Norfolk County Golf Union

Norfolk County Golf Union selected The Desert Springs Resort and Golf Club, the international award winning family leisure resort located in Almeria, South East Spain, to host its first ever warm weather winter training Camp from the 22nd to the 26th of January 2008 for its first team squad.  Desert Springs which is located in the Almanzora Valley, Almeria, south-east Spain, is the Official Spanish Home of the Women’s Elite Squads of the Golf Union of Wales and of the Ladies Golf Union, and is well versed in hosting golf’s elite players.

Speaking of Desert Springs Kevin Pratt, Norfolk County Union 1st Team Captain said: –

“On behalf of the Norfolk County Golf Union squad, I would like to thank everyone at Desert Springs following our first warm weather training camp. We found Desert Springs to be the perfect venue. The practice facilities are first class and the Indiana Course is a great test which quickly lets the players and coach see any weaknesses. 

One the great things about our squad staying in the Lodge accommodation provided for on the resort was that there were few distractions and we found that the combination of this and the great facilities meant the players were fully focused on their golf. The team at the Crocodile Club and Club House looked after us very well throughout our stay and we are now looking forward to returning next year, hopefully with a larger group.”

Simon Coaker, Director of Golf at Desert Springs commented,

“Desert Springs has become well known as a destination for the warm weather winter training of the Elite players of the English Counties. Throughout March we shall also be host to the County Unions of Hertfordshire, Dorset, Essex and Somerset. These squads represent the very best men’s amateur golfers in the English Counties and we are obviously delighted to continue to be host to such an elite group of young players and feel that this further underlines our commitment to the development of English golf.”

Desert Springs Resort and Golf Club is the only luxury family and desert golf resort in Europe and is located in the region with the warmest, driest and sunniest winter climate on the whole of the Iberian coast and in Europe without exception.

It recently won the Bentley International Homes Awards for Best Spanish Development and for Best International Architecture and the Daily Mail Award for Best Almeria Development.  In 2006, it was awarded the Spanish National Madera Verde Environmental Award and in 2007, The Trade Leaders Club presented its New Millennium Gastronomy Award for the Tourism, Hotel and Catering Industry to El Torrente, the resort’s leading restaurant.  Most recently Desert Springs received the New Homes Gold Award for Best Overseas Garden and Landscape.

For further information contact: Simon Coaker
Telephone: +34 678 235 716