The Historic Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort - A Fusion of Past and Present
With 24 hour security, 19 pools, and located within 20 minutes of exceptional Mediterranean beaches, welcome to Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort, a stunning oasis in a beautiful historical setting.
Nestled within the serene foothills of the Carrascoy mountains, this resort is a masterpiece of elegance, in an unequaled location. A mere 30 minute drive brings you to the historic and culturally rich cities of Murcia and Cartagena, offering a seamless blend of tranquillity and urban accessibility.
As you step into the world of Hacienda Riquelme, you are greeted by the resort’s centrepiece – a beautifully restored 19th-century Hacienda, a symbol of timeless grandeur.
Al-fresco dining at the historic El Cason
This architectural gem stands as a beacon of the resort’s commitment to preserving the charm and character of its historical roots while embracing the luxuries of modern living.
Around you, the resort unfolds like a lush canvas, painted with native olive, pomegranate, and carob trees, set against the backdrop of an exquisitely designed golf course that offers both a challenge to golfers and a visual feast to onlookers.
The resort’s strategic location ensures that you are always moments away from the soft sands and soothing waves of nearby beaches, offering a perfect escape to the coastal beauty of Spain.
Meanwhile, the vibrant city of Murcia beckons with its rich tapestry of history, culture, and gastronomy, ensuring that your experience at Hacienda Riquelme is not just about relaxation but also about exploration and discovery.
At Hacienda Riquelme, every detail is carefully curated to create an experience that is as enriching as it is relaxing. Whether you are a golf enthusiast, a lover of nature, or someone seeking a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, this resort is your gateway to a world where luxury, leisure, and heritage converge in perfect harmony.
Embark on a journey through this article to discover the myriad facets of Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort – a destination where every moment becomes a cherished memory.
A Golfer's Paradise: Teeing Off at Hacienda Riquelme's Exquisite Fairways
Discover a golfer’s paradise set within the Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort, where every tee-off echoes against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes and historical splendour. The resort’s golf course, a gem crafted by the legendary Nicklaus Design, offers an unparalleled golfing experience.
Spanning a challenging 6356 meters, this par 72 course is not just a test of skill and stamina but also a journey through meticulously maintained fairways, strategically placed hazards, and undulating greens.
Each hole on this magnificent course tells its own story, presenting unique challenges that require precision, strategy, and a deep understanding of the game.
Renowned for its demanding layout, the course weaves through the resort’s stunning natural landscape, creating an immersive experience that transcends the sport itself.
The spectacular Nicklaus Design golf course on Hacienda Riquelme
Golfing at Hacienda Riquelme is more than a leisure activity; it’s a celebrated event. The course has played host to prestigious events and tournaments, drawing golfers and sponsors from around the world, including illustrious names like Porsche and Jaguar Land Rover.
These events not only highlight the course’s excellence but also bring together a community of golf enthusiasts, fostering a vibrant and engaging environment.
The Hacienda Riquelme Golf Society, sponsored by Lonrah, is the heart of this community. It’s a place where friendships are forged over shared passions, and the spirit of competition thrives. Weekly gatherings, plus dinners and dances throughout the year complement the on-course action, creating a social scene as rich and varied as the course itself.
Golfers who have experienced the course often speak of its exceptional design and the challenge it presents. “Playing here feels like a dance with nature and history,” shares one avid golfer, “every hole offers a new challenge, a new scene – it’s golfing perfection.” Another remarks, “The sense of community here is unparalleled. It’s not just about playing a round; it’s about being part of a family that shares your love for the game.”
At Hacienda Riquelme, every drive, chip, and putt is an opportunity to partake in something extraordinary – a golfing experience that is as rewarding as it is challenging, set in a resort that is as beautiful as it is historic.
Luxurious Amenities and Lifestyle at Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort
At Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort, luxury extends far beyond the fairways. The resort, steeped in a rich 19th-century colonial heritage, offers an array of amenities designed to cater to every aspect of high-end living. The former residence of the Riquelme family, now exquisitely restored, serves as the cornerstone of the resort, housing the ‘El Cason’ restaurant and bar, plus the on site supermarket.
This blend of historical allure and modern convenience perfectly reflects the theme of elegance and accessibility found throughout the resort.
