Inside Europe’s best golf destination

on 30. Jan 2023 at 14:12 PM from Village Verde Sotogrande

Inside Europe’s best golf destination

Sotogrande®️ can be found at the southern tip of Spain, around 40 minutes from Marbella, 50 minutes from Malaga airport, and 20 minutes from Gibraltar. This location puts it within easy reach of all major European cities by air, and the enviable climate for year-round golf makes it arguably Europe’s best golf and lifestyle destination. 

The destination, soon to be celebrating its 60th anniversary, has been renowned throughout its existence for being home to an elite community who reside there largely due to the unrivalled proximity to some of Europe’s finest golf courses. Sotogrande®️ is set amongst the hills of Andalucia on a spectacular stretch of the Costa del Sol. It’s also home to five first-class golf courses, which between them have hosted the Ryder Cup, World Golf Championships, DP World Tour, and Ladies European Tour. 

Set atop the highest peak, La Reserva Club is considered one of the jewels in Sotogrande’s crown. Home to astonishing gated residential communities, this family-centric country club boasts an 18-hole championship course that was designed in 2003 by American architect, Cabell B. Robinson. The course features wide, sweeping fairways that lead onto large, undulating greens, alongside numerous challenging water features. 

Sotogrande®️ is also home to one of golf’s most recognisable names, and 1997 Ryder Cup host venue – Real Club Valderrama. Topping the golf course rankings in Spain, it’s also widely regarded as the best in continental Europe; the immaculate winding fairways, charming cork trees, and tricky greens combining to deliver one of golf’s most exceptional challenges. 

Set closer to the coastline, just a short drive from the marina, Real Club Sotogrande is another highlight. The Robert Trent Jones championship layout is the region’s first golf course, and its subtleties and classic ambience to this day can excite and charm players in equal measure. It’s half-a-century-old tight and picturesque holes will leave a lasting memory. 

Almenara Golf, located next to the Los Alcornocales natural park, offers another varied and enjoyable option, this time with 27 holes over three 9-hole circuits. The entire property has also recently undergone an extensive remodelling by legendary local golfer, Manuel Piñero. 

With this world-class golf offering within a 15-minute radius, Sotogrande®️ may just be the ultimate destination for European golfers to visit or even make their home. Speaking of homes; the gated communities at La Reserva Club are the prime real estate offerings in the region – providing privacy, security, and authenticity, with state-of-the-art facilities on your doorstep. 

Village Verde is the latest residential offering within the confines of La Reserva Club, with a two-phase collection of beautiful luxury apartments and penthouses. After the sell-out of Phase One, the development’s second phase was launched in July, with two new blocks confirmed. An additional block was launched in January this year, which also features two five-bed Sky Villas. Designed with village living in mind, it’s comprised of 121 apartments that are nestled within six hectares of parkland, offering residents a unique sense of community. These contemporary apartments offer open plan living, are flooded with light, and boast incredible dual aspects or wrap-around terraces from which to enjoy the warm Spanish sun.

This secure community will benefit from two pool areas (one complete with a sandy bottom), in addition to a lap pool, an indoor pool with gym and spa area, croquet lawn, jogging trail, gardens, several play areas, and an outdoor gym. The peaceful setting, combined with a plethora of facilities will create a modern community like no other. 

Ownership packages in Sotogrande®️ include home maintenance programmes, specialised concierge services, privileged access to the country club at La Reserva Club, state-of-the-art amenities, and round-the-clock security. Sotogrande®️ is also home to a globally renowned international school – adding to the family-friendly feel.  

To discover more and start your journey to owning a property at Village Verde, Sotogrande®️, head online to: or contact [email protected].

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