For some of the finest golf courses in Europe, and one of the best climates in the world, there really is only one location to buy a Polaris World golf property and that’s Murcia, Spain. And if you’re choosing a golf resort here why not opt for the largest resort so far at Condado de Alhama. At 9 million square metres this resort is larger than the other Polaris World golf resorts put together and once complete will possess three Jack Nicklaus designed golf courses. There is no better time to have a look at what this resort has to offer as a new town centre was finished in July 2009 adding more first rate facilities to what is already one of the best resorts in the world.
Condado de Alhama Golf Resort
The Polaris World Condado de Alhama golf resort is in the Valle del Guadalentín area of Murcia, Spain. Situated in the foothills of Sierra Espuna and Carrascoy-El Valle, two regional nature reserves, the resort is divided into three areas: Los Jardines de Alhama, Los Naranjos de Alhama and La Isla del Condado.
Los Jardines de Alhama
Translated this means ‘The Gardens of Alhama’ and the area, as you would suppose, is spacious and green with properties built around landscaped gardens and swimming pools. The Los Jardines development is pedestrianised with dedicated cycle lanes enabling residents to walk or cycle around the parks and enjoy the extensive variety of plant life. Los Jardines de Alhama is very family friendly with its separate play areas for children and it also has first-rate sports facilities including tennis courts, football pitches and basketball courts. The properties are built in a traditional Mediterranean style with architecture that blends in effortlessly with the manicured surroundings.
Los Naranjos de Alhama
‘Naranjos’ is the name given to a native orange tree of the region and this area of Condado de Alhama is lined with the attractive tree on its streets, within its gardens and around its squares. Los Naranjos is in the heart of the golf resort and once had its own town centre called El Agora. This town centre has been extended to include the new resort town centre called El Foro providing an even bigger collection of facilities just a short walk away along the leafy avenues. Properties in Los Naranjos have a stepped architectural design and the penthouses look out onto the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course (under construction – due for completion in December 2009).
La Isla del Condado
Condado de Alhama translated means ‘Alhama County’ which is where the resort is situated in Murcia. La Isla del Condado means ‘The Island of the County’ and this area is an apartment complex on an island on the lake in the centre of the golf resort. La Isla is a waterfront setting that stretches down to the main town centre of El Foro. Residents benefit from stunning views from their apartments across the lake as well as three infinity pools that give the impression of being part of the lake itself. La Isla has tranquil boulevards and green spaces that incorporate children’s play areas. Around the lake are several piers from which a ferry service runs to the town centre.
El Foro & El Oasis Town Centre
The focus of activity at the Condado de Alhama golf resort is within the El Foro and El Oasis town centres. El Foro means ‘The Forum’ and this vast 12,000 square metre complex includes the relocated El Agora town centre which initially served the Los Naranjos complex. Designed in a Hispanic-Arabic style around a courtyard with a large central water feature, the El Foro town centre is due to open this month (July 2009) and along with the 60,000 square metre El Oasis town centre provides bars, restaurants, banks, stores, supermarkets, hairdressers, launderettes, pharmacies, restaurants, cinemas and healthcare services to residents.