Valle del Este
Almeria, located in the far southeastern corner of the Iberian peninsula, is a sun-baked province with the highest hours of sunshine and lowest rainfall in Europe. This semi-arid desert-like landscape is a sparsely populated wilderness with pockets of green, making it a unique destination for golfers.
Almeria offers a twist to traditional golf courses by providing Europe's only desert golf experience. The dry, arid, sand bunkers are a real challenge for golf enthusiasts looking to test their skills. Some of the most popular golf courses in Almeria include the Desert Springs Golf Club, Alborán Golf, and Valle del Este Golf Course. These courses are beautifully designed and offer a unique golfing experience that cannot be found anywhere else in Europe.
There’s plenty of reasons to choose Almeria for your next golf holiday. There’s the pleasing year-round climate of Southern Spain, the laid-back charm of the towns and resorts and the stunning rugged beauty of its mountainous landscape.
Ultimately, you also need a choice of quality golf courses to play, as well.
Thankfully, Almeria comes up trumps on this count, offering up an eclectic treat for golfers of all abilities.
A classic resort-style golf destination, Valle Del Este is one of the most popular places to make base for many a golf tour.
This is the ideal mix for those looking for quality golf and amazing amenities right on your doorstep.
The four-star on-site hotel offers plenty of options for food, drink and revelry when you’re not playing, while on the course, you’ll be in for a genuine treat.
The Jose Canales designed course is a classic resort-style layout, impressively manicured fairways, palm trees strategically placed throughout and enough water to keep you focused. It’s a course of elegant charm that’s further enhanced by the simply jaw-dropping backdrop of the Southern Spanish landscape.
A real favourite for golf tourists to Almeria, the Peter McAvoy designed course benefits from the warm, dry microclimate of the region. Replete with rocky landscape and a variety of cactus plants dotted around the stunning wide fairways, Desert Springs offers a touch of Arizona to the heart of Almeria.
It’s a popular venue for groups and golf societies visiting the region, for reasons that become apparent from the moment you arrive. Warm of welcome, the club boasts first-class facilities and practice areas.
And, the championship layout and high-quality conditions of the amazing course provides a genuine challenge that’s always enjoyable.
Another quality resort for golf and off-course entertainment, Almerimar is a five-star venue that combines idyllic days on the course with sumptuous surroundings and delectable dining choices.
Benefitting from its location close to the delightful Almerimar marina, the resort has been a haven for golf tourists for more than fifty years, and today’s experience is up there with the very best in the region.
The course itself, designed by the legendary Gary Player, is a classic example of high-end resort golf. Beautifully kept, with receptive greens and wide, friendly fairways, yet enough hazards to give a sense of risk if your accuracy is off.
If you’re looking to indulge in some refined style on and off the course, without the need to travel too far afield then this is an ideal retreat for that short golfing break to Spain.
For many a golf tourist, the treat is not always about challenging your game but simply experiencing some elegant new environments to play for pleasure - with perhaps a bit of sunshine and warmth thrown in for good measure!
If that sounds like your idea of a good time on the course when you’re away, then you really want to consider La Envia.
A delightful little gem of a course that’s interesting enough to enjoy while sedate enough for a more relaxed round. This is a treat for social golfers, looking to work up a thirst for their evening’s entertainment.
And, just a short drive from the airport, beaches and city centre, you couldn’t ask for a more convenient location in all of Almeria.
Another course that plays to the social golfer, Marina is a relatively short trek by modern standards but offers plenty to hold your interest, a layout that’s kept typically smart and a variety of amazing views of the local landscape.
It’s something of a course of two halves, with nine holes soaking up the charm of the Andalusian coastline, while the other nine creep into the shadows of the surrounding mountains. It also benefits from its location, just a short drive from the coastal resorts to ensure you can enjoy your golf and nightlife in equal measure.
If you’re planning a multi-course tour of Almeria, then including Marina into the mix can be a surprising joy to behold.
Rolling, undulating fairways, sloping hills and a truly spectacular natural backdrop make for a memorable days golf when visiting Aguilon.
Sandwiched between the Sierra Aguilon hills and the jaw-dropping beauty of the San Juan de Los Terreros coastline, this is an immaculate course that offers a genuine test while remaining gloriously fun to experience. Designed to replicate the courses that hug California’s Pacific coast, Aguilon is an ideal companion course to Desert Springs. Like its counterpart, the course is an ideal blend of charm, challenge and natural beauty.
And a course that should be on the must-play list for anyone visiting the Almeria region.
There’s a distinctive feel to the golf in Almeria, that truly lends itself to those looking for a combination of great days on quality courses in the sun, with a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere during the downtime.
From stunning five-star resorts to courses that offer quirks, challenges and plenty of natural beauty, Almeria boasts an array of options that just adds more delight to Spain’s golfing tapestry.
Give it a go and we’re sure you won’t be disappointed. To find out more, plan your trip or discuss some of the deals on golf holidays in Almeria, then get in touch with our team of advisors today.
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In Almeria city it’s self you will find a modern and vibrant feel, a bustling City with quality restaurants, hotels and service. Almeria has recently become more of a tourist destination than it used to be, however it has by no means lost any of it’s traditional Spanish culture. The people here are very friendly in comparison to further down the coast, however, be prepared to practice your Spanish, as English is spoken much less in this area, than in the bigger tourist destinations further down the Coast.
We can provide you with your complete golf holiday package in Almeria, Spain, including your accommodation, transport requirements and discounted green fee’s at some of the best golf courses, including Valle del Este, Desert Springs, La Envia and more. Play golf in Almeria, browse the golf courses and hotels that we offer in Almeria, see above, then contact us for a quote.
If your planning to take a golf break in Almeria in the height of summer, expect it to be HOT! Summer temperatures in Almeria can reach over 38 degrees, in temperatures like these, a round of golf is usually played early morning or twilight. However come before July, or after August and you will find a much more pleasing climate, with summer lasting a little longer than elsewhere on the Spanish Coast, making it perfect for a winter golfing getaway.
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