What is La Zagaleta?
CLUB DE CAMPO LA ZAGALETA®, one of the leading places to live in the World, is a secure 900 hectare exclusive residential country estate set in the beautiful Serrania de Ronda mountains overlooking Marbella and the Mediterranean.
Where is La Zagaleta?
La Zagaleta is just 11.2km (6.95 miles – direct line) from Marbella, and a 15 minute scenic drive from this famous Mediterranean resort.
La Zagaleta is located in the beautiful Serrania de Ronda mountains, just west of Marbella on the main road from San Pedro to Ronda.
This villa is located a few minutes from the most conveniently located South Entrance Gate (La Zagaleta has only two manned entrance gates – the south and north gates).
The following direct line distances have been obtained from Google Earth from the South Gate of La Zagaleta to:
The Mediterranean coast – 6.14km 3.84 miles
Puerto Banus – 6.66km 4.14 miles
The Heart of Marbella – 11.2km 6.95 miles
Residents have easy access to the main Mediterranean motorway (A7) which is just 3km (1.9 miles) from the south gate and offers easy access to international airports at Malaga (approximately 40 minutes) and Gibraltar. There is a private helipad within La Zagaleta for those preferring to fly in and out.
One of the leading places to live in the World
Numerous prestigious awards have been given to La Zagaleta recognising it as one of the most luxurious places to live and/or invest in Europe/the World.
Marbella’s most exclusive places to buy property
With only 420 plots available within the entire 900 hectare estate, places are very limited.
La Zagaleta Villas are usually located on plots of between 3,000 m2 and 10,000 m2.
Palazzo delle Luce offers buyers a rare opportunity to purchase a villa on such a grand private estate. The villa is constructed on over 24,000 m2 of the most valuable land in Spain.
The quality location of this epic south facing plot makes this villa such a special purchase opportunity, with its superb sea views and low altitude. The low altitude ensures the new owners are superbly located to make the most of the very special southern Mediterranean climate of offer. Year round outside living is a pleasure, especially on the sunny winter days. Villas built on the higher altitude plots can suffer from cold winds and lower temperatures in the cooler winter months.
The whole plot is fully fenced, protecting the beautiful gardens from the abundant wildlife.
The owners of the La Zagaleta estate follow the mission of “only the best is good enough” when it comes to exclusivity and distinction. An on-site service company offers residents a range of ‘red carpet’ services including:
- private airport transport
- chauffeured cars
- secretarial services
- garden and pool maintenance
- home-delivered laundry
Marbella’s most secure place to live
Security is one of the key features of the La Zagaleta Country Club. Only residents and their guests, with the prior consent of owners, may enter the estate. Two permanently manned estate entrance gates verify the credentials of all arrivals prior to granting access. Both gates are manned by highly trained professionals.
Additionally armed guards with dog patrols monitor all areas of the estate 24 hours per day, offering owners and their guests complete peace of mind at all times.
Tranquility and leisure in Marbella
The ultra low build density ratios, it’s stunning mountain setting and the abundance of wildlife and local fauna make La Zagaleta a beautiful place to enjoy superb hiking, cycling and horse riding.
The private club house, located on the original La Zagaleta 18 hole golf course (more below), is truly befitting for one of the most prestigious Country Clubs in Europe. This 4,500 m2 property was once the private villa of, at the time the World’s richest man, Adnan Khashoggi. It is now home to a restaurant, bar, bowling alley, swimming pool, sauna, library, multiple lounges, billiard room, bridge room, function room, tennis and paddle tennis courts, function room with nightclub for private events and pro-shop.
Marbella’s most exclusive golf and horse riding
La Zagaleta has its own on site equestrian club offering riders the opportunity to ride both Arabian and Spanish horses. The club has its own ponies so children are welcome to take part. Residents with their own horses can stable these in the club’s world class facilities. Riding instructors are on hand for those wishing to learn to ride.
There are 2 very high quality 18 hole golf courses for the relaxed use of owner members and external members of La Zagaleta. These are:
- The original La Zagaleta Course first opened in 1993
- The Los Barrancos (par 70) course first opened in 2005
Both of these courses operate in a far more relaxed manner than may be found at more ‘traditional’ European courses. Players can enjoy informal golf, possibly occasionally disturbed by the occasional passing deer!