Irish Ladies Golf Union complete winter training camp


Eleven (11) members of the Irish Ladies Golf Union International squads aged between 16 and 25 years, accompanied by four (4) coaching staff, are now back in Ireland having completed a successful 7-day training camp between Saturday 16th – Saturday 23rd 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, Andalucía in south-east Spain.

Chris Kelly, ILGU Team Coach remarked of Desert Springs Resort and the training camp;

“As always a great trip for us at the ILGU. A perfect location and facilities for a very productive training week. As always, made so very welcome by all of the staff from start to finish.”

Johny Foster, ILGU Short Game Coach commented;

“As we forecasted, an exceptional week! The service was friendly and the staff helpful, the facilities ideal for training, the accommodation clean and modern, and of course the weather was gorgeous!

ILGU players said of their winter training experience at Desert Springs Resort:

“The practice facilities were excellent and the golf course in super condition.” Kate Dwyer aged 18.

“Such a great week with first-class hospitality, facilities and golf course.” Paula Grant aged 25.

“The course was in great condition and the practice facilities were excellent.” Lauren Walsh aged 18.

“Great greens and lovely people.” Aine Donegan aged 16.

“Amazing facilities with great accommodation and golf course.” Anna Foster aged 17.

“Super facilities.” Kate Lanigan aged 18.

“Great facilities and lovely accommodation.” Leah Temple Lang aged 17.

The focus of the training camp was to provide an opportunity for the players to work seriously on their individual golfing skills in warm weather, utilising the excellent practice facilities at the Golf Academy and playing the Championship Indiana golf course, to ensure that their games are in the best possible shape leading up to the commencement of the 2019 season.

The players and coaches were accommodated in some of the privately-owned villas 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 in El Torrente Restaurant.


For further information:

Malcolm Lacey

+34 670 613 900