• From: Mark Bright
  • Date: Thursday 10th November, 2016
  • Subject: Some comments from Mark Bright after his 3 day golfing break between the 7th and 9th November 2016 at Desert Springs Resort

I would like to thank the management and staff at Desert Springs Resort in Almanzora for a fabulous few days in the November sun. Everyone was so helpful, the accommodation was great and the food superb. It was my first visit to the resort, I doubt it will be my last. Special thanks to the Golf Operations Manager Alfonso Castineira Marcos for the tips on the range and the course.

Kind regards 

Mark Bright 

  • From: Mark Bright
  • Date: Thursday 10th November, 2016
  • Subject: Some comments from Mark Bright after his 3 day golfing break between the 7th and 9th November 2016 at Desert Springs Resort

 

I would like to thank the management and staff at Desert Springs Resort in Almanzora for a fabulous few days in the November sun. Everyone was so helpful, the accommodation was great and the food superb. It was my first visit to the resort, I doubt it will be my last. Special thanks to the Golf Operations Manager Alfonso Castineira Marcos for the tips on the range and the course.

Kind regards 

Mark Bright 

  • From: Jamie Cantelo
  • Date: Friday 28th October, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Jamie following the hosting of the 2016 PGA EuroPro Tour Championships at Desert Springs Resort

Hello Simon,

I hope all is well. I can’t believe it’s been a week already!

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all the staff at Desert Springs. The hospitality was fantastic and the accommodation was superb, it’s definitely a place I would return to. Myself  and the referee’s thought the course was set up fair and the greens were fantastic, praise goes to Anthony and his team.

I hope you have an excellent end to the season and best wishes for 2017.

 

Many thanks

Jamie  

Jamie Cantelo

Tournament Controller

  • From: Jamie Cantelo
  • Date: Friday 28th October, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Jamie following the hosting of the 2016 PGA EuroPro Tour Championships at Desert Springs Resort

Hello Simon,

 

I hope all is well. I can’t believe it’s been a week already!

 

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all the staff at Desert Springs. The hospitality was fantastic and the accommodation was superb, it’s definitely a place I would return to. Myself  and the referee’s thought the course was set up fair and the greens were fantastic, praise goes to Anthony and his team.

 

I hope you have an excellent end to the season and best wishes for 2017.

 

Many thanks

 

Jamie  

Jamie Cantelo

Tournament Controller

  • From: Players and Staff attending the 2016 PGA Europro Tour Championship held at Desert Springs Resort & Golf Club
  • Date: Monday 24th October, 2016
  • Subject: A few comments from some of the players competing in the 2016 PGA Europro Tour Championship and PGA and Europro Tour Staff

“Great week, great facilities, keep up the good work and fantastic food in the clubhouse.”

Paul Dwyer

 

“Fabulous week, the course is lovely, great facilities and accommodation.”

Ben Hall

 

“Fantastic week from start to finish. Hospitality and course was first class. See you soon again.”

Dave Coupland

 

“All the staff are a credit to the course. Course was very enjoyable”

Jack Harrison

 

“Fantastic course and really enjoyed my week. Thank you”

Richard James

 

“Fantastic course, great staff, thanks for all your help”

Sandeep Grewal

 

“Thanks to Alfonso and his team”

Liam Murray

 

“Superb greens on a great layout! Many thanks to the kitchen staff for looking after us this week. Best tuna steak I ever had”

Andrew Marshall

 

“Thoroughly enjoyable few days here, the facilities were second to none. (Despite losing many euro’s on the chipping green!)”

Sam Forgan

 

“Awesome facilities on a great resort! 

Very well looked after and thoroughly appreciated by all the players!”

James Maw

 

“Massive thanks to Desert Springs for hosting and presenting a successful tournament”

Jamie Cantelo – PGA Tournament Director

 

“Really enjoyed returning for a second time. A great resort, golf course, and facilities. Many thanks for your hospitality”

Matt Cort

 

“Thank you so much! Great course, great place.”

