The name Sotogrande is derived from one of five farms purchased by a man named Alfredo Melian in 1962, at the specific request of American investor Joe McMicking who wanted to create a luxurious development by the Mediterranean.
Sotogrande was developed prioritising the maintenance of the area’s natural beauty and culture. Avenues were constructed lined with palm trees and much of the area was painstakingly landscaped.
Sotogrande has some of Europe’s finest golf courses including Valderrama which hosted the 1997 Ryder Cup. Sotogrande has also become a sought after location for polo and yachting enthusiasts. The Santa Maria Club is the main venue for Spanish polo and is host to an international tournament every August, attracting an elite crowd from around the world.
The marina at Sotogrande is one of the most luxurious along the coast offering a range of facilities to suit the most demanding sailor.
There is room for almost 600 berths of up to 72 metres long. The harbour itself is lined with many restaurants, cafés and bars as well as a fine selection of shops attracting visitors from all over Spain and beyond.
It is not difficult to see why many property buyers are attracted to the prestigious area of Sotogrande.
Please contact Carrington Estates for more information on plot purchase in the following luxury golf resorts around Sotogrande.