The urbanization of Sotogrande has various sectors within it to live in, where enjoying the good life on the Costa del Sol is a prerequisite in the most exclusive urbanization in all of Europe.
But inevitably, some areas offer different living characteristics to others, leading future visitors, residents, or neighbors to think about what they want when choosing their home.
Many questions still need clarification: Is it near the beach or with great views in the La Reserva area? Classic architecture or modern architecture? Near the marina or in a quiet area in the upper part of Sotogrande? Next to the golf course or next to the polo club?
There is a long list of options to consider. But amongst all these locations, however early the development of the surrounding area began, there is one place in Sotogrande that, if I could choose one, would have to be one of the most important: The Kings and Queens area.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Kings and Queens
- Real Club de Sotogrande
- Trocadero Beach Club
- Bunker Beach Club/Bar
- Film Shoots
Kings and Queens
This is one of the most important and sought after residential areas and one of the most important locations in the whole of Sotogrande. Situated next to the Real Club de Golf de Sotogrande and only a few metres from the beach, next to the beach Trocadero Club, and very close to the Sotogrande marina. The marvellous houses that stand in this area boast a flat plot of land perfect for Sotogrande lovers.
All the roads in the Kings and Queens area of Sotogrande are named after former kings and queens. In addition, all the Kings and Queens area roads connect to the Paseo del Parque, a significant palm-lined circular pathway stretching 5 kilometers around the Real Club de Golf de Sotogrande. Anyone who wants to exercise can try this route, as the Paseo del Parque is primarily flat.
In Reyes y Reinas, you can enjoy all kinds of leisure activities, from sports such as golf and tennis to beach clubs and a marina just a short walk away.
Real Club de Sotogrande
The origins of the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande are closely linked to the creation of the Sotogrande development in the early 1960s. Its founder, Joseph McMicking, chose this enclave in the South of Spain to develop the best residential area of the time and the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande was founded in 1964 as the nucleus and backbone of this ambitious project.
The Real Club de Golf Sotogrande is considered one of the masterpieces of Robert Trent Jones, who chose this course as one of his five favourites among the more than 500 he designed all over the world, according to his book “GOLF MAGNIFICENT CHALLENGE” published in 1988.
Nothing better describes the course at Real Club de Golf Sotogrande, an exciting course for players of all levels that preserves all the natural beauty of the estate on which it was built just 150 metres from the Mediterranean Sea.
The course, a par 72 of 6,492 metres, has long tees, wide fairways and elevated greens, subtly shaped and fast, which are the most difficult part of the course. Of the hundred or so bunkers on the course, 69 are located around the greens, which requires the player to be extremely precise when attacking the flags. The variety of the holes is another of the characteristics of Sotogrande, variety not only in shapes and distances, but also in vegetation: the mixture of cork oaks, pines, palm trees and other species, give the course a great personality and beauty.
In the area, you will also find the Trocadero Beach Club just opposite the Real Club de Sotogrande. It has several swimming pools, a fine dining restaurant, as well as nightly music. There are plenty of children’s clubs and activities for anyone who wants to relax by the pool with their family.
The Sotogrande Racquets Centre is also located in the same area, next to the Trocadero Beach Club. You can hire tennis and paddle courts, equipment and book lessons with professionals. There are also children’s camps and competitions scheduled at various times throughout the year.
Location: Paseo del Parque, Sotogrande.
Located on the lower corner of the Paseo del Parque. This is one of the Beach Clubs that stays open most of the year so you can enjoy a drink and a bite to eat on the beach, outside of the traditional holiday seasons.
Throughout its history, the area of Kings and Queens, has been the setting for many film shoots. The latest to capture the beauty of the area was the renowned series The Crown.
The Crown is an American/British historical drama television series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, created and written primarily by Peter Morgan, and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for the Netflix streaming platform.
The production company filmed much of the Guadiaro Valley and Sotogrande (Av. Paseo del Parque), which formed part of the setting for the third season.
The series has 6 seasons under its belt, from its first broadcast in 2016 to its newly released season at the end of 2023, the series has won Golden Globes, Emmy and Bafta awards, among other awards in various years throughout its career.
The Crown was praised by the press as a drama, and was described by “The Telegraph” as “the best soap opera on television”, giving it a 5/5 rating.
The recent masterpiece by renowned architect Manuel Ruiz Moriche has been designed to be an architectural masterpiece in the heart of Sotogrande, Kings and Queens, fusing elegance and sophistication with the construction of a new luxury villa that promises to raise the standard of living in this prestigious Costa del Sol location.
This project reflects the vision of a home that combines modern opulence with the natural beauty of its surroundings. The design takes advantage of the flat topography of the Reyes y Reina area, offering unique privacy.
Open spaces, clean lines and high quality materials combine to create a residence that not only impresses visually, but also blends seamlessly into the surrounding landscape.