At 6,255 yards, Valle Del Este is by no means the longest course around, but it has a fascinating variety of distinctive holes that are guaranteed to test every facet of your game. The course has been carved out of the desert, and approaching the greens golfers will often have to carry large expanses of sandy wasteland. The enormous putting surfaces allow for a great variety of pin positions, which can make every hole play in a number of distinct styles.
The idyllic landscape makes Valle Del Este a stunning location, and there are times when the blue hues of the Mediterranean are visible in the distance from this terrific resort course. A number of notable regional and national tournaments have been contested at Valle Del Este already, despite its youth, and a visit here comes highly recommended.
Valle Del Este has a comprehensive golf academy, where the facilities - including a large range and an extensive short game area - give you the ideal opportunity to sharpen your skills.
|Designed by||Jose Canales|
|Opened for play||2003|
Valle Del Este is an expansive resort, set across some 108 acres of Almeria's desert land. The hotel is a low rise construction which is extremely contemporary in style, both inside and out, especially the interior which is bedecked with the most tasteful modern décor and furnishings.
The hotel has a total of 142 rooms, including 12 spacious and luxurious suites. All have a terrace with views over the golf course and/or the coast, and inside are fitted with satellite television, high-speed internet access, mini-bar, air-conditioning, telephone and safe deposit box. Valle Del Este is an all-encompassing resort with excellent facilities, but is also fortunate enough to be situated within easy reach of the stunning mountain villages, as well as the pictureseque beaches and villages along the coastline, allowing you to spend some time exploring the area.
The region is blessed with endless hours of sunshine, making it the ideal destination for a golf or leisure break under the sun.
There is a nearby beach club, open throughout the day, where you can relax with a beer or lounge around in the sunshine. Guests can also arrange to try a number of water sports, or take a lesson at the accredited sailing school. Valle Del Este's spa facility boasts a wellness lounge, hydrotherapy spa, beauty treatment cabins and a solarium. There are many specialist treatments designed to ensure total relaxation, while there is also a well-equipped gymnasium for those in search of a thorough work-out.
La Estancia is Almeria's most famous steak restaurant, where the finest Argentinian beef fills the menu. For some late night action, head for Café del Arte, where local DJs play funk and electronic sessions on scheduled night.
Valle Del Este has no less than 5 restaurants; choose from the buffet dining room, swimming pool grill, beach club restaurant, beach club terrace or the beach club trattoria.
The hotel has three watering holes, including a pool side bar, golf pub and a beach club bar.
Room OK top floor bit noisy with extractor motor on roof I think!! Clean and tidy basic
Unbeatable value for money. A special mention for the friendliness and kindness of the staff. The golf course is great. You need a car to visit orto go the beach
Although the " suites " have now coffee makers in them which is a plus , the rooms are starting to look a little dated . Certain staff have a definite attitude problem and really shouldn't be working in the hospitality sector . Food has improved from recent years .
The rooms were good standard,and very clean.The restaurant had a good choice of food but the seating and lighting do not give a good atmosphere to dine out.Needs some screens and less harsher lights.There is a nearby bar which is great price and service adjacent to hotel and a supermarket too.Take pillows as those in the room are much too hard to sleep on.The hotel is about 50 minutes from almeria airport and a bit isolated.
The Hotel and Staff were excellent we had a fantastic stay. The food and facilities were great and would thoroughly recommend.
Hotel starting to look tired. Air conditioning in rooms did not work during hot stay. Rooms were clean. Very poor selection of overcooked, bland food presented in an uninspired fashion. At time of stay hotel was hosting a wedding party and all food and drink provision seemed to be prioritised in that direction.
Very nice and spacious rooms en suite, views over the course and large swimming pool are excellent. The food and service are first class. This years refurbishment of the Spa area has brought the hotel up to bordering 5 Star and just great after a days golf. This was our 6th visit in 7 years, best value in Spain by a long shot.
If you're looking for value for money this is the place to go.Good hotel comfortable rooms bar prices very reasonable, the only downside is there isn't a fantastic choice in the restaurant,but you wont starve.
Breakfast and Dinner buffet's were both excellent. Decent size rooms and good service made it great value for money.
Perfect location and setting, staff very helpful and pleasant
This is a great hotel. Food absolutely fantastic! Staff relaxed, helpful and friendly.
