The high standard one might expect of all things connected to Sotogrande is perfectly obvious in its marina. The best mooring and related services, outstanding restaurants and shops, and possibly the best school for sailing and other marine activities in Spain are all here to distinguish this marina from others in the Malaga and Cadiz provinces.
The Valderrama golf course and spectacular views over the Strait of Gibraltar are among the celebrated assets of Sotogrande Alto, in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain. And there’s probably no better place to enjoy these than right next to the world class course, in the comfort of a penthouse or apartment in the residential development of Valgrande
Los Granados de Sotogrande is a development of 44 luxury townhouses and nine private villas situated on the banks of the Guadiaro river.
Southern Spain’s guaranteed year-round sunshine has made the Andalusian coastline a favourite golf destination, with well over 50 courses now existing within the 50 miles or so of coastline known as the “Costa del Sol” covering parts of both the Malaga and Cadiz provinces. Inaugurated in 1964, The Real Club de Golf Sotogrande is one of the most famous among these, as well as one of the oldest.
An important residential area in Sotogrande Alto (the elevated part of Sotogrande most famous for golf and panoramic views) is La Reserva de Sotogrande, consisting of the newest golf course in the resort and the exclusive properties that surround it.
Inaugurated in 1998 and designed by Dave Thomas, Almenara Golf is celebrated for its views, playing quality, and varied facilities.
Whatever your handicap and ability level, you will find a golf course in Sotogrande to suit your needs. Sotogrande Golf Academy can provide lessons to the inexperienced and young, whereas 27 hole Almenara and 18 hole member club La Reserva are considered the best golf courses in Europe.
“THERE is a lot of work involved but it is all part of the fun,” explains Richard Parfitt as he relates his experience of building his own home in Spain.
Sotogrande has become renowned as one of the most luxurious urbanizations in Europe and boasts some of the most expensive homes to boot.
If you’ve recently become acquainted with Sotogrande, then you might have heard references to the alto (high) and costa (coastal) areas. But just what exactly is the difference?