Peter Tarver-Jones

  • From: Players and Staff attending the 2016 PGA Europro Tour Championship held at Desert Springs Resort & Golf Club
  • Date: Monday 24th October, 2016
  • Subject: A few comments from some of the players competing in the 2016 PGA Europro Tour Championship and PGA and Europro Tour Staff

 

“Great week, great facilities, keep up the good work and fantastic food in the clubhouse.”

Paul Dwyer

 

“Fabulous week, the course is lovely, great facilities and accommodation.”

Ben Hall

 

“Fantastic week from start to finish. Hospitality and course was first class. See you soon again.”

Dave Coupland

 

“All the staff are a credit to the course. Course was very enjoyable”

Jack Harrison

 

Richard James 2016 PGA EuroPro Tour 'Rookie of the Year'

 

“Fantastic course and really enjoyed my week. Thank you”

Richard James

 

“Fantastic course, great staff, thanks for all your help”

Sandeep Grewal

 

“Thanks to Alfonso and his team”

Liam Murray

 

“Superb greens on a great layout! Many thanks to the kitchen staff for looking after us this week. Best tuna steak I ever had”

Andrew Marshall

 

“Thoroughly enjoyable few days here, the facilities were second to none. (Despite losing many euro’s on the chipping green!)”

Sam Forgan

 

“Awesome facilities on a great resort! 

Very well looked after and thoroughly appreciated by all the players!”

James Maw

 

“Massive thanks to Desert Springs for hosting and presenting a successful tournament”

Jamie Cantelo – PGA Tournament Director

 

Matthew Cort 2016 PGA Europro Tour Order of Merit Winner 
 

“Really enjoyed returning for a second time. A great resort, golf course, and facilities. Many thanks for your hospitality”

Matt Cort

 

Peter Tarver-Jones, Winner of the 2016 Matchroom Sport Tour Championship

 

"Thank you so much! Great course, great place."

Peter Tarver-Jones

  • From: Anne Hardisty
  • Date: Tuesday 18th October, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Anne Hardisty after a Golf School Holiday at Desert Springs Resort

‘We booked a golf break with some trepidation, but we need not have worried. My non golfer husband and I both had a great week.

 

The booking process, standard of accommodation and mechanics of the holiday were all great, designed to meet our own particular needs and very well organised.

 

The golf experience was a revelation. Neil is an excellent coach. His straight forward instruction, based on careful observation, is easy to implement – and it works! My handicap is on the way down and I’m already looking forward to the next time.’

  • From: Colin McKenzie
  • Date: Tuesday 18th October, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Colin McKenzie after a 5-day Golf School Holiday at Desert Springs Resort
‘Just back from an excellent five day break including tuition with Neil which was thoroughly enjoyable in every respect.

 

Desert Springs is a must if you like first rate facilities, accommodation and food in a very relaxed atmosphere but undoubtedly the icing on the cake for me was the time spent with Neil learning and improving my golf.

 

Neil is an excellent teacher who gets the best out of you through his relaxed style and individual  approach and his attention to detail is second to none. He and his wife Tracey were superb hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. I felt that I could have stayed another few days so I will the next time.’
  • From: Colin McKenzie
  • Date: Tuesday 18th October, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Colin McKenzie after a 5-day Golf School Holiday at Desert Springs Resort
 
'Just back from an excellent five day break including tuition with Neil which was thoroughly enjoyable in every respect.
 
Desert Springs is a must if you like first rate facilities, accommodation and food in a very relaxed atmosphere but undoubtedly the icing on the cake for me was the time spent with Neil learning and improving my golf.
 
Neil is an excellent teacher who gets the best out of you through his relaxed style and individual  approach and his attention to detail is second to none. He and his wife Tracey were superb hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. I felt that I could have stayed another few days so I will the next time.'
  • From: Anne Hardisty
  • Date: Tuesday 18th October, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Anne Hardisty after a Golf School Holiday at Desert Springs Resort

 

'We booked a golf break with some trepidation, but we need not have worried. My non golfer husband and I both had a great week.

