Home of the Volvo Golf World Match Play Championship, Finca Cortesin offers one of the best courses in Europe. But there is so much more to this beautiful property for it is truly a hidden gem.
Originally a private estate in the township of Casares, the property resides on a large forest populated with evergreens and cork trees. Here, the profits from cattle raising and the production of wheat and barley made this one of the wealthiest areas in the country in former days.
The property was originally owned by the Ponce de Leon family and later it belonged to a wealthy landowner who used the landmark for hunting with his bourgeois friends.
Finca Cortesin, as it stands now, was opened in 2008 as a 5-star luxury hotel with 67 suites, three restaurants, three swimming pools, a luxurious and relaxing spa, a seaside beach club and a par-72 golf course with 18 holes designed by Cabell B. Robinson.
There is a huge feeling of space here, not only in the suites, but in the hotel’s grounds, even when the property is running at maximum occupancy. Overcrowding is never an issue.
In terms of style, the hotel has a certain charming quirkiness to it. One can’t help but admire many of the features, including the unique flooring taken from an 18th century Portuguese convent and the fact that each door is a different style and shape. The hotel, I was told, was in fact built around the doors. Thus the public areas have a warm and lived in feel; you are a guest in what could be a private home.
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