International Greenkeepers hail new links course at La Hacienda Alcaidesa Links Resort

International Greenkeepers hail new links course at La Hacienda Alcaidesa Links Resort

Members of the Federation of European Golf Greenkeepers Association (FEGGA) travelled from 15 countries across the globe to check out the transformation of La Hacienda Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort, formerly known as Alcaidesa, as part of its three-day annual conference.

FEGGA serves as the umbrella body for the national greenkeeping associations in Europe with its members and key partners gathering at La Hacienda to discuss key initiatives and challenges facing the industry, as well as learning about the multi-million investment project currently in progress at the 36-hole Spanish venue.

La Hacienda’s head greenkeeper, Raúl Tineo Brea, and course architect, Kurtis Bowman, discussed the exciting plans for the new Links Course, which has been completely reconfigured and redesigned, before attendees were able to enjoy a tour of the layout and signature holes.

As part of the conference, members also dined in Sal Verde, the recently-opened restaurant in La Hacienda’s renovated clubhouse.

Dean Cleaver, Executive Officer of FEGGA, said: “We’d like to thank La Hacienda for having us and for its exceptional hospitality.

“There’s no better compliment than from the experts of the industry and some of the best greenkeepers in Europe, and all of them had positive things to say about the facilities and new Links Course.

“We were all in agreement that it’s now going to be in the conversation for one of the best golf courses in Spain and has catapulted it into amongst Europe’s elite. We are still getting our breath back after seeing some of the stunning views over the ocean and Rock of Gibraltar!”

Located in the Cadiz municipality of San Roque, close to Sotogrande, the Links Course is scheduled to open in June 2022 and will run along the beachfront with spectacular views of the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and Africa.

The contemporary clubhouse, driving range and practice area have already been completed ahead of the golf course reopening this summer, while the development of a five-star hotel with 150 rooms, halfway house with restaurant, 51 luxury villas and a beach club will mark the next phase of the project and La Hacienda’s elevation to a flagship venue and golf destination in Southern Europe.

FEGGA is a not-for-profit organisation formed in 1996 with a view of promoting the profession and helping greenkeepers through educational programmes and environmental policies, resulting in the highest standard of course conditions and professionalism across the continent.


Written and distributed on behalf of La Hacienda by Azalea.

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About La Hacienda Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort

• La Hacienda is a rebrand from Alcaidesa Golf and will include both of the existing 18-hole golf courses, Links (which is being redesigned as part of the investment project) and Heathland, as well and the luxury hotel complex by Millenium Hospitality, after it acquired a piece of land on the beachfront in 2019, close to Sotogrande.

• Millenium Hospitality, a company which specialises in the luxury hotel sector across Spain and Portugal, is overseeing a multi-million euro investment which will put La Hacienda on the map as a flagship 36-hole golf resort in southern Europe.

• La Hacienda is set to become the Millennium’s flagship property, a unique project in southern Europe, which will perfectly complement its existing portfolio of emblematic assets.

• Significant investment will see the Links Alcaidesa golf course redesigned by Kurtis Bowman, a new five-star luxury hotel with 150 rooms, new clubhouse and dining facilities, new halfway house, beach club and real estate – all set to launch between 2022 and 2023 to transform the site into a luxury golf destination.

• The original Links Alcaidesa course inaugurated in 1992 and was designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark. Alcaidesa Heathland was designed by the renowned former Ryder Cup player, Dave Thomas. Both are 18-hole, par-72 layouts.

• Located in the Cadiz municipality of San Roque in southern Spain, near Sotogrande.

About Millennium Hospitality Real Estate

Millenium Hospitality Real Estate is a SOCIMI which focuses on four and five-star hotel assets in high-growth areas. Millenium is committed to generating value through the acquisition of iconic buildings for their transformation into four and five-star hotels. The company works actively to reach first level agreements with national and international operators in order to respond to the needs of luxury tourism: high quality services that are added to unique and well-located buildings. The company premiered at the MAB on July 4, 2019.


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