Golf and the Costa del Sol, or, the Costa del Golf, go hand in hand. There are more than 50 golf courses along the coastline of Malaga, Andalucia and they are always well visited.
There has long been a lot of talking about new golf development in Nerja. Often it has been rejected but it now looks likely to get the go-ahead. Here is a great article from the Olive Press, a free newspaper for expatriates in Andalucia. I have added a link to the full article.
A NEW petition has been launched to fight a controversial golf development near Nerja.
The huge La Coladilla ‘macroproject’ that includes 1,000 luxury homes, a five-star hotel and an 18-hole golf course has been given the go-ahead after a decade of legal wrangling.
But the massive €165 million scheme, built beside one of Spain’ most beautiful nature parks, has received considerable opposition from locals and green groups.
The scheme, promoted by George Soros and the Med Group, has finally been given the go-ahead after Nerja Town Hall overturned a Junta ruling on appeal at Spain’s Supreme Court.
The development – planned for north of the famous Nerja Caves, bordering the beautiful Sierra de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama natural park – was stopped in its tracks in 2006.
The site was originally purchased for 15 million by multinational developers Medgroup in 2002.
Golf Project Go-ahead
It soon had permission from Nerja Town Hall but Junta planning regulations put a stop to the project and since then it has been going through the courts.
Now Spain’s Tribunal Supremo has ruled that the project can go ahead. More
The Olive Press
There are lots of fantastic stories and articles on the Olive Press website if you can’t get a hard copy. It is one of the very best free newspapers around. For expatriates and holidaymakers, this is a must-read/must-see paper and website.