Desert Springs Golf Resort, Almería
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Desert Springs Resort, Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course is located in Cuevas del Almanzora and Vera, the Almeria region of Andalucía, south-east Spain.
Why Desert Springs Resort?
The Almanzora has a true desert climate… Sunny, warm and dry in winter, in summer hot inland, but cooler on the coast and on the plateau of Desert Springs Resort. It is a fact that the Almanzora enjoys the warmest, sunniest and driest winter of the whole of the coast of Spain and Europe. Sun drenched family holidays in Spain and long golf weekends are available at all times of year, including suntans from September to May!
Only two and a half hours flight from Northern Europe and a straight, quiet, 50 minutes drive from the Almeria International Airport. Alicante and Murcia airports are also an economic option and easy drive. A unique desert climate, stunning scenery, sandy beaches, great food, lots to do and see and Spain's finest individual luxury apartment, townhouse and villa accommodation.
There is something for everyone... real relaxation, world-class golf, family fun, beaches, water sports, outdoor living, fitness facilities, quality of life and a genuine Spanish lifestyle. The unhurried rhythm of daily life, its celebrations, sociability and the region's emphasis on the outdoors creates an easy, relaxed atmosphere.
Variety is the essence of the Almanzora and whatever your interests, you will find plenty to enjoy. With its culture, welcoming locals, sense of warmth and well being, the Almanzora's many Holiday Styles are easy to embrace. Sun filled days on beaches, exploring the countryside, playing exhilarating golf or a variety of other sports... all against a backcloth of Spanish tradition with lively fiestas, vibrant bars, fine restaurants and colourful local markets. Holidays in Spain don't get much better than this!
The Cost: “Really anywhere in Spain so it is a lifestyle choice, a single could live comfortably on €1,200 — or less. A couple can live for around €2,000 a month. Eating out at restaurants is very inexpensive as are childcare, groceries transportation and sport and leisure club membership/activities.
The population in the development of Desert Spring Golf is 100 people at any giving timewith a capacity to hold over 1000 people.
Take me there!
Main Entrance via the Orange Grove
What’s the story with house prices?
Desert Springs Resort currently comprises of 400 luxury residential homes.
It is cleverly designed and broken into streets and urbanasations with a mix of Villa models:
Two & Three-bedroom Apartments at ‘The Golf Residence’
Las Sierras III Apartments and Townhouses
Desert Gold - Pueblo Villas - Buenaventura - El Paso
The Powderhorn consisting of model types- Country Villa - El Paso - Arizona - Colorado - Residencia
Sweetwater Island Drive consisting of model types - Country Houses - Caprichosa - Herencia
Sierra Drive consisting of model types - Country Villa - Texas
The average asking prices are:
2 Bedroom Apartment - 139,000€
2 Bedroom Townhouse - 230,000€
2 Bedroom Villa - 295,000€
3 Bedroom Apartment - 139,000€
3 Bedroom Townhouse - 275,000€
3 Bedroom Villa - 295,000€
Facilities already completed and in use at Desert Springs Resort include:
The Indiana course, a par 72 -18-hole USGA specification golf course, designed by former Great Britain and Ireland Golf Team Captain Peter McEvoy who was inspired by the desert courses of Arizona and California;
A golf academy whose PGA qualified teaching professionals cater for several international teams, for many of the English County Union’s elite squads; PGA European Tour, PGA Europro Tour and LET players.
Two tennis courts, two padel courts, beach volley ball and two football pitches – one is a full-size grass pitch; the other is designed for five-a-side games;
A cricket ground with an eighteen (18) wicket square, constructed to ECB standards and specifications open all year round. Complimented by a Marquee pavilion, sightscreens, scoreboard, sprint strips, and associated facilities, it provides an outstanding facility to practice and play cricket.
A Cricket Academy with facilities that comprise; twenty-four (24) grass wickets and run up with nets, one artificial wicket with nets, a full length artificial grass wicket, a Professional Bola Bowling Machine with 28 ball feeder, requisite training equipment and a specific hard standing area, which provides outside space for facilities such as a free weights gym, stretching mats and a medical area.
