Country club living


Marbella’s reputation as a destination for a wealthy international clientele of businesspeople, show business celebrities and royalty was largely built on the attractions of the Golden Mile. Indeed, this millionaires’ row remains home to some of the most luxurious and exclusive properties to be found not just in Spain, but across Europe.

With the five-star resort facilities of the Marbella Club and Puente Romano hotels at hand they are enduringly popular, but in recent years rivals to the Golden Mile in terms of exclusivity, opulence and five-star resort facilities have sprung up in the hills that form such a spectacular backdrop to Marbella. These are the private country clubs that provide not just the luxurious lifestyle of more traditional locations, but also that most valuable of commodities—space.

Gated community in the Marbella hills

Names such as the Marbella Club Golf Resort, Monte Mayor and La Quinta follow this country club format, but the gold standard in the concept is that of Club de Campo La Zagaleta in Benahavís. Nestling in the foothills of the Sierra Bermeja mountains, this highly exclusive gated community has a wealth of amenities for the private use of residents, with 24 hour security and the very highest levels of service making it a favoured option for those searching for an elegant home in a tranquil setting with privacy guaranteed.

The luxurious villas on sale here—many designed by some of the best known architects in Spain and Europe—are set within expansive landscaped gardens and surrounded by green zones, thus ensuring privacy while offering some of the most magnificent views available on the Mediterranean coast. With the spectacular mountain peaks in the background, the elevated position offers coastal vistas across Marbella to Gibraltar and the Rif mountains of Morocco—a truly spectacular sight.

It is a privileged position where tranquillity can be found just a few minutes away from the bright lights of the marina at Puerto Banús, with its fine restaurants, designer label shops and vibrant nightlife, as well as all the facilities of Marbella and the Golden Mile.

Five-star facilities at La Zagaleta

However, a resident of La Zagaleta may never feel the need to venture past the gates to start with, such is the quality and range of amenities available to them on site. An impressive 5,100m2 clubhouse is central to the social life of members of this prestigious country club. Here residents can dine at its quality restaurant, have a drink at the bar, play billiards and bridge, use the shooting range or bowling alley and play a set or two of tennis on one of the clay or hard courts. There are also two championship golf courses of the highest standard and the estate boasts its own equestrian centre offering tuition and cross country trails.

All the above helps explain why La Zagaleta is one of the most sought after of the exclusive residential zones in the Marbella area. Should you be searching for a home here please contact us for a consultation.

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