• From: Murray Greig
  • Date: Sunday 10th March, 2013
  • Subject: 6 Night Villa Golfing Break for 8 -'We all really enjoyed our stay at Desert Springs!'

Dear Sandra

Thank you very much for your email.

We all really enjoyed our stay at Desert Springs. 

Having been to other Spanish golf resorts, my friends were pleasantly surprised at the attitude of all the staff. Everything was done with a smile from the cleaners, greens staff and bar staff and of course you and the others at the desk.

The accommodation was great, ?a lot of us don'?t have the chance to stay in a villa of that quality and we thoroughly enjoyed it. 

Once again we were all really happy and impressed by the quality of the resort and golf course and the friendly attitude of the staff and I certainly look forward to my next visit to Desert Springs.


Murray Greig

  • From: Iris Hamilton
  • Date: Saturday 9th March, 2013
  • Subject: Dames in Spain Lunch in El Torrente Restaurant on International Women's Day

Dear Ellie,

On behalf of the President, Chairman and members of the Dames in Spain, I would like to thank you and your team for making our day such an enjoyable occasion. A big thank you also for the welcome drink and how lucky we were to have such glorious weather.

Many thanks
Kind regards

Iris Hamilton.

  • From: Richard Scott
  • Date: Friday 8th March, 2013
  • Subject: Middlesex County Cricket Club Training Camp

Middlesex County Cricket Club Training Camp at Desert Springs  


Middlesex County Cricket Club 'Catch Practice!' 

Further to a 4-day warm weather fitness and cricket training camp held at Desert Springs between Tuesday 26th February – Friday 1st March, 2013 Middlesex County Cricket Club, Head Coach Richard Scott commented:

"We chose Desert Springs to give a large proportion of our squad (16) the chance to physically train in a different environment and also to work outside for the first time this year on fielding skills.

The players were accommodated within the luxury Colonial Apartments at the resort, sharing twin rooms, which were clean and up to date with each apartment housing a total of four.

We had exclusive use of the gym and the full size international football pitch on a daily basis and utilised the 'trim trail' cross country tracks laid out around the golf course and mountain bikes, which were made available, for the whole squad, to provide variation.

Tee times were booked on the excellent Indiana golf course for the afternoon as part of our package.

Desert Springs provided menus, which were agreed in advance and the standard of the food was excellent.

Nourishment packs, which included water, snack bars, fruit etc. were also provided.

The service within Desert Springs is first class and everyone in all departments ensured our stay went to plan and was enjoyable."


Richard Scott

Middlesex County Cricket Club

Head Coach


  • From: Simon Parkhill
  • Date: Tuesday 5th March, 2013
  • Subject: Nike Golf EMEA Management Meeting

Between Tuesday 26th March- Friday 1st April 2013, Desert Springs was host to the Nike Golf EMEA Management Meeting organised by Simon Parkhill, Sales Director of Nike Golf EMEA

In attendance with Simon Parkhill were Nike Golf Regional Managers covering every major market from the UK / Ireland / Nordics / Germany / Austria / Switzerland & Southern Europe / M.East & Emerging Markets.

The attendees were accommodated in some of the privately owned Country Villas normally reserved for holidays and short breaks at Desert Springs and the location of the Sales Meetings held was within the Private Meeting room at the Private Reserve at Desert Springs.



Venue for the nike Golf EMEA Management Meeting – 'The Private Meeting Room' at the
'Private Reserve' at Desert Springs


Hi Sandra,

Thanks for the note. 

Our stay was excellent, the level of service provided by the staff is truly exceptional, from the welcome all the way through to departure.

Our accommodation was of a very high standard, the meeting space was ideal and provided us with the level of technology required to make us 100% functional whilst providing a very unique ambience which we found very productive. 

Finally, the quality of food throughout our stay was also fantastic,  my group were from different parts of Europe with varying ?tastes? so kudos to your team for being able to keep them all happy.

Many thanks again


Simon Parkhill

Sales Director Nike Golf EMEA

  • From: Players & Staff of Lancashire County Cricket Club
  • Date: Friday 1st March, 2013
  • Subject: Lancashire County Cricket Club Fitness & Cricket


Lancashire's players are now back in England having completed a successful fortnight of warm weather fitness and cricket training between 27th January & 10th February at Desert Springs Resort, Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course in the Almanzora region of Almeria in south-east Spain.

