The best for last day....
Alboran was the best course we played out of 4 in the Almeria region.
Used to be a private affair but it is now run (very recently) by the Council and believe or not, they are doing a great job. The condition of the course was excellent and the greens were the best, although recently treated. The scenery is spectacular from every hole, lots of trees, olive/palms etc some holes have a "desert feel", reminded me of the one and only Desert Springs which is only one hour away (played it last year an2 years ago, I loved it..). A few carries over depression, quite arid vegetation. Some water comes into play, each hole is very attractive. There were quite a few slopes. The last hole is very spectacular,, long, up and down, with a lovely approach to a raised green.
The fairways were nicely cut, fairly wide, the rough manageable, so were the sand bunkers. Our Team of 3 Ladies had the pleasure to play with a native Spaniard from Madrid, holidaying in the region, his name was Paco, a charming elderly gentleman enjoying his retirement after a colourful working life with Unicef or Unesco, cannot remember (probably too much Pink gin the previous night). Pac only had 5 or 6 clubs in his carry bag, but he surely could hit the ball once he had settled with our international trio (French, Polish, English). Must admit he spoke fluent French as most Spaniards do.
The Clubhouse is tiny, with minimum necessities. There is a drinks dispenser for water, coffee, beer and sweet bars.
A proper Bar is being built, so at the moment, get your beer for 1 Euro from the dispenser, sit on the grass area under the palm trees, chairs are available and that is your 19th hole, enjoy the serenity & beauty around you.
I must admit I would love to return to this course when next in Almeria.