Monte Mayor, Benahavis

Share Diana Morales | Nov 17 2010

At about 7km from the coast and 2km from the picturesque town of Benahavis lies a beautiful residential estate within the rolling hills of the Ronda mountain range as it reaches Benahavis. Situated only 45km from Gibraltar and 75km from Malaga the area is well serviced by both international airports and enjoys close proximity to the services and amenities found in Marbella, at 20 minutes, and in Estepona, 10 minutes away.

Stunning coastal and/or golf course views due to its hilly terrain can be afforded from almost all plots and owners can enjoy the quiet, countryside lifestyle offered by the environment. This is Monte Mayor, an area which has taken its name from one of the peaks of the Ronda mountain range called the Monte Mayor which is 580 meters high and can be seen from many places along the Costa del Sol.

Monte Mayor, Benahavis

Nestled within the mountain range of Benahavis which protects it from strong winds, and creates a microclimate, and enjoying the views and natural water provided by the three rivers running through it, Monte Mayor is one of very few remaining valleys on the Costa del Sol where an abundance of natural vegetation and low density planning can be found.

In 1989, the Monte Mayor golf course, designed by renowned golf course designer José Gancedo, opened its doors, and is now widely acknowledged as one of Europe’s most challenging courses and premier golfing experiences. Additionally the Club House offers services such as fine dining, tennis and paddle tennis courts and a driving range with teaching facilities. The hilly terrain, the 15 minute intervals between starting times, the buggy included policy and the easygoing atmosphere all contribute to Monte Mayor’s reputation of a ‘must play’ golf course.

Monte Mayor, Benahavis

A few years later, in 2000, developer La Perla International Living saw the potential of the area, which brought in thousands of golf adepts every year, and decided to further develop the infrastructure of 365 hectares of land within Monte Mayor. This, they called Monte Mayor Golf & Country Club. The area lent itself beautifully to create a residential community of villas and some townhouses for people looking to enjoy the tranquillity and peace of the area, the stunning sea views, a first class golf course and the services found in nearby San Pedro, Marbella and Puerto Banus. Monte Mayor benefitted from the developer’s carefully planned master project of undeveloped plots of minimum 2000m² and buildable surface area of 12.2% which focused on low density, privacy and tranquillity. That development policy of ‘low density’ meant that only 46% of the 365 hectares can be developed, making Monte Mayor Golf & Country Club a secluded and private residential estate which will maintain its beauty over time.

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