The booking process, standard of accommodation and mechanics of the holiday were all great, designed to meet our own particular needs and very well organised.

The golf experience was a revelation. Neil is an excellent coach. His straight forward instruction, based on careful observation, is easy to implement – and it works! My handicap is on the way down and I'm already looking forward to the next time.'

  • From: Sir Ian T Botham
  • Date:
  • Subject: Kind words from Sir Ian

Both throughout my playing career and after, I have been privileged to have been invited to participate in numerous golf events at some of the most luxurious locations all around the world.

Hosting your own event, in your own name, for the charity of which you are President can be a daunting task. Certain criteria have to be met by the host venue both for the celebrity guests and the amateurs.

Desert Springs as a venue offers my guests a relaxing ambience, a unique experience and an underlying overall charm. It has lots of quality facilities to enjoy besides world class golf. Its staff afford a warm welcome and unrivalled professional service

That is why my decision to host the Ian Botham Charity Golf Classic in aid of Leukaemia Research at Desert Springs in October 2008 was an easy one and due to its phenomenal success, why I have selected Desert Springs to host the final of my next Charity Golf Series.

 

Sir Ian T Botham

  • From: Chris C
  • Date: Friday 14th October, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Chris following his break at Desert Springs Resort in October 2016
“Superb Place”

 

What a great resort!
I stayed at a friends house about a 2 minute walk from the clubhouse. I had a great time. 

 

The course is challenging but excellent and the food in the clubhouse was great. 

The staff are friendly and there is a deck menu for the day and a restaurant menu for the evening. 
Could not fault any of the food, there was plenty of choice and it was all very good.

 

I hope to be back!
  • From: Chris C
  • Date: Friday 14th October, 2016
  • Subject: Comments fro Chris following his break at Desert Springs Resort in October 2016
 
“Superb Place"
 
What a great resort. 
I stayed at a friends house about a 2 minute walk from the clubhouse. 
I had a great time. 
The course is challenging but excellent and the food in the clubhouse was great. 
The staff are friendly and there is a deck menu for the day and a reataurant menu for the evening. 
Could not fault any of the food, there was plenty of choice and it was all very good. 
I hope to be back!
  • From: Dah
  • Date: Friday 14th October, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Dah following his break at Desert Springs Resort in October 2016
 
“Golfing Break"
 
4 of us stayed here last week in one of the villas – 10 Desert Gold. 
 
The villa itself was lovely and I think we were the only people staying in that area of the resort so we had the communal pool to ourselves. 
 
All the team members are really friendly and will happily go out of their way to help you. 
Breakfast is superb and there's lots to choose from. 
 
The quality of the food produced in the restaurant in the evening was also 1st class. 
The golfcourse is in superb condition and is a real challenge. 
 
There's lots of very picturesque towns a short drive away so plenty of things to do for the non golfers. 
 
We will definitely be returning.
  • From: Paul N
  • Date: Friday 14th October, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Paul following his groups round on The Indiana Course at Desert Springs Resort in October 2016
 
“Playing Golf"
 
26 golfers went to this fine golf course, the staff were excellent the course superb. only set back bar staff not enough and very slow. 
 
5th time here and will recommend it to all golfers, a little tricky for the higher handicap
  • From: Dah
  • Date: Friday 14th October, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Dah following his break at Desert Springs Resort in October 2016
“Golfing Break”

 

4 of us stayed here last week in one of the villas – 10 Desert Gold.
The villa itself was lovely and I think we were the only people staying in that area of the resort so we had the communal pool to ourselves. 

 

All the team members are really friendly and will happily go out of their way to help you. 
Breakfast is superb and there’s lots to choose from. 
The quality of the food produced in the restaurant in the evening was also 1st class. 

 

The golfcourse is in superb condition and is a real challenge. 
There’s lots of very picturesque towns a short drive away so plenty of things to do for the non golfers. 

