- Spanish Open inspires renewed interest in golf properties (Taylor Wimpey España)
- Spanish golf market began stabilising in 2017 (KPMG)
- Golf tourism important to real estate and other sectors (Taylor Wimpey España)
A new report by KPMG has hailed the start of the stabilization of the Spanish golf market with the Spain Country Snapshot report showing that golf in Spain is set for a revival.
Spain in the top five countries in Europe in terms of its total number of registered junior players (34,195), providing it with an excellent home-grown market for its 349 golf courses. The country also enjoys an active golf tourism sector, attracting golfers from affluent nations that include the UK, France and Germany.
Visitors from the UK are particularly keen to enjoy Spain’s pristine fairways, with a golf participation rate of 1.2% of total travellers (compared with participation rates of 0.6% and 0.8% for France and Germany respectively, and a Europe-wide participation rate of 0.92%.
Golfers, it seems, just can’t get enough of Spain’s unique blend of abundant sunshine and challenging golf courses.
“The golf industry has been well established in Spain for more than 125 years, with the first club here founded in 1891. It plays an important role in the country’s travel and tourism offering, as well as impacting on other sectors, such as housing.”
Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey Espana
Taylor Wimpey España is well placed to understand golf’s importance to the Spanish real estate sector. The company has an established track record of providing superbly specified golf properties in a range of popular destinations.
Andalusia has more golf courses than any other Spanish region, with the Costa del Sol being home to nearly 70 courses and clubs. Known as the ‘Costa del Golf,’ it is one of Europe’s largest golf resort clusters, featuring a range of internationally renowned facilities.
The spring and summer months are always a popular time for golfers to consider buying a second home in Spain and the just-concluded Spanish Open has helped to stir up interest in golf properties.
In The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort in Benahavis, on the Costa del Sol, Taylor Wimpey España’sLe Caprice development consists of 14 exclusive apartments, penthouses and duplexes that have been designed with discerning golfers in mind. The south-west facing development enjoys spectacular views over the golf course and the stunning Mediterranean coastline, with spacious, light-filled homes set in lush grounds. Private gardens and terraces, along with communal gardens and a shared pool make for the perfect properties for golf lovers. Prices start from €550,000.
A little further along the coast, at Estepona Golf, the brand new Green Golf development offers three-bedroom homes from €340,000. Panoramic views extend over the golf course to the sea, with large, south-facing terraces ensuring that golfers can make the most of the Spanish sun.
“The golfing industry in Spain is well placed to enjoy renewed attention, on both the mainland and popular island destinations such as the Balearics. The stabilisation of the industry identified by KPMG sets the scene for a strong few years for Spanish golf courses and resorts.”
Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España
On the island of Mallorca, just a few Taylor Wimpey España properties remain available at Marina Golf. The key-ready homes, priced from €549,000, include private terraces and gardens and high end interiors, right next to some of the island’s top golf clubs – perfectly placed for golf tourism’s resurgence.