La Reserva - Sotogrande
La Reserva is the name of the later sector of the Sotogrande development, including a sixth golf course to be developed under the brand La Reserva Sotogrande. It is located in the Sotogrande Alto, or 'high' (mountain) side of the coast road, and to the east of the A-2100 road to Castellar.
The initial development of this area began post-2000, including the new location for the Sotogrande School and the La Reserva Golf Course and Club House, including the 'Los Cortijos de la Reserva' complex near the club house.
The La Reserva 18-hole course opened in 2003. Villas were constructed on the plots between the two legs of the course and the higher ground to the west until 2008 when most work stopped. Infrastructure works began again in this area in 2016 on the north side to complete the perimeter link road and create the centre ring for the 'Seven' and 'The 15' developments. Work on the sixth Sotogrande golf course is yet to begin.
A complete refurbishment of the La Reserva Golf Club took place in 2016 with the reopening of its restaurant as L'Olive Restaurant, specializing in traditional Andalusian cuisine with a contemporary European twist. In 2017, five tennis courts were constructed in the sector, four clay and one hardcourt, as well as five glass walled padel courts.
The inland beach club and watersport lagoons called The Beach opened for the 2018 summer season to much aclaim.
The development and sale of their properties in La Reserva remains a priority for resort owners Sotogrande S.A.
Housing complexes and landmarks within the La Reserva sector are:
- Los Cortijos de la Reserva. (Gated complex near golf club house)
- La Finca
- The Seven - 7 large villa plots
- The 15 - 15 villa plots
- El Mirador - 6 villa plots
- Lagoon Villas - 41 plots in the east overlooking the lagoon
- The Collection
- Sotogrande School
- Los Gazules de Almenara (near school)