 

We will definitely be returning.
  • From: Paul N
  • Date: Friday 14th October, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Paul following his groups round on The Indiana Course at Desert Springs Resort in October 2016

“Playing Golf”

 

26 golfers went to this fine golf course, the staff were excellent the course superb. only set back bar staff not enough and very slow.

5th time here and will recommend it to all golfers, a little tricky for the higher handicap

  • From: Ian Wallace
  • Date: Saturday 8th October, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Ian Wallace after his visit on the 2016 Brokenhurst Manor Overseas Golf Escape

Hi,

Just a quick email to say thank you for your making our stay very, very enjoyable. The delightful lady on reception, I think her name is Gulia, for ensuring that the bright red shirt was duly sold with an effervescent, fun attitude. Very efficient and a credit to your organization.

The food was excellent, well presented and very tasty. The restaurant staff were patience personified, bearing in mind some of our dreadful time keeping. The accommodation was as one would expect from a quality resort, and as this was my third visit, (The first 15 years ago, when the club house was the white marquee next to the putting green) the  4 days just flew by.

I will happily return in due course, and if I can persuade my wife, bring her with me. The golf would be academic in that instance.

Kindest regards

Ian Wallace

  • From: Ian Wallace
  • Date: Saturday 8th October, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Ian Wallace after his visit on the 2016 Brokenhurst Manor Overseas Golf Escape

 

Hi,

 

Just a quick email to say thank you for your making our stay very, very enjoyable. The delightful lady on reception, I think her name is Gulia, for ensuring that the bright red shirt was duly sold with an effervescent, fun attitude. Very efficient and a credit to your organization.

 

The food was excellent, well presented and very tasty. The restaurant staff were patience personified, bearing in mind some of our dreadful time keeping. The accommodation was as one would expect from a quality resort, and as this was my third visit, (The first 15 years ago, when the club house was the white marquee next to the putting green) the  4 days just flew by.

 

I will happily return in due course, and if I can persuade my wife, bring her with me. The golf would be academic in that instance.

 

Kindest regards

 

Ian Wallace

 

  • From: Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club
  • Date: Friday 7th October, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from participants of the 2016 Brokenhurst Manor Captain’s Overseas Golf Break at Desert Springs Resort between 03rd - 07th October
Desert Springs Resort was host to the ‘2016 Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club Captain’s Overseas Golf Break’ between 03rd – 7th October.
Brokenhurst Manor Club Captain Jimmy Campbell and Club Secretary Neil Hallam-Jones accompanied 14 members to enjoy 5 days of winter sun, utilising the excellent practice facilities at the Golf Academy and playing each day on the Championship Indiana course.
 
The players 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 requirements of the players dining each evening in the ‘El Torrente’ Restaurant as well as a private dining experience within the resorts infamous ‘Cave Bar’ restaurant.

2016 Brokenhurst Manor Captain’s Overseas Golf Break, from Left to Right: –  Paul Saunders, Richard Walker, Doug Lingafelter, Garry Jepson, Stuart McDonald, Keith Goodson, Roger Alexander, Ian Wallace, Nick Roddis, Jimmy Campbell (Club Captain), Steve Breaker, David Gray, Doug Lawson, Alex McRae, Neil Hallam-Jones (Club Secretary) & Jim Robinson

 
“Many thanks for looking after our group so well, we all had a fantastic week. 
Great food, great golf course, great accommodation, hope to see you again next year.” Jimmy Campbell (Club Captain)
 
“A wonderful week of golf in such a stunning setting, thank you to all the staff for looking after us so well, looking forward to the next time…” David Gray
 
“A beautiful resort. 
Thanks to all the staff for such excellent service throughout the week, couldn’t have been looked after any better.”  Ian Wallace
 
“What a golf course ! A real challenge. Thank you for a great week.” Garry Jepson

“Loved the golf course, a really unique challenge.” Doug Lawson

“A real test of golf, fantastic experience. Lovely food too. Thank you to all.” Paul Saunders

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