Desert Springs Almeria

Golf resort located in the Almanzora valley

Course details:- 72 Par, 6173 yds

Desert Springs golf course is one of the most prestigious golf resorts in the whole of Spain. It is location in Almeria Spain close to the popular tourist resort of Mojacar and the more traditional Spanish resorts of Garrucha and Vera Playa.

A great location for golf and family holidays

Desert Springs is an ideal holiday resport for family and golf parties alike.

They offer a wide choice of accommodation. You can pick what suits your budget from private luxury villas with their own pools, to super quality Apartments and Town Houses with swimming pools and private gardens.

Desert Springs score card

Hole Par White Yellow Red
1 5 514 477 428
2 3 165 145 120
3 5 480 454 405
4 5 399 375 336
5 4 331 305 268
6 4 276 260 251
7 4 385 362 345
8 3 206 170 121
9 5 465 429 407
Out 37 3221 2977 2681
10 4 371 352 329
11 4 400 373 337
12 3 173 160 120
13 5 468 430 383
14 3 147 140 115
15 4 386 351 324
16 4 333 311 283
17 4 316 294 257
18 4 358 320 302
In 35 2952 2731 2450
Total 72 6173 5708 5131

Course details

The Indiana golf course was opened in 2002 to full USGA specifications with quality standards to rival the famous desert courses of Arizona and California. The par 72 course is 6173 yards in length and Europe's only desert golf course.

The course was designed by Peter McEvoy which means good course management, fine turf with ryegrass fairways and fast greens. Although relying heavily on irrigation, they say water isn't a problem. A large team of dedicated ground staff, along with the installation of an innovated water recycling system and residual water treatment plant, ensures the course is maintained to an exceptional high standard.

Playing the course

The course has wide fairways with strategically situated bunkers, dry riverbeds, rocks, streams and a variety of carefully placed cactus plants making Desert Springs one of the most challenging course in the whole of Spain.

For desert, think nasty Texan scrub rather than Saharan sand. Keeping the ball on line, strategy and club selection are the keys to a low score; you could almost leave the driver at home. Water hazards enhance the challenge. The houses are mostly away from the course except on the 17th, where homes rise like canyon walls down both sides of the fairway

Desert Springs is without doubt one of the best golf courses in Spain that provides both amateurs and professionals alike with a totally different experience of playing golf. The quality of the golf course and it's resort facilities was recognised by the Royal Spanish Golf Federation when Desert Springs hosted the Spanish Amateur Open in March 2004 and by the English Golf Union and Welsh Ladies Golf Union as their training venue.

The Indiana course can be both fun and challenging, and it is always visually stunning; bright green fairways contrast vibrantly with the surrounding arid landscape of cactus, rock and flowering desert. Over 500,000 plants were planted on the Indiana Course, where you will also encounter 104 bird species. There are over 150,000 cactus on the course, from 209 different species which are cultivated in our own nursery.

Address:- Desert Springs Resort, Ctra. Las Cunas-Palomares - 04618 Villaricos, Cuevas del Almanzora, Almeria, Spain