenging.

There are plenty of other activities to play like tennis and football if you need a break from golf.

There is plenty to explore around the local area too and numerous beaches.

We had a great time.