Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort
The most spacious of all the Polarisworld Resorts, the first thing that hits you when entering this resort is the spacious feel between the properties. This resort is spaced out over a huge area with all apartments having a fantastic Frontline Golf View. The resort is dominated by it's 18 hole Jack Nicklaus Championship Course. This winds through the middle of the resort, with a perimeter road giving access to the properties. The properties are in the style of white-washed 'Colonial-Style' buildings. The Build Density is exremely low and the resort has ample Green areas and parks aswell as the Golf Course.

It all comes together around a late 19th Century, colonial-style country house. It was the home of the Riquelme Family, descendants of Guillén Riquelme, a noble knight who accompanied King Alfonso X the Learned on his conquest of Murcia. It has been restored to create a fantastic 'Town Centre' incorporating a restaurant, Bar/Cafe, and Clubhouse. It also houses the resort's own Supermarket, open 7 days a week and very reasonably priced. In the peak months, nightly entertainment can be found in the 'Plaza' just outside the Clubhouse.

The resort can be reached within just 20 minutes of Murcia International Airport and the beaches of the Mar Menor. It is situated 20 minutes drive from Murcia City and Cartagena with it's abundance of shops, restaurants, and marinas. Local 'safari parks' and water park are also within 20 minutes. Within the resort itself you can find Tennis Courts, Paddle Tennis, Basketball court, 5-a-side football pitch, and an outside gym - all free for owners. On top of this there are plently of large communal swimming pools.

Each apartment comes with Full Gas Central Heating, AC, a cable HD TV system (includung all UK channels), and unlimited broadband use. Each apartment comes with underground garage with remote access, with maintenace including fortnightly cleaning of stairways/communal areas, regular cleaning of the underground garages, on-site gardeners that constantly maintain the resort to a very impressive standard, and 24 hour security both at the entrance and within the resort itself.

This resort is absoulutely wonderful and very spacious. It's low density means that wherever you purchase an apartment you are sure to have amazing views over the Golf Course - the most challenging course of all the completed resorts.

A bit of history... Located on the estate that bears its name, this Resort is accessed by the Avileses to Sucina Road. It features a noble, late 19th Century colonial-style building, which was the retreat of the Riquelme family. The Riquelme´s were the descendants of Guillén Riquelme, a noble knight who accompanied King Alfonso X the Learned on his conquest of Murcia. Affixed to the facade of this palace-house, his coat of arms displays the ornamental figures that identify and distinguish the noble family to which he belonged, and the other which he joined by marriage. The helm and crest of its minor shield over a field and a large barracks represent the distinguished warrior to whom they belonged. A carriage roadway that ran through a beautiful palm grove provided access to the spacious central courtyard, which was lined with buildings devoted to the maintenance of the Riquelme Estate and services for its noble residents. Fountains of musical fresh waters, galleries of arches supported by open columns like those of a monastic cloister, a fortified tower of permeable walls, a beautiful palm grove, large windows from which to lean out and look at endless landscapes, are the elements that made this estate a place for rest and enjoyment. The Riquelme family was noted for the patronage of the arts they practiced over many generations. One of the artists they patronized was the famous Murcian sculptor Francisco Salzillo. The museum in Murcia that bears his name is home to many of his works of art, such as the world famous nativity scene commissioned by Jesualdo Riquelme y Fontes for his Murcia Palace. Another patronized artist circa 1603 was sculptor Cristóbal de Salazar, who created the marble sepulchres for the great Riquelme chapel in the San Francisco de Murcia Convent.