Marcos Monserrate: Head of Security
Peace of mind is paramount at Hacienda Riquelme. The resort prides itself on its award winning 24-hour security, ensuring a safe, secure and tranquil environment for all residents and guests. All the security guards on Hacienda Riquelme are medically trained, carrying defibrillators and are on hand to assist in all matters, big or small.
In fact, on the resort, in a medical emergency, owners are asked to call security who attend within moments, calling an ambulance for you and directing it to your apartment.
This example of the exceptional support and infrastructure on offer on the resort, perfectly explains why for so many owners and families across the world, Hacienda Riquelme is their choice when buying their dream home in the beautiful Spanish sun.
The resort’s amenities extend to a variety of leisure and recreational activities. Whether it’s enjoying a game of tennis or padel on the courts, exploring the local terrain on bicycle, or engaging in family-friendly activities and children’s programs, there’s something for everyone.
The presence of multiple swimming pools, 19 in total, plus separate children’s pools, all open all year round, offers a refreshing retreat for all ages. For those seeking relaxation, the resort’s extensive gardens, beautiful pergola adorned squares and El Cason’s spacious terrace, set amidst the old walled garden of the Riquelme family, are perfect for unwinding and soaking up the Spanish sun.
Dancing under the stars in the gardens of El Cason
Hacienda Riquelme’s vibrant community is one of its most appealing aspects. From the Golf Society, to regular Ladies lunches, new owners meetings, plus El Cason’s hugely popular Thursday nights events, the resort provides the perfect venue for socializing, dining, and entertainment. The availability of special dietary menus and the option to enjoy a glass of wine or champagne adds to the sophistication of the dining experience.
For those looking to stay active, the resort offers a very popular walking society, enjoying trails in the beautiful Carrascoy moutains set beside the resort, whilst for the more active, an onsite running club, plus cycling society, sponsored by Lonrah, ensures that fitness and outdoor adventure are always within reach.
The Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort is not just a destination for golf enthusiasts but a comprehensive experience of luxury, tranquillity, and community. Its blend of historical charm, modern amenities, commitment to security, and a wide range of leisure activities make it an exceptional choice for those seeking a high-quality lifestyle in the heart of Spain.
Exclusive Events and Vibrant Social Life: The Pulse of Hacienda Riquelme
Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort is not just a place of serene living and leisure; it’s a vibrant hub of social activities and exclusive events that form the pulse of this close-knit community.
The resort’s social calendar is dotted with a variety of events, ensuring that life at Hacienda Riquelme is as enriching as it is entertaining.
Central to the resort’s vibrant social life is our involvement at Lonrah. Through events like the Lonrah Golf Trophy, held on Easter Monday, or the resort’s anniversary celebrations, which we were proud to sponsor, at Lonrah our aim is to bring together residents and visitors alike to celebrate life on this incredible resort, whether through memorable golfing experiences, live concerts or parties in the gardens of El Cason.
The events we sponsor on the resort are another facet of the wonderful social life of Hacienda Riquelme, where friendships are quickly formed and common interests discovered.
Jose Carlos, Maître d’ El Cason
The social scene at Hacienda Riquelme extends far beyond the golf course. The El Cason restaurant and bar, housed in the beautifully restored former Riquelme family residence, is a popular gathering spot. It hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including special celebrations for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. In the summer months, the restaurant’s gardens transform into a lively venue for concerts and family-friendly activities.
The opening of the outdoor cocktail bar in the historic former Riquelme family dovecote adds an unique charm to these summer nights, making it a favourite spot for relaxation and socializing.
The resort also offers a myriad of activities tailored to all ages, ensuring that families and children feel an integral part of the community.
From themed parties to cultural events, there’s always something happening at Hacienda Riquelme. The old Hacienda’s internal courtyard, a stunning architectural feature, plays host to special events such as the resort’s anniversary celebrations, further enhancing the sense of community and belonging among residents and guests.
In essence, Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort is a place where every day offers a new opportunity to connect, celebrate, and enjoy the company of friends and neighbours. It’s a community where life is not just lived but celebrated, thanks to the array of events and activities that make every moment at the resort special and memorable.
