Meet Ken & Isabel

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Ken & Isabel JohnstoneTo introduce ourselves – Ken & Isabel Johnstone – we are a husband and wife team who operate this website and own a unique and luxurious ground-floor apartment at the United Golf Resorts, La Tercia complex.

Thanks to past careers, we’ve been fortunate to enjoy traveling to many different destinations over many years, including a 4-year assignment to Geneva, Switzerland. For 20 years, we avoided Spain, under the impression that the country was over-crowded with expat Brits.

However, in late ’90’s we deserted the corporate world to start our own Business Consultancy, and in the 1st couple of years couldn’t afford to travel as much as we’d become used to. So when we got a random phone call from a time-share company offering a free promotional trip to the sun (Costa del Sol), we decided to take advantage. (We were already long-term time-share owners, with a positive experience of exchanging.)

And that began our love affair with Spain. We became regular visitors to the Malaga area, usually at the Club LaCosta resort next to Fuengirola, and after a few years began to investigate property purchase possibilities, mostly further east in Almeria and Murcia regions.

Although we’ve only been very (very!) occasional golfers, we’d like to do more, and are in need of a pleasant form of exercise anyway…Combining that with the all-year round rental potential of golf resort properties, we decided to look for an apartment on a golf resort, and chose a ground-floor 2 bedroom apartment at United Golf Resorts, La Tercia.

We really like the layout of the resort, the way it nestles into the hillside, the building quality and finish, and the choice of a non-glaring white exterior colour – making it tastefully different from many typical Spanish developments round about.

The mountain views are another source of enjoyment, in contrast to many golf developments which a simply “flat and boring”

How pleasant it is to watch the sunrise above the hills from the terrace, then have breakfast in the morning sun.

This website is about helping you share in our experience, visit the Murcia and Costa Calida area, enjoy its mix of golden beaches, quaint coastal townships, dramatic mountains, and historic cities, as well as getting some great golf at La Tercia and the wide range of excellent courses in the new Murcia Golf Valley.

During 2008, we spent about 4 months at La Tercia. After sorting out furnishing for the apartment, we had great fun exploring the area – Mar Menor, La Manga, Costa Calida, as well as some of the inland beauty spots. We’ve tried to capture some of this in the articles and photos on this site, and if you need accommodation for your visit, we can help with that.

Of course, if there’s something you can’t find about golfing breaks in Murcia on the site, use the Contact form to ask us. We’ll help if we can.

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Have fun in the sun!

Ken & Isabel

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