The jack Nicklaus golf trail. (Formerly Polaris World golf).
Polaris World was once Spain's next big thing when it came to investing in Spanish property. There was no client thinking of buying property in Spain who did not consider buying on one of the Polaris courses. It was backed by Jack Nicklaus constantly telling us on tv we had to invest there and celebrities such as John Toshack, Jose camecho, and even the great Sergio Garcia who were all involved in promotion here one time or another.
The Nicklaus golf trail has changed hands many times since the Spanish financial crisis and without knowing or caring about the exact financial details, we can all play golf on Mar Menor Golf Resort, La Torre Golf Resort, El Valle Golf Resort, Saurines and Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort. All of these resorts have very solid and playable 18 hole golf courses, kids play areas, good facilities around the various club houses and are gated resorts with 24h security. All have supermarkets, restaurants and bars and other facilities too like mar menor with its paddle courts.
El vale may be the best golf course on the Costa Blanca, along with any of the others on the list here and our old buddy, Miguel Angel Jimenez has even been seen hitting golf balls out on the el vale grass.
Two resorts, Mar Menor and La Torre Golf Resort had 5 star Intercontinental hotels but right now, neither are open for business. We expect in 2016 that there will be a new operator to take over the "Polaris hotels".
These days all the golf courses are well managed and run. Nike golf for example runs the Mar Menor golf course. All are long, tricky, have lots of water and slick greens with a putting surface which resemble glass!
Properties on all the Polaris world resorts took a quite incredible hit in price from the boom times of the Spanish property bubble.
On hacienda Riquelme for example clients are buying Spanish style apartments from as little as 68,000 euro.
Apartments both new builds and Resales on Saurines resort, right beside la Torre golf resort in the Murcia countryside sell for a quite incredible price of 59,000 euro. (November 2015).
These properties are front line golf and surely represent a great investment- we think so!