Dining at Hacienda Riquelme: A Feast for the Senses
At the Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort, the culinary experience is as rich and varied as the landscape itself. The resort prides itself on offering dining options that cater to a wide array of tastes, ensuring every meal is a delightful journey for the senses.
El Cason – The Culinary Heart of the Resort
Set in the meticulously restored 19th-century colonial-style building at the heart of Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort, ‘El Cason’ stands as a culinary centrepiece.
This historic structure, once home to the Riquelme family, now delights guests as a sophisticated restaurant and bar. Combining the allure of tradition with modern culinary flair, El Cason offers an enchanting dining experience.
Patrons are treated to an eclectic menu that showcases both local Spanish specialities and a selection of global cuisines, each dish crafted from the freshest, high-quality ingredients.
The culinary team at El Cason is passionate about creating flavoursome dishes that encapsulate the region’s rich gastronomic legacy.
From the classic Spanish paella, bursting with the flavours of the sea, to a range of internationally-inspired culinary creations, each offering at El Cason is a celebration of taste and a tribute to the resort’s commitment to culinary artistry and excellence.
El Palomar – An Outdoor Cocktail Experience
For a more relaxed and casual atmosphere, the old Dovecote, now converted into the outdoor cocktail bar ‘El Palomar’, offers the perfect setting.
This unique space becomes especially vibrant during summer evenings, where guests can unwind with a selection of expertly crafted cocktails, fine wines, and light snacks, all while enjoying the soft breezes and starlit skies.
A Setting for Every Occasion
Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two, a family gathering, or a casual meal with friends, the resort’s restaurant offers the perfect setting. The relaxed elegance of El Cason and the laid-back charm of El Palomar ensure that every dining experience at Hacienda Riquelme is both memorable and enjoyable. Every meal here is an opportunity to create lasting memories in a setting that is as exquisite as the food itself.
Exploring Local Culinary Cuisine: Murcia's Gastronomic Excellence
Murcia, with its rich culinary landscape, offers an array of exquisite dining experiences.
Here’s an exploration of three standout Spanish restaurants in Murcia that promise to tantalize your taste buds:
Founded in 1925, Restaurante Rincón de Pepe is a culinary institution in Murcia with over 95 years of history. It offers a traditional cuisine that emphasizes excellent cooking skills and uses local products. The restaurant provides various settings with classic and elegant decor, ensuring a warm, sophisticated, and welcoming dining experience.
ODISEO is more than just a restaurant; it's a complete entertainment experience. It features a unique space with three different environments: a bar, a restaurant, and a terrace. The gastronomy is a unique journey through various Mediterranean cultures, offering historic recipes reinvented for modern palates. The menu is a mix of traditional dishes and modern fusion cuisine. ODISEO also houses a spectacular casino on its ground floor, offering an opportunity for a sophisticated flutter after your meal. This new casino in Murcia complements the overall experience, making ODISEO a destination for those seeking both culinary delights and an entertainment oasis in the heart of the city.
Since 1955, Restaurante El Churra has been offering a unique gastronomic experience with its authentic essence of traditional Murcian cuisine. The restaurant places utmost importance on the diner, aiming to provide a warm and exceptional experience for every guest. The commitment of El Churra's team is to offer quality service in an unmatched ambience, making every moment spent there truly special.
Each of these restaurants provides a distinct flavour of Murcia’s gastronomic excellence.
From traditional dishes that have stood the test of time to innovative cuisine that redefines the culinary landscape, Murcia offers a rich and varied dining experience that caters to every palate.
Whether you’re in the mood for a classic Spanish meal, a modern dining experience, or a night of sophisticated entertainment, these establishments are sure to provide an unforgettable gastronomic journey.
The Village of SUCINA : The Real Spain
It’s impossible to overstate the beauty and charm of a village long time mayor Pepe Mercader calls “the centre of the universe”
From the dramatic cross high up on a hillside that greets visitors to the village to the beautiful 18th century church at its heart, Sucina is a village that almost uniquely combines traditional life with the very best of the 21st Century.
Unbeatably accessible, with motorway links to the coast, Murcia city and Alicante, the village nevertheless retains the traditions and heritage of its past. At Christmas an ornate Nativity scene is created in the main square, whilst on Good Friday a magnificent procession makes its way through the village streets drawing crowds from across the region.
