Desert Springs Golf Club

Carretera Las Cunas - Palomares,

Cuevas del Almanzora, Almeria 04618

  • Office

    +34 637 861 591
  • Pro shop

    +34 637 861 592
  • Fax

    +34 647 478 014
  • Academy

    The Desert Springs Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Desert-style. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Desert and residential.

  • Designer:

    Peter McEvoy
SSS or slope






How to get there:

95 km NE of Almeria

Heading north-east from Almeria on the A7-E15 motorway, take exit 537 (Cuevas del Almanzora) and follow the A332 direction Cuevas del Almanzora. After 4.6 km turn right direction Palomares / Vera. After 1.5 km turn left direction Palomares. After 3.2 km turn left at sign Desert Springs. After 1.7 km enter Desert Springs resort. After 1.4 km golf is on your right.

Desert Springs Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 2001

Desert Springs Golf Club: Inspired by the famous desert courses of Arizona & California, the Indiana course at Desert Springs Golf Club is the first desert course in Europe. Extraordinary attention to detail has been paid at what you might at first think is a Tex-Mex theme park. Everything here has the look and feel of the south-western corner of the United States - the "desert-style" Indiana Course wouldn't look at all out of place in Arizona. Beyond the not overly wide slivers of fairway, lies typical desert rough, containing a fine array of cactus and wild desert flowers; beware the occasional snake or scorpion ! Ball-finding in these areas is not impossible, but playing out from the hardpan stony ground may damage those new irons of yours (its best to put an old 9-iron in your bag for these occasions). This exciting layout is relatively easy walking, with pleasant but not excessive undulations and several (often dry) water hazards. Hilly, rugged, arid countryside surrounds the course as well as holiday homes and villas on some holes. Thankfully most of the course will remain free of real estate, although at the 17th the housing was built much too close to the hole; this good short par-4 is frequently played as a modest par-3 from forward tees. For the most part this is a fun and very distinctive course, which provides an excellent test for your game. Full marks to Senore McEvoy.
List of courses: Spain - Murcia / Almeria


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes (Indiana course) in high season (Feb thru' May; Oct/Nov): 1-player €100; 2-players €150; 4-players €260.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 64th best Stay&Play golf resort in continental Europe.


  • Colonial Aptmnts at Desert Springs

    Carretera Las Cunas - Palomares, Cuevas del Almanzora

    +34 678 679 387

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    Apartments & Holiday villas to rent
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Desert Springs

    • Golf within 10 km:


    • Golf within 30 km:

      Valle del Este

  • Hotel Valle del Este4-star

    Urb. Valle del Este, Autovia E-15 (exit 529), 04620 Almeria-Vera, Spain.

    +34 950 548 600

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    The Sercotel Valle del Este Hotel is a 4-star hotel in Vera, in a resort near golf courses and Vera beach. It has several pools, a sports area and various restaurants, offering a vast range of leisure and fun to ensure a perfect vacation. The hotel has 130 fully equipped double rooms and 12 Junior suites.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Valle del Este

    • Golf within 10 km:


    • Golf within 30 km:

      Desert Springs

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