Five local bowlers had a visit to the Mojácar Bowls Club over the last weekend. We had a great time and it was very good value for money.
The thing that impressed me most was the model that was used for the creation of the bowls facility. It came into being around 3 years ago.
My understanding is that the council funded the building of the bowls facility. They then leased it out to the Servigroup Marina Mar hotel on a long term lease. The hotel runs the bowls facility. The Mojácar Bowls Club contracts with the hotel to use the facility part of the time. The rest of the time it can be used by hotel guests or visiting bowls clubs.
It provides an additional sports facility in the area and provides an opportunity for the hotel to increase occupancy.
I believe that doing something similar in Almerimar would be a great idea. For me, the perfect location would be on part of the car park close to the golf clubhouse. I guess that the council own this land. Plus I guess they own the "unused" grassy area between the car park and the road that goes past the tourist office.
The grass area near the road could be levelled and the car park extended in this direction. The bowls facility could then be built close to where the herb garden used to be on the edge of the golf course.
You can see a few more photos from the trip in the Gallery.