One of Ireland’s leading golf writers has joined the chorus of approval for Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort and hailed it as "the hottest thing on the Spanish market."
Suzanne Coyne, producer and presenter of Ireland’s top golf television show ‘Golf Ireland’ on tv3, believes Spain’s new number one is leading the way in setting new standards in golf resorts across the globe.
Coyne, who is also assistant editor of leading magazine Golf Ireland, wasted no time in lavishing praise on Hacienda del Alamo following her visit to the luxury golf and property development and has urged people to invest in the five-star development before it’s too late.
Over the last five years, the cost of property on the Costa Calida, which translated means ‘the warm coast’, has risen by a massive 169 per cent and a sunshine record of 320 days a year makes it the perfect place for those that wish to invest abroad and are seeking value for money.
Coyne said: "If you feel that you deserve a piece of Iberian heaven, I suggest you should look no further than Hacienda del Alamo.
"Do it soon because these are the hottest thing on the Spanish market and will sell out in record time.
"Whether you are in the market for a seasonal retreat or complete relocation to escape the Irish weather, either wishing to buy or rent, this is a first-class gated community resort with properties for sale at a range of surprisingly affordable prices.
"The £600m up-market development’s exhaustive list of amenities ensures that every whim can be fulfilled here including shops, bars, restaurants, a Spanish Pueblo, tennis courts, a driving range and golf academy and horse-riding facilities for all the family to enjoy.
"Everything you require is indeed on site, but if you would like to venture out then just around the corner the nearby village of Fuente Alamo provides the most delectable tapas."
Spanish golfing icon Miguel Angel Jimeéånez has already endorsed Hacienda del Alamo as "the new number one in Spain" and Coyne had the privilege of playing with the European Ryder Cup star during his record-breaking round on their 18-hole championship course.
Coyne watched in awe as Jimeéånez rolled in five birdies on his way to shooting 67 around Dave Thomas’ stunning 7,400-yard-layout and she has no doubts about Hacienda del Alamo’s credentials to host major tournaments.
She added: "Dave Thomas has done his international reputation proud with this mighty creation.
"The course is a stunning contrast of wild and tamed. It weaves commandingly through the rugged Spanish terrain giving the golfer treat after treat from both an aesthetic and golfing perspective.
"This is a fine course and residents are about the luckiest in Europe to wake up to the prospect of enjoying playing it time and time again."
The 550-hectares complex lies just 30 minutes’ drive from Murcia airport and, as well as Thomas’ superb championship course, boasts a five-star golf academy and 550 luxury villas.
But, by 2010, this will have risen to 3,500 villas, 400 apartments, a five star hotel and spa and a second 18-hole championship course, also designed by Thomas, has already received planning permission.
Hacienda del Alamo has earned widespread acclaim since the ‘Voice of Golf’ Peter Alliss helped launch their massive UK marketing campaign in the media last month.
Members from all areas of the press have been quick to praise the resort in Murcia and are already comparably it favourably with its contemporaries including La Manga.
Alliss says in the television and radio commercials for Hacienda: "Hacienda del Alamo is an amazing investment opportunity.
"It features luxurious apartments with breathtaking views and could offer you the lifestyle you’ve been looking for. Just tell them Peter Alliss sent you."