Desert Springs Golf
Based in Cuevas del Almanzora, Costa Almeria
Desert Springs Golf
A message from the designer Peter McEvoy; A bit of advice for Desert Springs - keep it on the fairways! It is better to be conservative and accumulate your score. The Indiana is not the kind of course that yields to overpowering. Like most championship courses you have to think your way around. Club selection is vital in many areas. Sometimes a little more is needed, sometimes a little less - think before you swing!
Desert Springs Golf Course was inspired by the top quality desert courses of Arizona; played thoughtfully, the Indiana can be both fun and testing, and it is always visually stunning; bright green fairways contrast vibrantly with the surrounding arid landscape of cactus, rock and flowering desert.
The beauty of golf, the aspect, which separates it from other sports, lies in the variety of terrain over which it is played. While golfers enjoy golf of many types, from links to parkland, surely the world's most spectacular courses are those laid out over rugged desert landscapes. The contrast, between the beautifully prepared and manicured playing areas and the arid yet vividly coloured desert, captures the very essence of why golf stands apart from other sports.
Over 600,000 cacti and other desert plants grow progressively more dense and troubling, the further your shot is off the fairway, culminating in the dreaded “spiked lies”, so the course is both demanding and exhilarating. It offers a variety of shot making challenges to test the skill level of every player, from the beginner to professional.
The Clubhouse provides everything for the golfer and non-golfer. It has been designed to be magnificent, but extremely laid back and friendly, with lots of pleasant and intimate spaces in which to relax.
The Desert Springs Golf course opened in 2001 and was designed by Peter McEvoy.
18 holes, Par 71/72
Orange; 6159 m/5978 m, Slope 129
Yellow; 5694 m/ 5526 m, Slope 130
Green; 5134 m/4971 m, Slope 128
Hole 17 'El Burro' can either be played as a Par 3 or a Par 4, hence the differences in length!
The total length is 6159 m
Handicap; Men; 28 Ladies; 36
Facilities; Restaurant, bar, buggy bar, pro shop, golf academy, driving range, practice area; target greens, fairways and green side bunkers , putting green, chipping green, 2 Huxley 'all-weather' practice area, rental clubs, trolleys and buggies.
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Desert Springs Golf; Villaricos, Cuevas del Almanzora 04618, Almeria, Spain.
GPS; LAT; 37º 15' 19" N. LONG: 1º 49' 30" W.