Time is running out for eight of the eighteen holes that form Los Moriscos golf course in Motril. The land on which the eight holes sit is at the centre of an eviction order with which the tax office (Hacienda) has taken the land from its owner as debt repayment.
Last week workers started to fence off the piece of land which is now in the hands of the State and Motril's chamber of commerce stepped in, in an attempt to mediate between Hacienda, Motril town hall and the owner of Los Moriscos to reach an agreement. A spokesperson from the chamber said, “Losing part of the golf course would mean the loss of investment and tourism to the area. Almeria has eight golf courses and Malaga over 70. Granada province only has this one.”
The golf course is continuing to operate with 10 holes, while the town hall has been asking Hacienda to consider its options, which include leasing the land back to the original owners so that the golf course can keep all 18 holes.