In addition to exclusive beachfront penthouses and frontline golf villas, Marbella is also known for its elegant country club living. Interestingly enough, the main epicentre of this kind of lifestyle in the area lays within the municipal boundaries of Benahavis, the charming country village on the north-western edge of Marbella.
It is here, at little more than ten minutes from Puerto Banús and Marbella’s centre, that the main hill clubs are to be found. Among them the ultra-exclusive country clubs of La Zagaleta and El Madroñal are located within the green folds of expansive former hunting estates. A little more affordable yet still very exclusive are the country clubs of Monte Mayor and the Marbella Club Golf Resort a little further to the southwest.
Marbella Club Golf Resort and Monte Mayor
Set in open country surrounding their own golf courses, these two residential areas cover a large area west of Benahavis and a little north of El Paraíso – accompanied by fantastic mountain scenery and views of the coastline and Mediterranean Sea. Luxury villas on spacious private plots offer the impression that you’re deep in Andalucía, yet San Pedro Alcántara and Benahavis are just ten minutes distant, with Puerto Banús, Marbella and Estepona all within a twenty minute range.
As a result, Monte Mayor and the Marbella Club Golf Resort (developed by the creators of the famous Marbella Club) offer the space, privacy and natural setting of the interior combined with the elegance, refinement, services and beautiful properties of Marbella. You might call it the best of all worlds, and in addition to large, luxurious villas overlooking the golf there are also attractive apartments available, such as the luxurious Marbella Club Hills. The range of properties for sale in the Marbella Club Golf Resort and Monte Mayor also includes both modern and contemporary interpretations of rustic homes – all within easy range of the coast’s restaurants, schools, shops and many other facilities.
A little further to the east, close to Benahavis and San Pedro, and near to the point where the municipalities of Estepona, Benahavis and Marbella meet is La Alquería, a residential area that is among the most up-and-coming parts of the region. Here you will find attractive apartment complexes set in green grounds, spacious private villas and also land for development. The prevailing architectural styles offer a choice of modern and Mediterranean homes, and the area is also served by a bilingual international school, a supermarket and a small golf course, as well as being close to all surrounding amenities. In this way, La Alquería represents a bridging point between the country club and residential lifestyles available in greater Marbella.
Please contact us if you would like to know more about the country club properties available for sale in Marbella.
Javier is the founder and CEO of Pure Living Properties. Born and raised in Marbella in an entrepreneurial family who settled on the Costa del Sol in the 1960s, when Marbella’s real estate and tourism industry was just a fledgling market, Javier is an expert connoisseur of Puente Romano, which he calls home, and the Golden Mile, but also of the best areas, projects and companies, as their owners and developers have been among his inner circle since childhood.