Two groups of six players completed three sessions a day for five days as they stepped up their physical preparations for the upcoming 2013 season.

Below are some comments received by both players and staff:

"Great place to challenge yourself and enjoy the benefits of your hard work with time to relax with some very friendly people."

Luis Reece, LCCC Player

"Very enjoyable place, with brilliant facilities and staff."

Oli Newby, LCCC Player

"A friendly environment and great facilities to train hard, while also being able to enjoy some active rest on a challenging golf course."

Stephen Moore, LCCC Player

"Great week, the people at Desert Springs looked after us very well. Great facilities and perfect for pre-season training."

Tom Smith, LCCC Player

"The facilities and weather allowed us to train hard and get a huge benefit from the week that being back in England would not have allowed. The Staff were brilliant, attending to our every need through the week from equipment to nutrition. Highly recommended."

Phil Scott, LCCC Strength & Conditioning Coach

"The grass facility on which we did our fielding practice was excellent. The staff were courteous, helpful and attended to all our needs throughout. A thoroughly enjoyable and beneficial week for all our players and staff."

Gary Yates, LCCC Assistant Coach

  • From: Valerie Burdett
  • Date: Wednesday 20th February, 2013
  • Subject: 7 Night 'Golf & Tuition' Break

Dear Sandra

Many thanks for your email regarding our latest stay in Desert Springs. 

Just so you know we had a very pleasurable stay, and cannot fault the service we received from all the staff at the resort, everyone is very friendly and ?calm?, with nothing being too much hassle.

All the very best.

Kind regards,

  • From: Peter Moores
  • Date: Wednesday 20th February, 2013
  • Subject: Lancashire County Cricket Club Fitness & Cricket


From Left to Right: David Roberts (Lancashire County Cricket Clubs official medical services partner), Phil Scott, Gareth Cross, Paul Horton, Alex Davies, Oliver Newby, Karl Brown, Tom Smith & Peter Moores (Head Coach Lancashire County Cricket Club).

From Left to Right: Gary Yates (Assistant Coach Lancashire County Cricket Club), Tom Baily, Luis Reece, Stephen Moore, Aaron Lilley, Steven Croft, Glenn Chapel (Captain Lancashire County Cricket Club), Sam Byrne (Physiotherapist Lancashire County Cricket Club)


Peter Moores was wicketkeeper for Worcester & Sussex; Captain of Sussex 1997; England “A” coach 2001 – 2002; Coach of Sussex including County Championship in 2003; English National Cricket Academy Coach 2005 – 2007; full England National coach 2007 – 2009; and has been the Lancashire County Cricket Club Coach from 2009 to date.

Further to a two-week warm weather fitness and cricket training camp at Desert Springs by squad members of the Lancashire County Cricket Club he had this to say;

"After spending a week at Desert Springs with several of the Lancashire CCC professional squad I can thoroughly recommend it as a venue. 

The excellent outdoor grass facilities provided us with the perfect conditions for fielding and agility work. 

This alongside the gymnasium, sandpits and trim trail gave ample scope for varied and constructive training. 

This all takes place in the idyllic setting of a golf course which provides a perfect environment for hard work, in depth discussions and pure enjoyment. 

By the end of the week not only had we gained knowledge and experience, but as a team we had become fitter and stronger, not just physically but mentally. 

The staff were outstanding in all aspects and the food was exceptional and completely tailored to our requirements. 

All in all a fantastic week for all involved."

Hope all well 


  • From: Karen Nicholls
  • Date: Tuesday 19th February, 2013
  • Subject: 7 Night 'Winter Golf Escapes' golfing Break


I just wanted to email to say a huge thank you to you and all at Desert Springs for yet another great time. 

All at the resort are so friendly and really do look after all, please pass on my thanks to all.

Also please say to Ellie and Daniel what a great meal we had on the Friday evening, I know the meals are always good but this was very good.

Many thanks and hope to see you all later in the year at some point.

Take care and best wishes,


  • From: Mark Pollard
  • Date: Friday 15th February, 2013
  • Subject: 4 Night Golfing Break for 6 – We had a fantastic time!

