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Hacienda Riquelme

2ff2ba0051687eef5ca0459cf942940c_M[1]Built on what was one of the most important Country Estates in Murcia, and still retaining the ancient and noble Hacienda at its heart, this Polaris World Golf Resort nestles inland in the rolling hills with a mountain backdrop, yet it is only 10 minutes drive to the sea. Called the Polaris World Hacienda Riguelme Golf Resort, or Polaris World Hacienda Riguelme, or simply Hacienda Riquelme, this is an apartments only Polaris World Resort, where the apartment blocks are built around the sides of the Resort all facing into a Jack Nicklaus 18 hole golf course so it is mostly a swimming pools, lakes and golf greens vista. All of the apartments are complete with over 1,000 already handed over to their owners, and those that remain ALL HAVE FRONT LINE GOLF VIEWS, they are all ready to move into, and only the town centre has yet to be finished.

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This area was an area of Arabic domination. After the conquest by King Alfonso X the land was shared out amongst his noblemen, and one of the best plots of land was given to the Riquelme family who later built a big farmhouse here, a ‘Caserios’. In the 18th Century the noble families of Gea and Truyols, along with the Riquelme and Peraleja families used to retire here from the hustle and bustle of the summer heat of the city of Murcia. It is the Riquelme family who began the construction of the ‘Hacienda Riquelme’ and this ancient and noble building still stands on the site today.

The area benefited, and still does, from a cool sea breeze which always blows during the otherwise long hot summers, and so it favours the growing of wine and olive groves. The original wine cellars and much of the ancient Hacienda are in a perilous state, but Polaris World is renovating this noble building.

As all of the descendants died out, ownership of the land was transferred to the Catholic Church, under the Order of the Predicadores. During the eventful Spanish 19th Century, a revolutionary decision was taken by Queen Isabel II to expropriate all the Catholic land and houses that had been acquired all over Spain over the centuries. This ‘Desamortizacion’ heralded a new period of splendour for the Haciendas and many were converted into leisure estates for the rich bourgeoisie and nobles alike. Today the Hacienda Riquelme and its listed buildings are testimony to the Spanish historical heritage.

The entire building was in a very bad and perilous condition, but Polaris World have renovated this noble building and it will stand proudly as a centre-piece in the new town centre in which there is planned to be a Thai restaurant, a musical restaurant, an Irish bar, a golf-club house with changing rooms and a golf pro-shop, an entire shopping centre with a supermarket and other shops. Polaris World will transform this ancient and noble site, and their theme of “the balance of tradition and modernism” seems a good way to sum up what Polaris World has done to this wonderful place.

Location and communications

  • The Polaris World Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort is located 10 minutes drive inland.
  • New Santomera – San Javier motorway being constructed just a few minutes drive away will speed up journeys both inland and to the coast.
  • 15 minutes drive from the regions capital city of Murcia.
  • 25 minutes drive from the city of Cartagena.
  • 15 minutes drive from the Balsicas railway station with its high speed train links to Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia etc.
  • 10 minutes drive from the main north-south AP7 motorway.
  • 3 minutes drive from the small Spanish town of Sucina.
  • 10 to 15 minutes drive from San Javier (Murcia) airport.
  • 45 minutes drive from Alicante airport and 25 minutes drive from the new Corvera airport.

Polaris World is the most prolific developer in the region of Murcia, with at the height of the boom approximately 60 Polaris World properties being sold every day! The are also the leading Golf Resort specialist in Spain and they are mid way through a project to build no less than 7 five star golf resorts with 9 golf courses all in the region of Murcia Spain. All of the inland Resorts overlook one, or more on-site 18 hole Nicklaus Design golf courses. What’s more, buying a property on one Polaris World Golf Resort also gives you access to play golf and use all of the other facilities on any other Polaris World Golf Resort. The President of Polaris World himself lives on a Polaris World Resort (at El Valle) so there is huge faith in the product.

Price range
Over 1,000 properties have already been handed over to their owners at Polaris World Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort and those that remain are priced from just €110,000. All properties here are 2 bedroom apartments.