The Hotel was very comfortable. The rooms a good size big balcony overlooking the golf course. The staff very efficient and helpful. I missed a cosy atmosphere in the bar but would recommend the place because the golf course is good and really value for money.
Nice hotel if maybe a wee bit tired. Very comfortable room with good CH for January. Would not have junior suite again for January as balcony recessed for summer shade - standard room better to capitalise on what heat there is. Cuisine OK but have to be selective. Good reasonably priced wine list. Spa good. For the money our 3 week stay was a steal! Will return but take warm golf gear.
I am biased as i have stayed at this hotel at least 10 times in January. The staff are welcoming and efficient, the rooms good and the food also very good. The weather in January is always pleasant. Rain is almost unheard of and the midday temperature approaches 20. This year for the 3 weeks of our stay it was almost wall to wall sunshine.
Excellent hotel great value for money
always a pleasure to stay here, friendly staff and great rooms with a view. The spa has been updated from our last stay and was a welcome surprise as it was a bit tired last time. The food served in the restaurant was first class and there was always plenty to choose from.
Nice hotel, very comfortable room the food was great and the staff very attentive
Excellent large room with good sized balcony. Brilliant view down to coast.
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The pace of play during the weekdays was good, but during weekend it was slow, especially on Saturday, there were 2, 4 balls (beginners)ahead of us and they had a coach with them. We had to wait for every shot. Not enjoyable. But the course is in good condition
Really nice typical desert course don't like idea walkers with buggy doesn't work
The golf course is great, not easy because very long and sometimes narrow, but it is a place to recommend. I will surely return and stay a little longer.
A great golf course
Slow play is a real problem here , they seem to put a priority on large groups ( more money ) with smaller ones pushed aside . 5 hours plus was the norm on this course which is useless when you're out at 3.30 and it's dark at 8pm . The greens are still work in progress a year after they were damaged last year , and no one seems tho know what a pitch repairer is for !!
The course is challenging but enjoyable.However the speed of play was generally very slow typically 5 hours but the marshalls were helpful in trying to ensure people were let through behind the mega slow groups.Greens were good condition although slower than we were used to at home ,quite a lot of sand on green surfaces on many holes.The course itself was green but it is set in a scrubland area beyond its boundary so doesnt make for picturesque views.
Excellent course with much on course improvements evident. Considering how much use the course gets it is a triumph. Good pace of play.
Great course ,well maintained. Recommend a buggy unless very fit. Would not recommend this course for high handicappers due to a number of challenging tee shots but ok for low and medium. Excellent driving range and putting facilities on hand. All in all the whole package is highly recommended.
Only the one course but some great holes.Quite a few elevated tee shots which is always nice with some great views.Plenty of buggies and electric trolleys, but you can walk it if you wanted to.Greens were a little slow but we were in June so maybe they were keeping them a bit longer because of the heat.You come off the course and the bar is by the 18th or you can cross the road and visit Karen's bar which is highly recommended.
Very well maintained, great views and even though it's not a particularly long course, strategically placed bunkers and water makes it challenging as well as enjoyable to play.
This course is hard but fair, will be back for a 5 th time next year to better my score !
This is our 3rd year so although it is challenging it is also fun. Lots of golf balls are required as there are water hazards and out of bounds. Play is slow as there are many groups out. We will return next year.
The course was generally in good condition. The greens were better than in some January visits. The beauty of Val D.Este is that no 2 holes are the same. You have to think your way around. It also has avariety of tees that means a veteran like myself can choose the length i play. In 15 rounds in 3 weeks the longest round time wise was 4hrs. 20min and the shortest 3hrs. 30 min.
Course in fantastic condition much better than recently played on the Costa del sol. Greens in superb condition. Will be back again in magical
Too many people as usual and not enough supervision of players enabling some to play very slowly. On the first day we just finished as the sun set making it a bit difficult. The marshall although present on the course never mentioned the fact that if play was not sped up it would be dark for us as the last group finishing. Etiquette is not observed or enforced on this course and although it is a delight to play it definatley needs some serious policing on the course. Essential maintainance of the greens was taking place so it did make a difference to the round but overall still enjoyable.
The course was very good and played well, there wasn’t to much waiting , the greens had been watered with contaminated water so where a little rough around the fringes and the bunkers had far to much sand in them. That said we had a brilliant 5 days golf
Some tough holes but very enjoyable experience.
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