• 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

  • From: Louise R
  • Date: Friday 7th October, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Louise following her golf round at Desert Springs Resort

“Great Course”

 

A wonderful course, and the settings is magnificent. You can see what it would be like to own a property here! 

 

Slow round but the food buggy kept us fed and watered. A wonderful experience. 

 

Had a look at sales area, very interested in a future investment.

  • From: Eamonn Power
  • Date:
  • Subject: The success of Desert Springs

The success of Desert Springs can, quite simply, be put down to the standard of service maintained throughout… it is the epitome of service.

It has customer service honed to a fine art. It is service of the highest calibre carried out by staff who give the distinct impression that they enjoy what they are doing.

 

Eamonn Power in Andalucia Golf

  • From: Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club
  • Date: Friday 7th October, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from participants of the 2016 Brokenhurst Manor CaptainÂ’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

 

  • From: Louise R
  • Date: Friday 7th October, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Louise following her golf round at Desert Springs Resort
 
“Great Course"
 
A wonderful course, and the settings is magnificent. 
 
You can see what it would be like to own a property here! 
 
Slow round but the food buggy kept us fed and watered. 
 
A wonderful experience. 
 
Had a look at sales area, very interested in a future investment.
 
  • From: Alan P
  • Date: Friday 30th September, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Alan following his short break at Desert Springs Resort in September 2016

“Great place to stay for golf”

 

Had 4 nights at this golf resort and was very pleasantly surprised. 

We upgraded from the town house to the villa which was on Powderhorn overlooking the 16th tee. 

The villa was spacious and clean with a great outside area and ample 6×3 pool.
Bedrooms where good sleeping 8 easily. 

Golf was cheap with our discount at €50.00 and a buggy €30.00. Golf club hire was €50.00 and clubs where Taylor Made M2 so good quality.
Range was good €2.00 for 35 balls. 

Restaurant was good value and can recommend the lamb. 

Will definitely return.

  • From: Alan P
  • Date: Friday 30th September, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Alan following his short break at Desert Springs Resort in September 2016
 
"Great place to stay for golf"
 
 
Had 4 nights at this golf resort and was very pleasantly surprised. 
We upgraded from the town house to the villa which was on Powderhorn overlooking the 16th tee. 

The villa was spacious and clean with a great outside area and ample 6×3 pool. 
Bedrooms where good sleeping 8 easily. 

Golf was cheap with our discount at €50.00 and a buggy €30.00. Golf club hire was €50.00 and clubs where Taylor Made M2 so good quality. 
Range was good €2.00 for 35 balls. 

Restaurant was good value and can recommend the lamb. 

Will definitely return.

 

 

  • From: M Carbz
  • Date: Thursday 29th September, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Carbz following his break at Desert Springs Resort in September 2016
“Golfing Holiday”

 

We spent a week here in September and had a wonderful time, the golf was superb as were the guys that sort out your clubs, buggys etc. 

 

The lady at the golf reception was so helpful as we had problems with Goldcar rentals and a broken car window (don’t rent from them) with a language barrier she acted as translator, so thank you for that.
Would have been 5 stars but a lot of the amenities were closed.
  • From: M Carbz
  • Date: Thursday 29th September, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Carbz following his break at Desert Springs Resort in September 2016
“Golfing Holiday"
 
 
We spent a week here in September and had a wonderful time, the golf was superb as were the guys that sort out your clubs, buggys etc. 
 
The lady at the golf reception was so helpful as we had problems with Goldcar rentals and a broken car window (don't rent from them) with a language barrier she acted as translator, so thankyou for that. 
Would have been 5 stars but a lot of the amenities were closed.
  • From: Phil Neale OBE
  • Date: Saturday 20th August, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Phil Neale OBE after his four day family holiday at Desert Springs Resort
Phil Neale OBE, Operations Manager for England Cricket Board (ECB), recently visited Desert Springs Resort for a family holiday. Here’s what he had to say:
 
“My family and I have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Desert Springs. The golf course was in fantastic condition and the Caddy Masters and Neil , the golf professional, all went ” the extra mile” to ensure everything ran smoothly.
 
The two bedroom apartment had everything that we needed to be self sufficient if we wanted to be. When we chose to eat out the staff in both the Crocodile Club and the El Torrente Restaurant were courteous and helpful and the food was very good.
 
Alfonso Castineira Marcos, the Director of Golf, was always on hand to check that we were having a good time and we would definitely come back again. Great weather, great facilities and top class service! What more could you want?”
 

Phil Neale

  • From: Phil Neale OBE
  • Date: Saturday 20th August, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Phil Neale OBE after his four day family holiday at Desert Springs Resort
 
Phil Neale OBE, Operations Manager for England Cricket Board (ECB), recently visited Desert Springs Resort for a family holiday. Here's what he had to say:
 
"My family and I have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Desert Springs. The golf course was in fantastic condition and the Caddy Masters and Neil , the golf professional, all went " the extra mile" to ensure everything ran smoothly.

The two bedroom apartment had everything that we needed to be self sufficient if we wanted to be.

When we chose to eat out the staff in both the Crocodile Club and the El Torrente Restaurant were courteous and helpful and the food was very good.

Alfonso Castineira Marcos, the Director of Golf, was always on hand to check that we were having a good time and we would definitely come back again.

Great weather, great facilities and top class service! What more could you want?"

Phil Neale