SENIOR properties available?
Possibly, depending upon which apartments are sold first, as all are already built. But Polaris World was one of the first to architect design and build ‘from the ground up’ SENIOR properties and the build here is sensitive to the needs of the less able bodied and those of more mature years, so some apartments at Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort might be well suited anyway.

Key Ready and Resales.

Value for money?
Absolutely for this level of on-site services and an 18 hole Jack Nicklaus golf course on site.

Payment Terms
Key Ready

  • Euros 3,000 deposit.
  • 25% within 20 days*.
  • Balance upon legal Completion*
  • * Please note that it is entirely possible that legal Completion might be within 25 to 30 days.


  • Euros 3,000 deposit.
  • Balance upon legal Completion.

Size and scale

  • A large and open Resort with huge green areas set in the rolling countryside.
  • A low density construction even though there are over 1,000 apartments here.
  • All apartments have 2 bedrooms, built in low rise blocks, some with 2 bathrooms, and mostly facing communal swimming pools, lakes and the golf course beyond.
  • Most properties have golf and/or mountain views… the last few remaining from Polaris World are ‘Key Ready’ and all of these have golf views.
  • Set around a Jack Nicklaus 18 hole golf course.
  • Centred on its own town centre with the ancient Hacienda at its heart.
  • Town centre to be built with shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, and of course a golf club and pro-shop.
  • The open areas have been designed by the American company EDSA and the Spanish company F&M Arquitectos, both experts in this subject.

Holiday home or permanent residence?
These apartments are most likely to be used as holiday homes.

Gated community?
Yes, absolutely! Security is of the utmost importance with a perimeter wall, 24 hour 7 days a week on-site security, CCTV and control on access. One feels very safe here.

Building site or finished development?
All of the properties are finished, with over 1,000 already handed over to their owners. The ancient Hacienda has now been restored but the town centre has yet to be built, but by and large this Resort is mostly finished.

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  • Contemporary styled.
  • Numerous communal swimming pools.
  • High specification interiors.
  • Double glazed.
  • Pre-installation of air conditioning (hot and cold), but some properties come with fully installed air conditioning.
  • Kitchen equipped with white goods.

Cafés, bars, restaurants, shops etc.

  • Centred on its own town centre (work has yet to start on this) with bars, cafés, restaurants, shops, supermarket, pro-shop and golf club house bar.
  • Just a few minutes drive from the small Spanish town of Sucina with its cafés, bars, restaurants, shops, chemists, banks and its Church. It even has an English Supermarket!
  • 15 minutes drive from the regions capital city of Murcia (for more information click on this highlighted text the city of Murcia).
  • 25 minutes drive from Cartagena (for more information click on this highlighted text the ancient city of Cartagena).
  • 15 minutes drive from the Balsicas railway station with its high speed train links to Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia etc.

Polaris World opted for the best golfer in the World, Jack Nicklaus, to design their courses. There are only 10 Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses in the whole of Europe … and 9 Jack Nicklaus courses are on Polaris World Resorts. The Hacienda Riquelme Golf Course is a masterpiece which fits into the overall jigsaw, in that the ‘buy on one, play on all’ concept allows owners and their guests to play on all 9 of the Jack Nicklaus courses on the ‘Nicklaus Golf Trail’. 6 courses are open, 3 more are to be built, 3 of which are ‘Bear’s Best’ courses, and all 9 are within a 25 km radius. A Polaris World shuttle bus serves them all. Owners secure discounted green fees. The Polaris World slogan “Polaris World offers the best golf opportunity in Europe” seems, if anything, to be an understatement.

The warm inland sea of the Mar Menor is just a 20 minute drive away. For more on the Mar Menor click on this highlighted text the wonderful beaches of the Mar Menor and the La Manga Strip. The beaches of the Mediterranean Sea are 25 minutes drive away. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of buying on this Resort is that Polaris World have planned to build a fabulous Beach Club right at the very tip of the magnificent La Manga Strip on the Mar Menor. This fabulous Beach Club will become available to all owners (and their guests) from ALL Polaris World Resorts, and a Polaris World Shuttle Bus will take them there! Hence owning a Polaris World property automatically becomes a ‘Golf AND Beach’ property prospect.