We have been saying for a couple of years that we should visit , well it was well worth a Sunday afternoon out.
Hartpury College Golf Academy return to Desert Springs Resort for sixth consecutive year for Winter Training Camp
Hartpury College Golf Academy Student working on their chipping technique at the Desert Springs Short Game Academy
A Hartpury College Golf student plays their approach shot to the green of Hole 15 on the Championship Indiana course at Desert Springs
Between Sunday 04th – Friday 09th February three (3) officials from the Hartpury College Golf Academy accompanied twenty-nine (29) students to complete their 5-day warm weather winter training camp at the Desert Springs Resort, Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course, in the Almanzora region of Almeria, Andalucía in south-east Spain.
The training camp utilized the excellent practice facilities at the Desert Springs Golf Academy where the PGA Instructors were able provide one-to-one tuition and take advantage of the use of the Desert Springs short game academy prior to the players embarking on their rounds on The Indiana course.
The players and officials were accommodated in some of the privately-owned apartments normally reserved for holidays and short breaks at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef was on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining each evening in the ‘The Crocodile Club’ Restaurant.
Student George Bryant-Stroud of the England Regional Squad remarked:
“I can’t get enough of the practice facilities, the chipping green is so good, its perfect for my preparation for the season, thank you for a great week!”
“I just love coming back to Desert Springs every year, what more can I say!”
“Great golf course, great facilities and great service, thank you!”
Those are the verdicts of Adrian Mylrea and Alex Sadler respectively, both 17-year-old full time students from the Hartpury College Golf Academy.
Matt Ellis: Golf Academy Manager & PGA Instructor at the Hartpury College Golf Academy remarked:
“Another great trip.
The course was excellent as were the practice facilities.
The food was fantastic all week and all of the staff at the resort were most helpful. We really can’t fault our stay.”
Paul Johnson, Level One Tutor at the Hartpury College Golf Academy commented:
“I look forward to the trip to Desert Springs every year and it never disappoints. Great facilities and a golf course that I never get tired of playing and all of the staff were amazing as usual.”
Joanne Cawthorne, P.A to the Performance Director remarked:
“Fantastic facilities, the food was excellent and the welcome we received again was fabulous.”