The Catalan, hotel-chain, Ona Hotels, has purchased the Santa Clara golf course in Otura, near Granada.
The last company to manage the golf course closed it down in November and since then it has not had any maintenance carried out on it whatsoever.
This is not only good news for golfers, especially the ex-members of the golf club, but it is also excellent news for the urbanization that was built around it.
Ona Hotels has 30 hotels in different locations on its books giving it a total of 8,000 rooms. ONA Asset management purchased the defunct golf course from sarebwhich had leased it to the company that went bust in November.
Although the new owners want the golf course up and running, the management issue of the property is in the midst of a court case.
“We acquired it in good faith and we have found some problems that originated with the previous management, who incurred in deficiencies and [contract] breaches. Our wish is for the golf course and the golf club to reopen with the correct management so that the installations will be attractive for everybody,” explained a company representative
Despite the ongoing court case, the hotel chain hopes to enjoy the support of the Urban Conservation Unitwhich has been working some years to sort out the general problems that the urbanization has – problems that go back 18 years.
In fact, last year the Otura Town Hall and the UUC reached an accord to solve technical problems that arose after the urbanization fell victim to the building-bubble crash in 2008.
(News: Otura, City & Metropolitan Area, Granada, Andalucia)