Indeed, it’s the Good Friday procession that perhaps typifies Sucina’s idyllic blend between old and new best. Here one float in the procession is always carried solely by international members of the community, signifying the harmony, respect and unity that characterises the village.
This is a Spain where the world meets in the beautiful and evocative streets of the past. Locals and visitors can enjoy Neapolitan wood fired pizza, Gillardeau oysters from France or Wagyu steaks and Sushi at the exceptional La Destileria restaurant – the holder of a hugely coveted 5 star rating from Tripadvisor – or enjoy a curry at the popular Taj Classic, who also offer a free pick up and drop off service to Hacienda Riquelme.
In the early mornings locals meet for a coffee and tostada at the wonderful Bar Rosario, renowned for its superb tapas, with its tables set out on the pavement, whilst La Mario’s is famous for the quality of its English breakfast.
The rustic charm of Meson del Vino, regarded almost universally as a true hidden gem of Murcia, draws diners from across the region and beyond, whilst Casa Del Fuego offers guests a superb Barbecue menu in a beautiful courtyard setting. For sports fans, Franc-Louise, the hugely popular bar in the village, always has the latest game on TV.
In the summertime, the ILoveSucina festival features free concerts every Friday and Saturday nights, sponsored by Lonrah, with restaurants like Em’s and the Taj Classic, having their tables out in the square for Al Fresco dining under the stars whilst the music plays late into the evening.
October in Sucina sees the village’s annual Fiesta, with events taking place throughout the month – this is a village of constant life, interest and variety.
For owners on Hacienda Riquelme the village offers the best of both worlds, superb restaurants, shops and events on your doorstep, with all the security, peacefulness and beauty of the resort.
Sucina is a village that offers a huge amount to owners on Hacienda Riquelme, the perfect place for a night out, before returning to the resort to be greeted by the friendly wave from security that says, Welcome home.
Proximity to Murcia: A World of Exploration and Entertainment
Just a short journey from the tranquil settings of Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort lies the vibrant city of Murcia, a destination brimming with activities and attractions for every interest.
Taking advantage of this ideal proximity, Hacienda Riquelme is the only resort to offer a bus service to Murcia city centre – every weekday from the resort entrance.
The Historical City Centre of Murcia
The historical heart of Murcia is a treasure trove of culture and architecture. Strolling through the city centre, visitors can marvel at the stunning Cathedral of Murcia, an architectural masterpiece with a mix of Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance styles.
The surrounding streets are lined with charming cafes and shops, offering a perfect blend of history and modern urban life. Exploring these historic streets, you’ll find a rich tapestry of art, culture, and history at every turn.
Shopping in Murcia
For those who love shopping, Murcia offers a plethora of options. El Corte Inglés, Spain’s famous department store, provides a luxurious shopping experience with a wide range of high-end brands and products.
In the heart of Murcia, a variety of shops and boutiques offer everything from local crafts to international fashion. Nearby shopping centres, such as El Nuevo Condomina, present a modern retail experience with numerous leading international stores, such as Apple, plus eateries, and entertainment options. And for those looking for home furnishings, the proximity to IKEA makes it convenient to find everything for home improvement needs.
Fuensanta Retreat and Terra Natura
For a serene escape, the Fuensanta Retreat, located just outside Murcia, offers a peaceful and spiritual experience. This sanctuary, set against the backdrop of lush landscapes, is a perfect place for contemplation and relaxation.
For families, Terra Natura, a theme park located near Murcia, provides a fun-filled day out. This park offers a unique experience with its water park, making it an ideal destination for family entertainment. With a variety shows, and water rides, it’s a place where adventure and fun go hand in hand.
The proximity of Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort to Murcia opens up a world of exploration and enjoyment. From the historical marvels of the city centre to the modern conveniences of shopping and entertainment centres, and the serene retreats and family-friendly theme parks, Murcia offers a diverse range of activities that cater to all ages and interests.
Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in culture, indulge in retail therapy, or find adventure, Murcia has something to offer everyone.
