Vera, in Almería, had been waiting years for a golf course and finally through Golf Valle del Este the dream of so many people came true in 2002. This is Europe’s second desert course. Designed by José Canales, who closely studied techniques in Arizona before moving machinery on to this prime site, the course winds through low hills and brush where there is a stark contrast between the green of the golf and its arid surroundings. The autoctonous trees, olives, algarrobos, figs, palms and sparta grasses add to the natural environment, which the developers have been careful to respect. The sea is visible from several holes. Valle del Este is located some 40 minutes east of Almería international airport, an hour from Murcia and two hours from Alicante.
HOW TO GET THERE
From the E-15 Almería-Murcia motorway take exit 529 (Vera) and take the first turn after 50 metres and another right turn 50 metres further on brings you, after a further 800 metres, into the Valle del Golf Resort.