The Desert Springs award winning golf course is regarded as 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.
Desert Springs offer a wide choice of villas, cottages, townhouses and apartments to rent. You can pick what suits your budget from luxury villas with private pools, to super quality apartments and townhouses with communal swimming pools and gardens.
The brilliant 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.
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 recognized 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.