Discovering the Region: Beach Bliss at Layana and Mar Menor
A short drive from Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort lies the enchanting world of Mar Menor and the unspoilt beaches of Layana, offering residents and visitors a delightful escape to some of Spain’s most beautiful coastlines.
Mar Menor: A Unique Saltwater Lagoon
Mar Menor, just a brief journey away, is a spectacular saltwater lagoon known for its warm, shallow waters and unique ecosystem. As Europe’s largest saltwater lagoon, it presents a tranquil alternative to the open sea, making it ideal for a variety of water sports and family-friendly beach activities.
The lagoon’s high salinity provides buoyancy that makes swimming a truly unique experience. Mar Menor is also renowned for its therapeutic mud baths, popular for their health and beauty benefits. The area around Mar Menor is dotted with charming beach towns and marinas, each offering its own slice of coastal life with a range of restaurants and cafes that serve local delicacies and fresh seafood.
Layana: Untouched & Unspoiled Coastal Beauty
A mere stone’s throw from the resort, Layana boasts some of the region’s most pristine beaches. Known for their natural beauty and serene ambience, the beaches of Layana are a haven for those seeking a more tranquil beach experience. The crystal-clear waters and golden sands provide a perfect setting for sunbathing, swimming, and simply unwinding away from the hustle and bustle.
The unspoilt nature of Layana’s coastline makes it a hidden gem for visitors looking for a more intimate connection with nature.
The proximity of Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort to these coastal paradises means that residents and visitors can easily access some of the best beaches in the region within a short drive.
Whether you’re seeking the unique charm of Mar Menor’s lagoon or the untouched beauty of Layana’s beaches, this region offers a diverse range of coastal experiences. From lazy beach days to adventurous water sports, and from sunbathing on quiet sands to dining by the lagoon, the options are as endless as they are enchanting.
Investing in Luxury: Property Options at Hacienda Riquelme
Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort, with its stunning landscapes and superb amenities, offers an array of luxurious real estate opportunities for those looking to invest in a serene and upscale lifestyle.
Properties at the resort, all overlooking or situated near the impressive golf course, provide an unmatched living experience combining comfort and elegance, amidst the natural beauty of Murcia.
Prime Real Estate with Golf Course Views
Properties within Hacienda Riquelme are designed to offer the best of both worlds – tranquillity and accessibility.
The resort’s apartments benefit from the exceptionally low build density of the resort, allowing all apartments on Riquelme to enjoy stunning views, whether of the meticulously maintained golf course, or one of the resort’s beautiful pools, all lit up at night to create a magical backdrop to relax beside in the warm Murcian evenings.
The apartments on Hacienda Riquelme are perfect for golf enthusiasts and those who appreciate the beauty of a beautifully landscaped backdrop right outside their windows, set amidst 71 hectares of nature in the foothills of the magnificent Carrascoy mountains.
Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort: How to Get There
Closest Airports and Transportation Options
Embracing the Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort Lifestyle
Discover the essence of luxury living at Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort, where every moment is an invitation to indulge in a lifestyle marked by elegance and tranquillity. This idyllic resort, nestled in the picturesque landscape of Murcia, offers a unique blend of serene golf course views, top-notch amenities, and a vibrant community spirit.
At the heart of the Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort lies its world-renowned golf course, designed by Nicklaus Design. It’s more than just a golfer’s paradise; it’s a symbol of the resort’s commitment to providing an unparalleled living experience.
The course’s challenging layout, stunning scenery, and state-of-the-art facilities make it a focal point of the resort, offering residents and guests an opportunity to engage in a sport they love, amidst a backdrop of breathtaking beauty.
Beyond golf, Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort is a haven of peace and relaxation. From its luxurious properties with spectacular views to its array of leisure activities and dining options, the resort caters to every aspect of high-end living.
The proximity to Murcia’s historical centre, pristine beaches, and local attractions adds to the allure, making it an ideal location for those who seek a balance between serene resort living and vibrant urban exploration.
Experience the splendour of Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort for yourself. Whether you’re looking to invest in a property, enjoy a holiday in the sun, or simply explore the possibilities of resort living, Hacienda Riquelme offers something for everyone.
Adele and John finding their dream home with Lonrah on A Place in The Sun
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