17 and 18 August: A team from Desert Springs travelled to Madrid for the return match against Real Club de Golf La Herreria. Unfortunately the travelling team came second, loosing 5 games to 3, but Director of Golf, Simon Coaker won the post-match, one-armed drinking contest!
13, 14 & 15th August: Villaricos celebrated it´s summer fiesta, culminating on the evening of the 15th with the Mariachi band, followed by a spectacular fireworks display on the promenade.
On the evening of 11 August: Barry & Pauline Carver dressed to impress at the Desert Springs Summer Ball, meanwhile 40,000 invaders had come ashore on the beaches of Villaricos for the annual Creamfields music festival.
16 July: Villaricos celebrates the ´Fiesta de la virgen del Carmen´, where the fishermen honour the virgin that protects them whilst at sea. - An excuse for another party!