Autovia E-15 (Exit 529), Vera,
Almeria, Andalucia 04620
18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb (more so on the front-nine) and a few longish green-to-tee walks.
85 km NE of Almeria.
Heading north-east from Almeria on the A7-E15 motorway, take exit 529 (Vera). At roundabout after exit ramp take the first exit, direction "via de servicio" (do not take direction Vera or go back onto the A7). After 100 metres at second roundabout, follow direction Club de Campo Valle del Este. After 1.1 km turn left into Valle del Este Golf & Hotel, and follow signs.
Valle del Este Golf Resort: Often described as "golfing in the desert", Valle del Este is first and foremost a resort, with an excellent and very comfortable four-star hotel and many holiday apartment blocks. Added to the resort is a rather tight and technical, not overly long golf course, where the front-nine weaves its way around the real estate.
Thankfully the back-nine is much stronger, has less intrusive housing around the holes and brings into play the attractive dry river bed of the Nuno River. In golfing terms the course requires you to hit straight but not necessarily long; there is little comfort or safety beyond the generally narrow fairways and light rough - deep ravines as well as thick bushes and scrub often lie in wait for anything too wayward.
Water hazards also make an occasional appearance, not least at the short par-4 5th hole, where the fairway has been split in two - one half a sliver of short-cut grass, the other a small lake ! Who said golf course designers weren't sadists ! When the housing is not in front of you there are pleasant views onto the surrounding countryside - dry and rugged hills and higher mountains farther afield.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 36.
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts (fitted with GPS) available for hire.
Urb. Valle del Este, Autovia E-15 (exit 529), 04620 Almeria-Vera, Spain.
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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.
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