Dear Natalia,

Thank you for looking after us so well during our stay at Desert Springs.

We had a fantastic time, and I am sure we will be back! In all other respects the facilities and quality of service were superb.

Many thanks.

We look forward to seeing you again!

Best wishes


  • From: Gayle Rooke
  • Date: Tuesday 12th February, 2013
  • Subject: New Years Eve Dinner at El Torrente Restaurant

Hi Ellie,

Getting your newsflash has prompted me to say thank you so very much for a wonderful New year's Eve, I think I have to say it was the best ever. The food was delicious, the dj great, the staff fantastic. Please give my much belated thanks to everyone we really enjoyed this year and will definitely be up for next year.

See you at Easter.

Gayle x

  • From: Steve H
  • Date: Saturday 9th February, 2013
  • Subject: "Will definitely return!?" Steve's review of Desert Springs Resort posted on Trip Advisor


My brother and I played here in early Feb.

Spectacular setting high up in the mountains and a true desert track. Miss the fairway and you're in the sand!

Quite challenging and perhaps not for beginners, it's a fairly tight and long course. Some long holes!

We had lunch in the club house afterwards and took an English breakfast each which was almost as spectacular as the course.

The course is in a wonderful quiet and serene area that adds to the enjoyment of playing.

The club house is a great place to while away an hour or two after your round.

Will definitely return!

  • From: Karen Stillwell
  • Date: Monday 7th January, 2013
  • Subject: New Years Eve Dinner at El Torrente Restaurant


Hi Ellie,

Just wanted to pass on our thanks for a brilliant New Years Eve.  Everything was perfect, the preparation, the food and the staff.

Well done you!


Karen x

  • From: David Mathewson
  • Date: Monday 7th January, 2013
  • Subject: New Years Eve Dinner at El Torrente Restaurant


Thanks Ellie,

You do a marvellous job at El Torrente which is really appreciated.

Best regards.

David M

  • From: David Nash
  • Date: Sunday 6th January, 2013
  • Subject: New Years Eve Dinner at El Torrente Restaurant



Thanks to you and all the staff for a lovely evening and value for money. the soloist was excellent and that was the general consensus I think.

Bren and Dave Nash

  • From: Colin and Geraldine Henderson
  • Date: Sunday 6th January, 2013
  • Subject: New Years Eve Dinner at El Torrente Restaurant



Happy New Year to you and all the staff at Desert Springs. We thoroughly enjoyed the party and also our stay, the food and entertainment were very high standard.

We look forward to seeing you in May June July and August.


Colin & Geraldine 

  • From: Mr. and Mrs. Divers
  • Date: Saturday 5th January, 2013
  • Subject: New Years Eve Dinner at El Torrente Restaurant



Thank you for making the evening so lovely.

Thank you and kind regards

Mr and Mrs Divers

  • From: Birgid Heck-Rehfus
  • Date: Saturday 5th January, 2013
  • Subject: New Years Eve Dinner at El Torrente Restaurant


Dear Ellie,

My husband and I also wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR with a lot of health and happiness. It was a lovely night – you did a very good job.

Kind regards,

Birgid Heck-Rehfus

  • From: Michael Wherlock
  • Date: Friday 4th January, 2013
  • Subject: New Years Eve Dinner at El Torrente Restaurant


Hi Ellie,

A big thank you to you and the staff, a great evening.


  • From: David and Barbara James
  • Date: Friday 4th January, 2013
  • Subject: New Years Eve Dinner at El Torrente Restaurant


Dear Ellie,

Many thanks for your email. We all had a superb time, thanks very much. I am sure we will be back soon!

Happy New Year to you and all the staff too.


David & Barbara

  • From: Derek Leonard, Captain of Boxers Golf Society
  • Date: Sunday 30th December, 2012
  • Subject: Christmas Carols at El Torrente Restaurant

Hi Daniel,

Firstly we hope you had an enjoyable Christmas.  My main reason for writing is to say thank you for a most enjoyable evening we spent at the Carol Concert; it was brilliant and enjoyed by all the Boxers members that attended.
May we and other members of Boxers Golf Society wish you and your staff a very Happy New Year.
kind regards,


Derek Leonard