Nueva Andalucía and The Golf Valley
Southern Spain is one of Europe’s most premier destinations and is world renowned for a great golfing holiday. With over 50 golf courses between Malaga and Sotogrande, offering a variety of course designs and amazing sea and mountain views, you can play virtually all year round under the Spanish sun. For this reason the Costa del Sol is also referred to as the Costa Del Golf. Some of the best facilities and golfing infrastructure can be found on the courses along this stretch of coastal land.
3 of these top quality golf courses can be found in a small area of Marbella, aptly named “The Golf Valley” by locals, Nueva Andalucía. A beautiful lush valley within a 5 minutes drive from the famous marina of Puerto Banus, a highly sought after residential area with wide avenues, due to the fact that it provides all the amenities and facilities of a town but without the noise and traffic.
Nueva Andalucía once an orange grove, with its beautiful landscape quickly became a homeowner’s paradise with luxury properties being bought and built here since Marbella’s tourist boom in the 1960s. Properties that are frontline to the golf courses in this area have fantastic views of these top quality courses and are continuously in high demand both for sale and for rental, offering a variety of styles from the most current trend of modern and minimalistic to the traditional Andalusian.
The area of Nueva Andalucía borders with San Pedro, Puerto Banus and the Sierra de Ronda mountain range and offers focal points including:
- “Turtle Lake” – A beautiful natural lake that was restored and transformed in the recent years, making it an ideal location attracting people of all ages for picnics, family outings and or a relaxing walk by the waters edge.
- The Bullring – A masterpiece of architectural design, no longer used for its main purpose as a working bullring, now catering for concerts and events, offering a unique setting. One of the most famous International events was hosting the Davis Cup in 2009.
- Saturday Market – A unique street market experience when visiting Marbella, here you can find a large variety of items from antiquities and furniture, to local products and handicrafts, to fresh cut flowers, this Market is visited by locals and tourists alike each Saturday morning, positioned round the Bullring and up to the commercial center “Centro Plaza” with many coffee shops and restaurants.
In the heart of the Golf Valley we find Marbella’s most famous golf courses:
Real Club De Golf Las Brisas – Set in the lowest part of the valley and closest to Puerto Banus, founded by D. Jose Banus in 1968 and designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior, who was considered one of the worlds best golf course designers. Villas and luxury developments surround this golf course. Staying in one of these prime location properties overlooking the golf is a truly breathtaking experience. Marbella Unique Properties proudly offers a spectacular modern villa for sale and for rent with views over the Las Brisas Golf. This wonderful 5 bedroom villa boasts unique features such as a home cinema room, a private gym, a wine cellar, an indoor heated swimming pool and an outdoor infinity pool second to none.
The same golf course designer Robert Trent Jones Senior then went onto design Los Naranjos Golf Club and this course is regarded as one of his best achievements in Europe. Here we find beautiful private homes, an example of one Marbella Unique Properties offers currently for sale is this very private frontline golf villa. Built in a contemporary style and finished to high quality standards with 4 bedrooms this property boasts elegance and style.
La Cerquilla is another exclusive residential community of luxury villas nestled between Los Naranjos Golf and Las Brisas Golf. Here Marbella Unique Properties can offer a stunning brand new villa due to be completed in December 2017, a unique design set on a plot of just over 1000m2, ideal for someone looking to buy off plan with a villa project already approved and began.
Aloha Golf Club has hosted the PGA European Tour 3 times since 2007 and is known as one of the top golf courses in Spain. Designed by Javier Arana who enhanced the players experience by introducing a range of lower planting adding year round color to the course. An example of a great family property for sale in Aloha, is this fantastic 5 bedroom corner townhouse, set in a gated community with west orientation and built over 3 floors.
Property in this golf valley can range from a small pied-a-terre for instance with this lovely studio apartment in a gated community, enjoying magnificent open views to Las Brisas Golf Course to the most largest and impressive private estates.
2 very special and prestigious residential areas within Nueva Andalucía and located right next to Puerto Banus, on the opposite side of the road, are Atalaya de Rio Verde and the gated community of La Pera. Both areas offer wide streets, are well maintained and offer some of the most luxurious and private villas. 2 stunning properties in these areas, with distinctive styles, include an extraordinary 6 bedroom villa in Atalaya Rio Verde (video and amazing photos).
Summing up The Golf Valley and Nueva Andalucía, this well known constantly evolving area just next to Marbella’s Golden Mile is a stunning location and offers much more than golf, appealing to people of all ages for a variety of reasons. More Villas in Nueva Andalucia.
If you are planning a trip to Marbella and would like to stay in one of these aforementioned homes, or are thinking about purchasing in the area, please give us a call and we will gladly help you refine your search and find the right Nueva Andalucía property for you.