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Where to live in Marbella if you love golf

In fact, you don’t even have to play the sport itself to qualify, for many people who choose to buy a first line golf property in Marbella they simply want to live within a beautifully green setting with views across the lush fairways. If this is you, we’ve identified the top residential Marbella golf property zones to choose from.

Nueva Andalucía
Also known as the ‘Golf Valley’ of Marbella due to the top selection of golf courses that thread their way through it, Nueva Andalucía is also the largest residential area in this part of the Costa del Sol. Situated just inland from Puerto Banús and therefore just minutes from beaches and the centre of Marbella, it is dominated by three of the finest golf clubs in the region: Las Brisas, Los Naranjos and Aloha.

Together, their three courses create a paradisiacal green landscape of fairways, greens and bunkers generously lined with trees and subtropical vegetation. Each of these championship courses has its own unique setting and design, and the experience of living along their respective peripheries varies along with this. The same is true of the homes bordering the Dama de Noche and Magna Marbella golf clubs, which collectively set Nueva Andalucía up as the ultimate golf living environment within Marbella.

Though smaller, Guadalmina offers a very similar appeal of looking out over green fairways in peaceful, leafy residential areas. The cradle of golf in Marbella, Guadalmina consists of an upper and lower section, each dissected by its own meandering course. Bordering the sea as it does, Guadalmina’s 18-hole course also boasts a unique feature for this region – a links section right beside the sandy beach.

The villas here are spacious and very private, the leafy streets peaceful and devoid of much passing traffic, and the ambience peaceful. This is a place where people cycle and walk the dog, close to all amenities but set within a private, luxurious residential environment with beautiful Mediterranean villas.

One of the five-star deluxe venues of golf on the European continent, Sotogrande’s very DNA is made up of golf, polo and yachting. It lists a series of beautiful courses, including the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande, San Roque, La Reserva de Sotogrande and of course Valderrama, the prestigious host of the legendary 1997 Ryder Cup.

Peaceful and exclusive, living in Sotogrande is all about privacy, family life, understated elegance and a refined sense of community in which golf plays a central role. Sotogrande also stands out for its space, amenities, master-planned layout and of course the lush courses that flow across gently undulating hills and valleys towards the sea.

If you appreciate the gorgeous scenery, refinement and tranquillity of a golf-fronting home, speak to us, as Winkworth Marbella is a specialist in offering a prime selection of properties of this kind.