Sotogrande is a development belonging to the Spanish town of San Roque in the Campo de Gibraltar. Multiple sports facilities and the hotels in the area have led it be considered one of the leading luxury residential areas of Andalusia, Spain and even Europe.
It has a registered population of 2,584 inhabitants, although it is estimated that the total number of residents goes up to 12,500 during the summer season. The beginnings of the Sotogrande took place in 1964 when American businessman Joseph McMicking decides to build a golf club in the next to the mouth of the river Guadiaro land, including farms “Paniagua” and “Cano”, in which corresponding farmhouses still remain.
The first golf course built in the area, designed by the architect Robert Trent Jones, allowed to be built around the first housing for users that field. In subsequent years other infrastructure that would make it more attractive urbanization built.
This is how the Polo Club or the Tennis Beach Hotel Sotogrande, both in 1965.2 The influx of people from the most diverse countries was gradually increasing population and needs her services were built. In 1987 the port of Sotogrande, under the Port Authority of Algeciras Bay and specializes in luxury boats, on the right bank of the river Guadiaro, next to Nature Spot Guadiaro River estuary opens.
The construction of this port meant the disappearance of the dune system Beach Torreguadiaro and altered the dynamics of the delta of the river, an ecological attack first order was considered. Today Sotogrande has 5 important golf courses, among which the Valderrama Golf Course, home of the Ryder Cup 1997, considered one of the best golf Europe.4 Sotogrande is also home to polo and sailing competitions.