One of Spain’s premier golf resorts has unveiled plans for a major enhancement to mark its 10th anniversary this year. Located a 50-minute drive from Alicante-Elche Airport, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club is celebrating the landmark with “multiple new and improved five-star facilities”, golf, tennis and pádel tournaments, and a calendar of social evenings.
The upgraded amenities include two new dining experiences, a renovated beach club and a re-designed golf course aimed at increasing sustainability.
When the anniversary programme was launched on World Earth Day this spring, property owners and staff were invited to participate in a sponsored tree-planting project at the resort. The calendar of commemorative events is due to continue until autumn, with owners, golf members and resort guests all invited to take part.
Located in a 330-hectare valley south of Alicante, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has won several international awards over the years, including “Spain’s Best Golf Course” four times at the World Golf Awards, “Europe’s Leading Resort Villas” and “Spain’s Leading Villa Resort” at the 2020 World Travel Awards, and “Best Iberian Golf Resort” at the 2020 Luxlife Travel & Tourism Awards.
The resort’s centrepiece is an 18-hole golf course designed by renowned US architect Cabell B. Robinson, ranked among Europe’s top 100 courses, and a regular host of Stage 2 of the European Tour Qualifying School.
The course is complemented by excellent practice facilities as well as luxury sports and lifestyle amenities including a tennis and pádel academy, sports and health club, beach club, mini-market and various dining options highlighted by the Il Palco restaurant, opened in 2020 and celebrating the essence of Italian cuisine with a menu created by chef Fabio Morisi.
New executive chef Alfonso Lillo is in charge of Unik restaurant, located within the golf clubhouse and serving international cuisine with a Mediterranean influence and locally-sourced ingredients; while Umawa offers guests a new dining concept that fuses Nikkei cuisine with Mediterranean produce. Rounding out the culinary options, Las Colinas’ beach club, “WOW Beach”, is presenting a stylish new look and upgraded gastronomic offering this summer.
Returning to the golf course, working in association with Golf Environment Organisation’s OnCourse programme, the changes are being undertaken not only to reduce the amount of water, fertiliser and maintenance needed but also to create new natural wildlife habitats for animals that live on the course.
Las Colinas Golf & Country Club offers a wide selection of villas, apartments and penthouses to rent or buy, plus plots of land where people can build their own bespoke home.
According to real estate manager Francisco Moreno, “As a reinforced trend of COVID-19, we have identified that customers are looking for a home that offers a healthy environment, nature and a high standard of quality services and with all the security measures. They are looking for homes open to the outside, with large terraces or private gardens and common areas.
“Our clients perceive Las Colinas as the perfect place to live and enjoy a natural, safe and sustainable environment. As a result, and following a long period of confinement, the demand for homes in the resort has accelerated and purchase decision times have been reduced. Many of those who put their purchase on hold before the pandemic have closed deals, while we have also received many enquiries from customers in new markets.”
In addition to increased interest from traditional markets such as the UK and Belgium, the resort also reports a rising number of enquiries from new markets including Iceland and Poland.
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