La Cala Golf Resort, Costa del Sol
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La Cala Golf Resort, Costa del Sol
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Home to some of Europe’s most revered golf courses, luxurious villas and apartments, and a brand new 5* hotel, Sotogrande in southern Spain is one of the most prestigious leisure developments in Europe.
Set in the glorious Andalusian hills and close to the beaches of the Costa del Sol, Sotogrande is within easy reach of Gibraltar Airport and just over an hour from Malaga Airport. It’s a chic, exclusive lifestyle community spanning over 2500 hectares.
One of Europe’s finest, private residential clubs – La Reserva Club, with elite amenities including a luxurious inland beach club with a magnificent freshwater sandy lagoon, a dazzling variety of water sports, a racquet club, two excellent restaurants.
Luxury brand SO/ Hotels & Resorts opened SO/ Sotogrande in Andalusia this summer, promising a new one-of-a-kind 5* resort. Based on the traditional cortijo, the historic rural dwellings of southern Spain, SO/ Sotogrande brilliantly merges together the history and feel of its Andalusian heritage with the high-fashion and contemporary lifestyle-led approach of the SO/ brand.
Guests can choose from 152 stunningly-styled rooms and suites, all featuring terraces or balconies, located around beautifully landscaped gardens in the form of cottages and lofts. There’s four high-level restaurants serving Andalusian and international cuisine, and guests can enjoy meals on the outdoor terraces or relax with a drink in one of two stylish bars.
There’s three stunning pools with panoramic views, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, and the SO/ Spa and Health Club with its exceptional selection of wellness treatments dedicated to harmonising body and soul, alongside facilities such as spa rooms, cryotherapy and hydro pools.
Sotogrande is home to three of the best golf courses in Spain, each is within a 2km radius of SO/ Sotogrande. Real Club de Golf Sotogrande is a beautiful layout with elevated tees and panoramic views and was the former home of the European Tour Qualifying Finals, while Real Club de Valderrama, host of the 1997 Ryder Cup, is without doubt one of Europe’s best layouts.
Opened alongside these legendary courses in 2003, La Reserva Club’s 18-hole championship course, designed by world renowned American course architect Cabell B. Robinson, is another gem with sweeping fairways and large undulating greens. It has various water features, stunning panoramic views, and is a must-play course for any golfer visiting southern Spain.
La Reserva Club is also a supporter of women’s golf and in 2021 hosted the ARAMCO Team Series, a professional women’s golf competition on the Ladies European Tour. At the club, there’s also a golf academy for all ages and skill levels, and a pro shop.
La Reserva Club has a multitude of fantastic amenities, including The Beach Club which uniquely brings the beach experience to the hills. It has a man-made lagoon with a full sandy bottom surrounded by elegant loungers and Chambaos, with full waiter service both on the terraces and the 2,800 square metres of sandy beach, introducing the pleasures of the coast to a private and exclusive setting.
The Racquet Centre at La Reserva Club offers superb facilities alongside highly personal and professional coaching options. There’s four competition clay tennis courts and five glass-walled padel courts, one of Europe’s fastest growing racquet sports. There’s also a volleyball court, a sports bar and shop.
The Club’s Restaurant serves Andalusian cuisine with a contemporary European twist in a charming setting at the foot of the golf course. The chefs make sure to allow locally sourced, seasonal ingredients to take centre stage, while a charcoal oven uses a special technique to ensure the perfect finish for grilled and roasted meats and fish.
The Beach Restaurant offers light and refreshing food with a range of carefully conceived and prepared lunchtime à la carte dishes made from healthy and organic ingredients, alongside the best traditional sushi and innovative new dishes.
Make La Reserva Sotogrande a lifetime choice and join the community today.
For those looking to buy a property, scattered among the hills at the centre of La Reserva are distinctive, private and secure gated communities of luxurious residences; The Seven and The 15 are stunning homesites both set within beautiful parkland settings developed by world-renowned landscape architect Jean Mus; and Village Verde is an exclusive community of luxury apartments and penthouses in the heart of Sotogrande. They all enjoy the benefits of round-the-clock security, concierge and lifestyle services, along with privileges at La Reserva Club’s sports and leisure facilities.
The Seven villas offer a collection of one-of-a-kind villa concepts designed by a different, eminent international architect. Each one hectare homesite integrates into its surroundings and enjoys complete privacy, with unrivalled views across the Mediterranean and over the hills of Andalucía. Each family home is spacious, fully serviced and enjoys an extensive array of amenities.
The 15 villas were designed to amplify the landscape with their architectural ‘cliff-hanging’ concept, offering spectacular views of the Mediterranean. Each property covers approximately half a hectare and includes concierge lifestyle and property services, providing residents with the perfect conditions to enjoy their leisure time. Village Verde brings village living into the 21st century with everything you need to relax and unwind. Just a stone’s throw from the prestigious La Reserva Club, the 121 properties are nestled within six hectares of parkland and offer residents unique communal spaces with state of the art amenities.