• From: Daryl Kirby
  • Date: Thursday 1st January, 1970
  • Subject: Email from Daryl & Jenny Kirby to Peter Goodhall, MD of Desert Springs SL, from the new owners of 10 Desert Gold, a new Buenaventura Cottage at Desert Springs

 

Daryl and Jenny Kirby, new owners of 10 Desert Gold at Desert Springs Resort and Desert Golf Course

Daryl & Jenny Kirby, the new owners of 10 Desert Gold, a new Buenaventura Cottage at Desert Springs

 

Peter,

As you are probably aware, we are now the proud owners of 10 Desert Gold. After many enjoyable visits, we have now joined the family of Desert Springs.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all your staff for their assistance and co-operation throughout the whole process. We would particularly like to thank both Paul and Inma (not sure of spelling) for resolving the issues generated by the bank and keeping us as calm and stress free as possible whilst things appeared to be breaking down (fairly normal for Spain as we understand). We have already thanked Paloma for her assistance and diligence in seeing this matter through to a successful conclusion and can now look forward to some happy times in our own place.

Thanks should also go to Paul Taylor without whose initial involvement and advice, this process would not have happened.

Many Thanks,

Daryl & Jenny

  • From:
  • Date: Thursday 1st January, 1970
  • Subject:

Bournemouth University Golf Squad Winter Training Camp @ Desert Springs

Bournemouth University selected The Desert Springs Resort and Golf Club for the second year running, to host its warm weather winter training Camp from the 6th to the 12th of January 2009 for its first team squad.

Speaking of Desert Springs Bournemouth Golf Coaches, Martin Cummins and Martyn Thompson remarked;

“Can we thank Desert Springs again for an excellent week. The service and facilities were second to none in Spain, and you know that we will be returning!”

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  • From: Martin Cummins, Bournemouth Golf Coach
  • Date: Thursday 1st January, 1970
  • Subject: Bournemouth University Golf Squad Winter Training Camp @ Desert Springs 5th – 12th January 2010

Bournemouth University selected The Desert Springs Resort and Golf Club for the third consecutive year, to host its warm weather winter training Camp from the 5th to the 12th of January 2010 for its first team squad.

Bournemouth university Golf Squad at Desert Springs

Speaking of Desert Springs Bournemouth Golf Coach, Martin Cummins remarked;

“The training at Desert Springs has been very successful. The players who came last year were looking forward to this trip, and the newcomers were extremely impressed by the quality of the facilities and the conditions of the golf course. The staff have been great to us, helping us with all of our requests. Nothing was too much trouble for Desert Springs. We look forward to returning once again next year!”

Martin Cummins

  • From: Jim Gordon, Manager of the Sierra Sports & Fitness Club at Desert Springs
  • Date: Thursday 1st January, 1970
  • Subject:

Reporting on visit of HONEFOSS BK, the Norwegian Premier Division football club for their pre-season training

On Friday 26th February, I met with the manager for an informal meeting on how he thought the trip had gone in order to get as much feedback as possible.

Your first time here. Have you enjoyed your stay at Desert Springs?
“Yes very much everything was perfect.”

Was your accommodation up to standard?
“The apartments were excellent.”

How was your dining experience in both restaurants?
“Very good the food was great.”

Were the staff friendly and helpful in the restaurants?
“The staff were fantastic; you should congratulate everyone from the kitchen to yourself.
They could not have been more helpful.”

Did the football pitch & changing room meet your expectations?
“The pitch was perfect one of the best we have played on.”

How did you find the rest of the Sierra Club sports facilities?
“The players enjoyed having the mountain bikes.”

Did you use any of the other facilities during your stay?
“Not myself.”

Is there anything we could have done to improve your stay at Desert Springs?
“No apart from goalposts with wheels, for easier movement, due to the fact we play a lot of 4 aside on ½ pitches. Also it would have been useful to have an electric pump for the balls.”

Would you return to Desert Springs for future camps?
“Yes definitely.”

Can you think of anyone I can contact regarding camps?
“You should check out Norwegian papers. They have all the websites of the clubs and you can use me for personal recommendations.”
Additional comments:

“Desert Springs is a lot higher standard than La Manga.”

“The games room was very popular with the players at night.”

“The sauna/Jacuzzi was used a lot.”

“There have been a couple of editorials in the Norwegian press about their stay at Desert Springs. I am liaising with a reporter to try and get some information for our website.”

“There has been a property inspection from the trip”

“They have enjoyed their stay so much they are asking price for next January.”

Jim Gordon Sierra Sports & Fitness Club Manager

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