Spain and Portugal are two of the most popular locations for owning a house close to a golf course. We examine the advantages of purchasing or selling overseas property in a golf development or more extensive golf community, identify hotspots, and choose some eye-catching properties for you.
Even non-golfers are enthralled by the possibility of owning a property in a golf resort someplace sunny these days, owing to the facilities and lifestyle on offer, not to mention the high quality of the houses. Whether you play a round or two, here are several compelling reasons to consider investing in a Spanish or Portuguese golf house in 2018.
Many of the newest buildings in Spain and Portugal are located within golf resorts and are thus constructed using the most current materials and style. This assists them in retaining their worth. Premium resorts will feature immaculate public areas and gardens, which will help keep the desirable houses.
Most golf resorts provide considerably more than 18 holes and other golf-related services in leisure activities and entertainment. Expect a golf clubhouse and bar, a community pool or two, a children’s play area, and a gym at the absolute least. Tennis courts, a sports field, a health and beauty salon, a concierge service, kids groups, small shops, and, depending on the location, horseback riding and nature trails may be available in larger, more upscale resorts. Many have on-site hotels with additional amenities.
Membership in a club
In many golf communities, purchasing a new home includes the right to join the golf club or several complimentary rounds of golf. You’ll also have quick access to the club’s pro, making it simple to schedule a session or two.
Rentals are excellent
Properties at a lavish golf resort, particularly those near other popular courses, should rent quickly – most golfing groups want to play a variety of tournaments during their stay. Because golfers prefer to play when the weather is not too hot, your rental season covers the winter, spring, and fall months, providing you with excellent occupancy levels.
A vibrant social scene
The clubhouse is a natural social centre in golf facilities (s). This makes it simple to meet other homeowners, who are likely to be of various ethnicities, fostering a sense of community. Other non-golf-related groups organized by other experts may also be of interest to you.
Golf houses are often found in gated communities with 24-hour security and a reception area. As a result, they are perfect lock-up-and-leave residences for second homeowners who want to know their house is secure while they are not around.
In which part of Spain?
The Costa del Sol in Spain is well-known for its extensive selection of golf courses and resorts, including the luxury enclaves of Sierra Blanca and La Zagaleta. The Nueva Andalucia region is famous among UK homeowners. It has been called “Golf Valley” since the Las Brisas, Aloha, and Naranjo’s courses are all within five minutes of each other. Meanwhile, Elviria, Los Monteros, and Mijas Costa are attractive areas to own a golf house further east. Denise van Outen, a TV personality and actress who enjoys golf, has acquired a two-bedroom condo in Mijas Costa.
On Spain’s southern Costa Blanca, Orihuela Costa is a golf hotspot with four courses/resorts, all within 10-15 minutes of each other. Campoamor, Las Ramblas, Villamartn, and Las Colinas are among them. The first three are integrated within Orihuela’s residential neighbourhoods. Las Colinas is a low-rise boutique resort in Campoamor that spans 330 hectares of land. La Finca resort in Algorfa is another choice in a rural setting north of Torrevieja.
The Murcia area has also made notoriety a golfing hotspot. It is home to the Polaris World resorts and Camposol, a significant golf development with homes starting at less than €100,000. The world-famous La Manga Club is at the other extreme of the spectrum.
In which part of Portugal?
The beautiful Algarve, which rivals Spain’s Costa del Sol as an international golfing destination, is rarely more than a 10-minute drive from one of the region’s 40-plus courses. Look no farther than the ‘Golden Triangle’ for the most championship golf courses, arguably in Europe. This is home to the upscale resorts of Vale do Lobo (two golf courses), Quinta do Lago (three courses), and Vilamoura (five courses), Europe’s biggest single residential tourist community. Still in the middle Algarve, more inexpensive choices may be found near the family beach town of Albufeira at Salgados Golf and Oceanico’s Amendoeira Golf Resort.
Try the Carvoeiro region in the western Algarve, which contains the vast Pestana Golf Resort and the Vale da Pinta and Gramacho golf courses. The Eastern Algarve is less developed, but it still has one of Portugal’s best golf resorts, Monte Rei Golf and Country Club in Vila Nova de Cacela. Castro Marim Golfe and Country Club is the east’s other upscale resort.