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Andalucian Open returns to ‘Costa del Golf’ as golfers go in search of the perfect pad close to the fairway

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  • 68% of golf courses in Spain directly or indirectly linked with a real estate development (Real Federación Española de Golf)
  • Time it takes to sell a property in the Costa del Sol has reduced by over half (Aguirre Newman)
  • Taylor Wimpey España open new show home at Horizon Golf development in Mijas

The prestigious Andalucian Open is returning to one of Europe’s most idyllic golfing destinations, the Costa del Sol, this September.

The event, held between 22nd and 25th September, is set to be broadcasted to over 100 countries and will see pro golfers Lydia Ko and Michele Wie go head to head. Having hosted over fifty tournaments in the last four decades, this region of Spain is more than prepared for the thousands of visitors due to attend this prestigious event.

1As the Costa del Sol continues to host international events, the golfing prowess of the area is causing local property to become increasingly desirable to fans of the sport. The latest figures released by the Real Federación Española de Golf show that 68% of golf courses in Spain now have a direct or indirect link with a real estate development and it seems those situated on the Costa del Sol are firm favourites.

According to the most recent statistics from property consulting agency Aguirre Newman, the time it takes for a property to go on the market for sale in Spain and then be purchased by a buyer has been reduced by more than half this year. Further emphasising the growing demand is the number of new builds being introduced to the market which has increased by nearly 5% in comparison with 2015 figures. The first rise of this kind since 2007.

2Seeking to provide the perfect property for golf lovers, leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España has recently announced that the highly anticipated show house within their Horizon Golf community is now available to view.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey España believes golf properties are favourable with holiday home buyers and investors alike. He explains,

“For fans of the sport, golf properties provide the idyllic base for any holiday or retirement plans with high quality facilities right on the doorstep. Buyers should consider properties near a golf course that is also considered a resort, offering an array of additional facilities to keep the non-golf players in the party equally as happy. Down on the Costa del Sol, also known as the ‘Costa del Golf’, the plentiful sunshine and dry, warm days allow for visits throughout every season or equally an exciting rental opportunity.”

3Situated in the beautiful valley of Mijas, Horizon Golf is Taylor Wimpey de España’s second development at La Cala Resort within the complex’s famous Campo Asia golf course. With prices starting from €267,000+VAT, the private gated development offers 55 terraced homes, all with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a cloakroom, as well as 48 2 or 3 bedroom apartments.

Residents will enjoy stunning panoramic views over the golf course and La Cala de Mijas with each property. Horizon Golf features luxury finishes including fully equipped kitchens, air conditioning, designer bathrooms, bedrooms with motorized blinds and secure, fully lined wardrobes.

All properties benefit from 24-hour security, communal gardens and swimming pool, as well as three 18-hole golf courses, a hydrotherapy centre and spa, La Cala Golf Academy school and an array of sports facilities all close by. Residents can reach the beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol in just 10 minutes, with Malaga airport only 30 minutes away.

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