A Spanish colonial style Golf Club House with a lounge, bar, restaurant, locker rooms, TV and reading rooms, and a Ralph Lauren Golf Boutique;
The Crocodile Club which provides family fun at the heart of the resort with pools, equipped sand play areas, a kid’s battery powered John Deere Gator circuit as well as a Jacuzzi, sun lawns and a pool bar;
A health and fitness club and spa.
Where should I get lunch?
El Torrente situated at the Golf Club House, is without challenge Cuevas del Almanzora’s premiere restaurant. With a stunning setting, it looks out over Powder Creek and its Cascade.
El Torrente is famous for its fine Spanish dining including several very special local dishes and fresh fish. The main restaurant is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Deck at The Clubhouse
Overlooking Powder Creek and its Cascade, The Deck has a stunning setting to enjoy early morning coffee, evening cocktails and delicious lunches.
The Deck Menu has a wide choice of light lunch time food available through daylight hours, including tasty soups, tapas, salads, burgers, pasta, wraps and filled ciabatta.
The Crocodile Club Restaurant & Rosewood Bar
Set on a high point overlooking Desert Springs with views to the sea and the surrounding mountains, the Crocodile Club restaurant is housed in an enormous African style thatched long house.
The 'Croc' features an eclectic menu of Mediterranean, Pacific Rim and Thai dishes, along with fresh fish and grills, Pastas and Pizzas and Desert Hamburgers; lots for kids and something special for the adults. Tables are available in the restaurant around the open fire or on the terraces or outside in the semi-secluded terraced garden. The restaurant is open for lunch and/or dinner according to the season.
The bar is made of huge trunks of old dried rosewood from the Namibian desert and features a circular sitting out area; an open sided, canvas windowed 'Rondavel' looking out, African style, over the local wildlife at the water holes and in amongst the rocks and sand bunkers, to the surrounding plains and the sea.
This is the number one meeting place for early, and indeed not so early, evening drinks on the resort and features a delicious, but dangerous, selection of 'Croctails'.
El Chiringuito Pool Bar
Serving light lunches and a range of superb healthy fruit punches of the innocent and more grown up variety, the pool bar is a great place to lounge and shoot the breeze.
The tiny shop offers casual beachwear, sandals, kikoi wraps from Kenya, sunglasses, sunscreen and other requisites for long sunny days.
Private Dining at The Cave Bar
Known as La Cueva del Almanzora, this original but refurbished cave has a really cool bar and offers an extraordinary private meeting room and exclusive and atmospheric private dining facilities in its underground gallery.
So what’s the big draw?
"Its ease of access and favorable climate conditions, it provides the perfect location to invite people from all over Europe to live an active and social life – especially during the winter months when Northern Europe is experiencing weather conditions that reduce outdoor life substantially.”
What do people love about it?
A wonderful resort to unwind or relax. For sports, there is golf, Cricket, football & The Sierra Sports & Fitness Club provides a wide range of indoor and open-air sports and fitness facilities for players, programmes for partners and club officials.
Available facilities include:
An Aerobics Gymnasium, with state of the art equipment
External Exercise Steps and Boxing Bob Punch Bags
Contra Current in Main Pool
Trim Trail with equipped Exercise Stations
2 Cushion Life Tennis Courts
2 Cushion Life Paddle Tennis Courts
Beach Volley Ball Court
Schools and supermarkets?
Besides on site services and sport related schools, the nearby towns of Vera and Cuevas del Amanzora will have all the majot schools, supermarket and shops if you need to leave the resort.
OK, I’m sold. Give me one piece of local trivia to impress a local
Opened in 2001, Desert Springs Resort quickly established an international reputation for outstanding quality, attracting discerning golfers, international elite amateur teams and professionals, as well as major international events, including two Spanish Amateur Opens, host to the 2015, 2016, 2018 & 2019PGA Europro Tour Championships and the 2017, 2018 & 2019 2nd Stage of the European Tour Qualifying School.