The perfect villa for your golf break in Spain
Are you looking for the perfect accommodation for your golf weekend? Discover La Geoda de Aguilón, a comfortable villa with swimming pool composed of two buildings with capacity for up to eight people, and only five minutes away from Aguilón Golf, a modern 18-hole course.
The house is located in Pilar de Jaravía, a quiet town in Almería, just six kilometres from the tranquil beaches of San Juan de los Terreros and ten from the town of Águilas, in Murcia.
The best climate for golf
The Almeria coast is an almost perfect area for golf, especially in the autumn, winter and spring months. The dry and temperate climate means that sunny and warm days are very frequent even when it is not summer. The average temperature during these dates is 24º in autumn and spring and 17º in winter.
Also, being in a semi-arid area with little rainfall, it is very rare for rain to spoil your party, in Almeria there is an average of 320 sunny days a year. That’s more than 3,300 hours of sunshine a year, compared to 2,600 in Madrid, 2,400 in Barcelona or 1,700 in Bilbao.
The Aguilón Golf Club
The Club Aguilón course is a par 71 of 6.012m designed by Stirling & Martin, architects of dozens of courses in Europe, Asia, America and Africa. It was named the Best Desert Course in Europe by the specialised channel Eurosport.
It is an undulating course, with little flatness, as is usual on courses located in mountainous areas. The obstacles alternate between bunkers and green depressions and it has six lakes and some natural ravines that will test your accuracy.
It stands out for the contrast between its views of the reddish mountains of the Sierra del Aguilón, reminiscent of the mythical desert golf courses of Arizona and California, and the blue waters of the Mediterranean, a few kilometres away at the foot of the course.
All this, together with its excellent maintenance, has made it one of the favourite courses for British and Scandinavian golfers who come to the sunny Spanish Levante during the winter.
Other nearby golf courses
The Aguilón Golf is the closest, but not the only one. There are four other golf courses within a short distance, so you have plenty of variety if your golf break is longer than a weekend away.
About 30km from the house is Desert Springs Golf Club, with its Indiana Course, a Peter McEvoy-designed course inspired by American desert courses, and which meets the standards and specifications of the United States Golf Association (USGA). It is a demanding par 72 that is striking for the contrast between the fairways and the arid, rocky landscape around it.
The Valle del Este Club is in Vera, some 35km from the house. It is a neat par 71 of 5.693m designed by José Canales, trying to integrate it into the pre-desert landscape characteristic of the area. The club also has a golf academy and, as a curiosity, a croquet course, a sport not very popular in Spain but very popular with the abundant English population in the area.
The Lorca Resort Golf Course, located just 30km from the Geoda de Aguilón, is a par 71 designed by Dave Thomas over the rolling hills of the Sierra Almenara, with spectacular views of the Natural Park of the same name.
The Geoda de Aguilón house
As it is not only the golf course that matters for your golf getaway to be a success, we offer you the ideal accommodation for when you finish your day. It is located in an estate at the foot of the Sierra del Aguilón mountain range, with magnificent views of the waters of the Mediterranean.
It is a set of two single-family houses. The main house has two double bedrooms, a bathroom, living room and independent kitchen. It has air conditioning and a fireplace that will make you feel at home on winter nights, when the temperature drops and you will appreciate the warmth.
A second outbuilding has two more bedrooms, a bathroom, a living-dining room and an open plan kitchen.
The plot has everything you could wish for to enjoy your holidays. A large open private swimming pool that you can enjoy all year round, as in winter the water is heated. And if the pool is not enough for you, you can also enjoy an outdoor jacuzzi, where you can take a relaxing bath with a glass of wine to relax from the day’s journey while watching the stars.
Outside the main building you have a very large covered porch, with sun loungers, sofa and dining area and one last detail, a fridge, because we all agree that it’s a drag to have to go to the kitchen to get the next beer, isn’t it?
On the porch you will also find a built-in barbecue, as there are not many things better after a tiring day of two rounds of golf than a good barbecue for dinner while you discuss that perfect bunker shot on the 14th with your fellow golfers.
And if the weather is warm and you prefer the sun, you can also eat in the open patio area, where there is a second dining table and another seating area with sofas facing the pool.
The area of San Juan de los Terreros
The Levante Almeriense area is very busy in the summer months, between mid-June and mid-September. During the rest of the year, it keeps most of the hotels and leisure facilities open, mainly due to the large English population of the province, which means that there is life in the area but without the crowds of the high season.
The nearest town is San Juan de los Terreros, 4km from the house. It is a quiet coastal town of about 1.000 inhabitants, but in reality there are many more due to the floating population and foreigners. It is a typical Andalusian coastal town, with a pleasant promenade, beach bars, restaurants and all the necessary services.
A little more than 10km to the north is Águilas, also a coastal town of 36,000 inhabitants in winter with many more facilities, shopping centres, large retail chains, multiplex cinemas, etc. It is also famous for its Carnival festivities, one of the most popular in Spain, which last for over a week in February. If you feel like combining golf with partying, this is a perfect plan.
Other areas of interest nearby
Further south, some 20km away, are the popular tourist destinations of Vera, Garrucha and Mojacar. Vera playa is the more residential area, consisting mainly of urbanisations and boasting a couple of excellent beach clubs.
Garrucha is a fishing village which over the last few decades has been transformed into a centre for a large influx of holidaymakers. It is world famous for its red prawns, which can be sampled in some of the best restaurants in the province.
Finally, Mojácar is famous for its Moors and Christians festivities, which take place in mid-June. Also well known are its chiringuitos (beach bars), several of which come straight out of the town’s hippie era in the 1970s, where you can have an excellent rice dish, listen to a jazz concert, enjoy a late-night drink or dance until dawn.
And if nature is your thing, a little further south you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Cabo de Gata, probably the last unspoilt area of the European Mediterranean. On its more than 60 km of coastline there are just five small villages, the largest of which has a population of 3,000. You can enjoy the unspoilt sandy coves of volcanic origin, the quiet restaurants of Agua Amarga or the popular bars of Las Negras.
How to get here
The country house is only 7km from the AP7 motorway, which makes road connections to the north with Cartagena, Alicante and the rest of the Levante region very quick via the AP7 and to the south and the interior of the peninsula via its connection with the A7 and RM7 motorways.
These good communications also make transfers to the nearest airports much easier. Murcia Airport is only one hour away (90km) and Almeria Airport is just over an hour away (110km). Slightly further away is Alicante Airport, a two hour drive (180km). There are several shuttle companies from the airport. For reference, a transfer from Murcia Airport to Pilar de Jaravía can cost around 70€, depending on date and time.
And if traveling by train is more your thing, there is a high speed AVE station in Murcia, 115km away, an hour and a bit by direct motorway. Also under construction is the AVE station at Lorca, due to open in 2026 and only half an hour from the Aguilón Geode.