Canvas El custodio de Sotogrande. Sotogrande is a residential area, which belongs to San Roque municipality in the Campo de Gibraltar region. It is considered one of the main luxury residential areas of Andalusia, Spain and even Europe. Some of the richest and most influential families in Spain and Gibraltar have permanent or holiday homes in Sotogrande.
Sotogrande was founded by Joseph Rafael McMicking and Ynchausti and Mercedes Zóbel de Ayala and Roxas.
In 1964, Joseph McMicking decided to build a Golf Club near the mouth of the Guadiaro River, between the "Paniagua" and "Los Cano".
In 1987 Sotogrande port was opened, specializing in luxury boats. The construction of this port supposed the disappearance of part of the dune system of Torreguadiaro beach.
Today Sotogrande has 5 important golf courses, the Valderrama Golf Course, is considered one of the best courses in Europe. Sotogrande is the place where polo and sailing competitions take place.